Friday, May 30, 2014

Decision Medieval --- Video Ryview

Decision Medieval, by FlyAnvil.

Watch the Ryview here:

Or read the transcript below:

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Saints Row: The Third --- Late To The Party Ryview

Saints Row: The Third, by THQ.

Currently (until May 31st), Saints Row: The Third is still free for Xbox Live Games with Gold, so if you're wondering if you should use your Xbox's storage space for the game, I'm here to help.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Halo Bashing --- Ryviews Ryport

Halo 5 was recently given an official title (Halo 5: Guardians). That announcement was accompanied by a flurry of speculation and guesswork about what's to come in the latest Halo adventure. However, the news also came with large numbers of people complaining about how disappointing Halo 4 was, how the series has gone downhill ever since Halo 2, or how little they care about Halo 5. In fact, at the time of this writing, on Game Informer's reader poll for "Are You Excited For Halo 5: Guardians?", only 45.8% said "yes".

So what's with all the Halo bashing?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ryviews Deal Roundup - May 22nd, 2014

Hi Everyone!

The Humble Bundle this week is Triumph and Larian, including Age of Wonders and the Tautologically named Divine Divinity

As far as Xbox Deals with Gold, Xbox One has some Killer Instinct Add-ons for a small discount, and Xbox 360 has Soul Caliber V and Beautiful Katamari both at 66% off.

Don't forget that Xbox Live Games with Gold is currently featuring Saints Row The Third, so make sure you download it!

Apparently Minecraft: Xbox One Edition was recently confirmed for August at $19.99, but you can upgrade for only $4.99 if you own the 360 Edition!

Amazon has some good gaming deals going right now, including the Halo 4 Game Of The Year Edition for $10 off and various discounts for Final Fantasy XIV and Borderlands 2

iOSnoops shows Infinity Blade III down to $2.99 (from $6.99) and Pirate Hunter 3D and Siege Hero are both currently free.

Until next time,


Die For A Lie: Tips and Tricks

Check out my new tips and tricks video for Die For A Lie!

Watch it here:

Watch the video review here:

Read the transcript of the review here:

Until next time,


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Importance of Cloud Saving --- Ryviews Ryport

In the past, I was never much of an advocate for cloud storage. I didn't see the reason to centralize something if I could have it at my fingertips on my very own personal computer. The spectre of companies like Apple weighed heavily on my thought process, convincing me that online licenses and ownership was fraught with problems and disappearing content, so I wanted to stick with physical media and local storage.

I used to be pretty stupid.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ryviews Deal Roundup - May 15th, 2014

Hi Everyone!

The Humble Bundle today is The Banner Saga, and the weekly Humble Bundle is Platforming (with the price levels at $6 and $10).

Major Nelson has some good Deals with Gold, including Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare (33% off) and Dead Island (50% off), and there's a Square Enix Sale, including Thief (25% off) and its add-ons (33% off), as well as Tomb Raider (55% off) and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (50% off).

GameStop just announced a new $399 Xbox One, which just has the console, without any games and without the Kinect. It's not available until 6/9/2014, but it's definitely an interesting push to move more consoles.

Gamestop also has Saints Row 4 at $19.99 (From $39.99) and they still have several refurbished console deals.

iOSnoops today has Duke Nukem 3D down to $1.99 and several free games, including Toon Shooters and Tap the Frog: Doodle.

I hope I saved you some money!

Until next time,


Thursday, May 8, 2014

Ryviews Deal Roundup - May 8th, 2014

Hi Everyone!

I'm trying out a new feature here. I'm planning on having a weekly Deal Roundup where I'll link to various sites where you can find deals and bargains, hopefully adding value to you by putting them all in this nice easy to find location.

So, here's the very first Ryviews Deal Roundup for May 8th, 2014:

The Humble Bundle this week is Night Dive Studios, featuring Wizardry 6,7, and 8, as well as System Shock 2, Harvester, and the 7th Guest (among others). It's 9 games in total and the top tier requires $9.

There are quite a few games on sale on Xbox Live, including Fable Anniversary (25% off), Transformers: War of Cybertron (75% off), and Sacred Citadel (75% off).

And don't forget about this month's Xbox Live Games with Gold, which are Dust: An Elysian Tail (until May 15th) and Saints Row the Third (starting May 16th).

Over at iOSnoops, several apps are on sale, such as Rayman Jungle Run (now $0.99) and Solitaire 3D deluxe (now $1.99), and several apps have gone free, such as Draw Breaker and Stampede Run.

Gamestop has some good console deals running right now, such as a refurbished 20GB Xbox 360 with 6 games including Halo: Reach and Battlefield 3 for only $139.99.

Until next time,


Friday, May 2, 2014

The Amazing Spider Man 2 --- Movie Ryview

Last night, I saw The Amazing Spider Man 2 at the Alamo Drafthouse in an early showing.

Read my ryview of Alamo Drafthouse here.

I will avoid spoilers, but obviously I will be discussing the movie so if you want to go in with a clean slate please exercise caution.

The Amazing Spider Man 2 had quite a bit of hype. It was supposed to a universe expanding, climactic experience where all Spider Man fans and comic book fans alike will marvel (heh...marvel) at the grandiose vision on the screen. Yesterday, I saw numerous negative reviews, some comparing it to the ill advised Batman and Robin, while others were more kind and simply said that the movie was mediocre but it had it's moments (a frequent positive that reviewers noted was the on screen chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone). I thought the movie was somewhere in between the two visions, it was neither the best super hero movie I've ever seen, nor the worst.

Alamo Drafthouse --- Movie Theater Ryview

It's time for my first non-video game ryview!

This won't necessarily be a regular occurrence (as this is supposed to be a video game blog) but I saw The Amazing Spider Man 2 last night in an early showing at Alamo Drafthouse and I feel compelled to review both the theater and the movie.

Read my review of The Amazing Spider 2 here.

Alamo Drafthouse is an amazing fun movie experience. For the uninitiated, Alamo Drafthouse is a mixture between a movie theater and a bar and grill. You see the movie in comfort and style, sitting in comfortable chairs with a nice table and access to a full bar. You also have a full bar and grill style menu (which still has popcorn) so you can eat while you watch the movie.

Trials Frontier --- iOS Ryview

Trials Frontier, by Ubisoft.