Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Wishlist

by Matthew Thompson

The Uncharted 4 beta looms and I suspect (or at least hope!) the game’s multiplayer will be unveiled at the upcoming Paris Games Week. So it is about time I talk about what I want from the series’ next foray into multiplayer. Before I dive into this, I want to say I realize I probably won’t get what I want. In general, multiplayer gaming has gone in a direction that is diametrically opposed to my sensibilities. But hey it is my wishlist! And I will ask for what I want regardless of how unlikely getting those things might be. Here it goes Continue reading

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The New Shows of Fall: Comedy Edition

by Matthew Thompson

The Fall TV season is here and that means a slew of new shows hitting the major networks. I love to try stuff out and get a taste of what the new season has to offer. So I am here with a handful of quick reviews on the various series I have sampled so far. I plan to roll out one or two more posts just like this one when I have the chance. To start I will be breaking down four new comedies. Here it goes Continue reading

TV Check-In: iZombie Season 2 Premiere (“Grumpy Old Liv”) Review

by Matthew Thompson

Three months have passed since the momentous events at the end of iZombie Season 1 and the first portion of “Grumpy Old Liv” helps us catch up with the characters while reminding us where things left off. Liv’s brother – who is still in the hospital – and mother are both upset with her for not helping him after he was hurt in the Meat Cute explosion. Clive is still suspicious about Major’s role in that final showdown despite Liv giving him an alibi. Major is still working on getting over everything that he found out about Liv. And Ravi hasn’t been able to replicate the zombie cure. This helps set the stage for a very fun start to the second season Continue reading

Sunset Overdrive Singleplayer Impressions

by Matthew Thompson

I finally got myself an Xbox One a couple of weeks ago. It is as much for future games as anything that is already released though I plan to explore some of the exclusives I missed thus far. The one game I was dying to play these past couple years was Sunset Overdrive and it was the first title I snagged for my new system. I’m a huge fan of Insomniac Games – mostly for their Ratchet & Clank series – and this looked like the kind of game I wanted to see them making Continue reading

TV Check-In: The Last Man on Earth’s Season 2 Premiere

by Matthew Thompson

I love the idea of The Last Man on Earth. It seems like such a novel concept in a network TV landscape often lacking in them. And the first episode largely delivered on that unique premise giving us something that was equal parts funny and depressing while leveraging its unusual – for a comedy at least – setting. As the season rolled on it slowly became something else entirely and I couldn’t help but lament the wasted potential. Luckily the finale reset things a bit and the second season premiere acts as a welcome return to the show I was hoping The Last Man on Earth would be Continue reading