Category Archives: Video Games

BlizzCon 2017: An Opening Ceremony Recap!

Some of you might remember that, last year, I did a blow-by-blow recap of the BlizzCon opening ceremonies, and it turns out I’m in a good position to do it again! For those who aren’t familiar, BlizzCon is Blizzard Entertainment’s … Continue reading

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Music Blog: Vater Unser

This is a particular piece of music I was first exposed to from John Ringo, listed in the back of one of his novels as part of a musical playlist. The funny thing is that it’s only the Our Father, … Continue reading

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Life is Strange: Butterflies in the Vortex

“Do your powers include mind reading? Or did you just rewind because I tried to steal the cozy chair?” Some of you might remember my Walking Dead review, where I talked quite glowingly about Telltale Games’ feels trip masquerading as … Continue reading

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Dragon Awards Are Live

Last year, we released footage of the first annual Dragon Awards, the official award of DragonCon, one of the world’s largest SFF conventions. And now, the Dragons are once again upon us. The nominations process has begun. However, I don’t recommend … Continue reading

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BlizzCon: the Opening Ceremonies

The atmosphere is tense. The countdown begins. And one of the biggest shows in the gaming industry is about to begin! It’s BlizzCon 2016, and I’m here live…well…sorta…watching over the Internet, anyway. Opening things off is an awesome shot of … Continue reading

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Battlerite: My Early Impressions

When I started getting into MOBAs like Heroes of the Storm, which I reviewed recently, I ran into mention of an older game called “Bloodline Champions“. Like in MOBAs, you had characters with a diverse set of abilities–but instead of … Continue reading

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Military SF Tech @DragonCon, 2016

This was a fun little panel that I was surprised by — mostly that I got such good video feed. “There’s an awful lot of high tech in military science fiction. Some of it is solidly based on current science/tech. … Continue reading

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What Andy’s Playing: Heroes of the Storm

I’ve played a number of different types of games, and the one that’s taking my time right now is Heroes of the Storm, a game that’s a bit odd in some ways but very satisfying in others. Where else can … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Awards

A lot of attention has come to the state of awards in the field of science fiction and fantasy in the last few years, thanks to increasing problems with and arguments over the Hugo Awards. If you’re unaware of why, … Continue reading

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A Flight of Dragon Awards

DragonCon is a convention that takes place every year over the Labor Day weekend in downtown Atlanta, GA. It is, by all accounts, the largest sci-fi and fantasy convention on the planet Earth. If you don’t believe me, their minimum … Continue reading

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The Best of #E32016, Day 1

So I covered Xbox’s abysmal opening.  What about the rest of day 1?   Ghost Recon: Wildlands Last year, this was only a trailer, one that promised the player the ability to tackle the same problem from multiple angles — … Continue reading

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#E32016’s Xbox Press Conference

Xbox One has finally showed us their true colors: almost nothing new. NO, really. First, if I hear the word “diversity” one more time … seriously, stop with the buzzwords. Or at least make new ones. As I watched the … Continue reading

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Battlefield 1 Drops at #XboxE3

Welcome to World War 1. No, that’s really my only commentary on that. It looks like it as all the artillery, vehicles, and weapons of World War i. And if I saw that correctly, there might even by some Lawrence … Continue reading

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#XboxE3 Reveals a Thinner Console

Microsoft revealed the “Xbox One S” at E3 this Monday, June 13. At which point, you have to ask, “And who cares?” Sorry, while this is an improvement over the old school VCR cinder block that was the original XBone, … Continue reading

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Titanfall Returns at #E32016

http://widgets.ign.com/video/embed/content.html?url=http://www.ign.com/videos/2016/06/12/titanfall-2-multiplayer-gameplay-trailer-e3-2016 I think I can say that I’m officially disappointed.  More multiplayer.  Oh yay. If you didn’t see the original Titanfall, it was a lot of this, with a disappointing multiplayer campaign, and barely any story or content to the universe … Continue reading

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Mass Effect: Andromeda E3 Trailer

I’m not much of a video gamer, but I finally got around to the Mass Effect trilogy last year and was blown away. Prior to that, I was tooling around with World of Warcraft (I generally only invest my time and energy in one … Continue reading

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Habitica: Productivity that Grants XP

A few months ago, I noticed someone in one of my Facebook groups posting about an interesting app called Habitica. It’s one of a host of time-management and productivity-increasing applications, both web- and mobile-based. What sets it apart, however, is … Continue reading

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A Zombie Game With Brains: The Walking Dead, Season 1

You’ve probably heard of the popular TV show The Walking Dead. You know, the one that actually made it cool to watch TV about zombies. You might even know about the original comics that the show was based on. This … Continue reading

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What Andy’s Playing: Undertale

Undertale is a game that’s tricky to talk about, but the prospect of sharing this review with you fills me with determination. I could put a spoiler warning up, but ultimately there’s so many things about the game that I wouldn’t … Continue reading

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WARCRAFT Movie Trailer Released

At BlizzCon 2013, Blizzard Entertainment announced that a movie based on their Warcraft series of games was in production. Today, they released the first trailer for the film.

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