Random Game Wednesdays: Super Bomberman R (Nintendo Switch)

Like many other Switch owners, Super Bomberman R was one of the first games I got for the console. It’s easy to see why too. Other than The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, There wasn’t really a whole lot available at launch. Bomberman was at least a classic IP, and one that hadn’t seen a proper release in many years. It’s been a few months now, how does the game stack up? Continue reading

Splatoon 2 Is More Splatoon, But That’s Not A Bad Thing

Last year, before we knew what the Nintendo Switch actually was, there were several leaked games. One of these, was a port of Splatoon, which made a lot of sense. Splatoon was a fantastic game that gained a strong following, but suffered from being on the Wii U, a console very few people owned. While Wii U ports are happening, such as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, I was very surprised to learn that we were instead receiving a proper sequel to Splatoon. Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

I primarily use my Random Game Wednesdays feature to showcase older games. It’s a good excuse to go back and look at all the games that are sitting in my collection. But, it’s not exclusively meant to be that. So, I thought it would be fun to look at my Xbox One library again, like I did for Mortal Kombat X. This time, the random number generator gave me the highly acclaimed 2014 release, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor.  Continue reading

Circling Forward 8-4-17: The One Where I Try To Explain The Lack Of Updates Lately

At the time of this writing, it’s been over a week since my last post. That doesn’t seem too bad, but it’s been even longer since I’ve posted consistently. No, I haven’t stopped writing or lost interest, but it has been harder to find the time to do it. I’m hoping to be able to explain exactly what’s going on, as well as talk a little about what I’ve been playing lately. So, let’s get to it.  Continue reading

Random Game Wednesdays: Asteroids (Atari Flashback Classics Vol. 2)

I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the first Atari Flashback Classics collection. It opened up fifty games that I normally would not be able to easily get screenshots of, not without investing in special equipment anyway. With that in mind, picking up the second collection was a no-brainer. This week, the random number generator gave me a “1”, which means I played the arcade version of Asteroids. Continue reading

Netflix’s Castlevania Series Is A Good Start But Is Far Too Short

There’s a long history of video games being adapted to television shows and movies. While there are a few standout examples, generally speaking, they don’t usually turn out very well. It’s at a point where simply saying that a movie is based on a game is enough to get people to write it off before even taking a look. Weirdly, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the new Castlevania animated series that premiered on Netflix a few days ago.

(Mild spoilers below) Continue reading