Author Archives: Alex Park

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 »

Postknight Review — Another Mobile F2P RPG to forget

Game Experience: Very Low Game Value: Low Total Score: 16/100 Quiche’s Recommendation: Invest time on other RPG F2Ps instead, like Fire Emblem. F2P RPGs are like Trump’s Executive Orders.  They keep coming and most of them shouldn’t be. Take Kurechii’s Postknight (iOS) for example. It’s and RPG…I guess.  You name the character and s/he levels… Read More »

Battle Princess Madelyn — Who Needs Prince Charming?

Damsel in distress? No way, not in Causal Bit Games’s Battle Princess Madelyn. As the title says, Madelyn is a princess all right, and she’s battlin’. What’s the cause?  Nothing better than sweet old revenge.  Her dog got killed.  She’s flipping mad and out to avenge her dog (who loyally stays by her side even… Read More »

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier — Fresh Blood or Old Jerky?

The Walking Dead fans of any medium fully understand the underlying theme: the living are as messed up as the un-living.  Actually, they’re more messed up. We have a new Telltale TWD and once again, we ask ourselves, “Can the living be trusted”? The Walking Dead: A New Frontier will be out on February 28th… Read More »

Legrand Legacy Tale of the Fatebounds — Good Old RPG New Again

New Gen technology doesn’t always mean better games.  It’s like movies.  Newer ones will have better FX, but good movies will always be good, no matter how old.  I’m talking Casablanca or Star Wars: A New Hope. In gaming, the classics are fun regardless of the advancements in technology.  Super Mario 64, Heroes of Might… Read More »

Fire Emblem Heroes Review — Squishy Characters Good, Daily Downloads Bad

Game Experience: Medium Game Value: Medium Total Score: 67 out of 100 Quiche’s Recommendation: Figure out the download issue and this will be 100 out of 100. The Fire Emblem mobile spin-off is a good addictive game…once you get past the ritual of daily downloads. Intelligent Systems and Nintendo teamed up for this highly engaging… Read More »

VR Golf Online Launches on Steam! — Time to hit the (virtual) green

Dying to hit the green, drive some balls, sink ’em in them cup… But can’t? Yep, work, kids, wife, chores…ah, life ain’t golf-friendly. Luckily, now we can golf-up in Virtual Reality with VR Golf Online.  Unfortunately, you’ll have to wear big goggles and you won’t feel the warmth of the sun and smell of fresh… Read More »