Xbox PC Game Pass: A Nintendo Fan’s Review

Xbox's past several years of pro-consumer choices have finally paid off. Their continuous support of backwards compatibility, PC releases, and indie games on Nintendo consoles caught my attention. I decided that this year was the year I'd give Xbox a try. I couldn't afford a new console, but thankfully Microsoft doesn't need you to. They're … Continue reading Xbox PC Game Pass: A Nintendo Fan’s Review

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Got Me To Like First-Person Shooter Games

Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a remastered compilation of 6 games in the acclaimed first-person shooter series, including Halo 1 through 4, Halo 3: ODST, and Halo: Reach. It was first released on the Xbox One in November 2014, then later on the PC in December 2019, and finally on the Xbox Series X … Continue reading Halo: The Master Chief Collection Got Me To Like First-Person Shooter Games

New Super Lucky’s Tale Review: A Plucky Pastiche of 3D Platforming

Super Lucky's Tale is a 3D Platformer originaly developed by Playful Studios and published by Microsoft for the Xbox and PC in November 2017. An expanded version called New Super Lucky's Tale was developed and published by Playful Studios and released in November 2019 for the Nintendo Switch and August 2020 for the Xbox, PC, … Continue reading New Super Lucky’s Tale Review: A Plucky Pastiche of 3D Platforming

Minecraft: 10 Years of Existentialism

Minecraft is a creative, open world, survival crafting game originally developed and published by Mojang for the PC. It was released in beta form in May 2009 and was fully released in November 2011. In 2014 Microsoft bought Mojang, who now handles all publishing rights. Minecraft is available for PC, Android, iOS, PS3, PS4, PS … Continue reading Minecraft: 10 Years of Existentialism

Ori and the Double Feature: Two Metroidvania Masterpieces

Ori and the Blind Forest is a Metroidvania developed by Moon Studios and published by Microsoft Studios. It released on the Xbox One and PC in March 2015, and later on the Nintendo Switch in September 2019. It costs $20. I played the PC version. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the sequel … Continue reading Ori and the Double Feature: Two Metroidvania Masterpieces

Indie Games: The Creative Davids Slaying the Goliaths of the Industry

Indie Games is a nonfiction book giving an overview of the independent video game industry. It written by Mike Diver and published by Michael O'Mara Books Ltd. in 2016. My quest to learn more about the video game industry marches on. I stumbled upon this book written by another gaming journalist, Mike Diver, who gives … Continue reading Indie Games: The Creative Davids Slaying the Goliaths of the Industry