Call of Duty Bio Augmentation a Possible Reality?

I was watching a friend play Call of Duty Black Ops III and the game focused on the theme of bio augmentation. The concept of replacing body parts with mechanical substitutes. While Black Ops III isn’t the first game to approach the subject, it seems like the concept is far from reality. I am seeing…

All Games Should Have An Option To Skip Cutscenes

We all experience it when playing single-player games. After starting the console, we wait for a minute for the machine to load the game. Then, a few seconds to find our save file. After that, the game will take another minute to load. And, after a few minutes of game play, we’ll see a cutscene…

The Quest For One Million Bottle Caps

Hey Everyone! I wanted to share something exciting with every video game fan out there. I am going to take on a new project thanks to the effort and generosity of TrickyMic. For the longest time, I debated setting up a YouTube profile, vine account, or twitch profile because I don’t know what to talk…

MMOs Are For Children

I have played my fair share of MMOs. Whether it was a dabble in Age of Wushu, the moderate amount of time I played the Old Republic and Lord of the Rings Online, or the years I spent on World of Warcraft. While I don’t regret any of the copious amount of time I spent…

Are Gamers Suckers?

As gamers, we are always waiting for the the next big reveal. Whether it is the next IP, the next game, or the next generation console. Three years ago, we all knew the next generation consoles (PS4/XBOX ONE) were coming, but we had no details. Then within two months of each other, we got our…

Star Wars Battlefront E3 Preview

I will admit that Battlefront was not something that I was particularly looking forward to. I am not overly fond of shooters, but I do love Star Wars so I gave it a try. I was able to try out a co-op wave mission. There were 6 waves and they consisted of kill off the…

Views on VR Gaming

Before attending E3, I had very negative views on Virtual Reality gaming. The concept is appealing, sure, but it seemed impractical and almost silly with the technology I had seen. Headsets were clunky and embarrassing, quality was abysmal, games that played on it were boring and sloppy, and a plethora of other problems. E3 has…

Understanding PC vs Consoles

So, I know what you’re thinking. Well, hopefully. You’re probably thinking something along the lines of “PC vs consoles?! Oh no, another propaganda piece about PC is superior to consoles.” Well, I can say for certain that is not the case. What is the case, however, is trying to understand what each platform brings to…

Gaming While Working

So, if you listen to my last few episodes of The BladedTech Show, you’ll know that I recently started my first job. However, playing video games seems to be a task now than something I just do. I have to be more careful in picking what games I play due to the time and money…

Bloodborne Is coming, and I’m taking vacation for it.

Seriously I’m taking a nice vacation to play this game. I didn’t even try to hide it from my boss, he knows why I’m taking vacation and he has no choice but to accept it because I will be doing nothing but playing this game. I’m a HUGE fan of the series. From Software created…

What Has Happened to DLC??

Who doesn’t enjoy DLC? It can add additional characters, extend the original game when it has run its course, and in some cases add almost a whole new game! This is, however, how it should be. Instead, we get a bunch of game developers pushing out DLC before the game has even hit the sales…

What Greg Miller Means to Me

Today I said goodbye to a friend, my best friend as he would put it. No, he didn’t die, but I feel like a part of me did! After 8 years and 381 episodes, Greg Miller said goodbye to Podcast Beyond. While that might not mean much to you, it means a lot to me.…

The Fall of First Person Shooters

I remember falling in love with First Person Shooters as a kid.  Goldeneye and Perfect Dark will always be considered some of the great games to me.  The first couple of Halos were also amazing to me from start to finish. That being said, I cannot bring myself to play modern FPS’s. FPS’s used to…

Gamers Beginning To Favor Digital Game Purchases

With the year coming to a close, we’re all being inundated with best-of-2014 lists that cover pretty much every topic out there. And as easy as it is to throw some shade at said lists, they tend to arrive with some useful information about what we’ve seen in the past 12 months. That’s especially true…

We Need To Calm Down With Game Releases

Remember when a game would come out, it would be awesome, and you couldn’t wait for the next one? Good news for you! You basically don’t have to anymore. So many franchises are getting a new game every year and, in my opinion, it’s destroying the value of those games. I miss the times where…

Kotaku Controversy: Gamers Are Now Dead?

Over the past couple of weeks, the Zoe Quinn story has escalated to point of being the gaming version of Watergate, as proven by the #Gamergate trend flying around twitter. Kotaku, being the geniuses that they are, seem to only make matters worse by pointing fingers and preforming all amounts of bigotry. For those of…

P.T. Scariest Teaser Ever!

I was not one of the first to play P.T., the now discovered teaser for the new upcoming Silent Hills game, I actually found out about it a day later from a friend. He said it was one of the scariest things he has played. I being a very big fan of the survival horror…

Top Ten Call of Duty Maps

With the recent release of the Advanced Warfare multiplayer gameplay trailer, I thought it was about time to roll out the ten greatest maps in Call of Duty history.  Hopefully the newest game will be choc full of great maps waiting to be explored, if not we still have the classics.  Obviously this list is…

A PC Only Future?

If you’re a gamer, you can’t read an article about a video game without some PC “master race” fanboy coming in and talking about how that game would look so much better on his or her PC. While they may be annoying to hear, they are right. Just about any game on a high end…