IN THE NEWS: Peter Parker Changes from PS4 to PS5

Wait a minute…That’s not the Peter Parker I remember from Marvel’s Spider-Man on Playstation 4.
Courtesy: Insomniac Games

Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who enjoyed the depiction of Peter Parker in the Playstation 4 (PS4) hit, Marvel’s Spider-Man. This depiction will not carry on to the Spider-Man remaster on Playstation 5 (PS5). When Sony revealed the updated Peter Parker, many gamers were not happy with the change. And it seems like the developers at Insomniac Games depicted Parker to slightly resemble Tom Holland, who is the actor who currently plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in films. This was very interesting to me. I can’t recall there being a time when a remastered game led to its main character appearing completely different. Continue Reading

WHAT I’VE BEEN PLAYING: Soldat 2

Soldat 2 excels in high-flying, high-octane 2D shooting mayhem even in its early access state.
Courtesy: Steam

Fun as heck. That is how I am describing the newly released Soldat 2, which is a welcome addition to my PC gaming collection. I am new to the Soldat series as I just recently played the original a week prior to purchasing the latest one last week on Steam. Soldat 2 is currently in early access but for the $13.49 price tag, there was more than enough to justify my purchase. Plus, I’m always on the lookout for independent gaming gems. Continue Reading

PC Platform is Land of the Free, Home of the Mods

Dell’s Alienware Aurora R9 is what I currently use for PC gaming.
Courtesy: Dell.com

I’ve loved video game consoles from when I was a child. From the Atari 2600 and the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) to the Playstation 4 (PS4) and the Nintendo Switch, these systems have housed many of my favorite gaming moments. But I don’t believe someone has truly discovered the furthest reaches of the video gaming galaxy until they’ve played on a PC and see what that specific platform truly has to offer. Continue Reading

MY FIRST TIME: Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country was like nothing I had seen before when it was released in 1994.

There are some games that literally make you expand your mind as to what is possible in video gaming. Seeing the original Mortal Kombat with its digitized characters that featured motion capturing from real actors was mind-blowing in 1992. On the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES), a game named Donkey Kong Country possessed a similar type of “wow” factor and showed the gaming world what could be accomplished on a 16-bit platform. Continue Reading