As noted yesterday, reviews for Ubisoft’s highly anticipated Child of Light are a bit all over the place; they are generally positive, but some are much less effusive in their praise than others.  I tempered my excitement accordingly before firing it up last night. One thing everyone seems to agree on is that it’s absolutely gorgeous, …

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Since posting this morning’s entry, two things happened. 1.  When I wrote that the week looks quiet on the new release front, it was because I’d totally forgotten that Child of Light is coming out.  Reviews at the larger outlets have been mixed but generally positive.  I’m not sure I can pick it up this week, but …

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I’m going on vacation tomorrow, and so unless I get really bored and/or really sick and can’t do anything with my family, this blog is going to be silent for the next week. But before I go, I just wanted to make a quick adjustment to yesterday’s Trials Fusion impressions.  I’d downloaded and played the game on Tuesday night, …

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Current Status:  I’m around 2.5 hours in.  I’ve gotten gold medals in all of the first 2 locations (“Easy”), I’ve completed the third tier with silvers (“Medium”), and I just unlocked the trick system, which also opened up a whole bunch of locations, costumes and bikes (including 4-wheel ATVs). I have been a heavy-duty Trials …

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This was an absolutely perfect weekend, weather-wise; it’s true that I’d settle for anything after the winter we’ve had, but this was a beauty, and we were able to enjoy it to its fullest. Of course, now it’s Monday and I’m utterly exhausted.  But I’ll still consider the weekend a win. There’s not a lot of …

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Critical Distance’s latest bi-monthly topic for the Blogs of the Round Table is as follows: Joysticks. Keyboards and mice. Mashing a controller with your fist. Touching. Poking. Waggling. Wiggling. Moving your head around a virtual reality world. Directing an arc of your own urine. The ways in which we can interact with games have changed from simple electrical …

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I am currently playing The Waiting Game, a dispiriting “race against the clock”-type deal wherein I hope to receive my fixed-up Vita before April 17, my last day in the office before I leave for vacation.  As I have not yet received the box they sent me to mail the Vita back, it’s not looking good.  (I have not yet …

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