Category Archives: Technology

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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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: 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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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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Mass Effect

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been taking part in what I call “comfort gaming”; replaying those oldies but goodies during a year woefully devoid of the joy and excitement we typically have in our lives.  I don’t know about … Continue reading

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Gone Home

In the Summer of 2015, I picked  up Gone Home, a game that was getting a lot of good reviews.  It still retails for $15, so my $2.40 purchase was a steal. (Thanks Steam!)   Today, Covid-19 has caused governments and … Continue reading

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Quake II: Extremities

I’ve been discussing the idea of “comfort gaming” and took a trip back in time to some classics from the 90’s which invariably means I’d want to look at my favorite FPS game, Quake II.  What happened nearly a year … Continue reading

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Quake II

Last week I took a dive into Black Mesa and mentioned that right now, a bit of comfort gaming could go a long way.  Well I am often reminded of Quake II whenever I hear the Coldplay song Viva la … Continue reading

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Black Mesa

In 1998, the world of video games took a sudden shift into high-gear when a 27 year old research associate and MIT graduate entered the Anomalous Materials lab in the Black Mesa test facility.  Having taken an interminable train ride, … Continue reading

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Detroit: Become Human (Kara)

For a recap on why this is a 3-part review, please see my post of two weeks ago, here. The last character we will play, introduced in the third chapter, is Kara.  We meet her when Todd, her soon-to-be owner, … Continue reading

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Detroit: Become Human (Marcus)

Last week I began an in-depth look at a fantastic game by Quantic Dream called Detroit Become Human.  If you want to know more about why this is a three-part series, pop back in time and read about it here.  … Continue reading

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Detroit: Become Human (Connor)

2020 has been a horrible year on many counts, not the least of which has been the video games that have been released.  The handful that I had been looking forward to have come and gone and it’s been a … Continue reading

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Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure

Eldritch castles and elder signs, squatting squid-headed statues and hooded cultists, fishmen and shoggoths, the dreaded Necronomicon and talking cats… what do they all have in com…. wait a second… talking cats?  In my quest to play a few more Lovecraft … Continue reading

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Westmark Manor

Last week I mentioned that I found 2 games on Steam to help me sate my hunger for Eldritch horror.  While Old Gods Rising ended up being a bit more walking sim, Westmark Manor offers a far better Lovecraftian puzzler.  … Continue reading

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Old Gods Rising

I’ve been following HBO’s superb Lovecraft Country which has had the unsurprising side effect of putting me in the mood for Cthulhu-based games. Having just come off Magrunner: Dark Pulse, I guess that wasn’t enough and maybe I can keep … Continue reading

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Magrunner: Dark Pulse

As I mentioned last week, Remnant really put me off.  That Totem Father remains unbeaten and after going back again and having the right mouse button not work one time more than I was ready to see happen, I’ve uninstalled … Continue reading

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Remnant: From the Ashes

Hands down, one of the most frustrating games I’ve ever played was one of the Prince of Persia installments and it was down to one battle with a chariot that had me so enraged, I punched a wall! The funny … Continue reading

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