It’s an Examined Life (of Gaming) awards show! Join Roland for an angry talk (or “rant”, if you’d prefer) about the best and worst games of 2013, including Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Grand Theft Auto V, Rogue Legacy, Resident Evil 6, Takedown: Red Sabre, and Rising Storm!
Author: Roland Thompson
This episode is about games that sold because of demos. Not because of their own demos, but because they had demos of other games packed in.
Just in time for Halloween (if you’re in the continental US, and watching literally in the next few hours), Roland takes a sidelong look at Cold Fear, another Resident Evil ripoff in the vein of Blue Stinger, Dino Crisis, or Deep Fear (two of which are exactly the same game as this), and realizes his irrational hatred of Ubisoft was pretty rational after all.
Another garbage Funimation DBZ release set to hit the market! Great!
It’s the biggest, baddest, buggiest MechWarrior game of all time! Part 4 of the MechWarrior retrospective continues with the standalone expansion pack to MechWarrior 2 called Mercenaries.
Roland played Grand Theft Auto V for more than a hundred hours, a handful of which contained actual gameplay! It’s flawed, rough around the edges, and rough around the middle, with many of GTA 4’s best mechanics run through the strainer of Red Dead Redemption and Max Payne 3. By which we mean ruined.
Some updates for ya. I’m working on too many projects at once again, and they’re all taking forever. Soon though.
I played Ni no Kuni for a few hours, obtained many loaves of white bread, and didn’t really care too much about the proceedings. You probably shouldn’t watch this. The whole thing is a close up of …
Worst game ever made? Maybe. It’s like a tactical shooter version of the fiasco that was “The War Z.”
It’s either not ready yet, or just terrible. Best case scenario is the game is aggressively up…
The expansion pack to MechWarrior 2 was released in the same year, and adds a couple of things, most of which are broken. As you might be able to tell from this review, Roland’s not really a fan.
Hey why not. Got this in the mail, and figured I’d take a look at it and compare it to the individual releases of The Elder Scrolls.
EDIT: Forgot to mention that the Morrowind map included in the …
Two man bank speed run using fast stealth. Mostly just a proof of concept thing, we’ve also done “loud stealth” with ECMs and a guy with control freak shooting wildly into the air. This is the whol…
Colin and I review PayDay 2, VLoG style. There are some audio issues in this video, since Audacity crashed and the primary camera had some “problems.”
Part two of Roland’s MechWarrior retrospective covers 1995’s MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat, the real codifier of the series and one of the best remembered, with good reason.
Project updates, site design ides, and some quick thoughts on games I’ve been playing.
More real stuff to come soon guys, when I can get it finished. Working is hard.
We’re kicking off a multi-part retrospective about the MechWarrior series, one of the longest running game franchises, and definitely one of Roland’s favorites. Part 1 is MechWarrior, developed by Dynamix for DOS PCs in 1989. It’s the first game in the series, and the genesis of a genre.
Placeholder. Headed out to get dinner, will name it and thumbnail it and describe it here, but not until I get back. Ya’ll should eat something too, you’re looking a bit pale.
It’s that time again! Time to play MechWarrior 2! Also time to find a mission I suck at.
I tried to come up with some discussion topics to fill the time, and it was a bad mission for it.
The video game adaptation of Quentin Tarantino’s debut film… is one of “those” games. It sucks (goddamn, does it suck), but Roland just can’t help but like it.
More MechWarrior 2! While I chip away at my current issues vis a vis Reservoir Dogs the Game. I didn’t know what to talk about during all the boring stuff so I yakked about Bob’s Burgers and such.