E3 2018 – Ubisoft Press Conference

Ubisoft’s press conferences have been pretty solid the last few years and this year wasn’t an exception. Thankfully they got Just Dance out of the way right at the start (though the dance number they did was entertaining enough for the present audience), cause that’s pretty much the least interesting title and really doesn’t even…

E3 2018 – Devolver “Press Conference”

Alright, now THIS was FUN! Short and entertaining, that’s pretty much what this fake press conference was, making fun of… well, essentially everything and everyone. Loot Boxes, the tendency of gamers to buy them, how the industry does press conferences, the “classic mini” consoles, you name it. And in the short 20 minutes they took,…

E3 2018 – Bethesda Press Conference

Well… that wasn’t good… (partially not Bethesda’s fault though) To be fair, both Rage 2 and Fallout 76 were leaked/announced before the conference… but both games don’t seem all that interesting to me either. Rage 2 might be better than the impression it gave, but Fallout 76 I could not care less about with the…

E3 2018 – Microsoft Press Conference

MS seems to have understood what was necessary to show at their press conference: lots of games, to make sure their existing console owners and potential future buyers know that there is a good supply of games coming. So that’s mostly what they did, besides also announcing the creation of a new development studio plus…

E3 2018 – EA Press Conference Thoughts

So, the yearly E3 event has started, eh? Let’s see what EA brought to the table this time. Interestingly they did NOT bring much for Battlefield V, mainly some footage that was a mix of cutscene and gameplay. They did officially announce “Royale” (a Battle Royale mode, how unsurprising), but more on that will only…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 10

The last “season” wasn’t really a season, but a collection of specials that aired over 13 years, with the last few each having 3 years in between them. Due to the spread, this season ends up very varied and quite interesting, definitely a strong endpoint for the series. The first episode contrasts Columbo’s age with…

Thoughts on Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War… where to start with such a rather big movie. The movie really has a lot of everything… characters, plot threads, run-time, jokes, action… and for me it managed to not feel overly long. Neither the action nor the character moments dragged on too much while watching the movie. Obviously someone new to…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 9

The season uses some new elements in the episodes that break up the usual formula a bit, but in contrast to some earlier episodes, it usually works in favor of the episode. The first episode has multiple visualized dream sequences where Columbo and the killer are shown as static background elements (in a blue tint,…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 8

Fans had to wait a long time for new episodes after season 7, as this one started airing almost 11 years later. Despite only being 4 episodes short, the season was a nice return to the series, with interesting cases/killers. Columbo’s dog makes a short appearance in one of the episodes, but it’s only for one…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 7

A very diverse season, very enjoyable. It starts out strong with an episode that on the one hand has a very sympathetic killer and on the other hand the final clues for the solution of the case were very fitting for the theme episode. With the second episode I very strongly recommend not watching it…