Monday, December 30, 2013

Game of the Year :: Ni no Kuni

My Game of the Year is the title that brought me the most joy and kept my attention the longest. This early January 2013 title stayed in my thoughts throughout the day, and tugged at my heart strings throughout my time with it. It’s a game that took me to another world while still keeping me grounded with another “real world” to relate to. It gave me the chance to “collect ‘em all” and has kept me a little bit younger.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Knack :: The little bits

The launch game Knack is a bit of a hit and miss. It’s a fantastic concept and brings some classic platforming style to the PS4. Knack himself is adorable, made up of bits and pieces of “ancient relics”, but just like his body, the game has some transparent faults. With all the new console, next gen and launch game madness Knack falls short of the hype.

Monday, November 25, 2013

PS4 :: First Impressions

This may be the first of a few posts on the new PlayStation 4 console. There is way too much to go over in a single journal entry, and ideally, this is something that we are going to be discussing for years to come. I’m fully aware that the PS4 is “just a game system”, however it is also, IMO, THE next generation console to own. It’s the dawn of a new era of gaming, how the future will unravel remains to be seen. Read on to hear my first impressions.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

PS4 Releases on My Radar

With less than five days left until the PS4 arrives at my doorstep, it was time to make some decisions on games. The games I’m most interested in for the PS4 are not being released until 2014. Although disappointing, 2014 will be here before you know it. I imagine that many gamers will still be shopping searching for a next-gen system for quite awhile.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

New on my Netflix List

Often frustrated searching through the Netflix Instant library, I offer you some recent picks from my own Netflix List. I've gone quite dark with this batch. You'll notice many of the selections lean towards the grimmer story lines. There is a nice variety of the supernatural, science fiction, comedy and even some torture. Let me know if you like one, I'd say the best of the bunch is probably The Brass Teapot.

Also, I wanted to share this link that really helps with finding something to watch on Netflix. The site offers "Most Popular" and "Recently Queued" lists, giving you an idea of what other people are watching. Check out for all your Instant needs. 

Proceed below for my list

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Trevor doesn't care about my other games

Yea, so that whole post last month about finishing up my unfinished games went out the window, I have been binge-gaming Grand Theft Auto 5 (GTA V). The insane amount of marketing for this game combined with the influence of friends that picked it up finally pushed me to break my game buying hiatus. I’m really glad I did too, because I’m hooked.  

To be really honest here, this will be my first real GTA experience. I played GTA III when it came out, but I didn’t own it. Owning it, is a big difference. Only playing for an hour or two at a friend’s house basically means: I had time to run from the cops and eventually get shot. Some loyal readers may recall a Gamedae GTA III review which I only played on my phone or iPad. I stand by that review because the game is really fun but the tablet novelty wore off quick.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Returning to the Citadel

It’s been awhile since I’ve been captaining the space vessel known as the SSV Normandy SR-2. There is a lot of love shared between me and the Mass Effect series. I’ve spent over a 100 hours with some of these characters. With the PS4 release looming in on November 15, I’ve been feeling some pressure to finish off some of my unfinished and (sadly) still sealed games. This time, I’m finally playing the very popular Mass Effect 3.

I got the Mass Effect Trilogy box set back last December. The trilogy box set was the first chance for PS users (the original Mass Effect was an XBox exclusive). I tried playing through
Mass Effect (1), let’s just say I wasn’t really blown away. ME1 is after all a game from 2007 and more the “clunkier cousin” in the franchise. I’ve stoked the fires and even watched the Mass Effect Paragon Lost anime again to get all ready to play ME3

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

sonic dash

RELEASE: 3/2013 | PUBLISHER: Sega America | DEVELOPER: Hardlight | Rated: 4+

The flood of “Endless Runner” games for iOS and other handheld devices is in full swing. I can’t take the subway to work without seeing half a train car playing Subway Surf; much like last year at this time everyone was playing Temple Run. Always aspiring to be the odd-man-out, I’ve been searching for an alternative. Then I saw a tweet from @SEGA that made me smile; the blue hedgehog has released its own endless runner game called Sonic Dash.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

lego lord of the rings

RELEASE: 10/2012 | PUBLISHER: Warner Bros. | ESRB: E for Everyone 

Silly? Yes, of course, the Lego franchise of video games are a bit silly. That silliness is the undeniable charm they bring to gamers. They are also very easy; there is no level you can’t pass, no enemy you can’t defeat and there is no dying. It’s world-peace in the otherwise frantic array of mature games available.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

resident evil 6

RELEASE: 10/2012 | DEVELOPER: Capcom | ESRB: M for Mature

Capcom brings together survival horror, intrigue and all-out-zombie-action in the sixth release of their popular franchise Resident Evil (RE). This is the biggest, best looking RE title to date. Hours of running, gunning and running and gunning at the same time; which is just one of the new additions making this game even better than the last. Though Resident Evil 6 has a bit of a scarred reputation on the internet, which I choose to ignore and see these zombie-infested streets for myself.

Monday, January 21, 2013

my favorite martian bloghop

A bloghop, hosted by some Twitter friends The Geek Twins, is happening today. The topic is quite simple: “Who is your all-time favorite alien individual (Martian or otherwise)”. Really narrowing down my choice to one specific alien has been quite a task. I’ve gone back to my early experiences with sci-fi for this answer. I’m not going to carve it into stone, but I’m happy with my pick.