On Bungie’s Departure From Activision

Early last week, Bungie and Activision shocked the gaming world by announcing the Bungie’s departure from the publisher, and their retention of the Destiny IP. It was no secret that relations between the two businesses were tense since before the launch of the original Destiny, but they had an agreement; a contract that was supposed…

Xbox: Goodbye or Hello?

For the past several years, my household has started off each new year with the same question: Do we need a new console? Some years this has meant, do we need to replace a dying but still useful console?, such as an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. (As far as our library goes, these consoles…

Red Dead Redemption II: Second Impressions

It’s been seventy-seven days since Red Dead Redemption II was released, and one would likely gather that seventy-seven days would provide more than enough time in which to finish the game. Alas, in the case of my overly-saturated schedule between Halloween and New Year’s Day, one would be heartily wrong. That said, I am officially…

My Biggest Question Mark of 2019: Anthem

When Anthem was first announced in 2017, I immediately jumped on the “no way” bandwagon. At the time, while I continued to harbor mixed if mostly positive vibes for Mass Effect: Andromeda, I was mostly suffering from open-world fatigue. I just couldn’t see myself investing in yet another large scale and potential meandering space/adventure/combat game,…

I’m Grateful For: Overlooked Conveniences

Good day, dear readers!  Are you ready to be thankful!  I can’t hear you!!!  Ahem, it’s time to discuss a few more things the Duck is grateful for in celebration of Thanksgiving.  Today will be a random collection of convenient gaming features the Duck appreciates that most people probably overlook.

Don’t Forget About ‘Gooigi’

The Luigi’s Mansion remake for the Nintendo 3DS has been out for a couple weeks now and it’s actually pretty good. Aside from the somewhat wonky controls required by the 3DS, the game plays well and even adds some extra challenge for players who’ve already mastered the Gamecube original. Upon completing the game, players can…

‘Entitlement’ Goes Both Ways

The announcement of the mobile game Diablo: Immortal has been controversial to say the least. For those unaware, the basic gist is this: at BlizzCon 2018, Activision Blizzard decided to announce a brand new mobile Diablo game known as “Diablo: Immortal,” and it sparked a great deal of outrage among fans both in attendance at…

“Fun” and Games: An Elaboration

In my post last week about Red Dead Redemption II, I made a passing reference to the fact that I didn’t think the game was fun. If we take the definition of “fun” in its strictest sense, that which provides amusement or enjoyment, I suppose I was wrong. Because RDRII, especially now that I’ve played…

First Impressions of Red Dead Redemption II

Last week, the week that marked the release of Red Dead Redemption II, one of the most anticipated games of the year, I tried my darndest to stay away from spoilers. I had seen all I needed to know from Rockstar’s trailers and gameplay teasers. But between the “100-hour work weeks” controversy surrounding Rockstar and…

Saving the Water of the Wastes in Fallout 3

The goal I set for myself seemed to be reasonable enough: complete the main story of Fallout 3 over the course of a brief and final summer break. Based on my experiences with Fallout: New Vegas and Fallout 4, I knew it was going to be a challenge, what with my tendency to become easily…