**MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD FOR THE LAST OF US PART 2***

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I can pinpoint the exact thing I was thinking when The Last of Us Part 2 was announced: “this is the one game that never needed a sequel.” It was about as clinical as a thought could get. This was made not only from how the first game never even intended to have a follow up story, or from my disappointment in mainstream titles and their sequels, fueling my growing cynicism with the stagnation of the AAA gaming industry (pretentious opinion, I know). I thoroughly enjoyed the first game for what it was. The story was just different enough from…


A Quick Blurb

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Everyone likes their entertainment delivered in different ways. For some, tv, movies and books deliver their comfort. Others enjoy the outdoors, or working on a project. There are a million different ways people entertain themselves.


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If you told be I’d be waking up this morning only to play a first person horror game, I wouldn’t really bat an eyelash; anyone that knows me or reads my stuff on here can guess that kind of thing. So after my morning ritual of looking spitefully at the sun, I booted up Lust From Beyond Prologue, a Adults-Only rated game developed by Movie Games Lanarium. Looking at their developer page, they have a bit of a scattershot of games under their belt, including Lust for Darkness, Drug Dealer Simulator (which is exactly like it sounds) and Agony; a…


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Still cool to this day

It’s no secret that I have a special love for Dino Crisis; it takes a slew of my favorite elements from games and combines them into a delightful package. I’ve easily played through Dino Crisis enough times that I have lost count. I still frequently think about the game almost 20 years after its release, and pray it gets the remake treatment that the Resident Evil series has been receiving. So I want you, dear reader, to understand me when I say this; I absolutely adore Dino Crisis 2 far above its predecessor. Mechanically and technically, it could be considered…


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One of many self-soiling moments in my youth

How It Began

My grandparents, of all people, had a large role to play in my young life when it came to the type of media I consumed. I remember going over to their house one time with my mom and my brother, and after dinner, we went to the theater and watched Jurassic Park. I was barely six-years old at the time, and I was entranced. I had already developed a healthy obsession with dinosaurs at this point in my life, but Jurassic Park threw me headfirst into a fantasy nightmare. The idea of creating dinosaurs from DNA found in amber wasn’t…


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Same teeth; different beast

I’m not sure how much I’ve written about Doom in the past. Sure, I have the bit I wrote about modding, but I didn’t really cover it beyond that. A quick rundown: Doom and Quake laid the foundation for my love of first-person shooters, much like Resident Evil and Dino Crisis did the same for my love of horror. With that out of the way, Doom Eternal has been out for about a week at the time of writing this, but released along side it with little or no fanfare is Doom 64; a sleeper hit of the Doom series…


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I’ve put more hours into Resident Evil 2 than any of the other mainline titles. Resident Evil 4 is a very close second, but at that point in the series, the old pre-rendered backgrounds were long gone, and the perspective changed completely. Resident Evil may have started the mainstream trend of survival horror, but Resident Evil 2 improved on it so much so, the former pales in comparison. This is one of the only titles that I consistently play through at least once or twice a year (Dino Crisis 2 being another one of those, as stated here). Now, I…


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A legitimately creepy cover

Zombies and my formative years go hand in hand; before the craze that swept the nation around 2009, I had already been knee deep in the dead since I could remember. Doom gave me a taste of what it was like to go against the undead and demonic hordes with an arsenal on my back, and Resident Evil taught me what it was like when the zombies outnumbered my bullets. Both of these games, of course, gave me nightmares at the time, but it never stopped me from coming back. …


A Modern Guide to Slaying the Demons of Yore

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Still great 26 years and counting

A game that has been a personal favorite of mine for going on twenty something years, Doom still has an incredibly active modding scene to this very day. Creators have made Things as “simple” as level packs and mega-wads to entire conversions of the game itself, sometimes to the point of making Doom look and feel like a completely different experience or game. All of this is just dandy, but what if you’re wanting to explore this world of modding, or are just breaking in to classic Doom for the first time? …


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With the rise of cooperative based games like Overcooked, Grand Theft Auto V (which is still going strong all these years later), Destiny 2 and The Division 2, a strange genre has emerged in the form of competitive co-op. Games where, as a single player or a team, you work to accomplish an objective set against another (or many other) players or teams. One could argue that all of the games I mentioned previously are competitive co-op, and that’s fine, but in my mind, you have to have more of an objective than “kill all other players.” Left 4 Dead…

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