Nigmabox Rundown (9/18-9/24) One Day I’ll Write For A Video Game Site…

watamote-terror-terrible-joy-happy-shock-horror-antsSo, after several years years, it finally occurred to me that I should start looking through video game press releases instead of regular old video game news outlets.  However, the only site that posts press releases for public consumption is Gamasutra, while the more direct and, in my opinion, better organized Games Press is only available to industry professionals and the sort.  So expect to see a lot of links back to that site.  As for why I’m doing this?  Well, I like feeling like a real games writer sometimes. Continue reading

Sonic CD Review

com-sega-soniccd_screen1Continuing with my Genesis-era Sonic retrospective from parts 1 and 2, Sonic CD originally began development as a portion of Sonic 2 before mechanical differences led to the game being too vastly different, causing it to later be repurposed as the marquee title for the Sega CD.  Unlike the three mainline games, I’ve actually never played Sonic CD as I simply lacked access to it as a child, and as such don’t have much of a history with it.  So without further ado, let’s just spin dash through a loop, bounce off a badnik, and grab a couple of rings or whatever. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (9/11-9/17) My Mind Is Like An Idiot

aot-bread-food-randomSo, I’ve spent no less than a year wondering how to spell a stupidly obscure term that has been in my head ever since the Super Best Friends made it into a running gag.  The gag involves calling the titular Titans from Attack on Titan Eoten, which refers to an obscure mythological giant and cannibalistic figure that one very petulant man insists is a superior translation than the English translation the Japanese publisher provided.  However, the Super Best Friends continuously mispronounced that word as Ayoten or Iyotan making the act of researching it basically impossible.  That is what is prominent in my Autistic brain today, and now it is out there on the internet.  Yays. Continue reading

Psycho Shatter Will Not Be Released

Back in August, I announced that I would revise some of my earlier works in order to correct minor missteps or errors that I missed during my first editing of them.  This resulted in the current versions of Verde’s Doohickey and The Malice of Abigale Quinlan.  This was done in order to bring these stories up to a level where I was not only comfortable sharing them with the world, but comfortable with the prospect of selling and distributing them, which I intend to do sometime before year’s end. Continue reading

The Beginner’s Guide Review

20160910174237_1This game has been on my radar since it first appeared in late 2015, so naturally I proceeded to ignore it until it was conveniently placed in my hands, and long after the fuss and fervor about this game had passed.  Even though at the time of its release, I had already played and coincidentally adored The Stanley Parable, and was quite curious as to what one of the two people behind that game would do with their next project.  The results… were unexpected. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (9/4-9/10) The Eaters of Gods Love Vore

chibi-vore-by-modesevenI have been investing far too much time into God Eater Resurrection over the past week.  I’ve still been working on my writing stuff, but I found a hole of rewarding and good feeling gameplay for the first time in a while, and boy is it a deep and warm one.  Though, that’s not to say my review of the game will be wholly positive.  I mean, whenever I get around to it.  I have at least four more reviews queued up before that.  Also, the header image comes from ModeSeven, check him out if you love stuff that’s so weird it transcends being pornographic.  Or is just plain cool and cute and good for childrens. Continue reading

Mass Effect 2 Review

20160908194421_1About a month ago, I started going through the beloved Mass Effect series once again, starting with the less than stellar predecessor to the series that I just couldn’t seem to love.  That was Mass Effect 1, but Mass Effect 2… When thinking about what games really resonated with me, what games brought me an overwhelming amount of good feelings, and offered an experience that I kept coming back to, Mass Effect 2 is one of the first that comes to mind.  It was among my favorite games of all time before my, what, sixth playthrough, and I think I may love it even more after going through the game yet again.  Also, I played the game using a controller mod, which you can find here. Continue reading