Pay Day 2 is an Uncomfortable Experience

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It’s easy to grow desensitized to violence in video games, which is why it’s equally fascinating and uncomfortable when a game makes you realize how bad your actions are. I’m writing this after having my first experience with Pay Day 2, which is probably one of the most disturbing games I’ve ever played. It’s weird though, because despite playing through several “violent” video games, I’ve almost always walked away with my conscience unscathed. Murder and mayhem, while reprehensible in real life, have never really bothered me in the digital one. So, why is it that Pay Day 2 made me feel so damn uncomfortable? Continue reading

Batman: The Telltale Series (Review)

Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Reviewed On: PlayStation 4
Release Date: August 2, 2016 – December 13, 2016
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In Telltale’s attempt to adapt every conceivable license to their particular brand of “choose your own adventure” video games, they decided to try their hand at crafting a story about everyone’s favorite caped crusader, Batman. As a fan of both Telltale Games and Batman, this project was pretty much a dream come true. So, as I’ve done with almost every Telltale release, I waited until all of the episodes were finished before sitting down and marathoning the series in its entirety over the course of a weekend. Now, after finishing all five episodes, I have a lot to say about the Dark Knight’s most recent outing. Continue reading