Author: Mike

Games, Movies, Banter

What Fallout 4 DLC Should Have Been

Fallout 4 has been great fun, but the end is in sight. We know Nuka World is Bethesda’s last official content and with the penultimate DLC: Vault-Tec Workshop here already, it’s hard not to muse about what could have been.

August 11, 2016 0

The Death of Local Multiplayer: Gaming’s Worst Trend

As amazing as today’s games are, experienced gamers have a plethora of gripes with the modern gaming landscape: DLC, DRM, always-online, preorder bonuses, season passes… etc. But the worst trend in modern gaming is something I think not enough gamers are upset about: The shift away from local multiplayer.

March 21, 2016 3

The DLC “Problem”

If you mention DLC (downloadable content) to the modern gamer, you’re sure to get an impassioned response. Season Pass DLC is even more polarizing, with recent games like Arkham Knight, Star Wars Battlefront, and Fallout 4 all receiving heavy criticism for their pricey and confusing passes. But is DLC always bad? Is there a way…
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March 4, 2016 0

Top Five Over-Hated Video Games

Hating is fun. We’re all guilty of it. If something is disappointing to us in any way and others seem to agree, it’s all aboard the hate-train. But sometimes we go too far in our hate. Sometimes the trendy punching bag might be better than you considered if you ever gave it a chance.

February 17, 2016 0

Walker Stalker Con 2015 Review

The Walking Dead is taking over the world. For the last few years, the show’s popularity has grown large enough to justify holding a full convention for fans of the undead. It’s not quite PAX or ComicCon, but this celebration of the most sucessful zombie franchise in the world is certainly something to behold for…
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December 10, 2015 0

Batman Arkham Knight Review

Batman Arkham Knight was released a couple weeks ago and you’ve undoubtedly seen a few reviews already. The addition of the Batmobile, the story, and a few specific details all have been quite controversial. What does Mike, AYCG’s resident Bat-fan think of the game after fully finishing it? Read this spoiler-free review to find out.

July 11, 2015 0

E3 2015’s Biggest Stories

E3 has come and gone, and boy, it was jam-packed. We got things we were hoping for, things we thought we’d never see, and a few indicators of how the industry may change in the future. Here are the most important takeaways from the conference.

June 20, 2015 0

Why There Are so Many Boxes and Crates in Games (and movies)

Boxes and crates aren’t too interesting unless you’re moving…or you’re playing Metal Gear. Read my post on about just how important these overlooked packing materials are in video games and movies… Boxes and Crates: A Moving Profile in Entertaniment

November 14, 2014 0

DC’s TV Cities

DC Comics has taken over television this fall. There’s no fewer than three DC shows on the air now, and that’s not even counting Constantine. We get depictions of Flash’s Central City, Arrow’s Star(ling) City, and Gotham’s Gotham. Would you want to move to any of these cities? I break down that question here on…
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October 13, 2014 0

How Fallout Teaches You How to Move Out

Aren’t you ready for a new Fallout game? I know I am. Still no word on that. In the meantime, check out the blog post I wrote for where I look at how Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas can teach you how to move out and move house in real life:  Here

September 12, 2014 0