Reader, I don't know how to tell you this, so I'll just say it: until last weekend, I had never played any of the games in Nintendo's best-selling, wildly popular, familiar-even-to-laypersons series Mario Kart. I just didn't know what I was missing until I went to visit some friends who live in the suburbs with their… Continue reading Your Horoscope in the Marioverse
Last summer, I committed to playing--and completing, if possible--as many last-generation console games as I could. I'm slow to adopt new tech, so even though the new console had already been available for three years, I made my usual excuses: my old one still works, there were still so many games I'd never played on… Continue reading Gaming Roundup: The New Summer of Gaming
Yes, I am very late to have a Hot Take on this game. I actually bought the Deluxe Edition for a meager $16 when I finally indulged in my long-awaited next-gen this spring, but was in no hurry to see why so many people had told me that ME:A would make me fall out of… Continue reading I don’t hate Mass Effect: Andromeda
Winter is hard. That's my explanation for my recent obsession with mobile games. Usually, mobile games are out of the question for me--my smartphone, now almost two years old, was a freebie and barely has enough memory for the apps I use for my job. Nonetheless, for about six months I squeezed in Heroes of Dragon Age,… Continue reading Gaming roundup: Is it spring or what?
For anyone who has been following the progress of Purple DadShep--my final playthrough of the entire Mass Effect trilogy accompanied by my friend and neighbor--we have responded to the events of Tuchanka and the Citadel by becoming staunchly Paragon (unless mercs and jerks are really getting on our nerves); those are two quests that really… Continue reading Year of Gaming, winter report
Well, summer's over. I didn't spend any money on games and I didn't start yet another new character on Mass Effect or Dragon Age (not counting my ME playthrough with my neighbor, in which our slightly Renegade BroShep of ME2 is evolving into an extremely purple DadShep in ME3). Goal achieved! But I certainly had… Continue reading “Summer” of Gaming, interim report