Devils Advocate: DLC

Where do I start on such a heavy topic?  The topic of DLC aka downloadable content, is such a tough subject to really write about.  You have two sides to argue with both having valid points.  I think Star Wars Battlefront would probably be the most relevant to this debate since it’s now at the forefront of the negative aspect of this debate with half its content being sold as 50…

Quick Glance: Overwatch

Well Blizzard did it, they finally released the sequel to Friday Night Combat.  Overwatch pretty much takes the best of quite a few games and combines them into one very interesting package.  Take the colorful nature of Team Fortress 2’s characters, mix in the bright color palate of League of Legends and mix in the game play of Smite and Friday Night Combat and you have Overwatch. You have a…

No Time Reviews: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

What is it? The third game in the Metal Gear Solid series.  A prequel to the whole franchise starring Naked Snake aka Big Boss. What’s it about? This game has you playing solid snakes, clone/father, naked snake. His job is to infiltrate Russia to save a Russian scientist only to come in contact with his former mentor – The Boss.  Things go wrong, she supposedly betrays you, a nuke goes…

Arizona's Premier Gaming Expo

GAME ON! By Durrilion Game On Expo, the first of its kind in Arizona, was also my first “official” Video Jouzu assignment.  I was both excited and nervous; I had not played video games since Tetris was new. The Expo was held in the Mesa Convention center.  At first glance the small buildings and parking lot had me worried.  After getting the lay of the land (so to speak) I…

No Time Reviews: Metal Gear Solid 2

What is it? The sequel to the critically acclaimed PS1 game Metal Gear Solid. With much anticipation it was finally released in 2001, on the PS2. A bevy of praise and acclaim would follow. Konami and Kojima would make a masterpiece a second time. What’s it about? The game starts out with you playing as Snake, from the first game, only to throw a curve ball at you. Early in the game…

Kingdom Hearts 3 Event Announced for D23 Japan

D23 was filled with all kinds of amazing news.  A lot of it having to do with Disney’s latest acquisition of Star Wars.  Well now it’s time for the fans of the long awaited Kingdom Hears 3 to have their moment in the sunshine at the D23 Japan Expo! E3 showed us the title with some gameplay, it was confirmed that KH3 will have a Big Hero 6 world at…

Attention Gamers! AZ Game on Expo is Coming!

If you’re in Arizona there is something very interesting coming to town!  Game On Expo is a retro gaming competition in the vein of classic  Nintendo PowerFest 94′. There will be Video games, card games, RPGs, board games and all of the pop culture and art that inspired them. They will have an interactive museum and free arcade and console area.  You will have the chance to test new exclusive…

No Time Reviews: Metal Gear Solid

What is it? Metal Gear Solid, or MGS, is a stealth based espionage game published by Konami and created by Hideo Kojima.  Released  in 1998 on the PlayStation to great acclaim it has paved the way for cinematic story driven games since its release. What’s it about? You play as a legendary soldier, Solid Snake, infiltrating a terrorist base in Alaska.  You learn about some very dastardly deeds about to befall the world…

Dark Storm: Ascension Review

What can you say about a game where the only thing that intrigues you is the art itself?  It’s a bit of shame that the best part of Dark Storm, besides the title, is the art.  This game tries so hard to be cool, but what we get is something so generic that it feels like the cereal your mom swears is the real thing, but you know it’s not….

The Dark Storm: Ascension Kickstarter Needs You

Games and Kickstarter are getting a lot of news these days, with Shenmue 3 and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night grabbing top ranking as some of the most funded campaigns on the site.  It’s a natural spot for independent game designers to go when they need the help of the community to make their vision a reality. Fenrir Studios has an ambitious but also very reasonable goal in mind to…