Editorials

Spread the love        Tweet    For the first day of the Portland Retro Gaming Expo only the Arcade side of the convention floor was open to the public, containing tons of old consoles, arcade cabinets, and pinball tables. Those walking in will first come across tables set up in a giant H with everything from Apple II
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Spread the love        Tweet    Nintendo has often been called “out of touch” when it comes to their online strategy, but I tend to use the less reductive term “idiosyncratic,” or perhaps even “incoherent.” It isn’t new for the company to be practicing with “Nintendo-like solutions” rather than industry standards but in this day and age, their
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Spread the love        Tweet    Once upon a time, when flat-tops were still in fashion and people listened to the Spice Girls unironically, gamers got their first glimpse of an all-American town called Raccoon City. The fictional location was situated just south of the Arklay Mountains and fell victim to a biohazardous outbreak, which saw the locals
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Spread the love        Tweet    I still remember my brother waking me up one morning in eighth grade because he was super excited to show me something: a reveal trailer for a new Pokémon game. Since our hearts were captured by Pokémon Sapphire and Emerald, my brother and I had followed each new entry as it came
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Spread the love        Tweet    Earlier this week, rumors had surfaced from a report by The Wall Street Journal that Nintendo may be working on an updated version of the Nintendo Switch. While it’s simply speculation at this point (as there has been no official confirmation by Nintendo just yet), the potential of new Switch hardware shouldn’t be surprising
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Spread the love        Tweet    *Editor’s Note: Some specific story moments and spoilers from The Last of Us, The Last of Us: Left Behind, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy will be addressed in the course of this editorial. We all have heard of Naughty Dog; whether you’re a fan of their games or not, there is no
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Spread the love        Tweet    Marvel’s Spider-Man, No Man’s Sky, God of War: these three games have more in common than just their three-word titles. They have fantastic photo modes and they aren’t the only ones. 2018 has been possibly the best year for taking pictures in your favorite games: whether you’re trying to convey the heavy emotions
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Spread the love        Tweet    Hey, remember that one time we tried to stream Assassin’s Creed Odyssey ahead of release and it just ended up being a stream of me standing around my apartment? Well, that shouldn’t be the case anymore so we’re going to give this whole Assassin’s Creed Odyssey thing another go. We’ll be streaming Assassin’s Creed Odyssey over on Mixer
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Spread the love        Tweet    Developed by Dinosaur Polo Club, Mini Metro is a strategy game that tasks players with creating their own subway system, with the game having arrived recently on Nintendo Switch, following its earlier releases on PC and mobile. At the start of each session, players are presented with three subway stations; connecting all
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Spread the love        Tweet    Back when Treyarch announced that the Battle Royale genre was coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, no one was surprised and most were hyped. I was sitting in the room, mere feet from David Vonderhaar himself when he mentioned the news, and the crowd erupted in cheers. At the time, I mentioned
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Spread the love        Tweet    For the past week or so, I have been enjoying the Blackout beta for Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 to get my first taste of its much-anticipated take on the Battle Royale genre. What I’ve been most surprised by is the level of nostalgia that I experienced while exploring its
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Spread the love        Tweet    Back in 2013, Hello Games announced they would be going out of their comfort zone with an incredibly ambitious project. The trailer for the said project, which claimed that every planet was procedural, unique and unexplored, opens with the player underwater taking in flora and fauna within. The player then makes their
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Spread the love        Tweet    Though video game prices haven’t really gone up, Amazon is ending its 20 percent discount on pre-orders for Amazon Prime members tomorrow. In its place, the company is offering $10 Amazon credit on “select games,” though it’s unclear what games that will apply. Today is the last day to pre-order titles and
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Spread the love        Tweet    I often find myself scrolling through media outlets–like Twitter, for instance–shaking my head and breathing long sighs of disappointment when I come across posts that seemingly point the finger at video games for the world’s mental health problems. The vast majority of research on the effects of “gaming” has been on its
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Spread the love        Tweet    Another Gamescom has come and (almost) gone, and it’s time to call the winners of our traditional DualShockers’ Awards. As usual, do keep in mind that no award is ever completely objective. These honors represent the games that we loved at the show, and in case of our top award, the Readers’
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Spread the love        Tweet    PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds isn’t the best-made game in the world, visually. It also doesn’t run particularly well — a fact that developers made light of in their recent Inside Xbox Live at Gamescom showcase. We are eight months past the official release of Version 1.0, and the battle royale game is still riddled with bugs
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Spread the love        Tweet    Bringing comic book characters to life in a fitting and accurate way has always been a rocky road for video game developers. While the Marvel Cinematic Universe™ seems to be perpetually knocking it out of the park, comic to game transitions oftentimes aren’t quite as on point. With Insomniac Games’ incarnation of
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Spread the love        Tweet    It is a tradition at every major trade show for our DualShockers Awards to include a Reader’s Choice Award, voted by you, to honor the favorite game among our readers. Of course, Gamescom is no exception, so it’s time to express your preference After all, it isn’t very fun if we choose everything ourselves, and the
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