The Swapper PS4

Review: The Swapper

The Swapper (PS4 [Reviewed], PS3, PS Vita, PC) Developers: Curve Studios (PlayStation), Facepalm Games (PC) Publishers: Curve Studios Genre(s): 2D Puzzle Platformer Released: August 5, 2014 (PlayStation), May 30, 2013 (PC) ESRB: E – Everyone Facepalm Games released The Swapper to near unanimous praise over a year ago for PC, and thanks to Curve Studios…

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Unrest

Review: Unrest

Unrest (PC) Developer: Pyrodactyl Games Publisher: Kiss LTD Genre: Adventure RPG Released: July 23, 2014 ESRB: Not Rated Unrest is an RPG that is vastly different than anything I would usually play. There’s no real combat in the game and there are no puzzles to solve. There’s no leveling up or experience gained. There’s not…

Crimsonland

Review: Crimsonland

Crimsonland (PS4 [Reviewed], PS3, PS Vita, PC) Developer: 10tons Ltd. Publisher: 10tons Ltd. Genre(s): Twin-stick Shooter Released: July 15, 2014 (PlayStation Systems), June 11, 2014 (Steam) ESRB Rating: M – Mature If you own a PlayStation system and are a fan of retro style top down shooters then you’re in luck; 10tons have brought their…

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Review: Mud

  Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Tye Sheridan, Jacob Lofland Director: Jeff Nichols Writer(s) Jeff Nichols Studio: Lionsgate Runtime: 130 Min Rated: PG-13 Official Score: 4 out of 5 Stars Ellis and Neckbone live on the banks of the Arkansas river. What an amazing place to grow up this must be. Ellis stays on a…

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Review: MouseCraft

There may be a drought of big release titles on the new gaming consoles, but one thing PS4 isn’t lacking is quality indie titles. A couple of these digital games release every month, and July started off hot with the release of MouseCraft from Curve Studios. MouseCraft is a “simple” puzzle game in the vein of something like Lemmings only much more enjoyable in this day and age. You’re tasked with helping three mice get past a series of obstacles to get to the cheese. To complete the level, you only need to get one mouse to the cheese.

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Review: Sniper Elite 3

This series is a welcome breath of fresh air against run and gun shooting and you can see from my previous reviews that I’m overall enthusiastic about this series despite some quibbles and annoyances which, unfortunately, remain for this new game. Being a sequel this means I have to be a little less forgiving this time around since there weren’t enough fundamental improvements that needed to happen.

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Review: A Million Ways To Die In The West

Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried, Neil Patrick Harris, Liam Neeson Director: Seth MacFarlane Writer(s): Seth MacFarlane, Wellesley Wild, Alec Sulkin Studio: Universal Pictures Runtime: 116 minutes Rated: R Official Score: 1 & 1/2 stars We picture the west in vast panoramas, great big blue skies, open prairies, with miles upon miles of amazing,…

Murdered Soul Suspect

The Backlog Volume # 26 – Murdered Soul Suspect

Murdered: Soul Suspect (PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4[reviewed], Xbox 360, Xbox One) Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Airtight Games Genre(s): Action-Adventure Released: June 3, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature   Hello again ham and eggers, and welcome once more to The Backlog. Yet again I’m running a fair bit late in getting to my write…

RBI Baseball 14

Review: R.B.I. Baseball ’14

R.B.I. Baseball ’14 (PS4 [Reviewed], Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android) Developer(s): MLB.com, Behavior Interactive Publisher: MLB.com Genre(s): Sports, Baseball Released: June 24, 2014 (PS4, Xbox One), April 9, 2014 (PS3, X360) ESRB Rating: E – Everyone There was a time when a console would have many baseball games released in the same year…

Blue Estate Game

Review: Blue Estate

Blue Estate (PS4, Xbox One) Developer: HeSaw Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Genre(s): On Rails Shooter Release Date: June 24, 2014 (PS4), TBA (Xbox One) ESRB Rating: M – Mature If you don’t know what Blue Estate is (and I didn’t), it’s a comic book by Viktor Kalvachev. This is a digital only game based on…

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In My Ears: Platinum, by Miranda Lambert

Full disclosure: I’m a Miranda Lambert Fan. I have all her albums. Even that little four-song EP (The Dead Flowers EP) she put out between Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Revolution. That said, over the last week or so, I’ve given her new record, Platinum, a few spins, and it’s in my ears again right now. The…

Mario Kart 8

The Backlog Volume # 25 – Mario Kart 8

Platform: Wii U Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo Genre(s): Racing Released: May 30, 2014 ESRB Rating: E – Everyone Hello everyone and welcome back to the ramblings of a man with too many video games and not enough time to play them, The Backlog. We haven’t done this in a while, my real life and day…

Wolfenstein The New Order

Review: Wolfenstein The New Order

Wolfenstein: The New Order (PC [Reviewed], PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360) Developer: MachineGames Publisher: Bethesda Softworks Genre(s): First Person Shooter Released: May 20, 2014 MSRB Rating: M – Mature I am always happy to welcome a new Wolfenstein game.  The previous Wolfenstein game from 2009 was slagged on certain quarters.  I would contend it…

Watch_Dogs

Review: Watch_Dogs

Watch Dogs (PC [Reviewed], PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, Wii-U) Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Publisher: Ubisoft Genre: Open World, Action-Adventure Stealth Released: May 27, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Ever since E3 2012, Watch Dogs has been one of the most hyped and anticipated titles on any system and for good reason. The now…

Sparkle 2 PS4

Review: Sparkle 2

Sparkle 2 (PS4 [Reviewed], PS Vita, PC, Mac, Android, iOS) Developer: 10tons Ltd. Publisher: 10tons Ltd. Genre(s): Puzzle, Match Three Released: May 20, 2014 (PS4, PSV) ESRB Rating: E – Everyone Match three games have been popular for over a decade now thanks to their addictive simplicity and ultimately their challenge. These types of games…

Bound by Flame

Review: Bound By Flame

Bound By Flame (PC, PS4 [Reviewed], PS3, Xbox 360) Developer: Spiders Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Genre(s): Action RPG Released: May 9, 2014 ESRB Rating: M – Mature Bound By Flame, the cross-generational RPG from French developing studio Spiders, gets the spotlight for being the first fantasy/action-RPG on PS4. Yes, it’s on PC, PS3, and Xbox…

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Review: Neighbors

Neighbors tells the story of Mac and Kelly Radner (played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who are a couple in their young 30′s with a new house and a new baby.  Though they miss going out and staying out late with friends to a certain degree they also are very happy with their new…

WWE Monopoly

Review: Monopoly WWE Edition

Monopoly has been a board game staple since the 1930s, and now thanks to USAopoly wrestling fans can enjoy the classic property trading game with a WWE theme. I’m sure at this point that WWE is none to pleased that the new game has CM Punk prominently featured on the box cover as well as…

Nebraska Review

Review: Nebraska

Starring: Bruce Dern, Will Forte, Bob Odenkirk, June Squibb Director:  Alexander Payne Writer(s): Bob Nelson Studio: Paramount Runtime: 114  minutes Rated: R I, along with many others, have harbored a deep irrational and unfair grudge against Bruce Dern ever since his role in “The Cowyboys” back in the 1970s where he became forever known as…

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Review: WWE 50 (Book)

If you’re a wrestling fan odds are you have both of the beautiful DK released WWE Encyclopedia’s. After all, they’re amazing books and an invaluable research tool for anyone who cares about the history of World Wrestling Entertainment. Chances are you’re also looking forward to the inevitable third update to the WWE Encyclopedia. We’re not…