When Does a Game Become ‘Unfair’?

If you’ve been playing games for a long time, you’ve almost certainly had a “BS” moment. You know the one; it’s that moment where things go wrong, and you’re absolutely convinced that the game robbed you somehow. Maybe it glitched and your shot didn’t register, or maybe Mario bounced off of the side of a…

There May Be Such a Thing as “Too Much Pokemon”

You know, Pokemon is kind of amazing. Despite all predictions for multiple decades now, the franchise remains the single most popular and profitable entertainment property in the world. Seriously. The pokemon craze that started all the way back in the mid-90s is still going strong almost 30 years later! Wow! What’s even more amazing is…

Reobserving Observation

Last month, Konami finally revealed a number of new Silent Hill projects after almost 8 years of silence. Among these was “Silent Hill: Townfall,” which could either be a prequel like Silent Hill: Origins or some kind of side-story spin-off. Usually, I’d be quick to write-off this kind of project coming from Konami, but it’s…

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…

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…

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…

Top 5: Sounds that Satisfy

In returning to play a spot of co-op in Fable III, I was reminded that though that game possesses some heavy flaws, its sounds remain top notch. The series’ soundtracks are among my most favorite of any game soundtracks, and it has some excellent sound effects, too. Even better is that many of the games’…