Mashing Buttons – Destiny [Beta]

When Bungie says they are working on something revolutionary, you tend to listen. When they offer up an open beta a month before launch so you can kick the tires, you say “Why not?” I’ll admit that it took me a couple hours of playing to really get a feel for what Bungie is trying to do, but it looks like they might pull off something really special with Destiny. Thanks for watching!

Mashing Buttons – Shovel Knight

I first heard of Shovel Knight during its very successful Kickstarter, but decided not to contribute. “Oh jeez, another indie platformer that uses pixel art graphics and a chiptune soundtrack,” I thought. Nope — wrong! The developers at Yacht Club Games have approached this project with a level reverence for classic NES games and a smart mixture of classic tropes and modern design that turns “another indie platformer” into something really special. Thanks for watching!

Mashing Buttons “LIVE” – Dark Souls II [Part 3]

Alright, so this whole “stream my entire playthrough of Dark Souls II” thing totally bombed. This week, the gods of video capture looked down upon me and laughed as I tried to demonstrate how to properly defeat the Looking Glass Knight — in the end, it actually just turned into a quick rundown of what I saw of Bloodborne at E3 2014. This is the end of my Dark Souls II videos, but will I return to take on the first Dark Souls?! Only time will tell. As always, thanks for watching!

Mashing Buttons “LIVE” – Dark Souls II [Part 2]

Mashing Buttons LIVE – Dark Souls II [Part 1]

The Morning AMp – Tech Giants Come Out Swinging

In executing my duties as the Senior Tech Correspondent for The Morning AMp, I sometimes have to stray from the world of video games and talk about what the tech giants are up to. For today’s segment, Molly, Brian and I discuss Amazon’s gimmicky phone, where Apple and Microsoft stand, and Google’s wacky new VR headset. You can listen to the full segment using the SoundCloud player above.

The Morning AMp – Critic For A Minute, E3 2014 Edition

E3 2014 has officially come to a close. After countless hours of crafting and coding, video game publishers and developers from around the world showcased the fruits of their labors on the show floor of the LA Convention Center. How did these shiny new toys stack up against the competition? Listen to the archived audio above from my broadcast on The Morning AMp to find out.

The Morning AMp – E3 2014 Day Zero Wrap-Up

The E3 2014 show floor doesn’t open for another few hours, but already we’re already knee-deep in hot video game scoops! Join Molly, Brian and I on The Morning AMp for a recap of what I’ve seen so far, my thoughts on the future of the video games industry, and what I’m looking forward to seeing throughout the week. Click the play button above to listen to my entire audio segment broadcast live in Chicago. Thanks for listening!