Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart // Photo Credit: Mundfish, ResetEra Video games are a business. Developers have both sales estimations, goals and requirements. A final, triple-A product could very well release to overwhelming critical praise, only to fall victim to poor sales across the board. Titanfall 2 is an excellent example. Respawn’s highly regarded 2016 […]
Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart Previously on Loochie’s Backtrack, we explored just what made Gears of War: Judgement such an awesome entry in the franchise. The short answer was that developer People Can Fly successfully crafted a fast-paced, wholly entertaining Gears prequel story that checked all the right boxes of a great Gears of War […]
Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart 2020 marks the start of a new decade, and with that comes the inevitable new years resolutioners. Ah yes, the new years resolutioners. The beginning of the new year means packed gyms, unfulfilled promises and the continuing threat of war! Instead of looking ahead, I thought I’d be a […]
Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart After playing the first hour or so of Kojima Productions’ ambitious Death Stranding, I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed at how quickly time comes and goes. To this day, I remember the YouTube comments after the reveal trailer of the game back at E3 2016 following a similar trend of, “Hopefully […]
Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart Dozens of hours and 26-levels later, the official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open, cross-play BETA has ended. Damn, this will be quite a year for Call of Duty. As an avid fan of the series, I generally buy – okay, I buy – every entry each year. It wouldn’t be […]
Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart In the spirit of Halloween, I downloaded Dead by Daylight through my Xbox GamePass subscription and logged on just under ten hours. For those of you living under a rock your entire life, Dead by Daylight is an asymmetrical multiplayer game where one player-controlled killer roams around an arena hunting four […]
Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart Remember, remember the eighth of November…for that is when Kojima’s much anticipated Death Stranding releases. Tokyo Game Show took place recently, and fans got a rather hefty look at some of the core gameplay loop. Though I can confidently say that I am no longer completely in the clouds on […]
Written by: Nick Farinola // Published by: Joe Ahart Let me preface by saying that this article is more of a way to help me decide what I want rather than an in-depth analysis of all the exciting new game releasing in Q4 2019. I’m having a personal dilemma; two vastly different games from two beloved franchises of mine are […]
Written By: Nick Farinola // Edited By: Joe Ahart Remnant: From the Ashes, developed by Gunfire Games (who you may recognize from Darksiders II and the recently-released Darksiders III), is a third-person, rogue-like, action RPG with many elements heavily borrowed from the “Soulsborne” series, developed by From Software. This game has been on my radar for some time now, but […]
Written by: Nick Farinola // Edited by: Nick Farinola and Joe Ahart As Doom Eternal’s release date slowly approaches, Nintendo stealth launched the original Doom trilogy on the Switch console. The Doom franchise, for those of you living under a rock, had solidified the FPS genre not too long after Wolfenstein 3D, the game that arguably created it. Doom and […]
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By: Nick Farinola I haven’t played the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta yet, and yes, I’ve bought every single Call Of Duty title since the third entry. The beta drops this Friday for Xbox owners who have also preordered the game for its October 12th release, while PS4 users have been playing […]
By: Nick Farinola Now that E3 happened some two months ago, it’s time to look back on some of the announcements that had a ton of people hyped for the upcoming months of new releases. Anthem, though promising premise, now shares too many aspects with Bungie’s Destiny in both its gameplay and its aesthetic. […]
By: Nick Farinola To say that I have a love-hate relationship with horror games would be an understatement. The horror genre in movies is a completely different story. I’m usually in the theater opening night with front row seats for every horror movie, whether it’d come out of Hollywood or some low-key indie director. I honestly can’t get enough […]
On July 6th, Blizzard revealed their upcoming Hearthstone expansion: Knights of the Frozen Throne. Following the new release format, this set will contain 135 cards themed around Northrend, the frozen north of Azeroth. On top of that, you have the option to invade Icecrown and stop the Lich King in the expansion’s free single-player adventure.
Call of Duty WW2’s promises a return to the roots of the franchise. The laser beams, perks, and jetpacks have been retired. Developer Sledgehammer is advertising that the game’s flashy mechanics have been stripped away in order to create a more “grounded” shooter.