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Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 3

24 Mar

Look, I get it. I do, I get it. I’m not naïve, I understand that just like movies and television and even books, videogames are a business and businesses need to make money. Ubisoft wants to make Assassin’s Creed games for as long as they’re popular and they’re worried that if they provide fans with [...]

Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 2

22 Mar

Despite my many complaints, overall Assassin’s Creed III wasn’t a bad game. It lacked some polish but you could tell effort had been put into it. The world just wasn’t as engrossing as it once was… which would have been forgivable if the story hadn’t been so horrendous. Where do I begin? For starters Connor [...]

Pirates? Meh. The Tarnished Legacy of Assassin’s Creed, Pt. 1

21 Mar

Despite the fact that Ubisoft had declared last October’s Assassin’s Creed III to be the last annual entry in the franchise, it was announced recently that a new game would be hitting shelves this fall, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag. The game has generated a lot of buzz due to its pirate setting… and a [...]

New Games Abyss Article on Videogame Violence

20 Feb

I’m still writing for Games Abyss and am trying to ramp up the number of posts I produce for them. This editorial was published yesterday- basically my thoughts on violent video games role in the current debate over real world gun violence. My mortal enemy is censorship, so you can imagine what my opinion is [...]

At Long Last, a New Games Abyss Article

20 Aug

Even though I’ve been pretty busy lately, what with job searching and interviews and my budding screenwriting career, I still found some time to write another editorial for Games Abyss. This one’s about my most anticipated game of the fall, Assassin’s Creed III, specifically my speculation on what role the character of Desmond Miles will [...]

Could Co-Op Ruin Dead Space?

18 Jun

I’m a huge fan of the Dead Space franchise, and Dead Space 2 was one of my favorite games of 2012. I was really excited to see some footage of the upcoming threequel at this year’s E3, but EA and Visceral’s press conference left me, well… underwhelmed. Co-op? Why? Ice planet? Why? Cover system? Why? [...]

The Future of COD

17 May

Head over to Games Abyss to read my latest editorial. Man, it feels good to write for them again and not have to keep my mouth shut because of arbitrary rules set up by halfwits named Juan Martinez. In all likelihood, my lay off and this article will prevent me from ever working for Activision [...]

My Glorious Return to Games Abyss

26 Apr

Now that I’ve been laid off and released by Activision from the bonds of thralldom, I can once again do something I actually enjoy: writing about videogames. That’s right, I’m back at Games Abyss and free to write as many editorials and reviews as I damn well please. First up is my take on one [...]

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Impressions

25 Nov

MAJOR SPOILERS I’m a huge fan of the Assassin’s Creed series. Truth be told, I’m probably the biggest AC fan I know. While all my coworkers were babbling on about Skyrim and all the dragons they were going to slay, I was getting pumped for the conclusion to the stories of Ezio Auditore da Firenze [...]

Microsoft’s Kinect is Still Kinda Lame

10 Jun

A couple of days ago I watched Microsoft’s E3 press conference on Spike TV and then wrote about it on Games Abyss. Like last year, the conference was heavy on Kinect, and despite the awesome capabilities of the technology, the games still look pretty shitty. Read my take here.