Category Archives: Trailers

Prey Hardware Labs Trailer — Yu got some Swag!

Last year’s gameplay trailer for Prey didn’t wow me, but the Hardware/Weapons video is a different story. Bethesda’s FPS/RPG (about a space station gone alien-hostile) has some gnarly goods. First up gnarly is a grenadish thing called a Recycler Charge. It’s like a mini-black hole.  Throw it, sucks stuff in.  Who doesn’t want a mini-black… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »