Why Open World Games Can Be So Engrossing

After months of setting on my shelf, I have finally picked up Dragon Age: Inquisition. Part of the reason it sat there for so long was because I wanted to play some of my smaller games before I became engrossed in yet another massing open world RPG. After learning how addicted I could become to…

I Suck at Video Games and I Don’t Care

Okay, so I don’t really suck. I’ve played through many games to completion. I generally don’t struggle too hard. I get through most games I like. That said, I’m not going to pretend that I’m good at games. I’m competent. I get through them. I enjoy them and there’s nothing wrong with that. Many times…

Gaming Slump

People have slumps. It’s the nature of the way we are. No one can go strong at something, anything forever. After a while, you just get exhausted. Then you fall into a slump where either you cut off the activity entirely, or the pace or quality in which you drops. It’s something that can totally…

DLC Done Wrong

In the modern era of video games the ability for games to add content after a release is common place. It comes in the form of DLC. For those not in the know, that stands for downloadable content. It means that after a games release you can purchase additional content in the form of more…

Online Multiplayer: Pros and Cons

Online multiplayer has been going on for two console generations, evolving and slowly getting better. I’ve talked about why I generally avoid all multiplayer situations when I’m playing video games. That aversion didn’t use to be the case. In fact, I used to love when I could join in a co-op game with others, whether…

Destiny Has Hooks

I am not into first person shooters. They just are not my thing. Not because of the shooting, but because they are often associated with multiplayer arenas. Also first person often pulls me out because the character you play as isn’t as frequently shown and sometimes don’t even talk. Even still, Destiny somehow managed to…

A Girl with Games: The Beginning

I’ve talked about video games previously. They are a part of my life and I can’t imagine what I’d be like if they weren’t. This isn’t an affirmation of the fact that I am one of the stigmatized gamer girls. And I won’t be making proclamations that I am in fact a girl who plays…

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Why Game Exclusives Hurt Gamers

I won’t pretend that this discussion wasn’t brought on by the recent news that Rise of the Tomb Raider by Crystal Dynamics, a sequel to the multi-platform game (originally released on Xbox360 and PS3, then definitive edition released on Xbox One and PS4) is going to be released solely on Xbox One. This new development…

Decision Making in Games

As I’ve mentioned before, I am currently in the throes of playing the ass Effect series. Currently I’m on Mass Effect 2 and am thooughly enjoying it. Just like other games such as The Walking Dead and inFamous, I am required to make decisions. Decisions that will impact the story and how others interact with…

Obsessing Over A Game

Let’s be honest, when I get really into a game I can completely lose myself. I’m not just talking about picking up a controller and dabbling with a game. I’m talking about playing until stopping is necessary in order to not miss other obligations. There’s something exhilarating by devoting endless hours to a game as…

Watch Dogs

Watch Dogs is Coming

Almost 2 years ago at E3 2012 we were first teased about Watch Dogs by Ubisoft. It was a near future science fiction game in which hacking into every day life and causing chaos was possible from a phone. Yes, it’s not too far off from what we see now, but it was an interesting…

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Why New Consoles May Be Selling So Well

The new consoles are selling at an extraordinary pace. If they continue at pace the XboxOne and PS4 are going to be two monster consoles. But why are these consoles selling so much when they don’t have the games to support it? I talked about the lack of games previously, but I have some ideas…

Super Mario Galaxy 6

Boss Battles

My heart races and my hands clam up. The buttons so meticulously designed are second nature in my minds eye as I run and zip across the screen attacking my opponent. The randomness and unique tactics I honed throughout have been thrown out of the window as I seek for the perfect way to destroy…

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Game Addiction: inFAMOUS Second Son

There are some people who truly suffer from game addiction. I’m not here to offer any suggestion on help. If you suffer from serious video game addiction I suggest that you get help to better your life. What I’m really here to talk about is more like video game infatuation. It happens to me every…