Play Life, Live Games column: Xbox showcase falters in delivering wow moments

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****For months, Microsoft has been building hype for its upcoming Xbox Series X by saying things like it’s the most powerful gaming console ever created.While on paper it may be true that the Xbox Series X is more powerful than the PlayStation 5, the games they showed off at last… … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: Get healthy by playing more video games

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Life has certainly changed since the start of the global pandemic.At our house, we’re taking all of the recommended precautions. My wife and I are working from home, we wear masks when we have to be in public (which isn’t very often), we’re disinfecting nearly everything that comes in the… … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: Game prices could be going up

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****It looks like the cost of video games could be going up with the next generation of systems later this year.The website Kotaku reported last week that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X version of “NBA 2K21” will have a suggested retail price of $69.99 when it releases. That’s… … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: Naughty Dog creates another gaming masterpiece

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Whether you’re into movies, music, books, television or video games, you probably have a creator or two that you follow. Anytime they have a new release, you purchase it on the first day of release.For me, that creator is the Sony-owned development studio Naughty Dog and the brilliant creators who… … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: Star Wars fans can squad up in October

Columns share an author’s personal perspective.*****Sometimes, I like admitting I was wrong.In late April, when EA ended development of new content for ” […] … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: PlayStation’s future of gaming looks bright

Well that was certainly how you get people excited about your upcoming video game conference.On June 11, Sony hosted a digital event called the Future of Gaming to provide a first look at games people will be playing on the PlayStation 5 when it launches this fall. Although the showcase only lasted a little over… … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: Patent reveals possible UI for PlayStation 5

A recent patent that Sony filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has given us a first look at what may end up being the user-interface system of the […] … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: Dumb entertainment can still be fun

Like movies, television, books and music, there really is a video game out there for everybody no matter what their interests are.There are military shooters, sci-fi titles, sports simulations, funny games, romantic games. Sometimes, games are at their best when they just try to be dumb fun.One of the most popular games of the last… … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: Old technology holding PSVR back from greatness

I’ve owned a PlayStation VR headset since it released in October 2016. While it has some great games on it, I haven’t been spending a whole lot of time in virtual reality recently.Part of that is because I have a puppy who likes to chew on cables when he’s not being supervised and it’s hard… … Read More


Play Life, Live Games column: E3 replacement starting to take shape

When this year’s E3 conference was canceled in March because of the ongoing threat of the coronavirus, it was assumed that some kind of digital event would take its spot.After all, game publishers need a visible way to show off their upcoming titles to the widest possible audience.It’s taken a little longer than I expected,… … Read More