AUTHOR James Huffman

I'm a contributing writer who has way too many games to play and too many thoughts about them. So, I end up just playing Rocket League.

Movies Top 10 Games of 2014

2014 was the awkward first year after next-gen consoles released, and the missteps were abundant. From Assassin’s Creed: Unity to Halo: The Master Chief Collection, it seemed like almost every game released with errors. Topped off with a poor selection of games exclusive to the consoles, 2014 was a bit of a lackluster year for […]

Movies Geometry Wars³: Dimensions Cover Art

Geometry Wars³: Dimensions is a lot like the stepdad who comes into your life after your mom remarries; he’s adequate, but he never quite feels like your real dad. Sierra taking over the Geometry Wars series from the dead clutches of Bizarre Creations is a seemingly smooth transition, but there are a few key missteps […]

Movies Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Screen Shot

“All right, this is going to be amazing,” I told myself minutes before midnight on the eve of the Halo: The Master Chief Collection release day. My body was filled with Red Bull, Doritos and hype as I was ready to plunge into nostalgic goodness. I loaded up the multiplayer mode immediately upon starting the […]

Movies Pushmo World Screen Shot

DeadCore DeadCore was a bit of an impulse buy. I watched the trailer, thought it looked neat and bought it on the spot. It’s a first-person platform game that requires the utmost of skill and timing, and it’s a blast. Levels are sprawled across landscapes with jump pads, lasers and loads of obstacles to get […]

Movies The Legend of Korra Cover Art

The combination of Platinum Games and the awesome The Legend of Korra cartoon series seemed like a match made in heaven. Platinum Games is the absolute best developer in the action games genre, and The Legend of Korra cartoon is packed with stylized combat. Unfortunately, because of budget, lack of time or whatever other reason, the resulting […]

Movies Super Smash Bros. Cover Art

The decision to bring a Super Smash Bros. game to a handheld system was one that I assessed with great concern. The franchise was one that I grew up with and put a crazy amount of hours into, so the very notion of not playing with a controller slightly scared me. The demo released before […]

Movies Destiny Box Art

Destiny is the best mediocre game that I’ve ever played. It’s an odd accolade, no doubt, but the game does many things exceptionally and many things dreadfully. It’s because Destiny suffers from a severe case of identity crisis. It tries to be an action-packed, sci-fi shooter surrounded in massively-multiplayer online (MMO) mechanics and role-playing game […]

Movies Hohokum Title

As the gaming industry evolves and matures, the games follow suit. Developers are taking more risks and creating games that emphasis the “video” part than the “game.” Hohokum falls into this category, but it is more than just an artistic game. It’s utterly unique in all senses of the word. There’s no real clear-cut way […]

Movies Torchlight 2 Screenshot

The PlayStation 4 launched last year, and just like every other console launch, there aren’t very many compelling games out even now. However, Sony went and actively bought out indie games to bring to their console. These smaller indie titles have helped fill in the gaps between the sparse major releases. Sounds great, right? Well, […]

Movies Shovel Knight Title Screen

Games based around reliving the glorious days of eight-bit sprites and limited graphical fidelity seem to be a dime a dozen these days, thanks to the potency of the ever-growing indie market. Shovel Knight at first appears to be just another one of these titles, looking to score your money based on its nostalgic appeal. […]

Movies E3 Logo

Even though E3 may be a bit of a dying fad with the bombastic presentations and cringe-worthy hosts, it’s tough not to get excited year after year. This year in particular was interesting because, after the lukewarm start in terms of compelling software for all consoles, we finally got to see what the next year […]

Movies Mario Kart 8 Cover Art

Nintendo has always been known to make games that cater to the casual market. The Mario Kart games were the racing series for people who didn’t necessarily like the realistic and serious style of other racers like Need for Speed and Gran Turismo. Because of the casual appeal of Mario Kart, the series slowly implemented mechanics that allowed […]