8th Generation Memories

Even though the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are now here and the first few games are already out in the wild, the now-current generation still doesn’t feel real for me. I still see games coming out for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and frankly it’s going to be hard to get one of…

Nintendo’s Cyber Sales Have Begun!

As most Nintendo fans know, Nintendo isn’t exactly keen on discounting their games. It doesn’t matter how old a game gets; if it releases for $50, you can bet it’ll still be $50 three years later. Even so, even Nintendo has sales every now and then, and the Black Friday/Cyber Monday period is one of…

I’m Grateful For: A Sense of Normalcy

The season of giving thanks is upon us once more, and it is time to once again discuss what we’re thankful for when it comes to our favorite hobby.  My whole life has been consumed by one drastic change after another, but never before has this been more apparent than now, when the entire world…

Waiting For Night City

If all goes well, we’ll finally have the chance to play Cyberpunk 2077 next month. We’re only a little over a month away now, or at least I hope we are. It’s been eight years now since the game was announced back in May 2012. We’ve played through an entire console generation in that time,…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #178

Up this week: Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) – enjoyable and hilarious platforming abounds in this latest Rayman game; it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies, nightmares must be fought, and many lums collected! Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough…

Agitated Ambling in The Witcher 3

In my ongoing playthrough of The Witcher 3, the good news is that, since my last post, I’ve managed to make it to Level 19! The even better news is that I f-i-n-a-l-l-y got Geralt’s handsome visage out of rural Velen and into the bustling city of Novigrad, which is proving quite distracting, but in…

Bring Your Flammable Fantasies to Life With Fireworks Mania

As a young boy, I absolutely loved fireworks. I loved how bright they were. I loved how they filled the night sky with burst after burst of beautiful color, and, of course, I loved the excessively loud explosions they produced. So, naturally, I enjoyed playing with the smaller things like sparklers, firecrackers and cherry bombs.

Is it Finally Time to Go Back?

Recently, BioWare (or rather the EA studio calling itself BioWare) announced Mass Effect Legendary Edition. As of spring 2021, fans will be able to enjoy remastered versions of all three games on current-gen consoles. It’s something that many fans have been asking for for a long time, and I’m happy they’ll be able to enjoy…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #177

Up this week: Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) – enjoyable and hilarious platforming abounds in this latest Rayman game; it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies, nightmares must be fought, and many lums collected! Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough…

BioWare Announces Mass Effect Legendary Edition

After years of rumors and fan requests, BioWare has finally announced a remastered version of the Mass Effect series. It’s not the full remake some were hoping for, but it is at least sounding like it’ll be a decent remaster, at least if current BioWare is up for the challenge.

Top 5: Personal Last-Gen Memories

With this week’s heralded releases of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, it would seem that we can once again make the switch from calling the “next generation” of consoles to the “current generation.” Of course, I have no plans to suddenly ditch anything “last generation,” and neither do many of you, I’m sure….

Playing as a Two-Year Old in Among the Sleep

Going into Among the Sleep, I had no idea what to expect.  In fact, I was not even aware the game existed until I was searching for the release date for Little Nightmares 2.  Though my search was in vain, I was recommended several horror games, the most intriguing being Among the Sleep, which I…

Hanging Out in Among Us

After watching hours upon hours of Among Us videos on YouTube, I decided to finally jump into the game myself last week. Even after watching my favorite channels enjoy the game, I wasn’t really sure what to expect once I started playing in the game’s public lobbies. Thankfully, I have to say that Among Us…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #176

Up this week: Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) – enjoyable and hilarious platforming abounds in this latest Rayman game; it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies, nightmares must be fought, and many lums collected! Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out in our playthrough…

A Tale of Two Fallouts

When the “One Wasteland for All” patch was released for Fallout 76 in September, despite my best efforts, I was pretty darn excited. With Bethesda’s promise that one could now “experience all that the Appalachian Wasteland [had] to offer no matter [one’s] level” with “re-balanced combat and rewards,” I was ready to tackle all those…

Check Out the New Devil May Cry V – Special Edition Footage

The next-gen consoles are almost here, and they’re bringing a bunch of updated games with them at launch. While some probably prefer to see more truly new games accompanying the systems’ launch (myself being one of them), they’re still creating a reason for people to try out some games they missed during the initial launch…

Inmost Is As Beautiful As It Is Eerie

I first became aware of Inmost thanks to a trailer on YouTube.  I don’t recall even finishing the trailer because the first few moments had already piqued my interest.  The game’s surprisingly beautiful pixel art style and eerie atmosphere was what hooked me.  Oftentimes, it is unwise to judge a game based solely on such…

Uncanny Accounts: The Terrible Tale of Vault 22

Alright, Halloween was yesterday so Uncanny Accounts should technically be over now, but it’s still the weekend and thus I’ve one final bit of creepy lore to touch on! I think no series about uncanny gaming stories and/or lore is complete without an entry from good ol’ Fallout. As fans well know, the Fallout games…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #175

Up this week: Among the Sleep (Switch, 2019) – in this in the first-person survival horror game we answer the strange question of what will a toddler and his teddy bear encounter in the darkness? Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4, 2017) – who is Aloy and why are her lands overrun by machines? We find out…

Uncanny Accounts: Battling a Demon (and Inner Ones, too) in Metroid Fusion

The Metroid series is well-known for several things, from excellent wordless-storytelling to defining platforming mechanics. But one its lesser-known traits is the ease which with the games promote unease. While not particularly scary in the tradition of horror games, the Metroid games are rife with near-death scenarios that enforce the notion that Samus is a…

Destruction AllStars Delayed, Added to PlayStation Plus

The team behind Destruction AllStars announced this week that they’re delaying the game. it was originally supposed to release in November this year, but it has now been pushed back to a February release date. There is a benefit to this change though: PlayStation Plus subscribers will have two months to download the game for…

Uncanny Accounts: Majora’s Mask – A Creepy Compilation

It should surprise no one that we’re writing about Majora’s Mask once again.  As one of the darkest and most unique entries in the Zelda franchise, the game serves as a perfect source for unsettling lore.  Rather than discuss any one thing, though, I’m actually going to list several bits of lore from the game…

Uncanny Accounts – History Recurses Forever in Transistor

One of my all-time favorite games is Supergiant Games’ Transistor. I love how the combat works. I love the art style. I love the characters, the world and the overall plot. Cloudbank is a beautiful world, one that was seemingly a joy to live in before the Fall. However, not everyone thought that way, which…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #174

Up this week: Among the Sleep (Switch, 2019) – in this in the first-person survival horror game we answer the strange question of what will a toddler and his teddy bear encounter in the darkness? [NEW!] INMOST (Switch, 2019) – take an exciting and emotional journey with us as we search for answers in this…

Uncanny Accounts: Escaping a Curse in What Remains of Edith Finch

Venerating deceased loved ones is a tradition that dates practically to humanity’s beginnings. From creating simple family shrines to erecting monumental monuments, the act of marking the passing of those we once held dear is an important part of the grieving process. So once it became clear in What Remains of Edith Finch that its…

Cyberpunk 2077 is Only a Month Away, New Trailers Released

At long last, it looks like Cyberpunk 2077 is (hopefully) within reach. It’s been quite a long wait since the game’s initial reveal, and now that wait’s about to pay-off. Will the game live up to the insane hype? Honestly, I don’t think so. I’m certain it’ll be excellent, but there’s no way it’ll reach…

Uncanny Accounts: Undertale’s True Lab

One of my favorite games of all time is home to some surprisingly dark lore, including a mystery that remains unsolved to this very day.  I am talking about Undertale, folks, specifically the True Lab (which I talked about in this here Resonance post).  I would like to warn you about spoilers for the game’s…

Uncanny Accounts – Destiny’s Paracausal Nightmare

Hello all and welcome back to another Uncanny Account! Last week I dipped into Hollow Knight’s lore and we explored the inevitable horror of the Infection. Try as they might, there was nothing the bugs of Hallownest could do to escape their fate. It’s a pretty scary thing to think about, but what if the…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #173

Up this week: INMOST (Switch, 2019) – take an exciting and emotional journey with us as we search for answers in this eerily beautiful puzzle-platfomer. Rayman Legends (Switch, 2017) –  it’s Rayman versus the Dark Teensies in this enjoyable and hilarious platformer – nightmares must be fought and many lums collected! [ON HIATUS] Horizon Zero…

Uncanny Accounts: A Ghost Town’s Tale in Red Dead Redemption

No matter how an individual player navigates the main quests in Red Dead Redemption, one always ends rather roughly in Tumbleweed. Located in the western part of New Austin, in the region called Gaptooth Ridge, lies this abandoned town with, thanks to storytelling in Red Dead Redemption 2, an uneasy history. Practically since the release…

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Actually Looks Pretty Interesting

You may or may not be all that interested in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. I know I wasn’t. I played the original on the Wii U and it was fun enough, but, just like Link’s Crossbow Training, I couldn’t really get invested in it since it was basically just a non-canon side-story. I thought…

Uncanny Accounts: The Darker Side to Kirby

Hey, folks, I’m going to be completely upfront with you about this one.  I’m writing about creepy lore in the Kirby series.  And before you laugh and walk away, bear with me for a moment longer.  Sure, at first glance, Kirby might seem like the cutest franchise to have ever existed.  But when you recall…

Uncanny Accounts – No Eyes in the Darkness

Hollow Knight isn’t exactly a horror game, but it has its share of creepy encounters and lore nonetheless. While there are others in the game that should probably rank higher, the one that’s stuck with is the encounter with No Eyes. She’s the shade of a warrior bug found in the Stone Sanctuary within Greenpath….

Nier Replicant Launches April 23

Okay, so this isn’t exactly breaking news, but I’m still feeling pretty excited about this announcement. It was a pretty pleasant surprise when Square Enix announced that they would be bringing the original Nier back with upgraded visuals (and more?), so it’s going to be kind of a hard wait until Nier Replicant launches in…

Uncanny Accounts: Gyroids Hold the Souls of the Deceased

If you’re a fellow Animal Crossing fan, odds are you enjoy collecting gyroids.  In fact, there are over 100 different kinds, and they can be found in each game in the series (aside from New Horizons; we’re still waiting on that update, Nintendo).  They are a rather fun and interesting collectible due to how unique…

Uncanny Accounts: The Purpose of the Shadow Temple

This month of Uncanny Accounts is all about video games and the creepy, spooky, odd or downright strange stories in and around them. While there are lesser-known tales to regale you all with, I figured the best way to kickoff a month of terrifying virtual tales is with the story behind a truly classic dungeon:…

Demon’s Souls Remake is Still Looking Really Cool!

Okay, so this isn’t really breaking news, but it’s still worth seeing for anyone who hasn’t gotten around to it yet. See, Sony and Bluepoint Games released about 4 minutes of gameplay for Demon’s Souls Remake, and I have to say that it’s really looking impressive. The improved framerate alone is enough to have me…