Backloggery Beatdown: Spec Ops: The Line

SPOILER ALERT! If you have not played Spec Ops: The Line, TURN NOW WHILE YOU SILL CAN! It would be a great disservice to Yager Development’s efforts if I were…

Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Delivers

  Previously, I wrote about how Blizzard took its first step in the reclamation process of its underperforming franchise by admitting that it had a problem.  This was a confession expressed…

(Almost) Everything is Awesome (about Lego City)

I confess in advance that I am slightly cheating on this “clandestine” edition of Backloggery Beatdown. I had completed the “story” element of Lego City sometime ago, but I’m feeling inspired…

Diablo III(rd) Time’s a Charm?

In preparing to share my thoughts on Diablo III, my original plan for this piece was to play for one hour on my Cleave/Seismic Slam (now Rend) lv 58 Barbarian…

Backloggery Beatdown: I like FPS Games, but…Portal 2

You know how some people preface a cringe-worthy comment with “I’m not racist but…” or “My best friend is [insert ethnic minority here]”? I’m warning that I’m going to spending a…

Things Fall Apart: Japanese Juggernaut Waning in the West

If you’re into video games at all, then you might be aware of the negative buzz revolving around Nintendo and its Wii U. (The ubiquitous) they have said during the Christmas…

Backloggery Beatdown: New Super Mario Bros. WiiU

Like many families who dropped a then-absurd $300 on the NES back in the mid-to-late 80’s, mine would spend a good deal of time in front of television while taking…

Why FSU Wins the BCS Championship

As a fan of the Florida State  Seminoles, I find myself performing all kinds of mental gymnastics to determine how well my team is going to perform in the game against…

Backloggery Beatdown: Enter the Contestants

So many games, so little time. Sometime ago, I wrote an article discussing the fact that in this day and age, it simply isn’t cost efficient to purchase games brand new…

The B.C.S. Busters Volume One (1998-2000)

On behalf of Place To Be Nation, college football and its flawed B.C.S. era get the ultimate do-over Andrew Riche: The first season in which I was truly embedded in college…