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Review: Rise of The Tomb Raider

February 7, 2016 // 2 Comments

Rise of the Tomb Raider  (PC [Reviewed], Xbox One, Xbox 360) Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Nixxess (PC) Publisher: Square Enix Genre(s):  Action Adventure Release Date: January 28, 2016 (PC), November 10, 2015 (Xbox One, 360) ESRB Rating: M – Mature The Tomb Raider reboot of 2013 was my dark horse game of the year, as it was for many other people. It was impressive and it struck a nice balance on gameplay and challenges that drew in many new fans to the series, including myself. I had always respected this series and I had tried out several of the earlier games, but the twitch gameplay [...]

Review: Just Cause 3

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

It's all about getting lost and getting crazy in an open world sandbox and being encouraged and rewarded to do it as insanely as you possibly can. How can you not like that? [...]

Review: Fallout 4

January 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s been a long time in coming… too long… but at last a new Fallout game is upon us and it’s very good. The good news is: A review like this is a mere formality since many of us have already broken the 100 hour figure on this. What more need be said, right? [...]

Review: Assassin’s Creed Syndicate

January 1, 2016 // 1 Comment

Back when it came out I and many other people considered Black Flag a watershed for the series and rightfully. Simply put: This is the next watershed and if they can continue to crank out games like this at this level of quality the I hope they making these games for as long as they sell because I'll never get tired of something like this. I'll welcome a game like this every year with wide open arms. [...]

Review: WWE 2K16

November 9, 2015 // 1 Comment

My confidence is now restored in this series and I'm excited for the direction it's headed in. In a number of ways these games are better than the real life product because we as fans can make the product the way we want it [...]

Gaming Accessories: FPS Freek Galaxy Review

November 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

A few years ago I wrote a little piece about FPS Freek Havoc and Infinity thumbstick grips for PS3 and I really liked them. But, like the PS3 itself, they’ve been pushed aside (well actually one of the Havoc’s broke sometime early last year and that was my fault). Out of the box, the Dualshock 4 is an all around better controller than the Dualshock 3 and that includes the thumbsticks. I like the thumbsticks on the DS4 as they are, but like a lot of gamers I’ve had to replace a controller due to the rubber peeling issue. For as good as the thumbsticks are though, they [...]

Review: Destiny – The Taken King

November 2, 2015 // 0 Comments

A little over a year ago I posted my review of vanilla Destiny, which I gave a superb 4.5 star rating. That review encompassed the game from launch to three weeks after launch with a little over 85 hours invested in it and having done everything but the raid. Now here we are a month and a half removed from the release of Destiny’s first major expansion, The Taken King, and it is time to review it all over again. [...]

Quick Daily Review #271: ‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Season 1, Episode 1: ‘El Jefe’ (2015)

November 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

‘Ash vs. Evil Dead’ Season 1, Episode 1: ‘El Jefe’ The king is back baby. First things first, what a treat it is to see Bruce Campbell back in the role he was born to play. This new series continues in the tradition of Evil Dead 2 and Army of Darkness (although since AoD is owned by a different distributor references to that flick are not allowed in this show) rather than the original Evil Dead and its gory remake from a few years back. This is straight up self-deprecating schlock—which may turn off some people, myself not included. Time has not been kind to our [...]

Quick Daily Review #270: Shocker (1989)

October 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Shocker (1989) Starring: Mitch Pileggi, Michael Murphy, John Tesh Director: Wes Craven Genre: Horror, Comedy Released: October 27, 1989 MPAA Rating: R This may surprise some people, but Shocker is one of my all time favorite movies from the late great Wes Craven. I first got hooked on it during late night showings on basic cable back when I was growing up. The story is a little bit like Nightmare On Elm Street, in fact you might even call it a rip-off (but if anyone’s allowed to ripoff that movie, who else is it gonna be, right?). That said this movie rocked my socks growing up. Anyway, [...]

Quick Daily Review #269: Dracula Untold (2014)

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dracula Untold (2014) Starring: Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Sarah Gadon Director: Gary Shore Genre: Horror, Drama Released: October 10, 2014 MPAA Rating: PG-13 There may have been a very good reason this Dracula’s story was untold. It’s just a shame it didn’t remain that way. This movie should really have been titled Edward Untold as it is just an obvious attempt to take an established character and turn him into a swooning icon for the twenty-something audience who grew up with the Twilight series, with a slight attempt to also turn into a Dark Knight franchise ripoff as well. Dracula [...]

Quick Daily Review #268: Trick r’ Treat (2007)

October 29, 2015 // 0 Comments

Trick R’ Treat (2007) Starring: Anna Paquin, Brian Cox, Dylan Baker Director: Michael Dougherty Genre(s): Horror Released: December 9, 2007 MPAA Rating: R   In Halloween 3, John Carpenter wanted to turn the Halloween franchise into a kind of Twilight Zone series of interconnected but unrelated horror stories that just happened to fall on Halloween. Unfortunately, this was after the Michael Myers character had already taken a deep hold over the series. I think Trick R’ Treat however, is exactly the kind of movie he had hoped for with H3. This movie takes a series of [...]

Quick Daily Review #267: Bone Tomahawk (2015)

October 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Bone Tomahawk (2015) Director: S. Craig Zahler This is a hell of a year for Kurt Russel fans. Not having done a western of any kind since Tombstone, 2015 will see him star in two oaters, this being the first, and the second one being QT’s upcoming ‘Hateful 8’. Bone Tomahawk (a truly great title) is billed as a genre-crossing horror western, although I would say that’s really only applicable to the final act of the film, which to be fair, cranks up the intensity level to eleven as far as the gore and terror are concerned. My wife is a huge fan of sadistic horror flicks like Saw [...]
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