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The Game Awards 2016 Highlights — Death Stranding, Live Doom, And More

Last night was the third annual Game Awards, Geoff Keighley’s brain child ever since his run with the Spike Video Game Awards/VGAs/VGX ended in 2013. It went smoothly as ever, combining the usual and baffling amount of actual award dispersal, world premiere trailers, tired trailers, and non video-based marketing. For some reason, this year’s Game […]

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Road Trippin’ In Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV is out. Jeez, it’s been so long since it was announced, I thought those words would never be truthfully said aloud. It has been 10 years since Final Fantasy Versus XIII, and since then, the game has taken on a Duke Nukem Forever sort of mythological presence in the industry. Shit, if […]

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Moana Review — Making Waves

Disney isn’t ever focused on doing anything earth-shatteringly new. Instead, this is an animation studio aiming towards, perhaps more than anything, on nailing the fundamentals. That’s where Moana lies, their latest CG project about a Māori demigod teaming up with a “princess” to fulfill one or more destinies. But despite being predictable at times—even bordering […]

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Watch Dogs 2 Review — Dogged Jolly

Watch Dogs 2 is what the first Watch Dogs should have been, and that’s both a compliment and a putdown. It improves in many ways including a story that’s at least moderately engaging, personable and memorable characters, and a far greater commitment to the hacking crux of the franchise. But it really only gets us […]

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