Alex McCumbers

Most people bleed red. Alex bleeds pixels. Hailing from the deep mountains of WV, land of beautiful landscapes and internet scarceness, Alex can be found writing about games in every sense. Retro games are his life, spending more time with his GBA than his PS4. Drop by one of the social doodads for deep discussions about gaming!

Gameumentary w/ Bill Gardner on Bioshock

Gameumentary is a project I’ve been following for the past couple weeks, bringing me even more documentary goodness to dive into after a hard day at the office. While filming their piece on Perception, the team spent some extra time talking with Bill Gardner about his work on Bioshock. The latest episode is now available on Gameumentary’s Youtube channel, which primarily focuses on the...[Read More]

Ojo Switch Projector Dock is Genius

This is where I want to see the Switch thrive. Sure, having awesome games is a must and we still really need that Virtual Console, but there are few things more awesome than the accessory possibilities for the system. Yesojo, a Chinese company based out of Shenzhen, is working on what’s called the Ojo Projector. This magical dock will allow Switch players to project their gameplay to just ab...[Read More]

PAX West Indie Mega Booth – 84 Playable Games

Indie Mega Booth is arguably easier to get lost in than all of PAX itself. During PAX East, I found myself wandering the many games for several hours, easily losing track of time to the myriad of interesting projects. PAX West looks to be even better, as 84 playable games have been announced to be at the Mega Booth, Mini Booth, and Tabletop areas.

Night Trap Limited Run Release Out Now

One of the influential titles that helped bring about the ESRB, Night Trap, is getting a re-release on PS4 coupled with the full collector’s edition treatment from Limited Run Games. Fans of this title have plenty to look forward to including a documentary by My Life in Gaming, a vinyl of the game’s soundtrack, t-shirts, and more. Not only that, but another game in the FMV adventure ge...[Read More]

PAX Unplugged Exhibitor List Announced

A while back, I covered the announcement of the new PAX Unplugged event, an expo that focuses primarily on table-top gaming. With the sudden rise of board games and card games at these sort of conventions, having a whole PAX dedicated to those types of gamers was an obvious response. Now as the event looms ever closer, we now know just which companies will be showing off their games and products. ...[Read More]

Retro City Rampage DX Hits Switch

The Switch is quickly becoming one of my favorite ways to enjoy retro-inspired games, especially if Neo-Geo games are a favorite. Switch players may have just received another reason to load up the E-Shop, as Retro City Rampage DX is now available.

Cyber Sleuth – How Gameplay Impacts an RPG

During my moving trip from West Virginia to Alaska (more on that story later) by truck, I was given a lot of downtime to just hang out and play some games that I haven’t got to sink much time into. Pulling out my Vita, I flopped between Axiom Verge, a Metroid-style game that I reviewed a while back, and Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth. After a few hours of wandering about in the world of Digimon...[Read More]

Gameumentary Arrives on Kickstarter

Gaming history has always been a pursuit for me, whether its looking up old interviews, past advertisements, or reviews from long gone publications. In the past couple years though, I’ve discovered a new way to fuel my hunger for video game history, documentaries. While there are already some excellent productions out there, many of which I have covered before, I was delighted to find Gameum...[Read More]

5.8

Average

Tokyo Xanadu (PSVita) Review

The Japanese role-playing games genre has had some really high points (Persona 5) and some really low points (Akiba’s Beat) here lately. It used to be my go to pick for buying games, especially on the PS2 and the GBA. Of course, back then I could only get one or two games every quarter, so I had to pick things that would last. Tokyo Xanadu hits that average JRPG mark pretty hard, mashing a r...[Read More]

9.8

Amazing

Persona 5 Review – Take Your Time

Carl Jung described a persona as “a kind of mask, designed on the one hand to make a definite impression upon others, and on the other to conceal the true nature of the individual.” This idea from 1953 perfectly describes the themes at work in Atlus’ Persona 5 on the PS4 and PS3. For this review, I was asked to take my time, resulting in a wild ride into the strange world of Pers...[Read More]

Hitman and the Future of IO Interactive

After several months of wondering what exactly will happen to the iconic assassin, IO Interactive have just recently concluded negotiations with Square Enix. While many assumed Hitman would stay with Square Enix, myself included, IO Interactive are officially the full owners of the rights to the Hitman franchise. From this moment forward, IO Interactive is an independent studio.

8.6

Great

ARMS (Nintendo Switch) Review

Nintendo has been criticized in the past about their reluctance to change. We’ve seen countless franchises stuck in similar designs, all for the sake of consistency and the rejection of trying something new. In contrast to this idea though, Nintendo has recently been putting out incredibly unique games, expanding their cast of colorful characters and creations. While we got the excellent Spl...[Read More]

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