ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove is Out Now as a Retro Indie REVIEW

The game traces its origins to a 1994 Sega Genesis game called “ToeJam & Earl.” Simple enough. I suppose the novelty is that whether it is a solo team or a small team, an indie-developed video game is always a novelty when it becomes really popular. And de facto, the fact that it is indie. This is my suspicion at least.I’ve been mining the Gamefly indie genre listings for some new games lately.… Read the rest

OPUS: The Day We Found Earth Taught Me Robots are Beautiful REVIEW

I think I recently made a comment that, as I get older, the more I make the heartbreaking conclusion that mankind will never explore the galaxy due to physics and entropy. What a bummer. What if we had explored it though? And what if we went so far that we couldn’t find our way back? That’s what’s going on in OPUS: The Day We Found Earth. OPUS: Data Briefing This game is now… Read the rest

The Sims 4 is Still The Best Substitute for Reality REVIEW

The Sims had a demo for Windows 98 that I found as a teenager. My sister and I both were absolutely enthralled with it. I made a Japanese shoji house with a lawn made of swimming pools and carpeted sidewalks between the rooms. I made a bachelor pad with a dance club in the attic. I made my sims drink juice and blow bubbles for days. Oh yeah, it’s The Sims! The Game,… Read the rest