PC Gaming

Horizon Forbidden West Review: Bigger and More Beautiful

Horizon: Zero Dawn was my first review on this site, so before we get into the meat of the sequel, this is a message to anyone who reads my stuff: Thank you for being here as we cover the game’s successor. Anyway, now we have Horizon: Forbidden West—momentous occasion, sparkling wine for everyone, or in my case, hobo gin.


Pimax Crystal Super and Pimax Crystal Light: Two New High-End VR Headsets for Gaming

Pimax, a high-end VR gaming gear manufacturer, announced two new models of its Crystal line of VR headsets at its 2024 Frontier event on YouTube. The Pimax Crystal Super sets a new high bar for the industry with 29.5 million pixels and the world’s first swappable optical engine, allowing users to select between QLED and micro-OLED panels. The new Pimax Crystal Light offers the same 16.6 million pixels as the existing Pimax Crystal but at a much lower cost, starting at $699.


Lenovo Legion Go Review: A Convenient Way to Take PC Gaming Anywhere and Everywhere

I’m not a hardcore gamer, but I do enjoy playing video games. Unfortunately, I spent most of my formative years playing Nintendo and Sega games, and anything more complicated has always spooked me. It’s never too late to face your fear of video games that are more complicated than the original Mario, and I am proud to say I’ve mastered far more complex games, thanks to my use of the Lenovo Legion Go!


DO NOT Pre-Order Star Wars Outlaws

I beg you. Do not pre-order Star Wars Outlaws. That’s it, article over. Jokes aside, I can guess that some of you may have seen that a Star Wars action-adventure game was set to be released, and the ol’ nostalgia brain chemicals may have fired immediately. Not to be a wet and crusty towel on your potential hope and excitement, but this news scared me for a few reasons.


SteelSeries Alias Pro XLR Mic Review: Two Excellent Products in One

SteelSeries has earned a reputation for its high-quality gaming headsets and has now entered the gaming microphone market with two versions of its new Alias microphone. I am testing the SteelSeries Alias Pro, an XLR microphone, and the Stream Mixer interface in this review. A sister product, the SteelSeries Alias, is a USB microphone with an integrated interface.



New Game Monday, February 2024 Edition: First Impressions of Four Games That Are Being Actively Hyped to Me

Hello, Readers! It’s the year of our Lord 2024, and I’ve cranked out quite a few reviews, each seemingly longer than the last. I enjoy writing, but I’m currently in a bit of a pickle as to what to put my grubby meathooks on next. A lot of stuff has been launched recently by the usual murderer’s row of development teams, but to be honest, none of it really interests me. So, I’m going to start a series called New Game Monday that I may or may not update monthly; it just depends on what’s new and interesting.


Lies of P Review: The Emo Pinocchio Experience That Became My 2023 Game of the Year

Dear Readers, we may have found the 2023 Game of the Year in Lies of P. I’ll admit, when I first saw the game pop up on Steam, my first reaction was, “What a fricking stupid name.” Once I got over my initial revulsion (and admittedly waited for it to go on a small sale), I dove into the discourse surrounding this game to see if it was something truly worth playing. As far as I knew, it had a gameplay loop reminiscent of the much-accredited Dark Souls franchise, where punishment is your only friend as its core alluring trait.





Shadow of the Tomb Raider Review: It’s So Jank, It’s Almost Impressive!

Holy sh*t, people, do I have some filth to say about this game! Shadow of the Tomb Raider is right in the sweet spot of games for me not only to play but to review because while I did end up enjoying the experience overall due to my rolodex of neurological quirks, it had so many problems that I can relentlessly dunk on it with abject glee. It’s essentially the baby bear’s bed Goldilocks trespassed into, so forgive my exuberance and elation; it’s been a long month.


Cassette Beasts Review: Using Old Equipment to Save Your Future … with MONSTERS

It’s funny that people are referring to Cassette Beasts as “not Pokemon.” While that’s technically true, there are a lot of similarities that make such a strong opposition to the comparison laughable, in my opinion. That being said, this is not just a reskin, as Cassette Beasts incorporates a charming and interesting twist on a format that has grown a little stale due to Nintendo and Gamefreak’s apparent disregard for their fanbase. If you saw it on the Steam Page and thought, “Do I really need this in my life?” Well, I’m here to tell you that you just might.


Inscryption Review: Your Creepy Uncle Invites You to Play Cards in an Escape Room …

Hold onto your toilet seats, ladies, germs, and nonbinary friends; we’ve got a card battler coming your way! But is that really all it is? More than just a card game, Inscryption is divided into three distinct acts that will leave you wondering what on earth is happening. It’s an ambitious undertaking, but you, the reader, must be careful before proceeding through this article because there will undoubtedly be things that you may wish to experience for yourself rather than read about. I’ll give you fair warning now and before each section so you can skip ahead if you’d prefer.


Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Review: A Chip Off the Old Block

We’re back with another Marvel game, howdy, howdy, howdy. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales was on sale recently, and I enjoyed the original immensely, so I felt it would be good to give this game a whirl. Instead of playing as Peter Parker, however, you are playing as the newcomer Miles Morales, the hero of Harlem. While the game borrows a fair amount from the previous Spider-Man game, it does bring enough new to make the experience interesting. I beat the main story in about 8 hours; here are my thoughts.



Metro Exodus Review: An Ambitious Ending to a Classic Series

Well, everyone, we’ve made it. Here we have the final step in the Metro trilogy that, presumedly, you have been waiting for. Following the events of Metro 2033: Last Light, we rejoin our silent friend Artyom as he ventures out from the musky subway tunnels of post-apocalyptic Moscow. It’s certainly an ambitious switch-up of the format that was very linear in the last two games in this series, and they have learned from what worked well in the past. That being said, they didn’t get the balance quite right, and that puts it a tier below Metro: Last Light.



Shadows Over Loathing Review: A Fun 2D RPG with More Depth Than You’d Expect

Upon looking at this article, your first instinct might be, “why on earth is Flint playing a children’s game?” I’d then ask you to stop drooling on the floor and open your mind a bit because, while the art is simplistic and this game requires a fair amount of reading, those who like witty banter and silly humor are in for a real treat. Shadows Over Loathing is an excellent and specific type of game whose intricacies cannot be seen by simply looking at screenshots. I played the game for about 10 to 11 hours, and here are my thoughts.


Marvel’s Midnight Suns Season Pass Thoughts: A Lot of Good in the Same Vein

A few months ago, I reviewed Marvel’s Midnight Suns and found it to be a reasonably decent time. It had fun combat and tasteful art, but the problem was that it spent an insane amount of time making you jump through hoops like some show poodle rather than kicking the tar out of baddies. Now, all four DLC additional content packs have been added to the game for Marvel’s Midnight Suns Season Pass purchasers, so how has this impacted the experience? Let’s find out.


Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Review: Thank Heavens It’s a Star Wars Game, Otherwise…

If this weren’t a Star Wars game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order would be total ass; that’s my hot take. Now that you know my mood as I write this, be ready for some snark. The marketing for Fallen Order says the combat and world take inspiration from Metroid and Dark Souls, but all that means to me is that they’ve gone out of their way to make things really annoying. Besides one amazing moment at the end of the game that I will spoil (sorry), nothing was really exemplary besides the fact you get to use a lightsaber.