Category Archives: Games

Dagon

As we approach Halloween, I wanted to share a little something I discovered based on a post I read on fellow blogger David Haden’s site, Tentaclii.  I’m a fan of the works of H. P. Lovecraft, as readers of the … Continue reading

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Control

There was a recent game release called Control that looked like it would have been a game right up my alley, but somehow the trailer didn’t appeal to me.  I don’t really have a good explanation for it.  3rd person … Continue reading

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What Remains of Edith Finch

It’s been a while, but we’re back with some games that I got into while we were on a Twilight Zone kick! Some time ago, I picked up a game called Gone Home which one might call a walking simulator, in … Continue reading

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Subnautica: Below Zero

As readers of the Junkyard know, I loved Subnautica.  UnknownWorlds released a survival game that kept me completely immersed without needing to create an action-packed battle game.  Instead, it’s a game that keeps your toes curling as you dive deep into the … Continue reading

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Wizard of Wor

When I went back for a bit of retro gaming, I was delighted with Jumpman and his son, Jumpman Jr.  It reminded me of some of the great games that came before the modern era of computer gaming, when the … Continue reading

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Jumpman Jr.

I figure it went down like this: Jumpman saved the day in the first game and (having now seen that he gets picked up and flown off-world) met a nice girl on the ride back to Earth.  Maybe he tells … Continue reading

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Jumpman

Jupiter Station, sometime in the future.  Terrorists have planted bombs throughout a complex and there’s only one man for the job.  Creator Randy Glover and Epyx introduced the world to that man as the perfectly named Jumpman.  To give some … Continue reading

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Superhot (VR)

What’s black and white and red all over?  A mauled penguin?  A nun having fallen out a window?  A newspaper?  A Grendel graphic novel?  Damn these puzzles are tricky.  OH, what about Superhot Team’s Superhot?  Yes, that is the name … Continue reading

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Horizon: Zero Dawn

There’s a game that kept popping up on Steam that I would look at and think: why?!?  The game, Horizon: Zero Dawn, appears to be about prehistoric people fighting against robotic dinosaurs.  Huh?!  Every time I’d look at it, because … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing adventure games and one of the things I’ve noticed is the lack of violence in most of them.  This thought popped into my head and was almost immediately disproved by the other … Continue reading

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Voyage

Last week I mentioned that Return to Mysterious Island was my second favorite adventure game and it only seems right to share some thoughts on the one that gets top billing in my book.  In 2005, just one year after their … Continue reading

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Return to Mysterious Island

I blame my job.  I’ve been in the IT industry for over two decades and that has an impact on you.  If you’re like me, you enjoy doing the job because at the end of the day, you’re helping people.  … Continue reading

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The Neverhood

When I awoke one recent morning, I began debating what should I do this week’s game post: pull something from the modern Steam library or aim for an old classic?  Roger seems to like the older games but I’m not … Continue reading

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Starflight 2: Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula

“Grandpa, this picture looks really old?  And who are these people?” “Why that’s me and the crew of the Skywalker!  That’s Uncle Luke right there.  He was always tinkering with the engines.  Your great granddad said he followed his father’s … Continue reading

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Starflight

Oh, you want me to tell you about the glory days?  Well sit on down John me’ boy and I’ll tell you how me and my crew saved the universe.  When we heard about the stars going nova, we knew … Continue reading

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Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning

Baldur’s Gate and my recent foray into Pathfinder hasn’t quite scratched my itch for a good RPG.  I mentioned this to an old and dear friend of mine and he said he quite enjoyed Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning.  So why not, … Continue reading

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Mail Order Monsters and other giant memories

This is a weird situation. I typically reserve Thursday for a single video game review but this past weekend I watched Godzilla vs. Kong and it made me reminisce for some older games.  Mostly this is because I wanted to … Continue reading

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Pathfinder: Kingmaker

There’s been a lot of hype around Baldur’s Gate which returned in a playable, Early Access form in October of 2020.  I was surprised to see an Early Access game released for full price, but Larian Studio’s knows the power … Continue reading

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Breathedge

As long time visitors to the Junkyard know, I really loved Subnautica.  It had the right balance of exploration with survival and there was no actual “enemy” per se.  I’ve grabbed a few other games that claimed to be like … Continue reading

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Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Recently, I’ve been discussing Violence in Video Games, and Assassin’s Creed is a prime example of where a game can go over the top with violence, but it’s not without merit because there’s also an educational element to the game, … Continue reading

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