Nigmabox Rundown (7/09-7/15) Natalie Will Need A New Box

I have brought this up in the past, but I eventually plan on retiring Nigmabox.  It is a site I have called my own since I was 17, and there is a lot of baggage placed on here because of that, with plenty of bad writing and questionable content to be found in my earlier work.  Instead of doing a massive purge, I would rather just reset things with a new site I intend to launch in early 2019, after I finish school once and for all, and intend on remastering or rewriting many of my prior reviews.  However, the one part of this that is hindering me is a name for this new website.  Nigmabox is a really stupid name, and I have been unable to think of a decent site name for about a year now.  Maybe Natalie’s Game Box or something… Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (7/02-7/08) I Am Surprised By My Ability To Function

I don’t really talk about this too often, but I do not have a very high opinion of myself.  In fact, you could say that I have a problem where I doubt my abilities, capacity, and blame myself for things that are not even remotely my fault.  So when I am able to surpass the low expectations I set for myself, I am often surprised.  I mean, the fact that I have been able to do very well in school for the past 7 years (3.5+ GPA) and have been able to maintain a regular job for the past 3 are both things that I never thought possible.  Heck, back when I was 10, I thought I would struggle to ever finish high school, fail to ever be employed in any capacity, and die before I reached my twenties via an accident or suicide.  Anyways, onto the video game news. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (6/25-7/01) The Consumption Continues As Gods Are Devoured

Seeing as how I had a nice little buffer lined up for my reviews, I decided to finally tackle God Eater 2, after having cleared up God Eater Resurrection.  However, it turns out that GE2 came out in Japan before GER, meaning that GER had mechanics that are absent in what was released as its sequel.  Including an incredibly crucial one to the feel of its combat.  Yet for some reason Bandai Namco chose to release GER in the west before GE2.   Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (6/18-6/24) The Urge To Consume Drives Us Onward

As is customary in the realm of Gamindustri, the time after E3 is often rife with a lack of news as the press recuperates from their hectic schedule.  Meanwhile, all the teenyboppers and overzealous adults who wound up with hype hangovers from the event are given the chance to partake in the annual Steam summer sale in order to gain a collection of dramatically marked down games that they may or may not get around to playing.  Though, the deals are not as supple as they used to be, sadly. Continue reading

Nigmabox Rundown (6/14-6/17) E3 2017: The Psycho Wars Shall Return

Well, the week has passed and E3 2017 has ended, and before I know it, it will be E3 2018 and I will be doing this whole shebang all over again, except then I will be further along in my transition and be far more pretty.  Normally not much news comes outside of the press conferences, but there were enough stories to justify a traditional rundown, so I’ll just get started. Continue reading

NIgmabox Rundown (6/13) E3 2017: Prelude To Final Climax

Well, after two days of staying up obscenely late and writing approximately 7,000 words on video games announcements, I am getting fed-up with this whole charade that points out just how darn formulaic I can be with these Rundowns.  I know that one of my weaknesses as a writer is my reliance on formula and a structure that I can base my writings about, and while I do try to break away from this when possible, it is far too easy to fall into a routine when doing something on a large scale.  Anyways, E3 is almost done, and I just have Nintendo’s showing and a few more things to take care of. Continue reading