Wednesday, August 25, 2021

The Killer Instinct Franchise Is Kind of Weak, Innit? - Eric Vs.

What's up gamers! You got a celery stick in one hand and a cup of OJ in the other now let's game! Eric here from with another longform essay about video games. Today's topic is the Killer Instinct franchise. No, not a History of Killer Instinct video, because there's already a thousand of those on YouTube, this is more my personal history with the games and my somewhat surprising realization that maybe I don't actually love KI as much as I thought I did. Read all about it after the jump.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Reviewing Sports Games Sucks (And You Don't Need Them Anyway) - Eric Vs.

Want to hear a secret about reviewing video games? Reviewing sports games absolutely 100% completely totally absolutely freaking blows. Hi, I'm Eric - a games journalist for more than 15+ years who reviewed (probably, I dunno) a couple thousand games over my career - and the worst time of year (other than the hate mail from fanboys that came like clockwork the week after E3 ...) was always the Fall when a dozen sports games would come out and I was expected to cover them. Read all about it after the jump.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

ARK Survival Evolved Is One Of The Most Disappointing Games Ever - Eric Vs.

Ark Survival Evolved is the most disappointing thing since my son. 

Eric here with another longform video essay about video games. Today's topic is how Ark Survival Evolved is one of the most disappointing games ever and why I freaking hate it. Find out why after the jump.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Why Giants Software Still Rules the Farm Sim World - Eric Vs.

This is Eric with another essay about video games. Today's topic is farm sim games and why Giants Software, of Farming Simulator series fame, is the only developer to really get it right and turn something that is absolutely, undeniably, monotonous and tedious into something genuinely fun and enjoyable. This video is focused only on console farming sim games. There might be a PC game out there that is better, but ... you can't see me but I'm cartoonishly shrugging my shoulders and making "this" face right now. Keep reading for all of the details after the page break.

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

A Love Letter to Viva PInata - Eric Vs.

Eric here from and welcome to another longform video essay about video games. Today's topic is Viva Pinata, one of the most underrated series in all of video games. Read all about it, and watch the video, after the jump.

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

The History of Earth Defense Force - Eric Vs.

Eric from here with another longform essay about video games. Today's topic is the cult hit (but it really should be mega popular) Earth Defense Force series from Sandlot and D3 Publisher. Read all about every game in the series released so far after the jump.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Fallout 76 Is Awesome Now, Akshually - Eric Vs.

So, uh, you might have missed the memo but Fallout 76 is awesome now. Bethesda has listened to players and really put in work to make it a great experience these days to the point that it isn't just a passable MMO now, but a truly great core Fallout experience too. Read on and watch to learn all about it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

The "Greatest" Sumo Characters in Video Games (They All Suck)

This is Eric from and this here YouTube channel you're watching and this is the first in what I'm planning on being a series of longform videos and essays on video games. They're going to be comprehensive looks at game series and concepts and other things that interest me and I already have a lot of ideas to cover topics that you probably aren't going to see on other channels. I'm excited to make stuff for the first time in a while. Our first project was to look at sumo wrestlers in video games. There aren't that many, and they all kind of suck ... Read more after the jump.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic Review - Nintendo Switch

 Watch Eric's review of Bishoujo Battle Cyber Panic for Nintendo Switch. It's a fun little puzzle game with cute anime girls that is well done and absolutely worth a look.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Eric Vs. Game 375 - Destroy All Humans (2020)

I came, I saw, and I conquered the filthy disgusting humans in the Destroy All Humans remake. I don't know that anyone was necessarily clamoring for a remake of this one - a modern sequel or reboot would have been nice - but now that it's out and I've played it, I have to say I'm glad they did it. Destroy All Humans is still really satisfying and fun and the remake is incredibly well done. Read more for all of the details.