Jarrett Green
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A game enthusiast since he could walk, Jarrett prides himself on his deep attraction to Japanese beat-em ups, and his god-like Bushido Blade talents. He provides insightful commentary from experienced eyes out of the deep darkness of South Jersey.

Mortal Kombat 11’s Ethnic Retconning is a Powerful Statement

For decades, Mortal Kombat has been a staple series of the fighting game genre. Its had a rollercoaster ride of hits and misses, but its most recent entries have not only revived the dwindling franchise but have made noticeable impacts…

Overwhelm is an Anxiety Simulator

I’m not a horror junkie. I find most of it to be more insipid than frightening. On film, the reliance on gore and gimmicks has left my interest in them in the same twisted heap Jason Voorhees would leave a…

Input Ep. 86: The Bioware Situation

Bioware’s Anthem launched as a hot mess, where it remains today.  This week, a very long, very illuminating report from Kotaku’s Jason Schreier got some good insight as to why, in maybe the worst way possible. Discussion Topics: Bioware’s terrible,…

They Don’t Make Games Like DMC5 Anymore, For Better or Worse

Devil May Cry 5 is a linear action game. It features a rotating cast of characters that are largely non-customizable. There are no side quests. There are no loot boxes. Short of the Bloody Palace DLC which is coming soon,…

Tetris 99 is the Future We Didn’t Ask For

Tetris 99 is batshit. After February 13th’s Nintendo Direct revealed yet another re-purposing and re-imagining of Tetris, I was left incredulous. It’s not that the idea is, in and of itself, a bad one. Tetris has been a competitive game…

Input Ep. 79: “Ethics in Games Journalism”

Jarrett and Jessica read through Russ Pitts’ screed about ethics in games journalism, and found it wanting. Works Mentioned:  How do we finally talk about ethics in video games? – Russ Pitts An Apology from Editor-in-Chief Russ Pitts – Russ…

Turn-Based Combat in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire Makes a Good Game Better

Back in June, I reviewed Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Like most Obsidian RPGs, it was a masterclass in gripping character work and creating an imaginative setting. But its combat system, a fossil of the Baldur’s Gate era of CRPGs,…

Jarrett Green’s Games of the Year

I’d be lying to you if I told you I felt up to ranking the best games that came out this year the way we, and everyone on the internet, tend to do annually. I played a shit load of…

Input Ep. 58: The Jacksonville Shooting Lawsuit

Sorry for missing an episode last week! PAX through us for a loop! On this episode Jarrett and Jurge talk about not only the Jacksonville shooting that occured during a EA hosted Madden tournament, but this apparent lawsuit being put…

Fire Pro Wrestling World Review

In 1996, pro wrestling video games changed forever. Syn Sophia, known at the time as The Man Breeze, and eventually canonized in video game legend as AKI Corporation, would introduce North America to a 3D wrestling sim designed to recreate…

Micheal Hicks Puts his Message Where his Game Is – A Path of Motus Post-Mortem Interview

 On July 17th, Micheal Hick’s puzzle platformer,The Path of Motus, released on PC and consoles. When I saw it at PAX East this year, it’s peculiar blend of logic cyphers, jumping sequences, and color-matching call/response duels created an incredibly…

Input Ep. 55: Following up on the Miucin Debacle

Jarrett and Logan rejoin the discourse and recount new details in the Miucin issue. What is there to make of his now deleted response video? Why are people clamoring to interview him? These things and more on this episode of…