Category Archives: Games

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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Ravensburger Escape Puzzle Space Observatory

Puzzles: they’re everywhere.  I don’t mean like trying to work out why your son can’t close a closet door.  Those puzzles you don’t have to pay for.  I mean actual puzzles, of the jigsaw variety.  Walk into a Barnes and … Continue reading

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Call of the Sea

As frequent visitors to the Junkyard know, I am a fan of the works of HP Lovecraft.  Having recently read a graphic novel of one of his best works, The Mountains of Madness, I was still craving some time in that … Continue reading

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Empyrion: Galactic Survival

It’s very disappointing when you are craving more of a game but there’s just one of the title on the market.  Steam offers you a chance to look up similar games in the same way that Amazon gives us the … Continue reading

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Beat Saber

This year we started to look at video games to try to understand why some people attribute violence in the real world with the games we play.  What I’ve noticed is that there are seldom games that really warrant the … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: I Expect You To Die!

“Do you expect me to talk?”  “No Mr. Bond…”  In September of 2019, Roger (not Moore) started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of fanservice in anime.  Today, we continue that tradition with Violence in Video Games.  Today’s … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Grand Theft Auto

In September of 2019, Roger started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of fanservice in anime.  Today, we continue that tradition with Violence in Video Games.  Today’s focus… Grand Theft Auto.   What’s the Deal? All the way back in … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Alien: Isolation

In your computer room, only your family will hear you scream. In September of 2019, Roger started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of fanservice in anime.  Today, we continue that tradition with Violence in Video Games.  Today’s … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Diablo

Hello my friend!  Stay awhile and listen…  In September of 2019, Roger started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of Fanservice in anime.  Today, we continue that tradition with Violence in Video Games.  Today’s focus… Diablo. What’s the Deal? … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Batman: Arkham

Holy good ideas!  In September of 2019, Roger started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of Fanservice in anime.  Today, we continue that tradition with Violence in Video Games.  Today’s focus… Batman: Arkham Collection. What’s the Deal? Holy sneaky … Continue reading

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Violence in Video Games: Thief

In September of 2019, Roger started a series looking at the “rights and wrongs” of Fanservice in anime.  I found the series informative as I was often one of the biggest critics of fanservice.  Recently it’s come to my attention … Continue reading

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The Elder Scrolls: Arena

Let’s end this year right… Life is nothing if not full of surprises.  For instance, in the same year that I was unable to even spend the holiday season with family, I was made a full timer at a company … Continue reading

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Mass Effect 3

In 2012, EA and Bioware, two of my favorite game companies of all time, launched Mass Effect 3.  It was time for Mike Sheridan to captain the Normandy one last time.  I have to say it was a mixed bag for … Continue reading

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Mass Effect 2

Last week I mentioned I had gone back for a replay of Mass Effect which proved so entertaining, I jumped immediately into Mass Effect 2.  Mass Effect 2 was released in 2010 but between my playing the first and second … Continue reading

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