November Video Games Report

Took advantage of MIL’s presence to get some gaming done before I would be too busy to game for a while. Civilization VI (18 hours): This time around I play as Greece and try for a cultural victory while also getting more involved in the religion part of the game. Vertical Drop Heroes HD (1 […]

October Video Games Report

Civilization VI (9 hrs) The latest iteration of this series I’ve been playing for the past 25 years was released and the changes have made the game more dynamic and, for the first time in the series, have really made it so that I can’t just do the same thing every game because of how […]

February Video Games Report

XCOM: Enemy Within (17 hours): By the time I was done with February I was nearly done with XCOM: Enemy Within. It was a fun revisit of XCOM: Enemy Unknown, but I think I’m done for a while. That’s a good thing since I hear that XCOM 2 has some beefy PC and graphics card […]

January 2016 Video Games

Because I’ve staggered the publishing of new videos on Youtube, not all of them may be visible on the embeds in this blog post on the day it goes live. For example, I think I created 14 videos for Torchlight in January, but at the moment only 11 are live. Torchlight (23 hours): I decide […]

December Video Game Report

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (15 hours): I wanted to finish XCOM: Enemy Unknown before 2015 was over and I succeeded. Despite being screwed over by scripting errors in the big “dungeons”, I had a lot of fun with the game. The ending was slightly anti-climactic, but then again, this game only had the barest of storylines. […]

November Video Game Report

XCOM: Enemy Unknown (11 hours): There are many times that The Giant Bombcast or other video game podcasts have led me to discover games I wouldn’t have otherwise considered: Peggle, Saint’s Row the Third, Assassin’s Creed, and The Witcher. But there was one time they did me wrong: XCOM: Enemy Unknown. They made it sound […]

October Video Games

Team Fortress 2 (33 hours): I’m a seasonal Team Fortress 2 player. Although I play it here and there at any time of year, I tend to really play a lot during October for the special Halloween missions. This year Valve was busy working on a new mode that was released earlier this week so […]

Video Games Report March 2014

The Witcher (15 hours) Assassin’s Creed was the first game series Vinnie of Giant Bomb convinced me to try by talking about it endlessly on the Bombcast. The Witcher is the second. (This is why I miss his voice on that podcast so much) It has turned out to be a lot more fun than […]

February Video Games

Civilization V (30 minutes) – We got a few turns in our multiplayer games, but other important things (like planning weddings, perhaps) have kept my brothers from sending me new turns. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX+ (38 minutes) – I got it as part of a Humble Bundle because eventually my PS3 will die or be […]

January Video Games Report

Civilization: Beyond Earth (7 hrs): This game was a great evolution on Civ V. I enjoyed that they continued with the same sense of humor. I also thought they did a good job evolving things so that it felt different enough. It’ll probably take a few games before I get the hang of all the […]

2014 Video Games Report and Game of the Year

This year I did not play as many new games as in previous years. I was deep in my graduate degree and most of my free time was during work travel. Since I don’t have a powerful laptop (and Steam on Linux was just taking off early on this year anyway), most of that time […]

April – August 2014 Video Games Report

April: Civilization V (7 hrs): Met Dan in Mesa Bros; Waiting in Lefties Game May: Civilization V (11 hrs): More of the multiplayer games. June: Civ V (3 hrs): More multiplayer games. Super Meat Boy (30 min): I played a few levels until it began to get too hard for me. It is a very […]