Random Friday: On companions, collusion, and exploding heads

Now that the first bout of assassin madness has (mostly) passed, let’s start random Friday with… more assassin stuff. The photo mode inĀ OriginsĀ can turn out some spectacular pictures if you spend a little time with it. I’ve taken quite a few, but the one above is my favorite. It also nearly caused my head to … More Random Friday: On companions, collusion, and exploding heads

Wandering through Egypt

As threatened, I spent a three-day weekend playing Assassin’s Creed: Origins, and while it hasn’t yet surpassed Black Flag as my all-time favorite AC game, it’s definitely a contender. There’s a glut of information about the game out there, so I’m going to confine my comments to the things that really struck me, whether good, … More Wandering through Egypt

Good vs. Evil vs. ?

Back at E3, one of the more interesting announcements was an expansion to backwards compatibility on the Xbox One: original Xbox games were coming to the console “later this year”. When I hear “later”, I tend to assume it means “a long ways off”, but guess what? It’s here. Original Xbox compatibility is available today, … More Good vs. Evil vs. ?

#MeToo

Once, many years ago, I overheard a woman who claimed she was a social worker telling people at a party that women always report real rapes to the police. If a woman claimed to have been assaulted and didn’t report it, she (the social worker) assumed that it was a lie. Obviously, not every social … More #MeToo

Random Friday: On racing games, creeping horror, and geekiness

Rowwwwwrrrrrrr… meep meep! It’s (almost) Friday the 13th, and I’m going to kick off this Random Friday with a pic of my favorite Forza Horizon 3 design. (No, that doesn’t make any sense. None. Meh.) I’ve spent countless hours customizing cars, but no matter what craziness I come up with, I keep circling back to … More Random Friday: On racing games, creeping horror, and geekiness