Editorials

Spread the love       Tweet    There isn’t really any other turn-based Final Fantasy game I have more affinity towards than Final Fantasy X. In my opinion, both its narrative and gameplay still hold up today, and in that regard, the game works to bolster Switch’s lineup of unique and meaningful JRPGs. If you’ve read my guide to Final Fantasy on the Nintendo Switch, you
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Spread the love       Tweet    Double Fine Entertainment, best known for their work on creating the games Psychonauts, Brutal Legend, Costume Quest, and Kickstarter success Broken Age, has been hosting a Day of the Devs event every year since 2012 in coordination with iam8bit. This event shows off upcoming indie games that may not be getting a
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Spread the love       Tweet    Final Fantasy has noticeably changed since its turn-based roots back in 1987. No other entry represents that change more than Final Fantasy XV in my mind. While I have many things I love about this entry in the longrunning series and many things I dislike, Episode Ardyn is the finale to this saga that began back in
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Spread the love       Tweet    The offerings from Annapurna Interactive at PAX East 2019 couldn’t be any more different from one another, yet they all inspired similar emotions and feelings. Wattam, Outer Wilds, and Sayonara Wild Hearts each showed no shortage in creativity, all provoking intense curiosity of what these games have to offer further in. Wattam
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Spread the love       Tweet    A favorite common memory that Until Dawn players surely share is the experience of sitting together with friends and collectively choosing paths for their presumably doomed characters. That title from Supermassive Games took familiar horror film tropes and somehow blended them into something fresh and novel—and the studio’s next title, Man of
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Spread the love       Tweet    During GDC 2019 I was given the opportunity to speak with some developers at Hardsuit Labs as well as publisher Paradox Interactive about the upcoming Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, which was a big surprise for myself as I hadn’t been following the developments of the Tender ARG that was ongoing
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Spread the love       Tweet    Ever since Captain Toad has graced Nintendo games starting in 2013, I’ve had an incredibly soft spot for the happy-go-lucky adventurer. His moon-related appearances in Super Mario Odyssey are a delight and a chance to explore levels. Back when Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker launched on the Wii U, I whipped up my
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Spread the love       Tweet    Sony Interactive Entertainment held their first Nintendo Direct-style online presentation, aptly titled State of Play, today. Prior to today, there will still quite a lot of unknowns about the PS4 and PlayStation VR’s 2019 lineups, and State of Play was fortunately able to clear that up, at least for this Spring, and
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Spread the love       Tweet    Not only is the introduction of Facebook’s “Fan Subscription” a bad sign for independent creators hoping to make a living through crowdfunded means, but it’s also another entry on the long list of ways that corporations place profit above art. As has already been pointed out by outlets such as The Verge
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Spread the love  0    Tweet    Say what you want, but I love EA’s press conferences that kick off the E3 festivities every year. Is it typically boring? Yes. Is it awkward? Almost always. And is there ever any real substantial news to be revealed about upcoming games? Not really. Objectively, most of the conferences that EA has
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Spread the love       Tweet    Switchblade is a crazy beast. Relatively novice studio Lucid Games is attempting to take on the MOBA market at large, which is filled with some of the heaviest hitters in the industry. Even better, they are driving that momentum with a unique take–instead of a top-down League of Legends format, we see vehicle action more akin
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Spread the love       Tweet    Omensight positions itself as an epic tale filled with a lovable, diverse cast and time travel magic to round out a cataclysmic adventure. Taking the reigns of The Harbinger — summoned by the world to protect against apocalyptic ruin — you navigate through a world of colorful characters and engaging fantasy. It’s a game
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Spread the love       Tweet    After revealing SteamWorld Dig 2 at the start of Nintendo’s first ever Nindies Presentation just a week before the system launched,  Nintendo Senior Manager for Publisher & Developer Relations Damon Baker said that Nintendo was aiming to “secure a constant flow of innovative content that shows the fun of playing games” and
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Spread the love       Tweet    Reggie Fils-Aime announced today that he will be retiring in April. While Reggie has spent nearly 13 years as Nintendo of America’s President, he has given the gaming community more than leadership of Nintendo through the Wii era, Wii U, and now the beginning of the Switch. Reggie is known for blessing
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Spread the love       Tweet    Just last week Nintendo announced that they are remaking The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening for the Nintendo Switch. With the hype building into a fever dream state, fans are digging up old promotional material for the original game on Game Boy. Some ads may have been better left alone though. Sparked by
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Spread the love       Tweet    When it comes to understanding the visual media I’m wanting to consume, subtitles help me follow the dialogue. Subtitles help indicate sounds I may not have been able to hear, they help me follow spoken dialogue. It’s not just me, they help other Deaf, hard-of-hearing, and even hearing people alike. When games
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Spread the love       Tweet    Cast your mind back to when the Battle Royale genre in video games first came about. You’ll probably first find yourself thinking back to the beginning of 2017 when PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds grew in popularity, perhaps the first game to really kickstart this whole Battle Royale craze off. Of course, you’ll also probably think about Fortnite too,
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Spread the love       Tweet    When you’re spending dozens upon dozens of hours playing a video game, you can’t help but grow attached to certain characters. No, not in a weird way…just in the kind of way that makes us love them from the start of a journey to reaching the very end, and seeing how they’ve
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Spread the love       Tweet    Disclaimer: The names/handles mentioned in this piece have been edited for the sake of anonymity, but are only a few of the experiences I’ve had. “No, no, no! NO!” The ball bounced a few feet in front of my Twinzer after being delicately knocked over by another player on the opposing team.
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Spread the love       Tweet    After a surprisingly busy January full of games releases that either hearkened back to old series or outright remastered them, we’ve entered the incredibly busy month of February. While this is usually a slower period for game releases, that is not the case in 2019. February is poised to be chock full
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Spread the love       Tweet    For over two decades, Resident Evil has been in the forefront in revolutionizing the horror genre in the gaming space. From 1996’s Resident Evil to 2005’s Resident Evil 4, Capcom has set the “gold standard” for survival horror. The series definitely had its fair share of upsets (we’ll get to that in just
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