Heavy Rain is a solid remaster with great story and graphics but the gameplay and graphics hold it back from being special.
Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG as it will be known as for the rest of the blog, is one of the most interesting video games I've ever played. It's a simple concept, be the last person left standing, but that simple concept makes every moment stressful in the best way. At least, that's how I felt when I first started playing the game.
Now, I'm more that 250 hours into PUBG and I'm angry with it. I'm angry with it because the game is just littered with issues, from bugs, to design flaws, to cheating out the wazoo. I think PUBG has the potential to be an all time great game, but there are certain things that truly hold this game back.
I'm not a massive Pittsburgh Pirates fan. They would be my number three Pittsburgh franchise behind the Penguins and the Steelers, in that order. I like baseball as a whole, the game is interesting when you're there but slow enough so that when you watch on tv, you can do something else. The reason they're my number three Pittsburgh franchise is because of ownership and the front office.
It all started before the 2016 season. The Pirates had just come off a 98 win season, good for second in the entire league. Instead of adding pieces like common sense would dictate, the Pirates traded Neil Walker for struggling pitcher Jon Niese, confident that they could fix what was wrong with him like they had done with many others before. The problem with this is that Neil Walker was an above-average hitting second baseman while Niese needed work. Walker was also vocal in his displeasure with the front office not making the correct transactions in order to place the team in a better situation to win. Speculation is that this was shipping out someone that didn't agree with the front office's philosophy, though it's never been confirmed. They also didn't re-sign J.A. Happ, who had pitched lights out when he was acquired at the 2015 trade deadline. Signing Happ would have made the pill of a terrible bottom two starting pitchers more bearable. Instead, the front office cheaped themselves out of a great player.