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

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 [...]

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 [...]

#NowGaming – What We’re Playing This Week

July 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

Gary “PatriotPaine” Smith – Playing: NCAA Football ’14 (PS3) I just recently fired up my PS3 for the first time in quite a while. Fired it up for two reasons, I want to do another playthrough of Red Dead Redemption and get a 100% save file back, and because it’s getting close to time for some college football. EA [...]

The Division PC Early Impressions

March 10, 2016 // 3 Comments

Let’s get two things out of the way to save some of you some time. 1.) This game is dependent on the Internet even if you want to play “solo.” If that concept is anathema to you then I have saved you some time and you can stop reading. 2.) This game is not Destiny set on Earth in the modern-day/near future with a technothriller varnish [...]

Destiny Weekly: It’s Time To Make It Rain Purple In Destiny

January 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Destiny is in a really rough place right now, and there’s just no denying it. And I say that as it relates to the hardcore players. The Christmas kinderguardians I’m sure are having a blast because they’re still only one month into the game. It’s still fresh to them. But for us day one players with a thousand plus hours [...]

Patriot’s Playing: Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag

November 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Over the course of the last several days, a number of big release titles have dropped. Friday saw the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. Yesterday, Fallout 4 and the currently Xbox One exclusive Rise of the Tomb Raider released. I’m not playing any of that though (I’ll get to Fallout 4 soon enough). Right now I’m doing my [...]