It’s time for our thrice-yearly report here at FirewaterCo. Several years ago, I adopted as my personal philosophy the bit of stolen wisdom that—as the above epigram states—happiness is looking forward to something. (I also stole “Every day is a good day,” a powerful zen koan, from my brother-in-law, who sold mobile homes before he […]Read more "Looking Forward (June 2019 Update) — If It Makes You Happy . . ."
I earned my fourth platinum trophy on the PS4, finishing up Insomniac Games’ Spider-Man video game. I didn’t get the platinum by accident. I had to grind away at the game for a very long time. In the end, in order to earn enough Challenge tokens to buy all of the Spider-Man suits, I had […]Read more "Spider-Man — a video game review (Platinum Trophy #4)"
I’m not finished playing this game. I just want to put that out there up front. I’ve finished playing the campaign, which was fun and semi-fulfilling. I say “semi” because the beginning of the campaign was a little glitchy when I started playing (it’s feasible that there has been a fix since then) so that […]Read more "Assassin’s Creed: Origins — a video game review"
Stolen wisdom is better than no wisdom: “Happiness is Looking Forward to Something.” Entertainment in all of its forms is my chief hobby. Since I began planning my entertainment options a couple of years ago, I feel like I’ve begun to maximize my happiness. It’s the primary source of the articles I write as well. […]Read more "Looking Forward (October 2018 Update): The Secret to Happiness"
I just completed the main campaign in this video game, and just in time, too. You see, as I’m typing this my birthday is tomorrow. I’ve just about convinced myself that I need my wife to give me the new Spider-Man video game as a gift, but I didn’t have enough storage space on my […]Read more "Mad Max Video Game — a review"
I don’t care about multiplayer mode. In any game. I’ve mentioned this before, but it bears repeating. I have played video games since the 1980s. But, I’ve never found a multiplayer experience that I’ve truly enjoyed yet. I’ve raced against other players in racing games, and that was okay. I’ve also had other multiplayer […]Read more "Titanfall 2 — a video game review"
I’m going to admit up front that this is largely a review of the Iden Versio campaign in Star Wars Battlefront 2. I’m not a co-op type a guy, and I don’t expect that to change at this stage of my life. I have played some of the co-op offerings in this game, and […]Read more "Star Wars Battlefront 2 — a video game review"
I had already planned to play the upcoming Spider-Man game from Insomniac based on its previous trailer. If I hadn’t, this new trailer from Sony would have convinced me to do so. The only other Spider-Man game I’ve played was 2004’s Spider-Man 2, loosely based on the Tobey Maguire movie. I enjoyed the […]Read more "Spider-Man: the video game — a trailer"
Just Cause 4 is coming from Avalanche Studios and Square Enix, and it releases on December 4, 2018. I had a lot of fun playing as Rico Rodriguez, the Latino Rambo, in the previous installment in this series. A highly-destructible environment and lots of ground vehicles, watercraft and aircraft to hijack. The trailer […]Read more "Just Cause 4: a video game trailer"
This is a review of the Call of Duty: WWII campaign, which I recently wrapped up. I’m not a big multiplayer guy, and I haven’t tried the zombie Nazi mode (I will, at some point). I like campaigns. None of the Call of Duty campaigns have seemed very long to me, and this one […]Read more "Call of Duty: WWII — a video game review"