Posts Written OnOctober 2017

3 Words for Overwatch: Big, Bright, and Bullies

overwatch: Big, Bright, Bullies

3 Words: Big, Bright, and Bullies Overwatch has set the standard as an engaging fps for players of all ability levels. Yet Overwatch struggles to maintain balance between its ambitions of being a trend-setting fps and being an engaging and welcoming gaming community. Basically, Overwatch can be summed up with three words: Big, Bright, and Bullies. Big – Overwatch League: The Goal of Global Domination Overwatch doesn’t want to be just another shooter. Blizzard has set its sites on creating America’s first premiere first person shooter (fps) gaming league. Overwatch League is an official professional gaming league specifically for Overwatch. This isn’t just for…

Overwatch: Game Review

Game Review: Overwatch

Overwatch: Accessible FPS Overwatch is a fast-paced fantasy first-person shooter (fps) created by Blizzard Entertainment. Players choose heroes who are part of an international task force to bring peace and order to the world. The tagline for this game is: “The World Needs Heroes.” The gameplay and combat are highly engaging and mostly safe for young gamers. However, the pace of the game is highly-stimulating. Additionally, the game can only be played online and the competitors have been growing steadily less friendly. This game is one to watch for attitude and behavior changes in your gamer. Overwatch is Not For Everyone…

Prey (2017): Game Review

Prey (2017)

Prey Earns its Mature Rating: Prey is a first person shooter with elements of horror that takes place on a space station infested by aliens. The main character, Morgan Yu, must use a plethora of weapons (GLOO gun, shotgun, Q-Beam) and special abilities (super thermal, lift field, kinetic blast) to overcome the monster invasion and escape. This game was originally released in 2006, but never released the promised sequel. This new game is a re-vamping of the series. The newest version has less swearing and sexuality than the original. It still earns the mature rating due to intense violence, use…

3 Ways to Battle the Tech Tap-Tap

The Tech Tap-Tap

The Tech Tap-Tap I am at the local YMCA waiting to pick my boys up from childcare. I’m several people back in line. As I assess the situation the first thought through my mind is: “This is going to be a couple minutes” The next thought through my mind is: “I wonder if anyone has messaged me today.” My family calls this the smart phone “tap tap”. It’s like your phone just sits on your shoulder and occasionally taps you in the brain as a reminder to come back. It’s easy to use tech as an escape from boredom. It…