Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Year that was 2014 in Gaming

For the past month, I’ve been working on this tribute video for this past year in gaming. So, please celebrate to end of the year by giving it a watch. Enjoy!

I wish you all a happy new year! See you in 2015.


Best of 2014: The Walking Dead Season Two

This post contains spoilers for The Walking Dead Season Two. You have been warned.

Something happened to me after completing The Walking Dead: Season Two for the first time. I had patiently waited for the episodes to be released on disc. When it finally arrived I got home from work and played all five episodes in succession. When I finished the last episode, I was a different man. With every game that came out this year, no game was better written. No game stuck with me more than this one; no game ever has. The Walking Dead: Season Two isn’t the best-designed game of the year, but it’s by far the best story. In my opinion, it’s the best game of 2014; here’s why. Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2014: Honourable Mentions

There were a lot of good games this year. I played a surprising amount of them, at least in comparison to previous years. Before I get into my personal favourite game of the year, I would like to take some time and talk about some of the other games that I enjoyed that didn’t make the top three. So in alphabetical order, here are the honourable mentions of 2014. Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2014: Alien Isolation

In space, no one can hear you poop yourself.

I learned very quickly that there’s nowhere to hide in Alien: Isolation and there are so many ways to get yourself killed. If you run too fast, you’re dead. If the Alien sees you, you’re dead. Oh, you fired a gun at the enemy android? Guess what? The Alien heard that, you’re dead. You’re in the middle of saving? The Alien says “hello.” You stayed in the locker too long; silly human, you’re dead. Nothing inspires fear quicker than paranoia around the most mundane actions. Now, wrap this moment-to-moment gameplay around a strategic crafting system and an incredible atmosphere. The result is, in my mind, the best designed game of the year.

Read the rest of this entry

Best of 2014: The Wolf Among Us

This post contains some minor spoilers for The Wolf Among Us.

For most of the year, The Wolf Among Us sat atop of this list. I can’t recall a game that hooked me as quickly as the first episode did and Telltale Games silenced everyone who doubted that lightning could strike twice. Throughout the first half of the year, Telltale Games delivered an enthralling murder mystery video game. The true test of narrative excellence is when a writer or designer is one step ahead of the audience and The Wolf Among Us is several steps ahead at all times. There are so many subtle hints in the early episodes that come up later in ways you don’t expect. It’s one thing to be a step ahead, it’s another to do so without the audience even being aware of it.

In a move surprises no one, The Wolf Among Us has made it to the Best of 2014.

Read the rest of this entry

2014 Year in Review

It’s been a wild year, not just for gaming but for me personally. I joined a gaming website, I built a gaming PC and have spent the last few months in complete seclusion but I have emerged from my cave, older and more unkempt to deliver my thoughts on the year that was 2014. As I did last year, I’m going to go over the year before delving into my personal top three games of the year. I also have a special surprise for all of you at the end of the list so stay tuned for that.

I feel like the world may actually end by the time The Division comes out.

Read the rest of this entry

Ninja Theory Announces DmC: Definitive Edition

DmC Definitive Edition

Full article available here.

Dante is coming to current-gen consoles. Ninja Theory announced via the Playstation Blog, DmC: Definitive Edition which will port the 2013 reboot of the Devil May Cry series to the Xbox One and Playstation 4.

Microsoft is Publishing Rise of the Tomb Raider

Full article available here.

Rise of the Tomb Raider is being published by Microsoft. According to a tweet from Aaaron Greenberg, the marketing boss of Microsoft’s 1st and 3rd party games, Microsoft will be taking up publishing duties for the game, which is due to release first on Xbox One in Holiday 2015.

Final Fantasy XIII Resolution Patch Coming Next Week

Full article available here.

The long awaited patch for the PC version of Final Fantasy XIII will be released on Dec. 11, according to a post on Steam from Square Enix. This patch will add custom resolutions to the game, allowing it to be played in 1080p resolution. This is good news for PC players.

Resident Evil HD Releases Next Month

Full article available here.

Resident Evil HD is coming in January according to Capcom. The HD remaster of the 2002 remake of the 1996 classic will be available digitally in North America and Europe on the Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC on Jan. 20 at a retail price of $19.99.

Kirk Mckeand's Online Portfolio

Right in your eyeballs

My Nintendo News

Nintendo News

Title Screen

Tackling new-school gaming with old-school attitude

What's Your Tag?

Video Games, Comics, and Shenanigans.

The Ryanblog!

Ramblings about TV shows, games, sport & movies!


Various thoughts on video games and politics too long for a simple tweet

It's Mana, Not Mana

A fool in uncharted territory, writing about games n' things.


Gaming & Music. Asbestos Free.

%d bloggers like this: