Peripheral Review: Xbox One Media Remote

While gaming was my primary reason for purchasing the Xbox One, I had it in the back of my mind to eventually use it as my primary media center in order to reduce the number of devices hanging out in my living room. It took me a few months but I finally got rid of my blu ray player and my Chromecast which made everyone in my house happy – so much less switching between input sources on the TV. After a year, and about a billion AA batteries, I started looking into ways to reduce the number of batteries I was using. Though my research I came up with two options: Rechargable batteries or a media remote. I was torn. Then I remembered all of the questions (read: complaints) from my wife about using the Xbox One controller and the solution became obvious.


On the Horizon…

There are a handful of games that I am looking forward to getting into in 2017, most of which came out in 2016. So this is sort of a ‘what I missed last year and what I am really excited about this year’ kind of post. (more…)

Loot Crate’s Loot Tees

Lootcrate has always sounded like something I would really like, but I’ve always been intimidated by the volume of stuff I would be acquiring. I mean, with two kids under 7 at home, I have very limited space in which to (safely) store/display cool nerd-culture stuff. I’m simply stunned that my pop-up Star Wars book has survived as long as it has! I also spend most of my be-clothed time during each day wearing t-shirts, but am always disappointed with what I run across on my shopping ventures (aka walk by the clearance rack in Target). Did I mention I’m a lazy shopper? Thus Lootwear, Loot Tees.  (more…)

Introducing: Flashback Fridays

After my 360 died, I was in a position to choose which current gen console to move forward with. I was torn between the PS4 and Xbox One. Everything I was reading seemed to point me to the PlayStation – it was technically superior, had a better game catalog, and was selling like hotcakes. I was hesitant to switch back to Sony (I had a PS1 and PS2) because I didn’t want to permanently give up my game library but, since neither system (at the time) was offering backwards compatibility, I was ready to make the switch. Then two things happened. Microsoft announced Tomb Raider as an exclusive (timed) and then dropped the backwards compatibility bomb. That tipped me back the other way, and just in time for Black Friday, I was sold on the Xbox One. (more…)

Fallout 4 Review is Coming…

I’ve done it! I crossed the 100 hour mark in Fallout 4. I’ve been compiling my notes and thoughts on the game and my experience with it. I crossed 120 hours with Fallout 3 so, based on where I’m at in the story, I should go well north of that in time spent in 4.

And don’t get me started on the DLC…

I ended up cashing in on the Fallout 4 Season Pass before the price hike on March 1 ($30 vs $50). I was initially skeptical of the Season Pass idea since I have a hard time spending money on something I know nothing about. Although once Bethesda shared some details on the DLC, specifically Far Harbor ($25), my skepticism softened. And when they announced the price hike and promise of additional content down the road, I decided to buy in at $30.

I’m pretty stoked to dig into some of that content, although I may have to take a break from The Commonwealth before tackling that content.

We’ll be back before the end of the month with the Fallout 4 review!