Tag Archives: Video Games

400 (More) Days of Solitude (The Longing, Part 1)

It’s April, 2021. I’ve spent about a year keeping isolated from people in the shadow of the pandemic. So of course I want to play a game about waiting alone in a cave for 400 (real-time) days. Created by Studio … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Gaming | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Last of Us Part II: A Compulsion of Violence

I don’t know how I feel about The Last of Us. I don’t mean that my feelings are ambiguous or undefined…I mean I don’t know what words to use to describe the feelings. (Major spoilers for The Last of Us … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Reviews, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Tale of Customer Service

So I log into my bank account, and I spy, with my little eye, an unexpected $60 bill from Xbox. Jigga-ji-wha? Have I been identity thieved? This, I wonder. So I fire up my Xbox to check the payment history, … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Humor, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Who Killed Pacman’s Ghosts?

Who killed Pacman’s ghosts? And why do we assume he is the good guy? As he hounds them in death, might he likewise have hounded them in life? Though he kills the ghosts, they live again Though the ghosts kill … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Humor, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

50,000 Gamerscore Points and Still Alive

Today I reached an Xbox 360 gamerscore of 50,000. It’s possible this was not the best use of my time. (For anyone who’s interested, the 10 games I’ve completed–i.e., gotten all the achievements for–are Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite, Borderlands 2, Fallout … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Gaming, Video Games | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Hunting the Wild Video Game Collectible

tax refund this year. So of course I blew it all on video games. Well, not really. Most of it went toward rent…and car insurance…and the electric bill… Okay, fine, I only spent $20 on video games! Are you happy? … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Gaming | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Review: Bioshock Infinite

Are you afraid of God? No…but I’m afraid of you. And with that begins the most anticipated video game of 2013. Litta’ Bitta’ Plot (only minor spoilers): In Bioshock Infinite, you are Booker Dewitt, a private investigator who has been … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Philosophy, Reviews | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Google+ Games: A Vicious Review to Protect Your Sanity: Part 2

Welcome back, lovers of verbalized hatred! I return to once more exact my vengeance upon the chronocidal cyberdemons men call Internet Games. Rise up, my imprisoned brethren and throw off the chains of oppression! To arms, to arms! Crime City … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Gaming, Humor, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Google+ Games: A Scathing Review To Save Your Life: Part 1

Disclaimer: This review is not directed against Google or Google+. It is directed against the creators of internet games that suck away our time, our energy, and our money: the drug lords of this decade. Facebook has long since fallen … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Gaming, Humor, Reviews | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Portal 2…Is the Franchise Still Alive?

Although I generally leave the reviews to my friend Pete at The Perpetual Bacon Machine (link: http://www.perpetualbaconmachine.blogspot.com/), I have spent a ridiculous number of hours this week playing Portal 2. As such, I think it would be remiss of me … Continue reading

Rate this:

Posted in Reviews | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments