On Ridiculous Difficulty Spikes in Games

game_difficultyIt’s a Monday morning after Thanksgiving in Canada; it’s still pretty dark outside and everyone’s still asleep in our two-storey house, including my girlfriend lying next to me. I’m having trouble falling back to sleep, so I take the opportunity to sneak in some gaming and perhaps finish off an RPG I’ve been chipping away at for the last few months: Bound by Flame. Continue reading “On Ridiculous Difficulty Spikes in Games”

Ryan’s Rockin’: October

rockin_oct_2014“Dot is cute and Yakko yaks, Wakko packs away the snacks while Bill Clinton plays the sax!”

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Leave Joel and Ellie Alone: Please No Last of Us Direct Sequel

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The Last of Us was undeniably one of the greatest games of all time, and, arguably the greatest game of the last console generation. And while there’s nothing I’d like more for the game than for everyone in the world to experience what is the perfect combination of superb storytelling and excellent gaming in a single experience, I think it’s something that’s best left as it is.

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Lunch Time Bites: Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor – Wraith gameplay trailer

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This games only two months out, and the more I see the more I look forward to it. Continue reading “Lunch Time Bites: Lord of the Rings Shadow of Mordor – Wraith gameplay trailer”

Lunch Time Bites: Lords of the Fallen is an action RPG that looks friggin’ awesome

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I think I overlooked this one a while back but after watching the gameplay trailer, I’m pretty much looking forward to it now. Continue reading “Lunch Time Bites: Lords of the Fallen is an action RPG that looks friggin’ awesome”

Lunch Time Bites: Hoping for a new Mega Man? Mighty No. 9 is probably what you’re looking for

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From the original creator of Mega Man comes this Kickstarter project Might No. 9 Continue reading “Lunch Time Bites: Hoping for a new Mega Man? Mighty No. 9 is probably what you’re looking for”

Wolfenstein: The New Order Review (PS4)

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Wolfenstein: The New Order is a wonderful treat of a game that tells a surprisingly compelling story with excellent character development, wrapped up in an over the top shooter that’s both fun and sometimes brutally challenging. It gives us all the fun features we’ve been missing in games since N64, like dual wielding assault rifles and ridiculous boss battles, while delivering everything we expect out of a AAA title today, such as fantastic visuals, a grade A sound track, and a great tale.

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