Tom and Jer discuss tabletop roleplaying games, with segments on both Shadowrun and Savage Worlds. They also discuss the top five video games based on role playing properties!
Some board games are fun. Some board games are long. And then there is Gloomhaven, the face-melting Euro-style game by Cephalofair Games. It’s a lot like Leonardo DiCaprio – it’s one of the biggest stars in the board gaming world, it’s got a lot of depth and it always brings quality.
I recently had a chance to sit in on a friend’s session, and came away with a healthy respect for the breadth and depth of the game. I expected it to be similar to Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) with parties working together to complete quests while slowly increasing in power. Most of my preconceptions turned out to be off the mark.
Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 8.25
What do you get when you pair an alien parasite with a blackballed investigative reporter and strip away the title character’s traditional backstory and all other trappings of the Marvel universe? A surprisingly fun action film with a couple outstanding performances.
Steve Johnson is a recently retired right-handed pitcher who amassed a 6-1 record and a 4.26 ERA over 76 major league innings in parts of four seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and Seattle Mariners. The Baltimore native is the son of a successful pitcher on one of the best pitching staffs in the history of Major League Baseball (Dave Johnson). An avid gamer, Johnson recently took some time to talk about balancing his passion for video games with the demands of being a professional athlete.
Joysticks. Button-mashing. Five on five battles. Collect the berries. Ride the snail. Kill the queen. Get the power-up and win the game. Can Killer Queen return the video game arcade to it’s former glory? Lets find out. Continue reading “Killer Queen: The Arcade Phenomenon is Also Coming to the Switch”
When you’re the top dog, it can be easy to become complacent. This generation, PlayStation has been soaring off of one of the greatest conferences in history during E3 2013 when they announced the PlayStation 4 (PS4). Since then, they’ve had many solid performances as well as a couple of killer, crowd pleasing conferences at E3 2015 and 2016.
Now, Sony is coming off of the successful releases of multiple long-gestating exclusive games, and has at least four more big-guns in the hopper. But, what can they do to keep that momentum going? Continue reading “PlayStation Live Media Showcase – E3 2018”
2018 has already been a huge year for Ubisoft, having finally repelled the hostile takeover attempt by Vivendi. This is coming off of a year in which the financial successes of Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and For Honor and the critical success of Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle have buoyed the prospects the company to new heights.
After a much needed three-year hiatus from the E3 press conference game, Square Enix is easing back into things with a recorded, Nintendo Direct-style presentation on Day 0 of E3.
Other than Kingdom Hearts, what do they have to talk about and show? And how do they keep the Kingdom Hearts fans from falling into an even deeper depression after the delay of the game into 2019?