He sits to attention, hands on mouse and keyboard, glasses dipped partially down over his nose, his cheeks tense with anticipation. His beard is now white at 59, his smile slightly more weathered than before, but his intent on besting whatever challenge is thrown up on screen has never wavered. For 31 years, I’ve shared these sorts of experiences with my father, and will cherish the time ahead now it seems so limited.
Whether you like it or not, the truth is there, and Bethesda Softworks isn’t ashamed to tell you: Wolfenstein is about killing Nazis. It always has been, always will be, and more-than-likely won’t change from that ideology in any way, shape, or form unless something new and more inspiring comes around. This creative pattern can be considered the heart and soul of the franchise since its inception in 1981.
“NOT MY AMERICA”. What do you think of when you read those words? Do you see it as a bold political statement against Nazi’s and the current political climate? Do you see it as a way for fans to rally against white supremacy or negative outlooks on the current state of our country? Or do you see it as a way to promote the games fictional 1960’s America, where the German’s had succeeded in their campaign to expand the German Empire, and serve as the most powerful regime in history?
Over the span of a few days I’ve found myself in a peculiar spot after playing Studio MDHR’s recently released indie game Cuphead. In the past few days, I’ve also found myself coasting through a storm of emotions, but not because of any form of mental illness or the likes.
If you had asked me a few weeks ago about this mysterious game called Raiders of the Broken Planet, I would have shrugged my shoulders, glanced back at my phone, and continued sifting through the ungodly amount of emails I go through on a daily basis. However, that had changed after earlier today. I finally got to sit down for a few solid hours and began playing through this new IP by MercurySteam, the team behind Metroid: Samus Returns’, latest adventure. Before you get to reading, I suggest you grab a soda, make some popcorn, and lets have a little discussion, because I am extremely excited to discuss this with you.
As the games newest Warframe, Harrow offers a steep learning curve as this warframes approach to combat isn’t your typical one. Harrow, at heart, is a combination of support and tank. Its abilities allow the frame to sustain your group through health regeneration, damage mitigation, and even energy regeneration while in combat.
As most of you know, Blast Away has always been primarily a console gaming review site. We do reviews on PS3, PS4, X-box One and Nintendo Switch. We have enjoyed the life of console gaming, but after my first trip to Quakecon in 2014, I decided I had to one day build a gaming PC in order to expand our range of gaming and to be able to say I did it.