Madden 15 - Xbox One Review

It looks good, but how does it stack up to the prior years?

Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star - PS3 Review

This ambitious RPG might not be for everyone, but is worth giving a chance

Lords of the Black Sun - PC Review

The potential is there, but so are plenty of missed opportunities

Styx: Master of Shadows - Xbox One Review

Challenging, beautiful and rewarding stealth for the Xbox One

Ancient Space - PC Review

Not as exploratory as it claims to be

Friday, October 19, 2012

Guardian Cross - iPad/iPhone Review

I have been noticing a lot of collectible card games for the iOS lately, and it makes sense really. Matches are usually quick, there is a competitive online element and they tend to be more strategic than action-based. I first heard about Guardian Cross by Square Enix some time ago, and it finally got its release and I have been playing it daily since.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sega CD - 20 years (and two days) old!

So I was browsing IGN a couple of nights ago when I saw the article proclaiming that the Sega CD was 20 years old.  I immediately went and hit up a few websites to confirm that, and sure enough - it is.  It is funny, because as I get older and the annual birthdays come around, people tease me asking me if I am starting to feel old.  I reply that no - my birthdays do not make me feel old, but specific birthdays that my kids have do.  This year was a doozy on that front too, as my oldest turned 16, my son turned 13 and my youngest hit 10.  Driving age, teenager, double digits.

Well, now video game systems are starting to have the same effect on me.  See, I recall very clearly when I got the Sega CD.  I have posted about the Genesis I got from my uncle years ago, and it was definitely a favorite system of mine.  Almost every console has a handful of games that really resonated well with me, and become the games I immediately think of when I reflect back on that console.  That being said - there were a lot of Genesis games that immediately spring to mind for me, so when an opportunity came up to 'add' to my Genesis and pick up the Sega CD peripheral back then, I did so right away.

Monday, October 15, 2012

And the weekend is over...

Hopefully you all had a nice weekend.  As usual my weekend had some gaming goodness in it.  Having ground to something of a halt in all three of my Madden 13 leagues (just seriously having a tough time keeping the people who are playing them with me as active as I am), I had to settle for the Lions winning in real life yesterday in overtime against the Eagles.  Frustrating first few quarters, exciting finish - I'll take it.