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

Patriot’s Playing #2: 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 #1: 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 [...]

How To Become A Game Reviewer & Get Game Review Copies

November 4, 2013 // 23 Comments

So you want to be a video game reviewer, huh? You want to sit back and get free video games in exchange for writing, or speaking if you’re doing a video review, your opinion about the game? Well you’re in the right place; I can tell you how to do that. In my couple of years as a gaming blogger/reviewer, I’ve received quite a few free games [...]

God of War: Ascension Demo Impressions

February 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

  God of War: Ascension, the prequel to the God of War games, hits stores on March 12th, but the single player demo hit the PlayStation Store today. So today marks the first time the QDR has been a video game demo review. A lot of folks were worried that the single player of this game would suffer due to the inclusion of the multiplayer mode [...]

Our Most Anticipated Wii U Titles

September 24, 2012 // 2 Comments

  Nintendo’s next-gen console, Wii U, launches in North America on November 18th. There are over 50 launch window (November through March) titles already confirmed. Wii U is launching with two versions; a basic white 8GB version for $299 and a deluxe black 32GB version that includes NintendoLand and a few other items for $349. Both [...]

NCAA Football ’13 Demo Impressions

June 10, 2012 // 5 Comments

First up, a quick recap of how my first game went (Dynasty; Alabama vs. LSU). I (Alabama) scored first in the second, and then kicked a field goal and then they kicked a field goal. They scored a touchdown with one second left in the second to tie it up. I thought I was done in the fourth. They scored in the beginning of the fourth to go up 17-10. [...]

TVE’s Grand Theft Auto 5 Wishlist: The Evolution of the Open World

May 15, 2012 // 5 Comments

The Grand Theft Auto series has been one of the pioneers of the third person open-world/sandbox genre, and with the upcoming GTAV, these are some things I hope to see implemented that would help push the franchise and the genre to a new level. Since the game is rumored to possibly be released this year, these also apply to future titles as well if [...]

Spec Ops: The Line Demo Impressions

May 8, 2012 // 10 Comments

The demo for Spec Ops: The Line is available now on PSN and XBLM (for Gold members, regular LIVE members will get May 15th), and I’ve played through it and now I’m ready to give my impressions on the demo and what we can expect from the game. First off, I was surprised at the length of the demo; it’s easily 30 minutes, more or [...]