video games

Assassin's Creed (DVD)

By Justin Kurzel
Rated by Axel F.
Jul 7, 2017

Justin Kurzel’s newest film, Assassin’s Creed, has been called one of the best video game based movies made so far. Unfortunately, that isn’t much of a compliment. In this film Callum, played by Michael Fassbender, is captured by the Abstergo Corporation and placed into a machine, the Animus, in order to access and relive memories locked in his genetic code. Using these memories The Corporation, run by The Templars and the Assassin’s sworn enemies, hope to find an ancient relic that will allow them to take control of all free will. As convoluted as that sounds it is pretty much the plot of the

The Lost Tribes

By C. Taylor-Butler
Rated by Chris K.
Apr 13, 2015

Combining world travel, video games, puzzles, archaeology, advanced technology, mysterious parents, growing danger, and a group of ambitious teenagers, this is quite the adventure.

Ben's drill sergeant, never impressed Uncle Henry scoffs at his ambitions of becoming a basketball star, saying if Ben really wants to do something worthwhile with his time he should solve the video game Henry gives him. If Ben can do so in a week, Henry says, he'll get to join his uncle and parents on one of their expeditions as reward. Ben's parents are irate--about both the game and the promise--but Henry says

Portal 2

Rated by Rachel C.
May 31, 2011

Available for both PS3 and Xbox 360, Portal 2 is the sequel to the massively popular and critically acclaimed Portal.  If that means anything to you, then you don't need to know anything more than this: it's at least as good as the first one, with less cake and more potato.  If that doesn't mean anything to you, go ahead and keep reading.

Your heroine, Chell, wakes up after an unspecified amount of time in suspended animation, and is tossed headlong back into the Aperture Science laboratories, assisted by an amiable idiot AI, Wheatley.  This time escape is even more difficult than before

Final Fantasy XIII

Rated by Rachel C.
Jun 8, 2010

Should you try to save a people who hate you? That's the question asked in SquareEnix's Final Fantasy XIII, available on both PS3 and Xbox 360.

What you take out of this game really depends on what you expect from it. If you're looking for a freeplay sandbox, turn around and walk away. If you're looking for excellent character development, pull up a chair and settle down for the ride.

The world of Cocoon is a self-sustaining sphere suspended above the terrifying wilds of Pulse, and the Sanctum keeps Cocoon running smoothly. When a creature from Pulse is discovered in a resort town of Cocoon

Dec 1, 2009

photo courtesy of dunechaser on flickrSo I just got my new issue of Game Informer and in celebration of their 200th issue they have named the top 200 games of all time!  They took into account quality, cultural relevance and industry impact and here are just some of the surprising things I have noticed from their list.

  1. 5 of the top 10 games were made before 1990
  2. 5 of the top 10 are for Nintendo systems (not surprising as they were the  most popular game system in the 1980s)
  3. 4 PC games in the top 11 with WoW bringing up the rear.
  4. I apparently like really bad games!  My two personal favorite games (possibly more for nostalgia's sake