Gaming Memories – Dragon Crystal (Game Gear)

When asked what game introduced you to RPGs, often you’ll hear names like Final Fantasy, Phantasy Star, Baldur’s Gate, larger names like that. For me, it was a much smaller title: Dragon Crystal for the Sega Game Gear. While it wasn’t a full-blown rpg like the other titles, it had character levels, experience points, lots…

Saving a Port – Chrono Trigger (Steam)

Back in March, I made a post about how horrible the Steam port of Chrono Trigger is… and now it’s time I follow up on that. Consider me pleasantly shocked: Square Enix actually remedied the situation and fixed the problems with the port! Since the original release there have been 4 updates to the game,…

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,…