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TVE Features

Gaming opinion pieces, impressions, game logs, and the occasional gaming list.

Developer Spotlight: A Look At Sucker Punch Productions

February 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

With their PlayStation consoles, Sony has built up a large fanbase for being the platform that not only gets all the big third-party multiplatform games, but also has the largest collection of first party studios pumping out exclusive games. One of the most prolific of these studios is Sucker Punch Productions, who has been making games [...]

Patriot’s Playing: Dragon’s Dogma Dark Arisen (#1)

February 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

It has been awhile since I’ve last done one of these. Matter of fact, the last time was back in October when I was rediscovering Warframe. I want to change that and get it back to being a weekly thing here on the site, especially since it is suppose to be the “PatriotPaine Weekly Game Log.” This week, I’m playing the same [...]

5 Things We Want From Borderlands 3

February 6, 2018 // 2 Comments

It’s been just about three years since Borderlands: The Handsome Collection released, bringing Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel to PS4 and Xbox One. It’s been five and a half years since Borderlands 2 originally released. Suffice to say, it has been a long wait. Luckily the wait for the next Borderlands game is growing shorter and [...]

Patriot’s Playing: Rediscovering ‘Warframe’

October 17, 2017 // 1 Comment

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these for the site, and so now seems like a good time to bring back this weekly blog series. Over the past week, and continuing on to this week, I’ve been playing a lot of Warframe. If you asked me a month and a half ago what I’d be playing at this time in October, I would’ve [...]

Developer Spotlight: Bungie

August 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The first person shooter genre has become one of the most popular in gaming. While the genre was predominantly a PC and Mac genre in the early and mid 90s, the 1997 release of GoldenEye 007 on Nintendo 64 paved the way for a to move into home consoles. In 2001, Microsoft released a new console called Xbox and one of its launch titles would [...]

Quick Look: Spellspire

May 30, 2017 // 1 Comment

Last week, Spellspire released for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Earlier today, my review for it went up and you should check it at here. It scored three stars, and fell on the “satisfying” end of that scale. It’s a fun game to play in small doses, 10 or 20 minute sessions are about perfect for Spellspire. Our YouTube channel has sat [...]

Thoughts on Crucible Changes Coming in Destiny 2

May 25, 2017 // 6 Comments

One week ago today Bungie revealed the first gameplay of Destiny 2, and it was a pretty awesome reveal. Sure, I’m biased. After all, Destiny quickly became my favorite game and by far the one I pumped the most hours into (2,000+). Destiny 2 was my most anticipated game by far before the reveal, and that anticipation has only increased [...]

Marvel Heroes Omega Closed Beta Impressions

April 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

A little over a week ago Marvel Heroes Omega entered closed beta on PS4. Friday the closed beta received its first patch, and I’m glad I held off on doing the impressions because that patch addressed a few of the issues I had (mostly the small text size). I played a little on PC back when the game released. Not a lot, maybe getting [...]

Patriot’s Playing: Vikings Wolves of Midgard

March 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Last week I was playing Far Cry Primal, and I did achieve the goal I set out to do and got the platinum trophy for it on Sunday. Really fun game, will probably have a review of it soon. This week I’m playing an unexpected game. I received a copy of Vikings: Wolves of Midgard from Kalypso to review, and so I’m working my way through [...]

Patriot’s Playing: Far Cry Primal

March 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Since Destiny launched in 2014 I’ve played relatively little of anything else. Certainly the number of games that I’ve actually beaten since then could probably be counted on one hand. With the news last week that only character appearances and class will carry over to Destiny 2, I’ve sort of been freed from the Destiny grind. By [...]

Destiny 2 Class & Crucible Balance Wishlist

March 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Destiny’s full sequel, unofficially dubbed Destiny 2, releases this Fall, likely September but possibly November (hopefully not). We don’t know anything about the sequel yet other than our guardians class and appearance will carry over, so long as the character has reached level 20 and beaten the Black Garden story mission, but our [...]