Category Archives: Nick Nguyen

Review: The Walking Dead: 400 Days

400days_roadtrip

When I was young, my father introduced me to a strange Vietnamese dish known as bittermelon (in English anyways). Its a round green fruit with a hole in the middle, where boiled noodles and beef were tucked into, making a strange looking dish that rivals weird food I’ve seen today. He told me it was a very specific and aquired taste; and that he’d give me $100 if I could eat one. Eager and greedy, I bit into it; a tiny bite for a tiny little 6 year old kid. I gagged and started crying, and my dad started laughing. He even brought out the money and waved it around my face. Gathering courage,I bit again and cried more. To make a long story short, I needed therapy and I didn’t get $100; but I do like bittermelon now. And Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead has never been anything but a huge slice of bittermelon.

Continue reading

Advertisements
Tagged , , ,

Screen Shaped Podcast Episode 2: Dan Fast, Nick Furious

Hey everyone! We’ve just launched our podcast hosting little brother site, screenshapedeyes.podbean.com! Head on over HERE for our latest podcast, and listen to us talk about:

-The Xbox One!

-The Fast and the Furious!

-E3 Hopes (Which have been dashed or fulfilled!)

– And most important, Vidja GamesDanFastNickFurious

Tagged , ,

Screen-Shaped E3: Ubisoft

Nick: Hey everyone, I’m Nick. I’m parking it early and waiting for Ubisoft. Making some quick commentary on the first looks we have on The Bureau and Beyond: Two Souls.

Nick: The Bureau actually looks interesting. Real-time tactical third-person shooter action with a heavy focus on tactics, a definitive X-COM look, and interesting powers, I’m hopeful for this one.

Nick: Oh man, Beyond: Two Souls takes all the promise of non-combat and interesting story line and throws it away with third-person cover shooter combat. And its coming from Quantic Dream, so its going to be even WORSE. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Screen-Shaped E3: EA

Chris: You cannot fathom the dread I have going into this press conference. YOU ARE NOT PREPARED.

Chris: YOU ARE NOT PREPARED!

Nick: I am always prepared. My body is ready. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Screen-Shaped E3: Microsoft

Scott: Hello all! Scott here, Co-Founder of Screen-Shaped Eyes.

Chris: Hello everyone, I’m Chris Matyskiel, senior editor. I’m betting this will be ugly.

Nick: Hey everybody, this is Nick Nguyen, podcast person. Its 9 am, I can’t think of a better title. My body is ready for the abuse that will be Microsoft E3. Commenting on an unseen moment, Microsoft has delayed their press conference by 30 more minutes. Perhaps someone finally told them that they did not, in fact, knock it out of the park at the hardware announcement. Continue reading

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Reloading: Infinite Possibilities, One Course of Action

This goes without saying, but heavy spoilers for Bioshock: Infinite. You have been warned.

When THIS is your protagonist's biggest claim to fame...

When this is your protagonist’s biggest claim to fame…

Continue reading

Tagged , , , , ,

Screen-Shaped Podcast: Dat Carapace

Welcome boys and girls, one and all, to the very first episode of the Screen-Shaped Podcast!

Queen of Blades

Chris, Scott, Callum, and Nick band together to talk about:

  • Insect-Based Fetishism!
  • Child Trafficking!
  • Not Time-Travel!
  • Metacritic!
  • DRM!
  • Not Space-Squids!

And much more!

Please be warned, however, that there are major spoilers for Bioshock Infinite, among other games.

Intro/Outro Credit: Tank!

Written By: Yoko Konno

Performed By: The Seatbelts

Tagged , , , , , , , , ,