I’ve covered a lot of movies in early development before, but few have been so hard to discuss as the tumultuous Uncharted movie. Based on the popular PlayStation exclusive series of action-adventure games by Naughty Dog, this movie has been of interest to me for years now. Uncharted is already one of my favorite, if not my actual favorite, video game series ever. I love everything about these games: the gameplay, the story, the characters, the environments, the puzzles, everything. It’s basically a modern Indiana Jones with Tomb Raider’s gameplay. What’s not to love? How is this not a setup not just destined for film? Continue reading SBox Soapbox: Uncharted Movie Is Now a Prequel (Yay or Nay?)
So this is where we’re at, huh? I mean, we had a good thing going this week with the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer looking amazing and showing us a lot more of what we want to see; perhaps a bit too much of it in my opinion. Still, I can’t deny how excited I continue to be for this movie to come out. It still remains my most anticipated movie of the year, so much so that I’m begging for Guardians of the Galaxy and Wonder Woman to just come and go already so that we can be in July. And then comes the troubling news. Continue reading SBox Soapbox: Spider-Man Won’t Leave the MCU… I Hope (My Theory)
In a previous post, I decided to talk a little about one of my favorite game of all-time (The Last of Us) and my most anticipated game as of right now (The Last of Us Part 2). The Last of Us Part 2 is currently in early development, and the announcement is just a bit over one week old. As with all good things, fans are already taking to the web to share their theories and predictions surrounding this soon to be released continuation of a masterpiece. I, too, have theories and ideas of my own to share regarding The Last of Us Part 2, but for now I wanted to focus on one huge question that will play a vital role in the new game’s story. Continue reading SBox Soapbox: The Last of Us Part 2 | Does Ellie Know Joel’s Lie? (Part 2)
To me, The Last of Us is one of the closest examples of a game being a masterpiece. In fact, that’s exactly what it is. A masterpiece. By far one of the most fun and immediately immersive gaming sessions of my life. Its excellent mix of action-adventure, stealth, and survival-horror made for a challenging and binge-worthy experience worth having. There wasn’t a dull moment in the game, neither interactively, audibly, or visually. Not to mention that it has the best story in a video game bar-none. I can go on and on about its deep themes, compelling characters, and emotional weight which persists throughout the entire the entire game. And it just so happens now is the perfect time to do so.
Yes, I know I’m a week late to this party, but I couldn’t just not talk about The Last of Us Part 2. Continue reading SBox Soapbox: The Last of Us Part 2 | Does Ellie Know Joel’s Lie? (Part 1)
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At long last, I get to do my first WordPress video game review. I couldn’t have thought of a more fitting first candidate than my most anticipated game of the year, part of one of my favorite video game series of all-time: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End.
I’ve been a fan of Naughty Dog games since I was a toddler playing Crash Bandicoot 2. That game created my love of platformers and is one of my favorite games to this day. So when I finally got a PS3 in 2012, I knew my first stop had to be Naughty Dog’s latest venture with the Uncharted games. I started with Uncharted 2, then 3 and eventually went back to 1. These games are everything I want in a video game: great story, larger than life action, platforming, third-person combat, optional yet fun collectathons and intriguing puzzles. If there was ever a game made just for me, this would probably be it.
When Uncharted 4 was announced back in November 2013 (yes it’s been that long), I couldn’t have been more excited to continue the story of Nathan Drake wherever he may be. In fact, I bought the PS4 the following year just to play this game. Little did I know it would be a pretty long wait until then, topped off by at least three delays, but it was worth the investment. I now get to stand before you guys today, having finally played Uncharted 4 and loving every second of it. Continue reading SBox Recommends: Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s End (Game Review)
The time has finally come to discuss the biggest video game event of the year once again: the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2016. I’m humbled by the fact that this is the second E3 I’ll be spending with you all. This wouldn’t be as fun if I was simply taking in these announcements by myself with no outlet to express that information. So, hopefully this is as fun for you as it is for me.
There have been E3 conferences and events the past couple of days, but my sights as always were set on the Big 3 companies: Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo. Monday saw the release of possibly the only two major showings of E3, so today I would like to share my thoughts of the show with you all, continuing this time with Sony. Continue reading My Thoughts on Sony’s E3 2016 Press Conference
Hard to believe it’s already been a month since my last update. I hope you’re all doing well since then. I’ve been doing well myself just taking the opportunity to relax and sleep in while I can. In just two months I’ll be back to that hustle and bustle (accompanied by endless crying) of college life. I digress, though. Let’s discuss probably my only concrete plans for this month: E3.
Yes, this year I’ll once again be participating in the annual gamer hype fest known as the Electronic Entertainment Expo! This may be my fifth year watching E3, but it’s only the second one to be spent here on the blog. I’m glad I’m able to spend E3 with you guys as it wouldn’t be as fun just watching the show alone with no one to talk to about this.
This year I’ve decided to forego the predictions post because I’m going into E3 somewhat blind this year. While I do have expectations, I don’t have enough information to make an interesting post. That’s why I decided to wait for the show.
As usual the only conferences I’ll be fully covering will be the Big 3’s: Microsoft, Sony and however much I’ll be able to discuss about Nintendo. Those looking for full coverage of Ubisoft or Bethesda will unfortunately not find much here. However, I will be covering individual announcements through the the week from all companies involved. This, of course, will only be the games I’m interested in.
The aside from the individual announcements, here is how I’ll cover E3 this year:
Monday: Microsoft reaction post
Tuesday: Sony reaction post
Wednesday: Nintendo reaction post
Thursday: Favorite games of E3
Hopefully, everything will go according to plan and I’ll get everything out on time for you guys. The only one that may be a bit late is Monday as I have something going on tomorrow. If things get difficult, I’ll push it back to Tuesday. Worst case may also delay my Favorite Games post to Friday. Just know I’ll do my best to be on time with each post.
Hopefully I’ll see you all here starting tomorrow when we discuss Microsoft’s press conference!
I’m SBox180. Thanks for reading!
This week is E3 week- the annual event where miraculous gaming announcements practically reign from the heavens for our viewing pleasure. Need I say more? Nope, I’d rather just start talking impressions on what was shown.
Continuing with the E3 coverage, let’s discuss repeat Day 1 closing act Sony. Before we start, click here for my predictions post from last week as I will be referring back to it. Continue reading My Thoughts on Sony’s E3 2015 Press Conference
E3, the video game equivalent of the Superbowl, is almost here at last. With summer being the quiet period in terms of AAA releases, E3 stands to be the fuel gamers need to keep their fire going until the Fall. Everyone knows some of the biggest announcements are made here, which is reason enough for any avid gamer to be excited.
Last time, I shared my predictions for Microsoft’s conference. In continuation of this pre-E3 predictions week, the next major conference to discuss is from Sony.
I may not be a comic book guy, but I’ve always had a soft spot for Spider-Man. He’s my favorite superhero between Marvel and DC. I grew up with the original Sam Raimi trilogy starring Toby Maguire, and still love them to this day despite how silly people say it is. When the time came for the franchise to switch gears, despite my initial skepticism, I ended up enjoying Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man. It was a good change of pace from the more lighthearted films prior.
So, I left that film just as excited for the film’s sequel as I’m sure everyone else was. Little did everyone realize how split we would all be. Similar to Man of Steel, this film was a love or hate situation. The film was actually so controversial and complex in nature that it indirectly paved the way for a third reboot. Question is: which side of the fence are you on? Buckle up people, because you’ll either want to hug me or punch me in the face after this. Continue reading My 2014 Movies: The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (#4)