Category Archives: Video Games

6 Thoughts On Trying to Recapture the Magic of an Old Final Fantasy Game

I finally beat Final Fantasy 9 last month after roughly 13 years. It was an unremarkable experience. Not 13 continuous years of trying, mind you. I borrowed the game from a friend way back in my college days, but the first disc was scratched and the game crashed only an hour or so into it. I didn’t try again until last summer when Final Fantasy 9 was released on Steam.

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Steam is the great uniter

I played for a bit last summer, but gave up out of general boredom. Thankfully, the gaming spirit grabbed me again this winter and I powered through the rest of Final Fantasy 9, finally sending Zidane and company up against the evil Kuja to save…I wanna say Gaia? Was that the name of their planet? Anyway, I beat the game, recaptured my lost youth and now I’m gonna talk about it!

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Marvel is Making a Fancy New Video Game

Considering we live in a world where the Batman: Arkham games were a huge success, I have high hopes for Marvel making a solid superhero video game. They announced a new partnership with Square Enix this morning for The Avengers Project. Check out this completely useless teaser trailer.

So we have no information about the game, other than it’s going to be about the Avengers, possibly reassembling for whatever reason. But the very fact that it could be as good as the Batman: Arkham games has me potentially excited for anything, really.

Here’s to hope!

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Holy Robin! It’s Robin in Injustice League 2!

My interest in DC Comics video games rises and falls with whether or not Robin is involved. I’m shameless in this, and I don’t mind. So when Robin didn’t appear in Injustice: Gods Among Us, I was a little less interested in the game — though it did feature Nightwing, and Robin was involved in the tie-in comics.

Well the new trailer for Injustice 2 features Robin for reals, people! It’s Damian Wayne, to be sure, but he’s got a real Robin costume!

Robin shows up about a minute into the trailer fighting Batman. So it’s not like my dream come true of a heroic Tim Drake version is going to happen. But I will take what I can get.

Here’s a screenshot showing off the Robin costume!

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Not the best interpretation of a Robin costume, not even in video games. But like I said, I’ll take what I can get. I am not 100% more interested in Injustice 2.

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I Really Wanna Play The Last Guardian

My favorite video game of all time is Shadow of the Colossus from the Playstation 2 era. That thing was a video game masterpiece. And, like everybody else, I have been patiently waiting for The Last Guardian to come out.

Well now it’s here and I don’t get to play it!

I don’t play video games on console anymore. It’s all PC and Steam! So somebody bring The Last Guardian to Steam. Make it happen. And if the Honest Trailers people can do it, then do it! I wanna play!

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My 6 Favorite Things of 2016

By all accounts, 2016 has been a pretty crummy year. I still can’t wrap my head around most of it and it’s been more than a month. And I’m still disappointed that the Warcraft movie wasn’t a bigger hit. That thing had so much potential! I still like it, and that’s all that matters to me.

Anyway, like most online writers, I figure I might as well wrap up my favorite bits of pop culture in 2016.

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As with the changing of the tides, so too come the end of year Best lists. But unlike really cool, professional websites who watch a ton of movies and know what they’re talking about, I only really pay attention to four things: movies, video games, TV shows and comics. And every year, I scramble to fill in the final two slots to make a List of Six. So sue me.

Join me after the jump for my favorite bits and pieces of 2016!

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