About Rob Martino

An avid gamer and heavily supports indie games. He's also a drummer/percussionist who composes for video games.

Elder Scrolls Online Beta. Is it worth a subscription fee?

After all the hype and anticipation I finally received a beta key for Elder Scrolls Online.  I am not the biggest MMO fan, but ill try anything if well done. I played quite a bit of the Skyrim, so I’ll use that as my comparison. I chose the Dragonknight class, and used a two handed weapon. When playing Skyrim I used magic in one hand and a weapon in the other. That’s why I decided to try a two handed weapon. The character creation was somewhat generic, with minor tweaks to the face and body. Once all that was done, … Continue reading

Video Game Review: Guacamelee!

While I attended PAX East, I came across Drinkbox Studios booth.  Here they were presenting there new game Guacamelee!  After playing the demo, I spoke with programmer Alex Smithers about the game.  He along with Chris McQuinn were kind enough to send me a copy to review. I am not here to spoil the game for anyone, just to give my thoughts.  So grab your tequila and sombrero, lets talk about Guacamelee! Guacamelee! is a mix between melee fighting and puzzle/platforming. The game centers around Juan Aguacate. Juan is not your average hero.  The only girl who believes in him … Continue reading

Indie Games and Music Take over PAX East

This is a guest blog, written by videogame  and music Exile – Rob Martino Rob made it to PAX EAST this past weekend, and had this report from the Indy Game scene. In the gaming world commercial titles like Call of Duty and Assassins Creed get all the spotlight. Though at PAX East its time for the indie games to shine.  The indie companies are the highlight of this conference.  They come from around the world, to show, a lot for the very first time there games. Its amazing to see so many developers have great new ideas.  Here is … Continue reading