Tag: PC Gaming

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on June 21st, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 11 comments

I’ve had some time to recover from E3 2013 and my Mom has been staying with me for the last few days. She’s headed to Orange County to visit her brother tomorrow, so that means it’s time for some unpacking (probably not) and heavy gaming (most definitely). I’d love to play something on my consoles, but I’ve yet to unpack my games. [Note to self: Don't move the week before E3 ever again.] The good news is that my friend from Insomniac sent me a copy of Fuse and I … continued


E3 2013: Wolfenstein — The New Order Interview

Posted on June 20th, by raymond padilla in Interviews, PC Gaming, PlayStation 4, PS3, Videogames, Videos, Xbox 360, Xbox One. No Comments

I stopped by Bethesda’s E3 2013 booth to chat with MachineGames gameplay designer Sabine Rösgren to talk about Wolfenstein: The New Order. The game is set in an alternate version of the ’60s where the Nazis won World War II. Naturally, it’s up to William “B.J.” Blazkowicz to save the day. Wolfenstein: The New Order combines gameplay elements from the old-school Wolfenstein games with modern touches like laser weapons and giant robots. Check out the video above for more details from Rösgren. And yes, I totally bombed this interview … continued

E3 2013: Razer Blade Gaming Laptop Interview

Posted on June 19th, by raymond padilla in Interviews, PC Gaming, Videos. No Comments

I stopped by Razer’s E3 2013 booth to check out the new Razer Blade and Razer Blade Pro. The former is a thin-and-light gaming laptop that doesn’t sacrifice power for portability. It’s a 14-inch model that features top-of-the-line chips from Intel (Haswell) and Nvidia (GeForce GTX 765M). The second iteration of the Razer Blade Pro features the same chips in a 17-inch body. It features the Switchblade UI for added flexibility. Switchblade has been updated to include features for professional applications like Maya and Photoshop. For those that lament the … continued

E3 2013: Nvidia Shield Interview

Posted on June 18th, by raymond padilla in Interviews, Mobile Tech, PC Gaming, Videogames, Videos. 3 comments

Nvidia made quite a splash when it announced its Shield portable gaming system at CES 2013. At E3 2013, I interviewed James Wang from Nvidia product marketing to get more details on the system and got some hands-on time with the console. Shield will be the first Tegra 4 device on the market, according to the company. Nvidia’s latest and greatest mobile chip should take mobile gaming to the next level. In addition to being able to run Android games, Shield allows gamers to stream PC games (GeForce GTX … continued

Best Games of E3 2013, Random Thoughts, Photos

Posted on June 14th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 7 comments

As expected, E3 2013 was a super-exciting show (new consoles always add extra excitement), but it was even more exciting than I thought it would be. Sony kicked things off with a bang, there were loads of great games to see, and independent developers brought a different (and refreshing) type of energy to the mix. Since everyone else is doing it (and it adds lots of search traffic), I’m listing my top 10 games of E3 2013. Keep in mind that there was a ton of stuff I didn’t see … continued


Coffee Talk #588: Scattered Thoughts on E3 2013 Day Zero

Posted on June 11th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, Console Wars, PC Gaming, PlayStation 4, Videogames, Xbox One. 10 comments

Yesterday I went to three E3 2013 press conferences: Microsoft, EA, and Sony. I watched some of Ubisoft’s with a few friends through streaming video, but quickly got bored (to be fair, I was pretty tired at the time). Here are some random thoughts on the day’s pressers…more


E3 2013 Press Conference Day Sandbox

Posted on June 10th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 2 comments

I’ll be running around the USC area and downtown Los Angeles for several E3 2013 press conferences. I’ll be in touch through the RPad.TV Google Hangout, but if you have any thoughts on the pressers while they’re happening, kindly use the comments section of this post. It’ll be our E3 2013 press conference day sandbox! I can’t wait to hear what you guys have to say about today’s pressers from Microsoft, EA, Sony, etc. And just for old times sake, fore!!!… continued


What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on June 7th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 17 comments

Now that my AT&T U-Verse Internet and television service is up and running, it’s time to fix up my consoles and games. My consoles have been ready to go, just waiting for a solid Internet connection. My games are in boxes in the living room. I didn’t want to unpack them until the wiring was all done. As expected, I had to move the shelves several times and that would have been a pain in the ass with hundreds of games and movies on them. After the dust clears, I’m … continued


This Week’s Videogame Releases

Posted on June 3rd, by raymond padilla in Game Releases, PC Gaming, PS3, Videogames, Xbox 360. 4 comments

The week before E3 is usually a dull one in terms of videogame releases. Still, there are few games that you should keep an eye on. Capcom’s Remember Me has been getting some buzz. This stealth-action game takes place in a futuristic version of Paris and uses some interesting sci-fi concepts. If you’ve missed out on Skyrim then you should consider picking up The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition, which has all the bells and whistles. Lastly, Marvel Heroes launches this week. As a comic-book nerd, I’m intrigued … continued


Double Fine’s Massive Chalice on Kickstarter

Posted on June 3rd, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming. No Comments

Double Fine is going to the Kickstarter well once again for a turn-based strategy game called Massive Chalice. The game uses tactical-RPG gameplay in a sword-and-sorcery setting. The Kickstarter rewards include a t-shirt, a poster, your very own in-game house name, participation in a brainstorming session at Double Fine HQ, and more. As of this writing, the Double Fine is on the cusp of reaching its $725,000 goal with 24 days to go. Check out an excerpt from the official description, as well as the pitch video below… continued