My Witcher 3 Chronicles: The Beginning

by Matthew Thompson

Overwhelmed. That describes how I felt during the first few hours of The Witcher 3. I pretty much never play RPGs and this is my first experience with The Witcher series, so it definitely felt like I was tossed in the deep end. I’m being introduced to characters I should probably already know. I’m taking on heaps of loot that I haven’t a clue what to do with. There are oils and potions and armors to create, the latter of which seems to be a seven step process. So yeah… overwhelmed Continue reading

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The New Shows of Summer: Humans

by Matthew Thompson

With the summer winding down, I wanted to chime in on the new shows that I checked out over the past few months. I already talked about the best new series of the summer, Mr. Robot, a couple of weeks ago (and it has gotten even better since… seriously check it out if you haven’t yet), but there are a handful of others I wanted to give some thoughts on. I have decided to relegate spoilers to the bullets at the bottom, so people who haven’t had a chance to check these out can still see if they are worth their time. I’m kicking things off with Humans Continue reading

Best of 7th Gen: #11-Assassin’s Creed II

by Matthew Thompson

(I am counting down my 25 favorite games of the last console generation. I explain a little about how I put the list together in this introduction. And you can see a collection of all my articles on the Best of 7th Gen compiled here.)

A new entry in almost every series featured on this list would garner some excitement from me ranging from “Oh my god I need that game right now” to “I will definitely play that”… except for this one. Yearly Assassin’s Creed sequels following the second game, including the particularly disastrous third numbered entry in 2012, led to the worst case of franchise fatigue I have experienced since the Tony Hawk series was run into the ground back in the PS2 days and left me with little interest in Ubisoft’s flagship series going forward. That is quite the shame because with Assassin’s Creed II coming in at number 11 on this list, it is clear that once upon a time it showed the ability to be a top-tier gaming experience Continue reading

Why You Should Watch: Mr. Robot

by Matthew Thompson

I write on this site primarily because I enjoy it and it gives me an outlet to express my thoughts on various things. But I do like to think I give the people that come by here an idea of what is worth their time through reviews and the like. That is one of the reasons I enjoy doing my mini-reviews of new shows and pilots. And that is why I’m now bringing you this spoiler-free look at why you should be watching USA’s brilliant new drama Mr. Robot Continue reading