Backlog: Sniper Elite 3

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Stab Nazi in back to activate sick dance moves

I knew I would love this game. I loved V2 and all of the Nazi Zombie Army series. I love (attempting) being sneaky and I love sniping. Once I got started playing, I struggled to play anything else. This game clocked in at 15 – 20 hours, and there is still co-op through the main campaign and a decent multiplayer.

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Alien: Isolation Review


So I finally finished Alien: Isolation.    Here’s what I thought.

In Alien: Isolation, you are Amanda Ripley, daughter of Ellen Ripley, the main character from the Alien movies.  You are trying to investigate the disappearance of your mothers ship, the Nostromo.

You find out that the Nostromos flight recorder has been recovered and was delivered to a station called Sevastopol.  You are allowed to follow the lead and are docked at Sevastopol and very shortly after, things start to go south.  The station is in the middle of being decommissioned, and suddenly people are starting to disappear. I know, big surprise right?  The flight recorder wasn’t the only “evidence” delivered to Sevastopol. You begin your fight to survive, creeping through the shadows from computer terminals to air locks, hacking into systems, listening to audio recordings of other survivors, and completing whatever tasks are necessary for you to get off of the station alive.

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Far Cry 4 Review

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I just reached the credit roll in Far Cry 4. I’m at about 75% completion. It’s hard for me to avoid the lazy review path here. So the TL;DR version: If you liked Far Cry 3, you will certainly enjoy Far Cry 4. Didn’t play Far Cry 3? (What’s wrong with you!?) Well, as an alternative analogy, it’s like a first person shooter Skyrim. If that doesn’t work for you then you will just have to read further.

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Borderlands The Pre-Sequel: Early Thoughts

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Now witness the firepower of this fully ARMED and OPERATIONAL battle station!

I’ve now made it past the first 10 levels of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, so I thought I would share my early thoughts. The TL;DR version, it’s good and worthy of the full game price as a 3rd entry into the series. With a few exceptions, though, it is just more Borderlands. If, like me, you want more Borderlands, then you’re in luck.

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Who are the real winners and losers in early access games?

DayZ1Ever feel like you’re being held hostage by game developers? – courtesy of =ST=Achilles

We’ve all done it.  Ponied up a wad of cash (some wads larger than others) to play an “early access” alpha or beta game.  We did it collectively with Minecraft and while we did have fun with it we all wound up with the same question “where is the game here?”

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APB Swings both ways


For most games on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being you’d rather get a tooth pulled and 10 being you look forward to playing it all day, you will find that most have a fairly static rank. I’m kind of a mellow dude so most games land closer to the middle for me. Games like Guild Wars, Battlefield, Diablo – they tend to be closer to 10. Games like E.Y.E. Divine Cybermancy…thank goodness Steam released the update allowing you to hide games in your library.

Then there is APB: Reloaded.

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