Monthly Archive:: November 2016

Pro Basketball Manager announces 2017 version, out in January

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Was checking out the latest releases in GamePress, and saw that a press release for a new version of the long running basketball sim. Press Release details and my thoughts below:

The most coveted game in NES history? It’s not what you think..

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Can you name the one game that NES collectors crave above all others? Nope, it’s not Tengen’s doomed release of Tetris (and that’s a story and a half to be told another time). It’s a little known game from 1987.. and people will pay $30,000 for it. More below.

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Blah Tuesday?

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Well, there certainly is a lot of technology out there this past shopping weekend, but it doesn’t feel like there’s anything.. evolutionary yet to caused mass buying. Let’s look at some of the things released:

The Digital Revolution is claiming its first victims

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At the beginning of the year, we posted. that the way we consume videogames was changing irrevocably. Nowhere is it clearer then in the latest sales numbers. Viva la revolucion!

Motorsports Manager takes the Checkered Flag

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Five laps to go. Your main driver is in the lead, but his engine is sounding a bit dodgy, his telemetry is off, and he’s got to shepherd his fuel to the finish line, while your other driver is in┬ásecond, but wants to move up, and may not obey

Gaming Leftovers on Turkey Day

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There. Final Thanksgiving Pun – I swear. Some good news for sports simmers this week.

An8BitMind Presents: The Golden Turkey Awards of 2016!

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So, we haven’t quite run the gimmick of Thanksgiving related posts into the ground yet, so I give you our Golden Turkey Awards. Ten Games, Ten Turkeys.. But only one game will take home the coveted Golden Turkey award. So let’s gobble-gobble get to it!

Praising a new gaming mechanic: Hitman’s “Elusive Target”

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I made fun of Hitman’s decision late in the release cycle to go from finished game to a series of releases of episodic content. I called it the hallmark of an unfinished game. But guess what? I’m wrong. They’ve found a way to keep their community energized and now

Thanksgiving Glut of Games to Play.

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Ok, it’s not even thanksgiving, and I’m in a gaming overdose that even L-tryptophan couldn’t put me to sleep from.. Let’s enumerate the gathering gaming gluttony glee …

The strange mixture that is Blood Bowl.

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You take American Football. Then you mix in fantasy races such as elves, dwarves, orcs, and ratman (Skaven), then you throw in the casualties of a small war. You get Blood Bowl. I started playing it again, because quite frankly, this is a game I’ve played for approximately two