Category Archives: Video Games

Trailer Time: Star Wars Battlefront II (2017 – Xbox, Playstation)

The original Star Wars Battlefront games had single player modes that were integral to the enjoyment of the game, and DICE made a big mistake omitting a campaign from its revival of the franchise.  Normally video game trailers don’t come on the site until launch, but we are all Star Wars geeks, and Star Wars video games are canon now (the first Battlefront is how the brought back Boba Fett post ROTJ).  This campaign reveal looks amazingly epic, spanning the destruction of the second Death Star to the rise of The First Order.  I was not pleased with the multiplayer-only first installment, but this trailer has me changing my mind.  Read more below from Coming Soon for all the details. Continue reading Trailer Time: Star Wars Battlefront II (2017 – Xbox, Playstation)

Mass Effect: Andromeda Complete Achievement/Trophy List (Xbox, PS – 2017)

Despite the controversial end to the trilogy, Mass Effect remains one of the greatest RPG achievements of the past two console generations, so a new entry to the series is one of the three biggest games of 2017 (the others being the new Zelda and Red Dead Redemption 2 this fall).  Those with EA Access have already been exploring the Andromeda galaxy since yesterday, and so far, the game (aside from the slightly creepy face texture they’ll eventually get around to patching) takes the best gameplay from the trilogy and adds a heightened focus on discovery and exploration.  My first time playing the game, I didn’t move for six hours and I started at 1:30 a.m. (I’m not advising that).  If an RPG (and there are sadly fewer and fewer) is made by Bethesda or Bioware, it’s worth the dozens if not hundreds of hours you devote to it.  In a game like this, achievements are almost beside the point (did I say that?), but as always the complete list is below courtesy of the Internet’s Mass Effect Relay for Cheevo Hunters: xboxachievements.com.  Mass Effect: Andromeda will be available to all gamers on Playstation, PC, and Xbox One this Tuesday. Continue reading Mass Effect: Andromeda Complete Achievement/Trophy List (Xbox, PS – 2017)

Halo Wars 2 – Complete Achievement List (Xbox One, PC – 2017)

I was not a huge fan of the first Halo Wars, and RTS games were my obsession in high school.  Command & Conquer, Dune, Warcraft, Age of Empires, etc.  I still don’t think that format has ever been done as well on consoles as on the PC, but maybe Halo Wars 2 will be the one that breaks the mold.  Halo Wars 2 is a Microsoft exclusive for Windows 10 and Xbox One and will launch this Friday, February 25, 2017.  For a complete list of achievements, check out the list below provided by the site on the Intertubes all cheevo addicts should worship: xboxachievements.com. Continue reading Halo Wars 2 – Complete Achievement List (Xbox One, PC – 2017)

For Honor – Complete Achievement List (Xbox One, PC – 2017)

I’m going to be totally honest…..I have no idea what’s going on with For Honor.  I’ve watched it develop since E3 and the entire idea seems to be, “What if knights, samurais, and vikings just started whomping on each other?”  Could be a lot more complex.  Maybe there’s an angsty viking who just wants to prove to his samurai dad and knight mom that he’s just as darn good as the rest of the….no there’s not, but you probably get to whack each other with period appropriate weaponry.  Ubisoft’s For Honor is an Xbox/Windows 10 exclusive and is out today.  Cheevos below courtesy, as always, from the peerless, the wondrous, the needy gamer’s sanctum online: xboxachievements.com. Continue reading For Honor – Complete Achievement List (Xbox One, PC – 2017)

In Theaters This Week (1/27/2017): Resident Evil 6, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold

Dennis Quaid, A Dog's Purpose

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  January 27th has three challengers to the surprising success of Split, though none of them are garnering much praise with critics. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (1/27/2017): Resident Evil 6, A Dog’s Purpose, Gold