Josh Nash

Josh (aka P53ud0Nym, aka jozNaz) got his start in gaming playing his uncle’s NES and his friend’s Sega Genesis. At the age of 14, he got a job, rode his bike to Kmart, and bought a Game Boy Color and Pokémon Blue. Josh enjoys RPGs, shooters, racing, and adventure games as well as teaching his two kids the ways of the Force.

Classic Game Fest 2021 Was Even Bigger and Better Than Before

This past weekend was Classic Game Fest 2021 in Austin, TX. I joined hundreds of fellow convention-goers who’ve been chomping at the bit to be able to attend another gaming convention since COVID reared its ugly head. Classic Game Fest is fast becoming one of my favorite events. Here’s why you should add this great event to your calendar for 2022!

Classic Game Fest 2021 Kicks Off the Return of Gaming Conventions

After what feels like an eternity, video game conventions are back! After being put on hiatus in 2020 due to COVID-19 like much of the world, Classic Game Fest 2021 makes its triumphant return later this month in Austin, Texas.

Looking for a Real Life Mass Effect Omni-Blade? BioWare’s Got You Covered

Have you ever wanted to own your own Omni-Blade from Mass Effect? Don’t lie, of course you have. With Mass Effect back in the spotlight following BioWare’s recent release of the Mass Effect Legendary Edition, BioWare is tempting us with some fantastic IRL goodies.

Elite Dangerous Odyssey Expansion Takes Players Where No One Has Gone Before — On Foot

Odyssey is the latest expansion for Elite Dangerous that further expands the reach and experience of players eager to leave their mark on the galaxy. The alpha has been closed for a couple of weeks now and the expansion is set to be delivered to players on PC on 5/19/21. So, what can players expect? Space Simming When Elite Dangerous was initially released, the game was a heavy space sim, allowing...

Hands On With The Virpil MongoosT-50CM3 — The Best Throttle I’ve Ever Used

Flight sims have been some of the most popular games of 2020, including new titles like Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, Star Wars: Squadrons, or even older titles like Elite Dangerous. And while you don’t necessarily need purpose-built hardware or controllers to excel in games like these, it certainly does help with your control and overall experience. This is what fueled me to take the plunge an...

EVERSPACE 2 — Early Access First Impressions

EVERSPACE 2 is a game I’ve been watching with anticipation and fascination ever since I first got my hands on it at PAX South 2020 and the subsequent prototype build shown this past summer. Today, EVERSPACE 2 drops on Steam Early Access and GOG. I’ve been so excited to cover this game that ROCKFISH Games was generous enough to give me a key to let me play it over the weekend, and I’ve been keen on...

How Gaming Saved 2020

2020 is finally coming to a close — and not a minute too soon. But as I pause and reflect on what has certainly been an eventful year, it’s clear that gaming provided an outsized role in helping all of us get through the tough times, more so than any other medium.

Hands On With the Xbox Series X

At last, the day has come, and the Xbox Series X and its Xbox Series S counterpart have been released into the wild. I was fortunate to snag a preorder and was as giddy as a kid on Christmas morning when I saw the FedEx truck pull up. But was the wait and the price tag worth it? The short answer: depends on what you’re looking for.

Think You’d Be a Better President? Democracy 4 Puts You in Control

Historians will often say that states are laboratories of democracy within the United States – each one granted wide freedoms to govern themselves as granted by the Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution. But what if there was an actual laboratory where you could pull the levers of power to see what happens for yourself? Enter Democracy 4, a political strategy sandbox game now available...

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Star Wars: Squadrons – Review

When first announced, Star Wars: Squadrons ignited the imaginations of fans who have been clamoring for a dedicated Star Wars space shooter. Some fans had been getting by with decent game modes like Starfighter Assault in Star Wars Battlefront II, but the desire for a spiritual sequel to games like X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter lingered. This past weekend, Star Wars: Squadrons dropped, but does it do jus...

What’s The Best Flight Stick For You And Your Budget?

This has certainly been a trying year for many of us, forcing us to change our routines or lifestyles. But COVID has driven a surge in gaming popularity, and no other gaming genre has had as much as a resurgence in 2020 as flight or space simulator games. Throughout the spring and summer, many gamers dove into gems like Elite Dangerous, DCS World, or Star Citizen.

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 Takes Flight Sims to New Heights

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 debuted on Tuesday, August 18, 2020, Microsoft’s first entry in the series since 2006’s Microsoft Flight Simulator X. Having grown up on a steady diet of flight sims like F-22 Lightning II, Microsoft Flight Simulator 98, Jane’s Fighters Anthology, or even X-Wing vs. TIE, I’ve been eagerly awaiting this release all year. But with all this time between entries, has th...

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