2013 Gaming Archive #2: Darksiders II

Darksiders II

No Brainer

The story of how one game made the journey from hotly-awaited sequel to almost getting dropkicked through a plate-glass window in a fit of anger and rage.

Putting the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse front and center in their own action/adventure series makes for an ideal match. It’s the best fit since bread and butter; chicken and waffles; ebony and ivory…well, you get the picture. Quite frankly, it’s such an obvious choice that I’m surprised no one had thought to try it prior to Vigil Games. (If somebody else has successfully done it, please let me know!) Bursting at the seams with sheer potential for badassery, War, Death, Strife and Fury – as they are called in this iteration – were more than deserving of their own game franchise. Back in 2010, their number was finally up with the release of Darksiders. Continue reading

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Top 5: Badasses

Top Badasses

Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Some games are all about characters getting in touch with their sensitive sides. Characters who’d rather talk it out and like to play by the rules. And then there’s games that feature some absolutely full-throttle, balls-to-the-wall badasses, and are proud of it. Today, we celebrate the rebels, the characters who’ve ventured off the beaten path, the characters who kick some ass first and ask questions later. Continue reading

Top 5: Game Intros

Fallout 3

Press Start

“You don’t get a second chance to make a first impression.” We don’t know about you, but here at BNBGAMING, we’ve always lived by what our mamas told us. And this little adage is certainly true when it comes to video games. Continue reading

Top 5: Sidekicks

Top 5 Sidekicks

You Got a Friend in Me

The games that we love best are packed to the brim with larger-than-life heroes of every sort and walk of life; from steel-nerved space captains to secret agents and spies on Her Majesty’s payroll, from musically inclined elf boys to chubby plumbers. But what about the unsung heroes without whose aid and assistance no heroic deeds would ever come to pass? Continue reading

Top 5: Videogame Weapons

Top 5 Weapons

Pew! Pew!

As gamers, all of us know that feeling of grinding for hours just to get that one more weapon upgrade, or the thrill of felling a brutally tough foe with over-the-top firepower. Continue reading