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Looking Back: Bioshock Infinite

This is a spoiler warning!! When Bioshock Infinite first came out, it was heavily praised for it's storytelling and it's signature "Irrational" twist. Years later, the games flaws have been heavily examined by the gaming community, an...

 
 
 

Backlog Review: Outlast

Horror has to be the hardest genre to develop for. How many jump scares before the player stops caring? How long do you let the player wander before forcing down a path? How do you keep a player from breaking the immersion you so caref...

 
 
 

Looking Back: Call of Duty: World at War

This is a spoiler warning!! Often derided as a throwaway B-team effort, World at War is basically the red-headed stepchild of the franchise. The game was put in the unenviable position of being the follow up to Modern Warfare, and goi...

 
 
 

Injustice 2 Review

When NetherRealm Studios announced their next game after MKX would be Injustice 2, nobody was surprised. The first Injustice was a huge hit, one that built upon the MK formula in key ways but took a few liberties of it's own. Back to b...

 
 
 

Looking Back: Mass Effect 3

This is a spoiler warning!! About a month ago I finished a run through one of my all time favorite games, Mass Effect 2. To no ones surprise, it's still a damn masterpiece. It's not perfect, and their are plenty of things to nitpick, ...

 
 
 

Looking Back: Mass Effect 2

This is a spoiler warning!! About a year ago I took a look back at the Original Mass Effect. That playthrough confirmed to me that nostalgia goggles are in fact real, and the brains ability to mask negatives is truly astonishing. Now ...

 
 
 

Backlog Review: Costume Quest 2

Let's get this out of the way, kids are not stupid. They can handle some complexity. There's a real thin line between a game built with an eye towards younger players and a game that's a complete snooze. Costume Quest 2 stradles that l...

 
 
 

Backlog Review: Dishonored DE

The empire is in chaos. A plague carried across the land by vicious packs of rats is wreaking havoc. No one knows where these rats came from, but they multiply quickly and attack with single minded purpose. In the midst of this crisis,...

 
 
 

Backlog Review: Halo 3: ODST

Halo 3: ODST is something of an anomaly in the Halo franchise. A smaller game that utilizes the same base mechanics the franchise is known for but places those mechanics in an unfamiliar shell. It's also the first Halo game where you d...

 
 
 

Backlog Review: Sleeping Dogs DE

Sleeping Dogs was a surprise hit when it landed on last gen consoles in August of 2012. It was a small miracle that it even made it to shelves. Activision had sloughed it off, stating it lacked the potential to be a top player in the ...

 
 
 

Wanna Bet? Fall 2015 Finale

In October last year I promised I would write this blog, and though it's a little later than I wanted it to be, I've finally found the time and inspiration to get it done. My "Wanna Bet?" series was supposed to be so much more when I conc...

 
 
 
 

Wanna Bet? Fall 2015 Update: Tony Hawk 5

The verdict is in! It's been one full week since Tony Hawk 5 made itself known to the world, and unfortunately my estimate of 49 on metacritic was not very far off. According to the rules I set for myself, the highest score for the game wil...

 
 
 

Wanna Bet? Fall 2015 Edition

The fall 2015 gaming season is upon us. Madden has come, and the floodgates are soon to open. It's the season of crying wallets and calling in to work sick, because you just want to play a game all damn day. I've picked out 15 of this year...

 
 
 

MGSV Makes Me Love Games Again

The buzz around MGSV since it's release two weeks ago has been staggering. Every site I go to has some sort of Metal Gear related piece prominently featured. Even now people keep finding and sharing little tidbits of information about the ...

 
 
 

Looking Back: Xenosaga Ep. 1

The Xenosaga trilogy was a formative experience in my life. I have fond memories of playing the games in my heady pre-teen years, that magical time when I was far less cynical about the world. For years I held it up as a masterpiece, in my...

 
 
 

Taking Notes: Mass Effect

Last Friday I posted a blog about diving back into Mass Effect, and trying to take a look at the game in a critical light. In an attempt to sound smarter and also make specific references to moments in the game , I took notes on my lat...

 
 
 

Looking Back: Mass Effect

This is a spoiler warning!! Mass Effect is, without hyperbole, one of the greatest franchises in gaming. Even in spite of it's rocky conclusion, I believe that the Mass Effect trilogy will always hold a pivotal place in videogame history. ...

 
 
 

Evo 2014 (In Pictures)

Evolution 2014 is over, and boy was it spectacular. I, being a Las Vegas local, finally decided this year to take the plunge and buy a ticket to the largest fighting game tournament in the world. It was one of the best weekends of my life, ...

 
 
 

Beyond: Two Souls Review

Beyond: Two Souls Holy Shit I love David Cage Played to completion once, no reloading Beyond: Two Souls is exactly what I wanted it to be. It’s the sequel to Heavy Rain in every sense of the word. The writing is improved, the actors a...

 
 
 

Just Some Impressions:GTA Online

GTA Online does not live up to the hype. Let me start by saying that I've managed to avoid most of the online glitches that seem rampant in GTA Online. The only problem I ran into seemed to be the most common of them all, not being able ...

 
 
 

Tales of Xillia Review

Tales of Xillia Current generation game, last generation ideals Played to completion on Normal difficulty with most side quests completed The Tales series has been a constant in my life since the venerable GameCube classic Tales of Sy...

 
 
 

An Ode to the Temporary Party Member

Temporary party members have long been a staple of JRPG’s. It takes its place in the pantheon of tropes along with amnesia and crazy hair. In some cases an awesome character from the story will help you out of a tough spot with (usually) aw...

 
 
 

Epic Games is the new Capcom

The recent release of Gears of War: Judgment got me thinking about just how quickly Epic Games has gone from a company who released free DLC to keep player’s engaged, into a company who releases games with disc locked content and microtra...

 
 
 

Bioshock's Museum of Orphaned Concepts

When I saw the announcement of the Bioshock Ultimate Rapture Edition, one thing caught my eye. A new feature called the "Museum of Orphaned Concepts" was added to the original Bioshock. Of course this was the first thing I wanted to see whe...

 
 
 

IPL 5 Cosplay Roundup Featuring League of Legends!

Living in Vegas and being under 21 is basically the same as living on a tropical but not knowing how to swim. Thankfully, IPL came along and gave me the opportunity to ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING INTERESTING. After enjoying myself on Friday, I ...

 
 
 

Getting shafted by Sleeping Dogs?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFMYPBpxs6w If you take a look at that video, you'll see the Police Protection Pack. Offered as a pre-order incentive to gamestop customers. (at least in the US) Based on that video, I and many others dropp...

 
 
 

Battle.net was hacked. Change your passwords!

Apparently emails, security questions, and encrypted passwords were stolen. Looks like a real mess. They have a faq on the website with a lot of good information. http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/securityupdate.html I tried to send this to ti...

 
 
 

Best of the Year(So Far)

The Dtoid show recently made an episode about the best games that have come out in the first half of 2012. After watching the episode I got a flash of genius and decided to copy them but in text form. However, in an effort to be less blat...

 
 
 

The Games of my Summer

Now available for the Apple II, Commodore 64, and Amiga! Spring is soon coming to a close, and summer is nigh upon us. Summer is traditionally a bad time for the videogame industry. Most game companies seem to avoid the summer like the ...

 
 

About CoruptAI125one of us since 11:56 PM on 09.23.2009

I'm Josh, and this is my assuredly amazing blog that everyone should read. I'm primarily a console gamer, thriving on RPGs and action games, but playing pretty much anything I can get my hands on. I also do some PC gaming, but that mostly consists of buying games on Steam that I don't have the capability of actually playing. I'm on a quest to write something about every game I play through. This will likely come in the form of a review but I may pull an editorial out of my ass from time to time.

Games I'm currently playing
Prey (2017)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm

What I'm watching
Random documentaries on youtube
Ken Burn's Vietnam

Books I'm reading
None at the moment, hopefully I find the time and motivation to read novels again in the future

GOAT Podcasts
Hardcore History
On the Media
Revisionist History
Serial
Stranglers
The Adam Carolla Show
The Dollop
The Giant Beastcast
The Giant Bombcast

Some of my favorite games (Alphabetical order because I have list commitment issues)
Bioshock
Call of Duty: World at War
Deadly Premonition
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3
Fallout 3
Final Fantasy X
Gears of War 2
Gone Home
Jetpack Joyride
Mass Effect 2
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Resident Evil 5
Sonic 2
Syphon Filter
Tales of Vesperia

My five star reviews (2017)
Injustice 2
Wolfenstein: The New Order
Sonic Mania

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