Here’s a PS Vita, now give it back or we’re going to tell the authorities

PS Vita Tearaway bundle

The title to this post probably doesn’t make much sense, but neither does the situation it describes. Due to an “error in [their] warehouse” online retailer Zavvi sent a bunch of customers the PS Vita Tearaway bundle who had in fact only purchased the game. In other words, customers paid about $40 (give or take) for the PS Vita game...

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Opinionated: How the Vita saved gaming [for me, duh]

PS Vita in use

Touch controls are the fucking worst. I don’t care what mechanics a game has, if the controls utilize touch for movement, aiming or any combination of the two I hate it. I’m on the development team of Tales of Illyria, a choose-your-own-adventure/oregon-trail style RPG for Android. Why am I touting that? Our game doesn’t use touch controls for movement. We...

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Briley’s Weekend Haunts [December 7-8]

It’s been a couple months since I did one of these, because to be honest I haven’t been playing games much lately. For October I have no real excuse, but November is my birthmonth so I was busy. Just accept that and get the fuck over it. This weekend, I’ll be playing a bunch of Vita games because I just...

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Opinionated: Why I’m okay with being an anti-social gamer

I do enjoy playing games with others, most importantly family. My little brother and I are separated by an ocean as he’s currently stationed in Aviano, Italy. That means when we get a chance to play games together I dive right in. That being said, I’m definitely an anti-social gamer. I prefer to spend a majority of my time plowing...

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You show me yours, and I’ll show you mine

I’m always droning on about how I’ve played this game or that game, but I figured it was time I show some cred. Please keep in mind this does not represent my complete game library as some of the stats offered here aren’t even close to comprehensive. For example, I cannot show you how many toons I’ve leveled across multiple...

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The Humble Jumbo Bundle is probably worth it

Who gives a shit if the games included are indie or not? That argument has been pointless for a while now, especially since the scene many would call “indie” has changed. The true definition of an indie game is no longer what it once was. It’s mostly because we’re in a game bubble and shit has just blown out of...

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Getting my Vita on

So, I went ahead and bought a PS Vita. I’ve wanted one for a while, but I could never justify dropping the money. Since I have all of my gaming consoles (and desktop) hooked up to my living room TV my play time is pretty much over once my fiance gets home. The Vita will allow me to keep playing...

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Vulgamification [State of Decay]: Not your typical zombie game

State of Decay is not a run-of-the-mill survival horror zombie game. To be honest, that’s perfectly fine with me. While I love the Walking Dead and all things zombie (I loved zombies long before that- no bandwagon hopper here), I have to admit that I’m quite zombie-d out. In that regard, I’m over the whole -run around a linear path...

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Vulgamification [Darksiders II]: What the first game should have been and more

Darksiders II is a complete amalgamation of everything that the first game should have been. The world is expansive and open, the quests are engaging and fun and the gameplay is refined. One of the most interesting things about the second game is that you can actually outfit your character with different equipment and weapons, ultimately resulting in separate character...

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Welp, it’s a crash and burn for the GTA V Online launch

I’m sure most of you know this already, especially since Rockstar released a statement addressing all the issues plaguing the launch of the online mode, but GTA V online isn’t working. Damn it man, that sucks. The list of issues that players may or may not encounter while trying to play include the following: Occasional “Rockstar Cloud Servers Unavailable” error...

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