Posts tagged as: MICHAEL WORKMAN

“Wolfenstein: The New Order” – Is it New Enough?

“Wolfenstein: The New Order” – Is it New Enough?

 
By Michael WORKMAN

Does the world need another game about fighting Nazis? The answer is a resounding maybe. Gamers have been fighting virtual national socialists pretty much since the beginning of first-person shooters. But this isn’t just any old game where you fight Nazis; this is the “Wolfenstein” series. A name that any old school PC [...]

‘Sims 4’ is Dis-Sim-pointing

‘Sims 4’ is Dis-Sim-pointing

By Michael WORKMAN
It’s strange to realize I practically grew up playing “The Sims” series since it debuted way back in 2000 when I was still in sixth grade. It was a wonderful cartoony game about controlling the virtual lives of sims, from getting them jobs to making sure they don’t starve to death. No one [...]

E3 2014 Coming to LA Next Week

E3 2014 Coming to LA Next Week

 
By Michael WORKMAN

June approaches, which means E3 is coming to the LA Convention Center to dazzle gamers and industry heavyweights alike. E3 always generates a certain healthy level of excitement each year, but last year’s event had many people’s anticipation turned up to eleven with the showcasing of the Next-gen technology to come out of [...]

‘Broken Age’ Provides Point and Click Laughs

‘Broken Age’ Provides Point and Click Laughs

By Michael WORKMAN
There’s a name that may not mean much to younger gamers, but to the lucky few who grew up in the ’90s, it meant quality games with absurdly entertaining and witty writing. That name is Tim Schafer, and he is one of the many amazing pioneers in the point and click adventure genre. [...]

‘Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons’

‘Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons’

By Michael WORKMAN
Developed by Starbreeze Studios, “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” is a downloadable title that may look like a simple indie adventure game, but it is clear that it is much more than that.
Brothers is unique because it was created by a film director rather than a game developer. This has been done [...]

Next Great Leap in Gaming? The Oculus Rift

Next Great Leap in Gaming? The Oculus Rift

»Video Game Review
By Michael WORKMAN
Every year game companies tout better graphics and more realism for some of the game industries biggest releases. Better textures, higher resolutions or smoother shading are enough to grab the attention of many gamers on titles they are excited about. Heavy weights like “Skyrim” and “Portal 2” boast impressive visuals that [...]

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»Video Game Review

Emotionally Charged ‘The Walking Dead: Season Two’

By Michael WORKMAN
Shambling back onto gamers’ PCs and consoles alike, Telltales’s point and click adventure, “The Walking Dead: Season Two” has arrived. Has Telltale once again created an engaging narrative that mercilessly pulls at our heartstrings like in season one? It gives me great pleasure to say that the [...]

» Video Game Review: Conquering the World in ‘Europa Universalis IV’

» Video Game Review: Conquering the World in ‘Europa Universalis IV’

By Michael WORKMAN
If you spent the majority of your time in history class catching up on sleep, you’re in luck! Paradox Development Studio has rolled out a game that deals with four centuries of human history. Well, truth be told, it’s up to the player how history unfolds in the game, so it’s not the [...]

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»Video Game Review

A Lively Time Found in ‘The Walking Dead’ Game
By Michael WORKMAN
In the early days of video games, “point-and-click” adventures were some of the most popular PC games. Titles such as “The Secret of Monkey Island,” “Space Quest” and “Day of the Tentacle” offer fond memories for devoted PC fans of the late ’80s and early [...]

Much to Fight in ‘BioShock Infinite’

Much to Fight in ‘BioShock Infinite’

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By Michael WORKMAN
“Bring us the girl, wipe away the debt.” Gamers will be hearing this line in their sleep for a long time now that Irrational Games “BioShock Infinite” has been released.
Players take on the role of Booker DeWitt, an ex-Pinkerton agent that must find a mysterious girl to wipe away his [...]


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