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Dating Sims Have Staked a Large Claim on the Innovation Ball Dating Sims Have Staked a Large Claim on the Innovation Ball

A sentiment that pops up every so often these days is the feeling that, unless microtransactions and loot boxes are your jam, there are no new things under the sun. A couple of recent games, however, compel the argument that maybe we ought to look for limit-defying experiences in the under-explored depths of unlikely…

Please Do Not Gate Your Fighting Game Tutorials Behind an Online Connection Please Do Not Gate Your Fighting Game Tutorials Behind an Online Connection

The Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta went live for everyone yesterday, but instead of fighting Saiyans and androids, many players (including me) were forced to fight severe network issues. Only around 11:30 pm Eastern could I finally join lobbies. What I found out next was wholly infuriating.

Pocket Camp Sucks The Soul Out Of Animal Crossing Pocket Camp Sucks The Soul Out Of Animal Crossing

After luring Kid Kat, a superhero cat with a Speed Racer fashion sensibility, to my mess of a camping ground, I lost interest in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. I’d spent hours—sometimes portions of entire days—obsessively and painstakingly crafting furniture to satisfy animals’ requests. I just couldn’t do it anymore.

Friendship Levels in Pocket Camp Take Away from What Makes Animal Crossing Fun Friendship Levels in Pocket Camp Take Away from What Makes Animal Crossing Fun

When I originally heard that Nintendo was in the process of making an Animal Crossing game for mobile devices, I was ecstatic. I am a huge fan of Animal Crossing and love to tap incessantly on my phone screen to receive imaginary digital loot. On top of that, out of all the IP’s that Nintendo is planning to bring to…

Monster Hunter Is About  So Much More Than Just Hunting Monsters Monster Hunter Is About So Much More Than Just Hunting Monsters

It’s been some time since I last talked about Monster Hunter. Not because there wasn’t anything worth mentioning about it, but simply because I got a bit of the DOOOOOOOOOOOOM *ahem* fever recently and haven’t been able to enjoy anything other than crushing the skulls of vicious hell beasts that ran like their own…

In defense of Yamcha In defense of Yamcha

For long, this warrior was and still is the butt of the joke in the Dragon Ball universe. Sure, Yamcha is still better than the average human being but next to Krilin (which is the best human on Dragon Ball’s version of earth and everybody knows that) he’s not that great. He even died more than the bald little guy. So…

Fallout Works Best in Urban Environments Fallout Works Best in Urban Environments

Many would agree with me when I say that Fallout New Vegas was an upgrade from Fallout 3. Those of you who have played the classic isometric Fallout games, know that New Vegas felt more like a Fallout game than Fallout 3. It brought back the dark humor that we know and love especially from Fallout 2. But there was one…

The Restored HK Factory in Knights of the Old Republic Feels Like DLC The Restored HK Factory in Knights of the Old Republic Feels Like DLC

There’s a thin line between downloadable content and expansion packs nowadays. But as many of you know, this wasn’t always the case. Once upon a time DLC was relegated to offering small add-on content like cosmetics, unique items, and other small extras. If a DLC was to add to the story of the game, it would have been…

The Proverbial “SJW” Abyss is Staring Back The Proverbial “SJW” Abyss is Staring Back

I was planning on writing something about this a month ago, but in the end decided against it. From the time I spent pacing back and forth in my apartment thinking about this, I surmised that I was overreacting. It’s probably a vocal minority that is largely being ignored, I thought. But the more I go online, the more…

The basics of a game review The basics of a game review

Games critique is hard. A well-written review requires expert writing and analysis, sharp focus, great organizational skills, and a thorough understanding of your own writing and opinions. Few writers can achieve all these things, myself included.

Lawbreakers fills the gap left by classic arena shooters Lawbreakers fills the gap left by classic arena shooters

When it comes to modern First-Person-Shooters, the competitive multiplayer scene has been changing drastically, with shooters leaning farther towards the extremes of arcade or realistic gameplay. Classic Arena shooters like Quake Champions or Doom are making a resurgence, and realistic shooters like Squad or Insurgency…

E3 Announcements That Will Never Happen E3 Announcements That Will Never Happen

It’s that time of year again. When the gaming industry likes to dust off their crystal balls and speculate on what exciting news will be announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2017. We all have our dream announcements, but I’m sure we also have our impossible announcements. The news that we would be very happy…

Borderlands 3 - 5 Things I Want to See Borderlands 3 - 5 Things I Want to See

Borderlands has always been a game about loot. Players collect this loot in the form of equipment; mostly randomly generated guns. Then they use these guns to advance through a mostly linear world, get more level appropriated guns along the way until the final boss fight. Once that’s over, however, what’s the point?

Love letter to : backtracking in games Love letter to : backtracking in games

You are among the first things I think about when I wake up. Among the last when I lay down on my bed. If one day, I ever give you up. It would be because I’m dead.

Opinion: Hover Has the Best Open World Opinion: Hover Has the Best Open World

I’ve always liked the idea of Jet Set Radio. I liked the concept, I liked the style, and I liked the really wacky and colourful character art. Yet every time I sat down to play it, I could never wrap my head around controlling it. The whole thing just felt so stiff and constricted, which is weird in a game that’s…

GOG Removes the Stench of Games for Windows Live off Fallout 3 GOG Removes the Stench of Games for Windows Live off Fallout 3

I woke up this morning, bummed. The news informed me that a certain world superpower decided that planet Earth isn’t worth looking after. Normally it’s news that only affects them, but things are getting very real now. It may not save the planet, but GOG released some news that made me completely forget that it’s hot…

3 Ways Paid Mods Could Work 3 Ways Paid Mods Could Work

Over two years ago now, Valve attempted to give modders a platform to earn a profit on their creations. This radical move proved to be very divisive and was promptly shut down. I was more on the fence, but one thing I find to be a certainty. Valve’s execution when it came to the introduction and method of selling the…

10 Improvements for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 10 Improvements for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

So, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild is pretty damn awesome. Its already (rightfully) seen as the new Ocarina of Time and could very well be my and many others favorite game of this generation! But like all Games I ever played, and all games in general, it is not perfect. Breath of the Wild has flaws, missed…

Is Bioware in Danger? Is Bioware in Danger?

As many of you know, Bioware’s recent addition to the Mass Effect library, Andromeda, was met with a somewhat mixed reception. If the reports are to be believed then we know why the final product had its issues.

4 Ways Nintendo Could Approach Making a Mobile Zelda 4 Ways Nintendo Could Approach Making a Mobile Zelda

If reports are to be believed, Nintendo’s newest mobile game in development is none other than an entry in the Legend of Zelda series. Given the series’ traditional grand scope, focus on exploration and real-time battles, and near universal regard, Zelda may prove more challenging to adapt to mobile systems than Mario…

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