Author Archives: J.L. Hilton

Try-It Tuesday: GOD OF WAR

This week I played GOD OF WAR, an award-winning action-adventure video game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment in April 2018. It’s the eighth installment in the God of War series. My husband played some God of War years ago, on … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Video games | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Try-It Tuesday: GOD OF WAR

Try-It Tuesday: KINGMAKER Rise to the Throne

KINGMAKER: RISE TO THE THRONE is another single-player puzzle game by Artifex Mundi. I tried the free PlayStation 4 demo this week. The game is also available on PC, Xbox and mobile. Usually, games by this developer feature female protagonists, but KINGMAKER is about … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Video games | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Try-It Tuesday: KINGMAKER Rise to the Throne

Try-It Tuesday: TRUE FEAR Forsaken Souls Part 1

Many thanks to one of my long-time viewers, Celtic Granny, who suggested I try TRUE FEAR: FORSAKEN SOULS PART 1, on sale this month for only $3.99 or just $2.99 for Playstation Plus members. TRUE FEAR is a point-and-click puzzle game where the player … Continue reading

Posted in Supernatural, Video games | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Try-It Tuesday: TRUE FEAR Forsaken Souls Part 1

Illogicon 2019

This weekend I’ll be at ILLOGICON VIII, a convention for science fiction and fantasy in books, live action TV and movies, animation, comics, the visual arts, pod casts, video games and more. I’ll be on a panel about live streaming … Continue reading

Posted in Conventions & events, Fantasy, News, Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , | Comments Off on Illogicon 2019

Try-It Tuesday: FALLOUT 76

This week I tried FALLOUT 76, the infamous online multiplayer RPG developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released last month amidst tremendous hype and player backlash. Viewers of my YouTube channel are split between those who think FALLOUT 76 is garbage and those who enjoy it. I’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in Science Fiction, Video games | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Try-It Tuesday: FALLOUT 76

Try-It Tuesday: OMENSIGHT

I had a pleasant surprise this week when Spearhead Games emailed me a keycode to play OMENSIGHT on Playstation 4. In OMENSIGHT, you’re the “Harbinger,” a magical warrior who appears in times of crisis. As the game begins, you witness the end of the world but … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy, Video games | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Try-It Tuesday: OMENSIGHT

Try-It Tuesday: DOOM

This week, I tried DOOM, a reboot of the game I played about twenty-five years ago. Doom (1993) wasn’t the very first “first person shooter” (FPS) game, but it had a huge influence on subsequent shooter games and video gaming in general. The … Continue reading

Posted in Science Fiction, Video games | Comments Off on Try-It Tuesday: DOOM

Try-It Tuesday: ENIGMATIS The Ghosts of Maple Creek

In ENIGMATIS: THE GHOSTS OF MAPLE CREEK, I searched for a missing girl in a mysterious Vermont town. This 2011 point-and-click game is another by Artifex Mundi, like several I’ve tried in the past year. It’s available for Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC and mobile phones. I tried … Continue reading

Posted in Supernatural, Video games | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Try-It Tuesday: ENIGMATIS The Ghosts of Maple Creek

Try-It Tuesday: FOUL PLAY

Victorian daemon-hunter Baron Dashforth and his sidekick, the ninja chimney sweep Scampwick, recount their thrilling adventures in FOUL PLAY, a 2013 steampunk-style side-scrolling brawler developed by UK-based indie studio Mediatonic. Single-player or two-player shared-screen couch co-op. The game plays out across an … Continue reading

Posted in Steampunk, Supernatural, Video games | Tagged , | Comments Off on Try-It Tuesday: FOUL PLAY

Mixtape #4 – 1991

I found a box of tapes I made in the 80s and 90s. This one is straight from 1991, the year the Gulf War ended. It’s also the year I moved back to Los Angeles and dated a guy named Ron in college. … Continue reading

Posted in Music, News | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Mixtape #4 – 1991