Breath of the Wild Finally Comes to a Close

It’s been a, ahem, rather wild month, but I’ve finally completed Breath of the Wild.  I feel like a strange emptiness has suddenly opened up in my life after all the many hours I have devoted to this game, but at the same time, I’m also relieved because, honestly, I’m a bit burned out at…

New Overwatch PvE Event Leaked!

For those who haven’t yet heard, there’s a new Overwatch PvE set to go live today! Entitled “Overwatch: Insurrection”, this event is set to explore a portion of the Overwatch mythos by introducing a new game mode along with a healthy amount of skins, sprays, and other unlocks!

Resonance: Alien Manifestation

The last couple of months have just been packed with exciting new games haven’t they? You’d think that we see things slow down after getting the likes of Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Persona 5 (among many others), but nope. There’s still quite a few exciting games out…

YouTube Highlights: Weekly Edition #6

Well, what do we have here…another Friday?! Why yes, it looks to be that way! That means it’s time that we roll back the curtain and see what’s been happening over on our YouTube channel! Not much more to say beyond that… …except. Yesterday we announced that next Friday we would be making a switch…

Site News: Changes Inbound!

When Hatm0nster, The Duck of Indeed, and I came together some four years ago to venture in the world of game blogging and journalism, we had no idea where that journey would take us. All we knew was that we wanted to create an inclusive virtual space that revolved around games, involved the gaming community,…

Project Scorpio News Incoming

It’s been a little while since we’ve gotten much solid information regarding Microsoft’s long awaited “Project Scorpio” but hopefully that will change this week.  With this new console due to release this holiday season, more details would certainly be appreciated. All we know right now is that the console will be 4k compatible, so Microsoft…

Turning Away From Controversy

There was once a time when gamers wanted to be taken seriously. We used to see articles calling for games to be considered art, and used to talk about a future in which games aren’t just seen as toys for children and immature adults. If our recent news, discussion topics and behavior are any indication…

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Revisited

Dina Farmer is back everyone! She’s been busy getting her new YouTube channel, Mom’s Gonna Snap, up and running. She’s back now though, and to kick things off she’s taking a fresh look at a game consider by many to be a modern classic: Star Wars – Knights of the Old Republic! Has it held…

YouTube Highlights: Weekly Edition #5

It’s Friday! It’s Friday! And…in case you didn’t know…IT’S FRIDAY! Okay, we’re done. But we are happy that it’s Friday, because that means it’s time to look back on our week in YouTube! Despite the fact that it’s been a busy time for gamers generally, we’ve been doing our best to keep up with our…

The Nintendo Switch is Tops in Sales

According to a recent article on wccftech.com, sales of the Nintendo Switch have been booming, and they aren’t showing any signs of letting up. The console hasn’t yet celebrated it’s one-month anniversary, and already it’s sold millions of units worldwide. Of the phenomenon that the Switch has become, Reggie Fils-Aime, President and COO of Nintendo…

Kova: A New Metroidvania styled RPG

A Kickstarter campaign has just launched for a game known as “Kova”. It’s an action RPG in the Metroidvania style and appears to be drawing much of its influence from the “Metroid” portion of that combination. “Metroidvania” can mean a lot of things though, so what exactly is this game like?

Three Surprising Weeks with Breath of the Wild

It’s been just over three weeks since I started playing Breath of the Wild, and it would be quite impossible to even make a guess as to how many hours I have dedicated to this game thus far.  In that time, while I have managed to make some actual progress in the game’s story, the…

[REVISTITED] Why Play Destiny?

With the “Age of Triumph” nearly upon us, the time has come for the greater Destiny community to make their return to the game, perhaps for the last time before the release of Destiny 2. With that in mind, now seems like the perfect time to revisit at least some of the reasons why so many…

YouTube Highlights: Weekly Edition #4

Don’t know about you, but we sure are happy to be bringing another week to a close. And what a week it’s been for fans of Mass Effect! Hope everyone who got their hands on Mass Effect: Andromeda is having a good time with it. Back here in planet Earth, we’ve been adding lots to…

Initial Impressions of Mass Effect: Andromeda

Despite having a wholly exhausting Tuesday (the 21st – release day), I was determined to enjoy all that Mass Effect: Andromeda could offer that evening. The game downloaded in just a couple hours (score one for the new PC!).  After all my nighttime chores, I settled in, only to be met by…uh…sputtering? Well, not immediate…

Narcosis Seems to be Anything But Sleepy

March 2017 has been a important month for games thus far. It’s been high-profile release after high-profile release so far, and with the nextDark Souls III dlc and final Destiny live event set to drop next week, it doesn’t look like things will be slowing down anytime soon. With all these major releases dropping one after…

Hello Neighbor: Another Compelling Indie Game

Over the past few years, I have become increasingly fascinated with PC games.  I downloaded Slender: The 9 Pages the day I learned about it, after which I could barely even play the game out of sheer terror.  I got sucked into the craze of Five Nights at Freddy’s and have spent no shortage of…

Players, Characters, and Nier

As players, we want our games to acknowledge us. More specifically, we want to see our actions make some sort of impact upon the worlds displayed on our screens. Well, only up to a certain point that is. We neither want nor expect our games to acknowledge everything we do, especially when it comes to…

YouTube Highlights: Weekly Edition #3

Thank you all for joining us on this lovely Friday (Happy St. Patrick’s Day to those celebrating!) for another look back at our week in YouTube. All in all, it was a solid week. Even with the end of the cutest game in the world (probably), Kirby’s Return to Dreamland, we ventured on with a…

How will you be getting Mass Effect: Andromeda?

For as long as I’ve played Mass Effect, I’ve only ever played it on the Xbox 360. I imagine that this may be the case for many players, as well. After all, the first Mass Effect was an Xbox exclusive for a long time.  It was ported to PC about a year after it’s release,…

Looks Like We’ll Be Able to Stream PS4 Games Soon

Earlier this week, Sony announce that they would soon be expanding the library of games available for streaming via their PlaySation Now service. Specifically, they’ll be making a number of PS4 titles available to the services’s subscribers. If PlayStation Now didn’t seem worth looking into before, this addition to the service might just be enough to…

The Duck’s First Week with Breath of the Wild

Ever since the release of Breath of the Wild, I have hardly had time for anything else.  The game has been such an addicting and crazy experience, filled with adventure and surprises around every turn.  And now that just over a week has passed since its release, I thought I’d chronicle my progress up to…

“Well I’m Sold!”

“That’s it, I’m buying this!” Unless you’re adamant about waiting for reviews before deciding to buy, you’ll more than likely make that decision based on a game’s previews alone.  We’ve talked a bit before about effectively using previews to inform your buying choices, but that only really applies to game’s one isn’t already interested in….

YouTube Highlights: Weekly Edition #2

Hey there, good people of the Internet! It’s Friday (YAY!), and that means it’s time for our weekly YouTube review.  This past week we had some great times in our continuing Let’s Plays, and we bid farewell to one that is now complete. Check out our highlights below, and please do check out UWG on…

Phoenix Wright: Ace Update!

For reasons that still aren’t entirely clear to me, I was recently compelled to start Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney. And what a strange ride is has been! Since my first post on the game, I’ve completed two more cases: Turnabout Samurai and Turnabout Goodbyes. If the first two cases were, for me, an introduction to…

Physical Games Becoming Obsolete?

It seems that the digital market’s impact on physical game sales has increased dramatically over the past year. According to information gathered in an article published on TheStreet, many sellers of physical games saw a major drop in sales going into this quarter. This drop is apparently steep enough that, according to TheStreet, at least…

Getting to Know Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild is here!  It’s finally here, the super different, super massive Zelda game we have all been waiting for!  I reserved the game (the Wii U version) at my local game store the day it was released, as I worried the insane hype over not only the game itself, but the Switch,…

Fan Or Not?

  If there’s one concept that’s affected gaming more than any other, it would have to be fandom. Video games live and die by their fans, as do their publishers and developers. It’s why new IP are considered risky while resources are poured hand over fist into sequel after sequel. What is a fan though?…

Okay Mass Effect: Andromeda, You Got Me

Regular readers might have caught a post I wrote a c ouple months ago in which I was a little down on Mass Effect: Andromeda. Unfortunately, I was harboring some bad thoughts about what Andromeda was purported to be back in early December, and that something was, as I perceived it, a mere shade of…

New ‘Avatar’ Game in the Works

Eight years after the release of the massively popular film, the world of ‘Avatar’ will be getting the video game treatment once again. What’s more? The studio tackling the project will be none other than Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment, the minds behind 2016’s Tom Clancy’s: The Division.

Let’s Be Fair About: Breath of the Wild DLC

It’s happening.  Nintendo is releasing DLC with one of its games.  Whether or not this will become commonplace is yet to be seen, but it has been officially announced that Breath of the Wild will have the dreaded and reviled…downloadable content.  (Cue clichéd violin-horror music here.)  By now, we’re all probably familiar with this practice…

Does it Have Replay Value?

Replay Value. It’s the last thing we think about when deciding whether or not we’re interested in a game, but it’s among the first when time comes to actually buy it. Having a reason to come back after the credits roll has always been important; it’s what the old arcade game literally banked on after…

YouTube Highlights: February 2017

Greetings, one and all! We’ve circled back around to the end of another month, and that means it’s time to take a look back at our month in YouTube videos. Although February is a short month, we haven’t been short on bringing you all the gaming action that we possibly can. (And more’s on the…

Nintendo Switch Profile Icons Revealed

Thanks to a Twitter user going by the handle: “MoldyClay64”, the (hopefully) first set of profile icons for the Nintendo Switch have been revealed! 

Three Unique and Upcoming Switch Titles

With the release of Nintendo’s Switch now less than a month away, I’ve been spending an increasing amount of time looking up what kind of games we’ll have to look forward to.  As I’ve mentioned before, I don’t plan on buying the Switch at launch, but a Duck can still dream, right?  And for all…

Games I’d Like to See on the Switch

Can you believe that the Nintendo Switch is only a month or so away?! It seems like it just yesterday that we were all speculating about what the console will be like and whether or not that weird oval-screen controller was the real deal. Well, thankfully that controller turned out to be a hoax, and…

A New Playground for Playground Games?

In 2012, a new envisioning of Microsoft’s popular racing game series, Forza, appeared on the scene: Forza Horizon. Forza Horizon wasn’t simply a racing game, it was an open-world driving game that invited players to explore a vast world in a variety of cars and progress through a series of tasks and challenges. Even though…

It Seems Nier: Automata has Some Mysteries to Solve

Nier: Automata is already out next month here in the US. That may be amazingly fast considering just how recently it broke into the wider gaming consciousness, but it’s definitely not unwelcome. In fact, it would be quite nice if more games started up their hype trains a few months before release rather than the…

Overcoming First Impressions

How much time does it take for your initial impression of a game to form? A few minutes? A few hours? How much time does it take to overturn that first impression, if indeed it can be overturned at all? First impressions are very powerful things. No matter the subject be it a game, a…

GameStop and Target Supposedly Cancelling Pre-Orders

It seems that the Switch is going to be in even shorter supply at launch than we originally thought. According to reports, both Target and GameStop have had to cancel some pre-orders due to overselling their allotted stock.

Mass Effect Gets a Pre-Order Trailer

As we advance ever closer to its March 21st release date, more and more details have been dropping for the highly anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda. There’s still plenty that we don’t know about the game though, with the game’s multiplayer still firmly blocked from our view. Still, just as astronomers make indirect observations of distant…

Saturday Video Round Up: April 16 – 22

Well, would you look at that, another week has come and gone. For those keeping score, that means a new Video Round Up is here and once again it’s bringing the best trailers and gameplay footage from around the industry right here in a very easy to watch form. There’s a lot to get to…

Saturday Video Round Up: April 9 – 15

It’s Saturday and you know what time it is! The Round Up is back once again to deliver the best videos and trailers from the past week. So sit back, kick those feet up, and crank the volume. Here’s a small taste of the video content waiting for you below the break. What kind of…

Saturday Video Round Up: April 2 – 8

Welcome to April everyone! It’s time once again for a brand new Video Round Up, so lets jump right into it, shall we? Here’s a small sample of what’s waiting for you below the jump. It was a big week for NetherRealm’s upcoming fighter, Injustice 2 as we got three new trailers. With a month…

What is Your Gaming Pet Peeve?

Pet peeves.  We all have them, and they come in all shapes and sizes.  Many involve ordinary, everyday life.  Maybe you don’t like when people walk on your carpet without taking their shoes off.  Maybe you get really irritated when people leave their shopping carts in the middle of the aisle at the grocery store. …

Saturday Video Round Up: March 26 – April 1

No, no, this isn’t an April Fools Joke, it really is a new edition of the video round up! This edition may be the best one yet, and no, I don’t say that about each new one I create every week…maybe. Either way, here’s just a small taste of the best videos and trailers waiting…