A democracy fit for kings

When I ranted about the power failures we’ve been having in this part of the world, I was bracing for a backlash. I did title the post “Retarded” after all. Surprisingly, I did not get a single email, tweet or comment that took offence to the word. I did however,...

Character Corner: Dogmeat (Fallout)

The following is a piece I wrote for Gameranx. It was my contribution to a series of retrospective articles on old classic games. Luckily for me, it also works perfectly well as a Character Corner piece. It was published on the 2nd of May 2012.  “War. War never changes.” There...

Review: Diablo 3

My index finger is beginning to cramp. At least it feels like it is. For the last three hours, I have done nothing but test my mouse and said finger by subjecting them to a clickfest that they haven’t experienced since 2000. In other words, I have been playing Diablo...
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The 10 gym douchebags

Human beings are fascinating creatures. For all our supposed differences and imagined divisions, if you see enough of the world, you realize that at the end of the day, we are all pretty much the same. Our likes and dislikes vary to be sure, but the core of us is essentially the same. I have...

Why you should back Jagged Alliance: Flashback

Love it or hate it, there is no denying the influence of Kickstarter. Or the fact that it has single handedly funded some titles which would never have seen the light of day via normal publishing methods. I’ve personally bet on five of these, all of them old school RPGs.  So it’s no surprise that when the...

Call of Duty: Ghosts announced

Welp. Guess its that time of the year folks. Activision just announced the next title in the Call of Duty series. The new game will be titled “Call of Duty: Ghosts”. And here I was thinking there might not be a CoD this November. Yeah right. Check out the teaser trailer below.   According to the press...

The krogan way (Part 2)

(Continued from Part 1) They all turned at once, alerted by the sound of the opening hatch. Hammer almost laughed at the expression of surprise and terror on their faces. He headbutted the one in the middle, knocking the human senseless. The one on the left, another human, was flung across to a bulkhead with...

The krogan way (Part 1)

Ruben felt the air in the hold of the small cargo freighter weigh down on him. His large oval eyes slowly swept over the co inhabitants and his sense of gloom deepened. As a salarian mercenary, Ruben had seen his share of misfits hired to do risky jobs. But even he had to admit, the...

Project eternity releases video showing ingame environment in action

If you have been reading the gaming section of this blog for anytime at all , you already know about my enthusiasm for old school RPGs and the Kickstarter projects that aim to bring them back. Obsidian entertainment’s successful Kickstarter (Project Eternity) in particular, had me bouncing off the walls in excitement for weeks. Well,...

Review: Tomb Raider

Like any other forms of popular media, video games have their icons. Mario, Gordon Freeman, Pacman, Duke Nukem and most definitely Lara Croft. Ever since she made her debut in the first Tomb Raider game way back in 1996, Lara has been a permanent feature in the Video Game hall of fame. She is also...

Thoughts on UFC 158

UFC 158 was really something. With all the trash talk between GSP and Diaz leading up to their fight, it seemed like the main event would be one of the bloodiest ones in the history of the sport. Diaz has always had a mouth on him and it’s not easy to ruffle GSP’s feathers. But...

Review: SimCity

There is something really fascinating about watching an active ant colony. Seeing those little insects live out their little lives, constantly in motion as they create a proper habitat out of a mound of earth is inherently relaxing. You can passively observe, you may choose to poke and probe this fragile little ecosystem with a...

Review: Nokia Lumia 920

As much as I like to call myself a tech nerd and gadget freak, smart phones have always been unexciting to me. If it wasn’t for the fact that my current phone (iPhone 4) was a gift, I’d still be rocking an old Nokia 5800. The only thing I would use my phone for was making calls,...

TRX Pro Suspension Trainer Unboxing

It is a good day internet. Oh yes it is. I’ve been waiting to get my hands on these babies and after a LOT of dilly dallying on my part, I finally ordered myself a TRX Pro Suspension Trainer. To be honest, I’m not exactly a total n00b when it comes to suspension training but it has been...

Blizzard releases Heart of the swarm opening cinematic

Stop the presses. Stop typing, hell stop EVERYTHING! Blizzard just released the opening cinematic to Starcraft 2: Heart of the swarm. Anyone one that is even remotely into games knows that their cinematic division is responsible for some of the most memorable videos in games ever. This right here just cemented their position as the best in the business.  ...