My Gaming Nemesis: Kingdom Hearts

Last week, The Duck of Indeed published a great article on tackling her gaming nemesis, Super Mario World. She was not wrong in recounting just how difficult a game it was…and still is. (I tried my hand at it not too long ago, and oh, it’s cute, but it is not as easy as I…

Developers of Journey and Flow Tease New Game

After what’s felt like a long hiatus, ThatGameCompany is finally teasing their newest project. The game, known as “Sky”, will have its players  spread the light of compassion and kindness through the clouds of a barren sky kingdom.  They’ve only just revealed the game, so there isn’t much more available beyond that and the reveal…

Yes, I Am Still Playing FFXII

Over the past however many months, I have been posting the occasional updates on my progress through Final Fantasy XII and my quest to improve my general RPG-skills.  Well, at this point, I have seriously been playing this game for probably a good year now.  Maybe more.  Probably more.  I’ve lost track.  All I know…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #25

Good day, good people! We are back with another YouTube Highlights post where we…well, highlight some of our gaming videos from our YouTube channel. See, it’s simple! All you have to do is kick back and click on to check out how things have been going. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy! Now, before we head to…

Nintendo’s “Nindies” Sure Look Promising (or, If I Only Had a Switch)

PAX West wrapped up earlier this week, and from it came a slew of game announcements. High among the highlights that caught my attention was Nintendo’s Summer Nindies Showcase, which featured several independent game titles that will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. In a mere twenty minutes, Nintendo packed in a dazzling array of…

Cuphead Releases 10 Minutes of New Gameplay

It’s almost here. After several years of teases, Cuphead is finally almost here! Everything I’ve seen from this game has me convinced that it’s going to be something special, and the latest gameplay video they released is no exception. Just take a look look and see for yourself!

Super Mario World: Conquering my Nemesis (I Hope)

The old-school Mario games have always been the bane of my existence as a gamer.  When I first started working through my parents’ collection of Super Nintendo games many years ago, each game gave me varying levels of challenge.  Over the course of a year or two, I would eventually finish some games and progress…

Star Citizen Makes an Appearance at Gamescom

Oh man, Star Citizen. Where to even begin with this game? It’s one of the most ambitious projects out there. It’s on track to either be Kickstarter’s biggest success or its greatest flop. It’s also been the source for many internet jokes and controversies. Star Citizen is many things, can be many things, and is…

Unpacking Shadow of the Colossus [Part 2 of 2]

This post contains spoilers! If you’ve not played this game and want to, check back after you’ve done just that. Meanwhile, there’s plenty else to do…like, watch Virtual Bastion on YouTube. This is the second half of what turned out to be a very long article, so click here to read the first half. The…

The PAX Survival Guide

So you’re going to PAX, eh? You thought ahead, snagged your passes, and are finally on your way to one of the biggest gaming of the year. Congratulations! Of course, getting there is just the beginning. Next you’ll face the real challenge: making sure that you get to do everything you want to do! Fear…

A Mario and Rabbids Crossover?

Despite a rather limited budget and a low likelihood that I will be getting the Nintendo Switch any time soon, I have still made efforts to keep up with recent and upcoming games on Nintendo’s newest console, if only in a casual fashion.  Most of these games have either been met with excitement or simple…

It’s Not a Game. It’s a Service.

It’s finally taken hold, hasn’t it? This notion of video games as a service. It was only a few years ago that many of us were mocking the idea. “Treating games as a service? Like that would ever happen!” we scoffed. “Nobody will support that” we jeered. Yet, here we are. After years of getting…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #24

Hello one, Hello all! Happy Friday to each and every one of you! We’re back today with another trip through space and time (well…maybe?) to revisit our week in YouTube. We’ve been keeping busy with a couple Let’s Plays, which we’re quite happy to share with you here. If you enjoy our gaming merriment, then…

Unpacking Shadow of the Colossus [Part 1 of 2]

This post contains spoilers! If you’ve not played this game and want to, check back after you’ve done just that. Meanwhile, there’s plenty else to do…like, watch Virtual Bastion on YouTube. This is also the first half of what turned out to be a very long article, so check back next Thursday for the second…

Fear Effect is Getting a Remake

Another set of Gamescom trailers dropped today. Some were more or less what we were expecting, while others came completely out of left-field. Among the more surprising reveals was a short teaser trailer for Fear Effect, a PS1 classic that is now getting its own crack at the remake treatment.

Too Little, Too Late?

In games, and everything else really, making a good first impression is paramount. Succeed, and good things will follow. Fail and you’re suddenly faced with an uphill battle. It used to be that if a game bombed at launch, that was it. Its reputation would be mud, and nothing could change that. That doesn’t necessarily…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #23

If it weren’t for the weekend, how would we survive the week?! Thankfully, we don’t have to find out, because the weekend is nearly here! To celebrate this wondrous occurrence with us, why not stick around an enjoy some highlights from our YouTube channel? We’d be quite happy to have you…we’ve even got tea and…

One Year On, is No Man’s Sky Finally the Game that Players Want?

Well…it’s getting there. No Man’s Sky recently celebrated its first birthday. And according to the game’s most recent update, there it may just be something worth celebrating. You may recall that last year at this very same time, No Man’s Sky was in the midst of nothing short of a debacle, with players decrying the…

Make the Fear Real

Silence. Nothing but silence and the ever-present, inky darkness. I’m still standing somehow, but I have no idea where I am. I’m tempted to stop and figure-out what happened, but that’ll need to wait. My oxygen is running low, and I can only proceed at a slow walk. If I don’t get moving right now,…

Gamevice is Suing Nintendo

In recent gaming news, it has come to my attention that a company called Gamevice is suing Nintendo.  Gamevice has created detachable controllers that attach to smartphones and tablets in much the same way as the Joy-Con controllers attach to the Switch.  If you’re interested in reading more, the web site I visited was CNBC….

Tartarus Will Ask Players to Survive…One Command at a Time

Things have gotten a little out of hand aboard the MRS TARTARUS, haven’t they? You’ve got a missing crew, a crippled ship, and the only one able to do anything about it is you, the exceedingly unqualified-for-this-situation ship’s cook. Oh, and the ship is on course to crash into Neptune if the situation isn’t changed…

YouTube Highlights: Weekly Edition #22

Howdy, everyone! No doubt you’re enjoying a lovely Friday, and we’re popping in here to hopefully make things even brighter.  Yes, it’s time for our weekly YouTube recap! Each Friday we post a few highlights from our week in videos, and today is no exception. If you like what you see here, then take a…

Turn Back the FPS Clock with DUSK!

There’s a new 90’s shooter on the horizon, and it’s name is DUSK! Currently in development by New Blood Interactive, DUSK aims to help fill the void left by the decline of the classic FPS. If the trailers and early critical reception is anything to go by, then signs are good that it’ll be able…

I’m…still not sold on Destiny 2

Despite having some Destiny disillusionment, I couldn’t help but check out the Destiny 2 beta a couple weeks ago. I honestly wasn’t expecting much so I found myself pleasantly surprised by what it had to offer. The opening mission was engaging, the revamped Crucible was fun, and the “Inverted Spire” strike was at least new…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #21

Happy Friday everyone! With another week almost done, and the weekend on the horizon, it’s time for us to take a moment to revisit our week in YouTube. And this week was a good week — we’re getting really close to 100 subs! HUGS to everyone who’s hit that “subscribe” button! If you want to…

Truth, Justice, and the Kurain Village Way in Ace Attorney 2

After what seems like f-o-r-e-v-e-r, I’ve finally completed Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Justice for All. Much like with the first game, I find myself in awe of the experience. I know that “awe” probably isn’t a word applied to many visual novel games, but there’s something pretty special about Ace Attorney, and I think…

Nintendo confirms SNES Classic pre-orders to open this month

Nintendo recently confirmed that the SNES classic will be available for pre-order later this month. In a move to address the recent confusion surrounding pre-orders for the already popular SNES classic, Nintendo announced on their Facebook page that the console would indeed be made available for pre-order in late August. In the event that you…

Relying on Lootboxes is a Mistake

Are you really happy with the lootbox system? I’m not. At first I thought they were fun. I mean, who doesn’t like the feeling of opening what is essentially treasure chest? The thing is though, almost all of the fun in a lootbox is found in the opening. Once it’s done, it’s done, and hopefully…

YouTube Highlights: Weekly Edition #20

What a week, what a week! If ever there was a one truly happy moment about a week, it’s that moment when you realize that the weekend is only a few steps away. Which is where we are right now. (So meta.) To aid you in getting into your weekend groove, why not take a…

Resonance: Secunda

For no terribly good reason, I recently took a new trip through The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. I played through the game only once when it was new(ish), and at the time, the experience didn’t leave much of a lasting impact. I couldn’t say what exactly brought on the inkling to pick up the game…

Observer: A Cyberpunk Experience from Bloober Team

The makers of “Layers of Fear” have announced a new game recently. The project is known as “Observer” and appears to be a horror game set in a cyberpunk style future. It looks promising, but question is whether or not Bloober Team has learned from past mistakes and criticisms.

Pyre and Buying Based on Developer

Most of the time, buying a game based solely on who’s developing it is good way to set oneself up for disappointment. Heck, in this modern world of video game advertising it can be a bad idea to buy based off a demo (I’m looking at you vanilla Destiny).  There is still a short list…

Saturday Video Round Up: September 10 – 16

Welcome to the weekend everyone! You made it and your reward is an all new edition of the Video Round Up. As usual, it’s bringing you all the best trailers and gameplay from the past week. So lets get to it, shall we? I don’t know about you but the Assassin’s Creed Origins cinematic team…

Saturday Video Round Up: September 3 – 9

For the time being, we’re out of the trade show/major gaming events after the conclusion of PAX West this past weekend. TGS is still to come later this month and we’re in the thick of major release season so there’s a ton of new video content to check out below. Here’s a small preview: After…

Saturday Video Round Up: August 27 – Sept 2

Phew, well, that was an exciting update last week, wasn’t it? While GamesCom 2017 may now be at an end, the quality trailers continue to arrive. With September finally here and a mountain of AAA titles now descending upon us, there’s a lot of new content to get to in the Round Up, so here’s…