Hard video games: Why some players choose the unthinkable

Does this image make you feel anything? How about this? Oof… Feeling old-school agitated? Let’s move up the timeline a bit… Have you reached your boiling point? Let’s try a current state of frustration… Have you played any of these infuriating video games? You have? Great! Perhaps, a better question is: Have you beaten anyContinue reading “Hard video games: Why some players choose the unthinkable”

Deliver Us The Moon – An Exhausted Extrovert’s Review

Being an extrovert in a global pandemic is hard. I was furloughed from my career nearly two months ago, and I spend most of my time at home. Playing and writing about video games has helped me to stay busy by becoming immersed in vibrant, imaginative, and most importantly, character-filled worlds. Until, that is, IContinue reading “Deliver Us The Moon – An Exhausted Extrovert’s Review”

Video Games and Relationships (How to Manage Both)

I’m sick and tired of video games constantly being slandered. Angry parents, spouses and partners often refer to them as “wastes of time” that only children should play. A question to anyone who’s anti-video games: Being a member of several online video game groups, I can’t go a day without reading something along the linesContinue reading “Video Games and Relationships (How to Manage Both)”

Tony Hawk Pro Skater Remastered – Why Millennials are Excited

Hold the -effing phone! I get to attempt 900s with Tony Hawk once again? *Squeals in delight* With Activision’s recent announcement of their remastering of the iconic Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2, it seems even the video game industry isn’t immune to what some people might deem a “cash grab”. Slated to comeContinue reading “Tony Hawk Pro Skater Remastered – Why Millennials are Excited”

Metroidvania games breed the toughest gamers

Metroidvania games are like Sourpatch Kids – first they’re sour, then they’re sweet. It takes a sadistically-intelligent person to want to attempt them. I remember the first MV game I played was Dead Cells back in 2018. I had just come off my near decade-long video game hiatus and needed an entry point back intoContinue reading “Metroidvania games breed the toughest gamers”

Ori and the Blind Forest Review: Definitive Edition for Xbox One

Please note – there are spoilers included in this review. Over the last couple of years, I’ve been turned on to the “Metroid-vania” genre of gaming. After playing games like Dead Cells and Hollow Knight, I had OATBF on my radar. I know I’m late to this one, but once I began playing, I wasContinue reading “Ori and the Blind Forest Review: Definitive Edition for Xbox One”

First impressions are everything…

Hello! Thanks for stopping my blog. My name is Cody McVey. I’m 30, married to my wonderful wife, Megan, and we have a beautiful baby boy named Cooper. When the Sun’s out, I work as a Communications Specialist. However, when I’m not working or spending time with my family, I love to get busy playingContinue reading “First impressions are everything…”