so it's getting to be that time of year again when the air gets nippy and the turkey hops down the chimney and all the big video gamesmen pull another duty call from their bountiful pouch! but it's not quite that time of year, my friends. geoff keighley hasn't emerged from a smoking crater at the ends of the earth to begin his pilgrimage to the game awards.
all this is a fancy way of saying that it's time to start talking about our favorite games of the year! i feel like 90% of us are gonna pick smash come december so i'm taking non-official action to start this discussion early, get some variety going. so, from a distinctly november-y standpoint, what's your GOTY for 2018?
it came out very recently but i played basically all day for the la…Read more >
hey y'all, it's your boy pab! now that Days of Victory is wrapping up (and you should absolutely go read it ASAP if you haven't, exo nailed it!) i wanted to make a little post about where the new fantendoverse project will be going these next few months, and also do some Q&A.
to start i'd like to apologize for not engaging with the community enough and not putting out a lot of articles. working on mobile can suck but i can't expect you all to do all the work in communication and whatnot. to be entirely honest with you, i do have another reason for not being terribly active, but i want to be clear that i'm not trying to weasel my way out of being inactive, it's just my thought process. i've been working on what comes next with exo's help …Read more >
eyyy it's your pal pabbo! here with a fresh new blog!
between a lot of factors, i've decided to try my hand at hosting a D&D Fifth Edition campaign. this blog is mostly to gauge community interest; character sheets and fancy tutorials will come later but for now just tell let me know if you've got a deep, unyielding thirst for rolling fake dice amongst friends. some ground rules to inform things;
- i have a unique setting planned out for this campaign but this is my first time playing and i'm guessing maybe it'll be yours too so i'll run some quick practices to get us started
- sessions will take pretty much whenever we can all agree to set aside some time, i'll host a chat for this stuff (via chatzy for now?)
- ideally we're looking at 5 - 6 play…
This review contains properly tagged spoilers for Breath of the Wild. Because of how Wiki Activity displays comments, it's hard to tag spoilers there, so just don't post them, I guess?Read more >
Remember me saying I was on the fence about buying a Switch? Somehow got my hands on one anyways! It's a pretty solid console, but that's not what I'm here to talk about today. No, today I'll be talking about a game we've been waiting for since 2014. A game that breaks all the "rules" of one of Nintendo's crown jewels. A game that may very well make or break the Switch.This is my review of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. I know I reviewed some other games waaay back in the day but I don't feel like adhering to that old format so... yeah. Let's …
holy shit i still have opinions about video games!!!!
Sunset Overdrive is a 2014 Xbox-exclusive shooter by Insomniac Games, who you might know as the minds behind the first three Spyro games, or as the creators of Ratchet and Clank. A good comparison to make might be a sort of modern Jet Set Radio, or Tony Hawk's Pro Skater if Tony Hawk decided to have guns. Players grind, bounce, wall-run, and dash their way through the post-apocalyptic Sunset City, fighting off mutants, raiders, and robots in a vaguely anti-consumerism story.
i've had passing experiences with sunset overdrive until recently. a brief glimpse in an E3 trailer that declared heroism easy because "it's a fucking video game" had be a little interested. getting to play around…Read more >