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…

I’m Grateful For: Certain Life Changes

In celebration of Thanksgiving, we here at Virtual Bastion have decided, in the spirit of gratitude, to discuss some of the things we’re thankful for in the world of gaming.  As I thought over my life, I recalled several things about my early years as a gamer that I’m grateful for…or am grateful that have…

Sunday Video Round Up: Nov 11 – 17

Another weekend has arrived which means it’s also time for a brand new edition of the Video Round Up. Oh, you know, the place that delivers the best trailers and gameplay from the past seven days. So, here’s a small peak at the entire list of trailers waiting for you after the jump. Surprise, surprise,…

‘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…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #83

Happy Friday, friends! It is that glorious time of the week where we take a moment to share some of the best o’ the best from our week on YouTube! And what a week it as been!  While we bid adieu to the adventures of the Kongs in Donkey Kong Country Returns, we welcomed them…

Resonance: Restoring the Light, Facing the Dark

Some of our faithful YouTube watchers may recall that I completed a playthrough of Ori and the Blind Forest: Definitive Edition in the not too distant past. The experience proved to be more challenging and more rewarding than I ever could have expected. And since then, I’ve taken time to replay it…and boy oh boy,…

Co-Op Comes to Tomb Raider with ‘The Forge’ Challenge Tomb

Tomb Raider games have always been solo experiences, and that’s held true with the most recent entry in the reboot series: Shadow of the Tomb Raider. However, it appears that’s changed with the arrival of the game’s first DLC challenge tomb: “The Forge.” In this new challenge tomb, two players can work together to solve…

Super Mario Odyssey was…Wow

Though I’m about a year late, I am thrilled to have finally gotten the opportunity to play Super Mario Odyssey on Nintendo’s newest and most innovative console yet.  Though I had a rather unhappy history with Mario’s first 3D outing on the N64, Super Mario 64, that doesn’t mean that I don’t prefer playing as…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #82

Hey everyone! Glad to see you with us on this wonderful Friday, because it’s time to share more weekly highlights from our YouTube channel! We’re back to featuring just a couple ongoing things, namely 3D platforming in the form of Donkey Kong Country Returns, along with classic gaming in our “Nostalgic Notions” series. With the…

“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…