Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Games of Decade Past

10 years ago, Microsoft released the Xbox 360, the absurdly-named successor to its short lived Xbox machine. With it, Microsoft ushered in a new age of gaming. And I don't mean that in the grandiose way that overexcited middle age men in suits promise every year.

"But not me fellow youths. I just want to talk to you about the revolutionary new GameBox 10. With the power of the digi-cloud, it's going to solve world hunger and feature tight cutting-edge graphics."

For better or worse, Microsoft set the stage for the last generation of consoles. But they were not alone. In the last decade, countless hardware manufactures, developers, publishers, and even everyday normal cool gamers like us have changed gaming as we know it immensely.

Here are just some of the things that have defined video gaming since then.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Update.

I've never been the type of person to believe in New Year's Resolutions. If people want to change, they should do so any time of year rather than letting the calendar dictate their actions.

Lately my outrageous Steam backlog has been bothering me. I've been craving certain genres and I look at this list that's longer than Ruby Oliver's treasure map of boys (and believe me, that's a long list). So, today I decided, yep, I'm doing it.

That's right, I'm organizing my Steam games, baby! I have done a lot more today than I thought I would, especially considering that I attended 2 Christmas parties today and went grocery shopping (which always takes way too long). I couldn't have done it without my husband, the amazing Lucha Llama.

He's been pretty busy playing Fallout 4 and Alien Isolation when he gets a chance. Together we play Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, but we only do so when we have Banana Tim Tams. We also started Little Big Planet 3, Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes and Tales of Graces f until it became not fun and Emeraude didn't become my party member, stupid bitch. Solo Bekness has been rockin' Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, Persona 4 and tonight I'm going to begin Sudokuball Detective and hopefully poundin' coffee so hard.

I'd like to say I'll be bringing you, our loyal readers more reviews over the next few months, but that'd probably be a lie. We will, however, be working on our end of year awards, and they're going to knock your socks off.*

Thanks to all our readers (hah!), and I hope you enjoy the silly season.

*socks may actually stay on