Jacob Giddens


Game Critic


Voltaire wrote in his novella Candide that “man was born to live either in the convulsions of misery, or in the lethargy of boredom".  Discontent with either of these possibilities, Jacob Giddens turned to a life of silliness and distraction.  An aspiring writer and improvisational comedian, Jacob is a lover of all things humorous and artistic.  His seasoned history as a video game hobbyist has earned him the right , nay, the privilege, nay, the SACRED DUTY to judge games on a regular basis—which incidentally gives him yet another reason to shirk his other responsibilities in favor of playing more games.  

...So that's pretty cool.

Game Reviews

Shadow of Mordor

The LOTR game you didn’t know you wanted.

Dragon Age: Inquisition

A cataclysmic event plunges the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons darken the sky, casting a shadow over lands on the brink of…

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat

There are always those games that you’re able to keep revisiting.


Hey wow! A new-ish game I’m reviewing! How crazy is that?


Chivalry is a First/Third person medieval combat simulator.


A massively multiplayer online third-person shooter (MMOTPS) in the “Free-to- Play” genre.

The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable follows the office­ drone protagonist, Stanley, during a rather bizarre day. He exits his office to find…
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