All posts by John

The Alpha Build 38: E3 2017 part 2; Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and EA press events

E3 2017 wrapped on June 15th and this episode focuses on the Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and EA press conferences. Sony kept a very game-centric show; Opting to minimize speakers on stage and emphasize their games. Among which were some big...

/ July 11, 2017

The Alpha Build 37: E3 2017; Microsoft and Bethesda press events; Xbox One X announced

E3 2017 wrapped on June 15th and this episode focuses on the Microsoft and Bethesda press events. Microsoft showed off the brand new Xbox One X (previously known as Scorpio) and it’s insane native 4K and 60 FPS capabilities. Book-ending...

/ June 20, 2017

The Alpha Build 34: Scorpio Details; Ghost In The Shell; Persona 5 and Streamers Rights

This week came with a good amount of news and a significant controversy. Microsoft finally gave us real specs for Project Scorpio. With already high expectations, we go over where it currently lands. We give our review of the new...

/ April 8, 2017

The Alpha Build 33: Destiny 2 Trailer; Game Exclusivity; Starcraft: Remastered

This week we got the official announcement and trailer for Destiny 2, after the leak last week that we covered in our last episode. The trailer also announced that the DLC for Destiny 2 will be PS4 exclusive for the...

/ April 4, 2017

The Alpha Build 32: Mass Effect: Andromeda; Destiny 2 leak

This week heralded the return of the Mass Effect series in the massively anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda. How does it hold up after significant play time, especially considering the negative press? And there was a supposed leak of the Destiny...

/ March 27, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda pre-review

Mass Effect Andromeda is the latest entry in the blockbuster Mass Effect series. Does a new galaxy and a new protagonist make it a success? Check out our review.

/ March 18, 2017
Dreamless Slumber, a Westworld Podcast

Dreamless Slumber Ep. 10 – “The Bicameral Mind”

The Season 1 finale certainly didn’t disappoint, to say the least, it was 90 minutes of fearing to take your eyes off of the screen for one second. We finally got our well-overdue confirmation of just who The Man In...

/ December 5, 2016

Westworld pre-finale thoughts

While we all anxiously await the Season 1 Finale of Westworld, which looks like it will be very intense, I thought I’d give you something to tide you over in the meantime. I won’t be diving too deep, as I’m...

/ December 3, 2016
Dreamless Slumber, a Westworld Podcast

Dreamless Slumber Ep. 9 – “The Well-Tempered Clavier”

This week's episode of Westworld had almost too many reveals to count. We discuss them in the latest "Dreamless Slumber."

/ November 28, 2016

The Alpha Build 17: How our perceptions impact a game’s success

Mark and John tackle the issue of how our perceptions of a game or a series can drastically impact the success of a new release. Why did Battlefield 4 have, and grow, an enormous player base while No Man’s Sky...

/ November 25, 2016