Monthly Archives: December 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — Here’s what’s wrong with Rogue One

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is a highly entertaining, fan-serving, and re-watchable addition to the Star Wars canon.  But it’s got some problems. Mainly, it needed to either scale-down or scale-up, but it’s stuck in Sarlacc’s throat, half-digested, left messy and smelly. Here’s what I mean (Spoilers Ahead): 1) Too Much Fan Service We… Read More »

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard — Back to Simple = Back to True Evil

Resident Evil is going back to its roots, which is good news to end a pretty crazy 2016. It’s horror again.  One place, one haunting, one madness.  The only difference is that Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is first person, but the guns and puzzles are still there.  And based on the trailer, we’re back to… Read More »

Seasons of Heaven — What the Official Trailer shows us about the game

Nintendo reminds me of childhood.  Lazy but magical summer afternoons playing Gyromite, Duck Hunt, Kung Fu and of course, Super Mario.  Many years since the first Nintendo Entertainment System and now we are on console #7, the Nintendo Switch. And one of its first exclusives is a game about…childhood. The official trailer for Seasons of… Read More »

Old Time Hockey Announcement Trailer — Banging Heads and Scoring Goals, Good Times!

I always preferred the lower-level hockey to the NHL.  More brutal, more raw, more old-time hockey.  I’ll take the IHL Ice Dogs to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks any day.  Latter couldn’t risk even a scratch on their pretty-boy multi-millionaires like Selanne and Kariya.  This was the 1990s and old time hockey had already gone a… Read More »

RULE on Kickstarter — War in Silicon Valley?

I’m constantly thinking about war.  At the grocery store, at the office, the ball game…what if war broke out here and now?  Where would I take cover?  What am I wearing?  Where would I get guns? War is highly unlikely in my Silicon Valley neighborhood.  (Except the tech variety between Apple and Samsung and Google… Read More »

Guardians of the Galaxy 5-part episodic series — Telltale’s most RAD game yet

Teaser trailers usually don’t say much and the teaser for the Guardians of the Galaxy video game doesn’t tell us anything.  But what’s there to tell?  It’s Guardians of the Galaxy and it’s Telltale. We see a Rad Mix cassette tape drifting in space, as iconic as the Star Child from Kubrick’s 2001.  Ah, the… Read More »

Death Stranding Trailer — What is Death Stranding?

We don’t know much about the new Kojima game, Death Stranding, but speculation is good fun. And actually, the trailer, introduced at The Game Awards, tells us a lot. First of all, the game’s got cash.  It’s got three heavy-weights in Mads Mikkelson, Guillermo del Toro, and Norman Redus.  All great names, all great talent,… Read More »