Alex Langley Biography

Alex Langley can control gravity, swim at over eight-hundred miles per second, and has a dangerous, borderline nuclear passion for writing. He also writes news, interviews, and comics for the website, has over 20,000 followers on twitter, and edits content for geek girl/web celebrity @actionchick Katrina Hill at Thousands follow his work online, and he has been a speaker on panels at conventions, including Wonder-Con, and San Diego Comic-Con International. His published works also include academic papers.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 Review (Xbox One)

by Alex Langley 6 days ago
The music, a generic, 2001-esque rock tune, cuts in and out on the loading screen, then restarts entirely when the level starts to load. Objects pop into view haphazardly, and most textures only start to think about showing up for work. Your character is last to appear, an undetailed blob that vaguely resembles Tony Hawk; you feel a vague unease to go along with his blurred features. The objective: using your skateboarding skills, knock 25 giant balls out of a pool. There are actually 26 balls, but whatever. You struggle with the controls, flailing and flopping on maneuvers you swore you landed, all while the timer counts down with a corporate logo hanging heavy above it. You've nearly gotten all of the balls out when you jump. Tony goes ragdoll for no reason and launches twenty feet into the air in grotesque slow-motion until he tumbles down, into the ground, and jams there like a twitchy tombstone. The textures of his clothes and face finally load; his face is an expressionless, joyless mass with eyes more dead than Gravelord Nito.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime Review (Xbox One)

by Alex Langley September 8, 2015 @ 11:22 AM
Asteroid Base
According to the ancient philosophers Huey Lewis and the News, the power of love makes the world go round. In Asteroid Base’s Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, the equal, but opposite, power of anti-love is going to make the whole universe stop going ‘round unless you can battle it out against infinite space-foes and cantankerous controls to stop them.

Until Dawn Review (PlayStation 4)

by Alex Langley September 1, 2015 @ 8:05 AM
Supermassive Games
By now, we all know how slasher movies go. The blonde girl gets killed first, the black guy doesn’t last much longer, and only the Last Girl (and possibly her male love interest) lives long enough to see the credits roll. Why? Because these characters tend to make very bad decisions, and never seem to realize just what kind of movie they’re caught in. But you, dear player, you know better. You’d get everyone to the end of that slasher movie without breaking a sweat. Now’s your chance to put your blood money where your dismembered mouth used to be in Supermassive Games’ Until Dawn.

Everybody's Gone the Rapture Review (PlayStation 4)

by Alex Langley August 14, 2015 @ 2:27 PM
The Chinese Room
Who is Dr. Katherine Collins? What's all over? Where the heck are all the people? These are but a few of the questions you'll be asking during Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, the new game from The Chinese Room, the team behind Dear Esther.

Magicka 2 Review (Playstation 4)

by Alex Langley May 29, 2015 @ 3:47 PM
The magical arts are a dangerous thing, indeed. That’s something we all learned with the first Magicka, an action-RPG whose big hook was letting players combine the magical elements and what spectacular results (or spectacular failures) we got as a result. Magicka 2 is here, boasting the same elements, same spells, and pretty much the same, well, everything.

Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark Review (Playstation 4)

by Alex Langley May 15, 2015 @ 11:02 AM
Schrodinger's Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark, tries to bring this old-guard genre up to date with some new gameplay elements and puzzle-solving, but the results are a bit more Bubsy than Mario.

Dragon Quest VIII Gets an Enhanced Re-release on the 3DS

by Alex Langley May 13, 2015 @ 3:59 PM
The Dragon Quest series has been around since before many of us were born, and there are few entries in the series as well-loved by both audiences and critics as Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King, which is why Square Enix is bringing it to the 3DS as an enhanced re-release.