Minecraft Adds PSVR Support

For one reason or another, VR is still not really a mainstream thing. Some of these reasons will be solved, and some won’t. This means that the technology will likely remain a niche thing for a long while yet. That said there are still plenty of strong arguments for giving it a try, and now…

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Will Only Be Available for a Limited Time

Nintendo has recently announced a whole bunch of things that will be available for the 35th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.  This includes making various Mario titles available on the Switch, a Mario Game & Watch, Mario-themed furniture coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March of 2021, and even…Mario-inspired shoes?  Okay.  Ahem, you can…

I Think I’m Done with New Paper Mario Games

There was a time when Paper Mario was one of my absolute favorite series. I loved just about everything about them. I loved the aesthetic; I loved the characters; I loved the writing, the combat system, and the way they made Mario’s world feel bigger than the same old Mushroom Kingdom we’ve seen time and…

New Gameplay Released For The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

The first major piece of DLC for The Outer Worlds is almost here. The expansion arrives on September 9th, and Obsidian its impending release with a 10 minute gameplay presentation. The focus is on a side-mission rather than the main story, so it’s fairly spoiler-free in case you’re worried about that.

It Only Took Me 26 Years to Get 101% in Donkey Kong Country

The title pretty much sums it up.  I grew up with the original Donkey Kong Country trilogy on the SNES.  I adore these games and have played them countless times over the years.  And while I have managed to get 102% in the second game and 103% in the third game, motivated to do so…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #167

Up this week: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough of this popular action-adventure game. Child of Light (Switch, 2018) – travel with us to a land called Lemuria where we must help a young girl named  Aurora restore…

The Emotional Journey of Edith Finch

Before moving onto bigger, more extensive games, I recently decided to tackle a couple games from my backlog, one of which was What Remains of Edith Finch, which I picked up via PS Plus sometime ago. I had largely avoided it for no good reason. I knew it more an interactive experience and less of…

Gollum is Getting His Own Game?

It’s been several years now since we’ve seen anything of note from the the Lord of the Rings franchise, and I honestly was okay with that. I don’t mean to say that I disliked seeing new Lord of the Rings/Hobbit-themed movies and games over the years. I enjoyed the Hobbit movies for what they were…

Stuck in Gaming’s Past: A Response Post

When I was reading Cary’s post entitled “I Am the Future of Gaming?”, I couldn’t help but see myself.  For me, too, the future of gaming couldn’t be further from the truth.  Forever stuck in the past, I will often find myself buying a new console just before its predecessor is announced.  More often than…

Going Back in Time With Animal Crossing (On N64!)

Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been a landmark release for the series in a number of ways, one of which was to catapult it from a niche following to mainstream interest. For me, it got me thinking about past Animal Crossing games, the very first one in particular. I’ve always had a warm place in…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #166

Up this week: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough of this popular action-adventure game. Child of Light (Switch, 2018) – travel with us to a land called Lemuria where we must help a young girl named  Aurora restore…

R.I.P. Xbox 360; Goodbye Old Friend

It is not lost on me that just a couple weeks ago I was all like Pish posh! What am I to the future of gaming? Now, as I stare at my permanently dead Xbox 360, I can’t help but wonder if the future isn’t taunting me in some manner. Truth be told, I knew…

Ghost Of Tsushima Gets Surprise Multiplayer Mode

So, it’s been a few weeks since Ghost of Tsushima launched and it’s done quite well for itself. The game has received all kinds of praise, and it’s sold well to boot. One would think that all would be said and done after that, but it turns out that Sucker Punch had other ideas. Instead…

I Think I’m Finally Bored of New Horizons

After months and months of diligently playing the newest entry to the Animal Crossing series, of carefully crafting the perfect island, decorating the perfect house, and collecting the perfect set of villagers, I think I’m finally bored.  That’s not to say the game isn’t fantastic.  Because I absolutely love it.  But until the next major…

One Week Later and Fall Guys is Still Hanging in There

Well, it’s been a week and I still can’t get enough of Fall Guys. What can I say? I absolutely love this game! I don’t love everything about it *cough* Fall Ball *cough*, but the game as a whole is still feeling like something special. I honestly don’t know if Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #165

Up this week: Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough of this popular action-adventure game. [NEW!] Child of Light (Switch, 2018) – travel with us to a land called Lemuria where we must help a young girl named  Aurora…

The Talos Principle Proves that I Still Have A Lot to Learn

In Jim’s Henson’s movie Labyrinth, there’s a scene where the protagonist (who is stuck in said labyrinth) is told that a solid rock wall contains an opening. After visually inspecting the wall and believing that if it looks like a wall, it is a wall (onscreen, it does look like a solid wall), she’s told…

Cyberpunk 2077 – Lifepaths Trailer Looks Pretty Cool

A new trailer came out for Cyberpunk 2077 not too long ago, and I have to say that it’s got me feeling a little excited for the game again. The path from announcement to release has been quite a long one, so it’s been hard to stay invested in it most of the time. Anyway,…

Kirby’s Dream Land 3 Review

For the last ten years, Kirby’s Dream Land 3 and I have kept passing each other by, with no more than mere glances in the other’s direction before ultimately going our separate ways.  Whether in the form of a physical SNES cartridge or a quick download vie the Wii U Virtual Console, I have had…

Fall Guys -Ultimate Knockout- is a Silly, Fun Time

Ever since I saw the first trailer for Fall Guys -Ultimate Knockout- back during E3 2019 (I think that’s when it was anyway), I’ve been quietly looking forward to it. I wasn’t super-psyched for it, and I wasn’t feeling the hype. Rather, I’d find myself thinking that it looked like a very charming game offering…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #164

Up this week: Child of Light (Switch, 2018) – travel with us to a land called Lemuria where we must help a young girl named  Aurora restore its light and defeat the Queen of Night. [NEW!] Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (SNES, 1997) – follow along on another of Kirby’s adventures, in which our adorable pink…

Sony State of Play Returns August 6th

Sony’s State of Play is coming back later this week, and it sounds like Sony is looking to give an answer to Microsoft’s recent Xbox Games Showcase. The focus of the show will be entirely on third-party games coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR over the next few months. There will be no new…

Could TV Ads Be Coming to Console Games?

I won’t lie.  I can be a rather negative person.  Nevertheless, I have had a certain bad premonition for years about the future of gaming that might be coming true.  In a troubling turn of events, I have learned that TV ads could possibly begin showing up in our console video games!  Yes, including those…

Paper Mario: The Origami King – So Far, So…So.

The newest Paper Mario, Paper Mario: The Origami King, is finally here, and this time I decided to jump-in right away. I’ve been waiting since Super Paper Mario for the series to get good again, and the pre-release media for this game was encouraging. I haven’t finished it yet, but I’ve got enough for some…

Paper Mario Makes His Tetris Debut

Tetris 99’s 15th Maximus Cup is here, and this time it’s all about Paper Mario. As per usual, the Maximus Cup is open to all Tetris 99 players, and fans only have to play in order to obtain the new Paper Mario: The Origami King theme. See it in action after the jump!

Singing with Animals in Fe

Despite my stubborn love of physical games over digital, I have started to amass a small collection of digital games on the Switch (“amass” meaning about five games, which accounts for about 50% of my entire Switch collection, so…it’s all relative, I suppose).  This all started when I was perusing the Switch eShop out of…

Ghost of Tsushima is…Excellent!

Even though I was looking forward to seeing Sucker Punch’s latest project in action, I wasn’t particularly hyped to actually play Ghost of Tsushima. I absolutely thought it looked like it would be a good and interesting game, but it’s kind of outside my usual sphere of interest when it comes to games. See, Ghost…

Shin Megami Tensei is Finally Coming Back, Next Game Hits in 2021

After three years of silence regarding Shin Megami Tensei V, Atlus finally decided to give fans something to hold onto. During this week’s Nintendo Direct Mini, the RPG developer released a new trailer for the game, and they even dropped a release window: 2021 worldwide. It’s been 7 years since the last game, and now…

Resonance: Castle from Yoshi’s Island

Yoshi’s Island is a charming game from the SNES era that I didn’t get the pleasure of playing until not too terribly long ago.  The game’s crayon-like art style and general adorableness pairs well with upbeat music, the likes of which have been stuck in my head thanks to Super Smash Bros long before I…

Game Prices Are Going Up, But Should They?

While it hasn’t been officially announced, announcements like NBA 2K21’s new price tag have rumors swirling that game prices will be going up once the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X hit the market. If the rumors are to be believed, the price of a new game will increase from $60 to $70. I don’t…

Ghost of Tsushima is Still Looking Sharp

Sucker Punch’s next big game is out in just a couple of days and we’ve thus gotten one last trailer to keep the hype going until Ghost of Tsushima finally crosses the proverbial finish line to release. I honestly haven’t been following the game all that closely of the past couple of years, but I’ve…

Unfit for the Trials

For the past few weeks, I’ve slowly been getting back into the Destiny flow. I’ve been gathering weapons, raising my light (power) level, and playing through all the new seasonal content. I’ve also been trying to re-kindle my old Crucible skills too, which has, unfortunately, been a lot harder to do than I thought it…

The World Ends With You is Coming Back…As an Anime?

Back when it originally released on the Nintendo DS in 2007, the World Ends With You was seen as a competent, albeit unusual game from the minds behind Kingdom Hearts. Its following has grown over the bast decade though and it was re-released to a fair amount of excitement on the Nintendo Switch in October…

From Noob to Master to Noob Again

I recently started up Destiny 2 again after about a year away from it, and I discovered that much of my old knowledge no longer applied. Quite a lot changed in Destiny 2 over the past year, and I had kept up with it for the most part. Still, I hadn’t actually played the game…

Cyberpunk Still Looks Awesome in New Trailer

Ever since its announcement a couple of years ago, the hype train for Cyberpunk 2077 has steadily been gaining momentum and the latest trailer hasn’t done anything to slow it down. In fact, this trailer combined with the 25 SOLID MINUTES of b-roll footage have probably ratcheted up the train’s speed even more.

Diving is Returning to Animal Crossing in July!

Nintendo recently released a video concerning the newest updates coming to Animal Crossing: New Horizons!  In just a few days (July 3, to be more exact!), the diving introduced in New Leaf will be returning, along with Pascal the otter, who will be providing us with DIY recipes for mermaid furniture.  And…it appears that Gulliver…