Tag: PC Gaming

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on July 26th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 13 comments

I received my review code for Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and I’m excited to play it this weekend (after a lunchtime viewing of The Wolverine). I was high on the game after seeing it in October. The gameplay is clever and simple, while the graphics look like a water-colored painting come to life. In many ways, it’s like a mashup of Ico and Heavy Rain. I adored both of those games, so hopefully I adore this one. The game hits on August 7, as part of … continued


Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Preview/Interview

Posted on July 18th, by raymond padilla in Interviews, PC Gaming, Previews, Videos. No Comments

Last week I caught a demo of Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians, a unique platform/music game developed by Threaks and being published by Reverb. Executive producer Ted Lange took me through the game and chatted with me after the demo. Beatbuddy features a story by Rhianna Pratchett and music from Austin Wintory (Journey). Lange described the game as being “familiar and different.” It has platform elements that will instantly feel familiar to gamers that have played loads of Mario and Sonic games, but also has a distinct … continued

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on July 18th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 1 Comment

This weekend I’m going to jump into some of the iOS freebies I downloaded during the App Store 5th Anniversary Sale. First up is Badland. It’s a platform game with some of the sweetest art I’ve seen in a mobile game. Next on the list is Tiny Wings HD. Lots of my friends were high on the original game when it first came out. I want to see what all the fuss is about, but I’m going to do it with updated graphics. Since I’ll be glued to … continued


Coffee Talk #594: Your Favorite Game of 2013 (Thus Far)

Posted on July 2nd, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Videogames. 10 comments
Half of 2013 is over and I want to hear about your favorite game of the year (thus far). Were you enthralled by BioShock Infinite? Were you captivated by Lara Croft's return in Tomb Raider? Perhaps Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch brought you a slice of gaming heaven. I know that some of you are down on The Last of Us, but it has been getting rave reviews, so maybe the game is working for some of you? Please talk about the best game you've played this year in the comments section. As for my choice...more

What Are You Playing This Weekend?

Posted on June 28th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. 3 comments

It’s going to be a violent and sarcastic weekend for me, because I’ll be hanging out with Marvel’s lovable merc with a mouth while I play Deadpool. I’m really looking forward to this game, but in a rather unusual way. I’ve heard…not-so-good things about the gameplay. I’m prepared to deal with that. Since Deadpool is one of my favorite Marvel characters, I’m super looking forward to the game’s writing, characterization, interactions, etc. Although I’d love for the gameplay to rock, I’ll be content if the game delivers the Deadpool … continued


Check Out Taxi Journey on Kickstarter

Posted on June 27th, by raymond padilla in PC Gaming, Videogames. No Comments

Lexis Numerique’s Taxi Journey claims to be a platformer that mixes adventure elements, puzzle gameplay, poetry, humor, and mystery. The description grabbed my attention. After going to the game’s Kickstarter page, I was charmed. The art style — featuring distinct pencils and inks — has a Tim Burton-esque feel to it. The characters and objects in the game look familiar and weird at the same time. The idea of a poor taxi driver that can’t afford a real cab and has to carry his passengers on his back while … continued


Nvidia Shield Delayed to July

Posted on June 26th, by raymond padilla in Mobile Tech, PC Gaming, Videogames. 2 comments

Bad news for gamers looking forward to Nvidia Shield — the company’s portable videogame console has been delayed to July. It was originally slated to ship this week. The delay was caused by a “third-party mechanical component.” For those of you not familiar with Shield, it’s a mobile gaming console that can play Android games and stream PC games. It’s the first product to use Nvidia’s Tegra 4 chipset, giving it a tech-spec edge over other Android-based gaming systems on the market.

Here’s more on the delay from Nvidia senior … continued


Coffee Talk #592: Dragon Age Inquisition — What’s in a Name?

Posted on June 25th, by raymond padilla in Coffee Talk, PC Gaming, Videogames. 1 Comment
EA recently changed the name of Dragon Age III: Inquisition to Dragon Age: Inquisition. EA president Frank Gibeau explained the name change to IGN, saying, "We just wanted to draw more attention to the fact that Inquisition is an all-new chapter inside of the Dragon Age universe, as opposed to people expecting a follow-on to Dragon Age 1 and 2 in a literal, linear sense." Never mind that the E3 2013 trailer for the game featured characters from the first two games. Never mind that the third game was supposed to unite the Hero of Ferelden (Dragon Age: Origins), the Champion of Kirkwall (Dragon Age II), and That Really Nice Guy From Antiva (my Dragon Age fan fiction). This is...more

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