Revisiting Banjo Kazooie on the N64

Banjo Kazooie is the game equivalent of comfort food for me. The iconic duo are among the first characters in gaming I was introduced to as a kid, while I waited for my parents in a hospital day care, the bear and bird were there to distract me for several hours. I never got far … Continue reading Revisiting Banjo Kazooie on the N64

My Top Ten Transformations in Gaming

Transformations are just one of hundreds of game mechanics available in a game developer's tool box but transformations can be one of the most identifiable aspects of a video game as they allow players a memorable change of pace. Over the years, there have been a number of transformations that have stuck out to me … Continue reading My Top Ten Transformations in Gaming

A Love Letter to Achievements

The other night, I was talking to my friends about the old days when we used to all play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We couldn't help but reminisce on all the old games of search and destroy at 2 in the morning on a school night. I mentioned that Modern Warfare was one of … Continue reading A Love Letter to Achievements

My Most Anticipated Games of 2021

We are finally moving into a new year and hopefully leaving behind some of the bad luck that tainted 2020. I am looking to making 2021 everything that 2020 was not and that includes playing even more games. Luckily, this year looks like it's going to feature some really great new and returning faces in … Continue reading My Most Anticipated Games of 2021

Celebrate the End of 2020 with These Five Games

The end of 2020 is finally upon us! This year has been rough to say the least. Beyond the national headlines, we all have been dealing with something in our personal lives and sometimes it felt like 2020 was delivering some bad news weekly, if not daily. We have all earned a moment of rest … Continue reading Celebrate the End of 2020 with These Five Games

Revisiting Dead Space

I have been wanting to revisit Dead Space for a while now but stopped every time I thought back to it. I wasn't ready for the dread I would feel. Dread of going back to the blood soaked hallways where danger lurks behind every corner and every vent whispers lullabies to me. But it's a … Continue reading Revisiting Dead Space

What Microsoft can learn from Cyberpunk 77

2020 has been hitting us left and right with delays and cancellations. The biggest of them all arguably being Cyberpunk 77. I, like almost everyone else, have watched the Cyberpunk 77 saga with interest. One of the most hyped games continuing to have development delays? That is juicy stuff. How will the game turn out? … Continue reading What Microsoft can learn from Cyberpunk 77

Revisiting Bioshock Infinite

The best games, to me, are the ones that are able to transport you to another world. A world that you can get lost in for hours and forget about the essay that's due at midnight. Bioshock has always been one of those franchises for me. The first time I played an entry in the … Continue reading Revisiting Bioshock Infinite

Puritan Ideological Parallels in Bioshock Infinite

The Bioshock franchise has always had a special place in my heart. Ever since I first explored the decrepit art deco hallways of Rapture in 2010's Bioshock 2, I have been unable to get enough of the world building that these games incorporate. Ken Levine and the team at Irrational Games originally used ideas from … Continue reading Puritan Ideological Parallels in Bioshock Infinite

Revisiting Halo: Combat Evolved

The original Halo, released in 2001 developed by Bungie Studios and was my first experience with first person shooters. Before Halo, the only games I had the opportunity to play were Nintendo games like Mario Kart and Super Smash Brothers. It quickly became one of my favorite games at the time, even though I had … Continue reading Revisiting Halo: Combat Evolved