Category Archives: Video Games
In just a few short days, 2017 will come to an end and we’ll all move on with our lives. Was it a good year? I suppose. The highlight of the year was publishing my own graphic novel, Gamer Girl & Vixen, with my awesome team. And I just got off a great family trip to Universal Studios in Florida. And I’m not dead yet. So I suppose 2017 was an OK year.
And like every other pop culture-infused website on the Internet, I’m putting together a list of my favorite bits and pieces of the pop culture year. Unlike all those other websites, I don’t have an entire staff of people to check in on everything. I only experienced the few things I experienced. For example, I don’t have a Nintendo Switch or a Playstation 4, so I missed out on some of the year’s best video games. On the other hand, I made a point to go see more movies in the theaters, so I have more to pick from. It’s been a weird year.
Join me after the jump for my favorite picks from pop culture! And feel free to share your own in the comments!
The DC fighting game sequel, Injustice 2, is finally coming to PC in a couple weeks. I was considering getting the game in the first place, but now it’s an absolute certainty. Look which fighters they’re adding to the game!
I mean, I guess you can be excited for the Atom and Enchantress, but why would you? It’s the freakin’ Ninja Turtles, yo! In a quality, high caliber fighting game! I can only hope their successful addition will spawn a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fighting game in the Injustice vein!
World of Warcraft expansions keep coming, and the next one sounds pretty big: Battle for Azeroth! I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty final to me. Though, Blizzard has not said this is the final expansion. But it does bring the classic Horde vs. Alliance war back to the forefront!
As always, we got a sweet cinematic trailer to go with the announcement!
And we got a trailer talking about the new additions to the game world. We’ll finally unlock Kul Tiras, which is cool.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) I’m in one of my off-periods for World of Warcraft. It’s one of my favorite video games of all time, and it’s a gameworld and lore I love to the very core of my being. But I can’t always afford to play or want to play. I haven’t even touched Legion, which will hopefully go on sale soon.
The expansion sounds cool, but the number one thing that will bring me back to WoW — new playable races — wasn’t announced for the third expansion in a row. The last new playable race we got were pandaren (which I loved, by the way).
Instead, the new expansion will have subraces. They look pretty cool. And I suppose this would give me a good reason to finally roll a proper dwarf and troll.
But I want to make an ogre, gosh darnit!
The Red Dead Redemption sequel is on its way, and hopefully I’ll get to play it on PC at some point in my lifetime. Fingers are crossed. One also has to imagine that Grand Theft Auto 6 is also in production somewhere — even though Rockstar has discovered the get rich quick scheme of in-game micro-transactions. They make great games, some of my favorites of all time, and I want more glorious, open-world Rockstar greatness!
But where to next?
One would hope that Rockstar have an unlimited number of options ahead of them. The past two Grand Theft Auto games have featured lovingly rendered versions of New York City and Los Angeles, to degrees we previously never thought possible. And the Red Dead Redemption series has taken the greatness of Grand Theft Auto and transferred it to the rough and tumble world of the Wild West. So clearly, the good people at Rockstar know how to make a game world.
So where should they go next? Either in Grand Theft Auto or a new series? Join me after the jump to hear some potential ideas!
There’s still a fancy new Spider-Man video game coming to the Playstation next year, and it looks pretty cool!
Problem is, I won’t get to play it! Boo! I gave up on console video games awhile ago and use just Steam and my PC. But this game is one of those gosh-darned exclusives! So unless something breaks and it comes to PC a few years down the line, I’m out of luck.
Though I’m not sure if it’s going to be a good game, yet. It looks cool, sure, but where’s the gameplay? What little we’ve seen in the past looks like a bunch of quick-time events. I’m slightly worried. But we’ll see! It’s got the Shocker, and I like that!