Monthly Archives: March 2017

Surf World Series — Surfing that won’t kill you…hopefully.

I tried surfing once.  I almost died. Got caught under, board came up and smacked me on the bridge of the nose.  Spun under and tried swimming back but too disoriented. Eventually made it back somehow but I was done with surfing. Needless to say, I’m not a big surfing guy, not even in video… Read More »

Logres English version Beta — the JRPG we’ve been waiting for!

Mobile RPGs are everywhere these days but not many are any good.  Logres is actually one of the better JRPGs and it’s opening English Beta in April.  Definitely one to try out. Here’s more info: English version of top grossing Japanese Mobile Game, “Logres: Japanese RPG” launches beta test on April! Tokyo, Japan – March 27, 2017 – Marvelous… Read More »

The Occupation — Finding the truth was harder…and more fun…in the 1980s

The 1980s is the best setting for a mystery. Why? No Internet.  No social media.  No smart phones.  Actually, no cell phones and only doctors had pagers. Too many movies these days have guys discovering some plot-driving truth simply by Googling it.  Back in the ‘80s, folks had to dig for the truth…sometimes literally.  Much… Read More »

Reservoir Dogs: Bloody Days — As good as the ear-cutting scene?

Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs has one of the best ear-cutting scenes in cinema history.  It might even be the best mutilation scene ever.  What makes it great? It doesn’t actually show it. Yep, like a good book, the picture is painted in our brains, which makes it much more intense.  And intensity is at the heart… Read More »

Borders: Indie Game about Illegal Immigration — Here’s what’s wrong with this game

It’s an intense survival game about migration in an extreme hostile environment.  And it’s 8-bit. No, it’s not the Oregon Trail. It’s Borders, an indie by Gonzalo Alvarez. Here’s the game in Alvarez’s own words (gonzzink.com): Borders is a political art game created not only to exhibit video games as an art form but to… Read More »

Pico SDK — Create content for Pico Neo CV

This is exciting stuff.  Got a a cool VR game concept?  It’ll soon be easier to make idea to reality. Pico will soon release the Software Development Kit for its VR headset, Pico Neo CV. Here’s more info: The Pico SDK opens endless possibilities for independent creators and AAA studios to develop innovative applications, including… Read More »

Detached on Oculus Rift — Who needs SpaceX?

For a million dollars (or a bit more), Elon Musk will take you to space.  Anshar Studios will do it for $19.99.  Well, virtually anyway. The Polish developer’s “PvP VR Experience” game, Detached, is now available on the Oculus store.  The early access beta will simulate some of the intensities of being stranded in space. … Read More »