Game? More Like a Masterpiece!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Since games have become a publicly viable medium for storytelling, every generation of games has had it's masterpiece.  I believe that this generation's masterpiece is Final Fantasy XV.  First of all, while I enjoy watching others play RPG style games, I find that they are a mite more than I want to deal with, with hours of inventory diving and changing equipment for the most powerfully configured character.  For the most part, this is the majority of Final Fantasy games, which while the storylines are incredible, I just don't want to deal with that level of granularity.  FFXV breaks that mold, or is making me configure all of these little thins without realizing it.

ModMic 5: A Truly Great Mic for Any Setup

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

When it comes to a home setup for streaming, recording for a presentation or just talking with friends online, sound quality is important. For gamers like myself, getting a set of headphones with a decent mic can be difficult. Often times it seems that we have to sacrifice either the quality of the mic or the headphones unless you're willing/able to drop over $200 on a high end set. Most people I know have a nice pair of headphones that they wish had a microphone. With the ModMic 5.0 from Antlion audio, any pair of headphones can become your all in one headset.

Destiny's Dawning: Big Deals in the Small Details

Thursday, December 15, 2016

The latest event in Destiny, "the Dawning," has brought shiny packages wrapped in gold ribbons to the tower. The holiday celebration is delightfully cliche with its delicate snowflake patterns adorning the now snow covered tower. Eva Levante, the shader merchant is predictably giddy over the festivities and Amanda Halliday has brought the SRL (Sparrow Racing League) back for the duration of the event. As much as I appreciate the adorable festival and the return of the one PVP activity at which I excel, there are a number of permanent changes to the game mechanics and economy of Destiny that are far more exciting for long time players.

Back into the Fray with 5th Edition and Volo's Guide

Thursday, December 8, 2016

I've found myself at the head of yet another D&D group. We're a smaller bunch of players, hovering around 4 players at the moment though teetering at the edge of 5. The group largely consists of Wesley's co-workers and their significant others. We've had three sessions so far and each one has had its share of unexpected moments. I've missed playing tabletop regularly. The last time I had an opportunity to play was just briefly with Mike, Morgan and Wesley at PAX. Even then, I found myself running the game rather than playing.

ADR1FT Is the Prettiest VR Game I've Played Outside of VR

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
I don't have a VR setup yet. Ultimately, it boils down to buying the hardware, and I just don't have $800 laying around to drop on a Vive. I did manage to pick up a copy of ADR1FT in one of the latest Humble Bundle's though, and it's one of the games I've most wanted VR for. A game about surviving in space after a catastrophic event, I was pleased to find ADR1FT to be plenty enjoyable outside of VR.

Titanfall 2: The Best Game you Haven't Bought Yet.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Titanfall is a magnificent game with a fascinating history. I'm not referring to the game's backstory, which can be hazy at times, but rather the story of how the franchise came to be. Respawn Entertainment was founded by the former heads of Infinity Ward after they were dismissed by Activision. A great many members of Infinity Ward joined Respawn shortly after the dismissal and Titanfall and Titanfall 2 are the two games the studio has released since its creation. Why is this important to our review of Titanfall 2? Because it gives perspective to the obvious love and passion that went into creating this game. Respawn has delivered a game with incredible fluidity that embraces things that the gaming community has been clamoring for for years. And chances are that you haven't played it yet or possibly even considered it until tonight.