A Retro Review...Kinda

Hola Game Fans, Old Friends, and hopefully Newcomers! My apologies for being MIA for so long. There is no excuse, though I will say that between RP guild drama-don't ask; I probably will write some kind of article about it soon anyway-and actually being productive on my art and fiction writing front, I have been a bit… » 6/07/14 2:23pm 6/07/14 2:23pm

Why, Sonic Team, why?!?

I have been on a nostalgic kick recently when I found the SATAM Sonic the Hedgehog cartoon on Netflix and have been watching through the series. Cheesy? Yeah! But man, I still love it. And so it stirred an interest to peruse through the many years of Sonic titles, from games to shows to comics and for the most part,… » 2/19/14 5:53pm 2/19/14 5:53pm

Hey, is there a way to add a video to a TAY post? I see here in the reply there's a youtube button to do it here, but I don't see one in my blog post window. Just the link, picture, and font button. :( » 2/19/14 5:22pm 2/19/14 5:22pm

Early Review...Though Actually Kind of Late

Wow! Haven't posted anything since last year! Two reasons for this 1. Laziness due to gorging out on Holiday food and enjoying presents and family. 2. Have sort of been burnt out on the MMO scene and thus have not logged on much to any of them, SWTOR included. However, when December 3rd did come around, you can bet I… » 1/10/14 3:28pm 1/10/14 3:28pm

Let me say this. With the Lore and story, the whole idea of Elder Scrolls in itself is meant to be a different way of telling the story, leaving it open for the player to essentially make his own story, and do what he wants, and the beauty of it is, the stories provided are what you make it. And the linear stories… » 11/26/13 4:57pm 11/26/13 4:57pm

Why I'm excited about PvP for the Very First Time!

That's right! You guessed it! After almost two years of a head-hanging, frustrating, and disappointing rail-shooter for the space game of a STAR WARS MMO (the caps were for emphasis by the way), Bioware is finally releasing its newest expansion that is an actual, authentic space game where the player has full control… » 11/15/13 6:44pm 11/15/13 6:44pm

I think a big reason it's "unsung" is simply due to the fact a lot of gamers in these last two generations have settled to believe in their minds the only games worth playing are the ones with the most photo-realistic graphics, adult themes where blood spatters everywhere and women are scantily clad with completely… » 10/18/13 2:46pm 10/18/13 2:46pm

This was one of the biggest perks I loved about that console, and a big reason I was glad to have bought it before the other two of the last generation. The shop and online portion was free for starters (no monthly fee just to access an online store or connect to other players) and then their selection of online games… » 10/18/13 2:33pm 10/18/13 2:33pm

I'm not opposed, especially because I do plan on getting one in the near future, and can't wait to pick up Wind Waker HD, and Sunshine HD would be a great addition, especially since I never finished either, but would like the chance to very much! Good post though! Nintendo doesn't get enough love these days. They make… » 10/16/13 5:15pm 10/16/13 5:15pm

Why so much "trash" over MMO's?

Browsing through forums recently on many different sites, I've noticed something quite striking. Of course, people having strong opinions about the things and the Internet being this perfect place where they can anonymously pull out their soapboxes, stand tall, and spout their sermons on how their opinions are so… » 10/16/13 5:06pm 10/16/13 5:06pm

The "Dumbing Down of Games"-Were the "Good ol' Days" that Good?

"Well, in the good ol' days, we used to have to run up-hill, both ways, with no IGN or Internet walkthroughs, no tutorials, with three lives and three continues, and no save points, in our barefeet with no uber armor..." and you get the idea. Of course, that's an exaggeration of a combination of old geezer talking… » 10/08/13 1:52pm 10/08/13 1:52pm

Used to, in college, I'd pack my coffee with three packets of sugar, half of the cup with cream (exaggeration) and I'd be good to go. I never liked drinks or food being described as "an aquired taste" until I started needing the black variety at 2AM when I had a term paper due later that morning at 8AM. I've softened… » 10/02/13 12:34pm 10/02/13 12:34pm

What exactly is a Hardcore Game?

If I were to mention the term Hardcore Game, what games would most likely pop up on your list? Call of Duty? Halo? Assassin's Creed? Grand Theft Auto? Pretty much any game with an M rating on the ESRB, right, save a few exceptions with a T rating. But where does that leave the definition of a Hardcore game in most… » 10/01/13 5:43pm 10/01/13 5:43pm