Pokemon Scarlet, Violet Breeding Mechanics Detailed

Pokemon breeding has been a mechanic in the series since the days of Gold and Silver on the Game Boy Color, so you’d think the rules and mechanics would be pretty well established by now. Typically, players would find the Pokemon Daycare Center, drop-off the two pokemon they’d like to breed and then go run…

Miitopia is Way Better Than It Has Any Right to Be

When I initially saw a partial playthrough of the original 3DS release of Miitopia on YouTube, my expectations were low.  You see, I’ve never been a big fan of Mii’s.  For me, these simple, customizable characters were just not very appealing, and so I expected Miitopia to be a shallow and dull experience.  I was…

Silt is a Delightfully Unsettling Experience

I’m always on the hunt for horror games that aren’t filled with gore and ghouls.  One such game is Silt, where you play as a mysterious scuba diver with the power to possess other creatures.  The game is more eerie than outright scary, making for an experience that is both unsettling and relaxing.

Modern Multiplayer Sucks

You know, I think most of us thought that games would only get better as time went on. Since the 90’s, every new generation of hardware brought major advancements in terms of features and gameplay experiences. Even in the seemingly-stale military shooter period of the PS3 and Xbox 360, we still saw advancements and could…

A Pirate’s Life for Me?

TL;DR Eh, probably not. But it was somewhat fun while it lasted! When my household first dipped into Game Pass, Sea of Thieves almost immediately went on the “play later” list, along with several other multiplayer offerings. Like so many other live service games, this one came with its own story of redemption. After a…

Modern Warfare 2 Follows Missing Feature Trend

Welp, it looks like missing features at launch is just going to be a thing now. Like Halo Infinite and Battlefield 2042 before it, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (the second one), is missing a lot of legacy multiplayer features. What the heck.

Bringing Peace to Miitopia Once and For All

I’ve finally done it, dear readers!  I have finally completed my grand adventure in Miitopia, at long last!  The Darker Lord has been defeated, and I’ve thoroughly explored the generous post-game as thoroughly as I care to.  I’ll be writing a full review eventually, but for now, this post shall offer a recap of the…

Spooptober: Jack Skellington

We’ve spent this year’s Spooptober talking about all those video game characters that wound up being much less frightening than they first appeared. Not everyone fit the idea to a T (cough cough Grunty cough), but we’ve been able to explore a variety of characters all the same. My last choice for the month is…

Spooptober: Mora

For my final #Spooptober pick, I wracked my brain a bit to come up with a character that was both made in the image of something I truly find scary and turned out to be friendly in the most surprising way possible. It turned out that my brain didn’t have to work that hard, because…

There’s a New Jackbox Party Pack Out! Now!

The Jackbox Party Pack 9 is finally out for PC and consoles this week, and it’s honestly got me wishing that I had more people to play with! This new collection features 5 new games to enjoy with your friends, one of which being the fourth iteration of Fibbage, the one where you have to…

Spooptober: Madame Clairvoya

One of the best games to really embrace the spoopy theme is Luigi’s Mansion, that fun little romp where Luigi must capture ghosts by sucking them up in a vacuum.  While the game features all sorts of silly, smiling ghouls, that doesn’t change the fact that these ghosts are still eager to give poor Luigi…

Spooptober: Gruntilda

Okay, so I doubt anyone actually ever thought Gruntilda from Banjo-Kazooie was a scary character. Everything about her is kind of a joke, so I suppose she doesn’t quite keep with the theme we’ve got going on here. However, she does have at least one unsettling moment, and it’s what happens if Banjo and Kazooie…

Spooptober: Wise Mothman

To Bethesda’s credit, Fallout 76 is a game that’s much better than it once was. Between when I started playing the game in 2019 and now, it’s become more enjoyable and less broken, both good things. But the one good thing the game had going for it all along is its lore. Setting the game…

File Size for RE8 Winters’ Expansion Revealed

After more than a year of speculation as to what the ending of Resident Evil 8: Village actually means, and after several months since the Winters’ Expansion was announced, fans will finally be getting their answers at the end of this month. To prepare for this next (and possibly last) major piece of DLC, Capcom…

Spooptober: The Amalgamates

Undertale is an odd mixture of quirky humor and downright dark and unsettling moments.  Easily the creepiest location in the game is the True Lab, where the topic of today’s post resides.  But first, I must warn you that spoilers for the True Pacifist Route are beyond this point.

Spooptober – Count Bleck

Most of Mario’s foes are comically evil; they’re doing the whole “take over the world” or “kidnap the princess” thing, but they’re so goofy that you really never take them seriously. Super Paper Mario’s Count Bleck isn’t like that though. He’s got a funny name and odd manner of speaking, but he poses a real…

Pokemon Gets Splashed Into the Next Splatfest

Nintendo has revealed when Splatoon 3’s next “Splatfest” event will be taking place: November 11th to the 13th. Further, the event is going to be themed after Pokemon this time around, with everyone repping their favorite starter type: Grass, Fire or Water. This has long been a debate in the Pokemon fandom, and now it…

Spooptober: Jack O’ Lantern Likes Treats More than Tricks

After Animal Crossing’s explosion in popularity a couple years ago, I’m sure there are a lot of people looking forward to Jack O’ Lantern’s annual visit. He might not be too terribly terrifying upon first meeting him in Animal Crossing, but he does have a pumpkin for a head. In a game that almost exclusively…

Halo Infinite Online Might Just Remain a Disaster

Halo Infinite has been an utter mess since the word “go!,” and it’s looking more and more like it’s going to stay that way. First, the long-promised, mostly-functional, co-op mode gets scrapped due to a need to “re-allocate resources,” and then everything gets pushed back once again. The game has gone almost a year with…

Spooptober: Dampe the Gravekeeper

Dampe the gravekeeper appears in multiple games in The Legend of Zelda series, but for the sake of simplicity, we’ll be focusing on his appearances in the Nintendo 64 titles, Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask. Dampe is an old man with a hunched back and a crooked face who can usually be found lurching…

Spooptober: Unagi the Eel is Just Chillin’

Hello everyone and welcome back to Spooptober! We’re all psyched to be bringing it back for Halloween this year since, frankly, it’s a perfect year for it. There’s been plenty of truly scary stuff in 2022 already, so why not take some time to focus on our favorite spooks who turned out to not be…

Team Ninja Explains Why Wo Long Has Only One Difficulty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is the next tough-as-nails game from Team Ninja: the guys behind the Nioh series and other notoriously difficult games. The studio is known for making difficult games, much like From Software. And, just like From Software, they’ve had to field questions about difficulty and why their games aren’t more “accessible” in…

Figment 2: Creed Valley: Demo Review

Figment 2: Creed Valley is an upcoming adventure game that takes place in the human mind.  It is scheduled for release on October 15, 2022, but if you’re not inclined to wait, there is a demo on the Switch that grants players access to the game’s first level (though I saw videos online that showed…

Hanging Around at TGS 2022

It’s been a really tough past couple of years, hasn’t it? All of the pandemic scares and the societal upheavals that came with them really haven’t been good for anyone, have they? I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been dying for things to finally start getting back to normal, and I finally got…

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is Coming to Game Pass

Microsoft just keeps on adding value to their Game Pass service for Xbox. Not only have they snapped-up some of the biggest publishing firms and studios in gaming, they’re also securing plenty of deals with other, independent companies. Their latest victory: having Team Ninja’s Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty available as soon as the game launches.

Scarcity in Video Games

It’s probably pretty safe to say that we all like rare items in our games. That is to say, we like acquiring rare items in our games. There’s a sort of rewarding feeling that comes with finally finding, earning or crafting that one item that’s been eluding you all game and thinking about finally getting…

Ubisoft Reveals Next Assassins Creed, Still No Ninjas

Late last week, Ubisoft revealed the next Assassin’s Creed game: Assassin’s Creed Mirage. this time players will be doing their thing as Basim Ibn Ishaq, a side character from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla otherwise known as “Loki”. The game will apparently be focusing on his early life and will seemingly take place in a more Middle…