I Am the Future of Gaming?

I couldn’t help but chuckle a little bit after reading Phil Spencer’s recent and well-meaning Xbox Wire post, “You Are the Future of Gaming.” Microsoft wants to the Xbox Series X to do well, obviously, and Mr. Spencer is an awesome salesman. The post thoughtfully enforces Xbox’s current mantra of inclusion and access — how…

Shin Megami Tensei is Finally Coming Back, Next Game Hits in 2021

After three years of silence regarding Shin Megami Tensei V, Atlus finally decided to give fans something to hold onto. During this week’s Nintendo Direct Mini, the RPG developer released a new trailer for the game, and they even dropped a release window: 2021 worldwide. It’s been 7 years since the last game, and now…

Resonance: Castle from Yoshi’s Island

Yoshi’s Island is a charming game from the SNES era that I didn’t get the pleasure of playing until not too terribly long ago.  The game’s crayon-like art style and general adorableness pairs well with upbeat music, the likes of which have been stuck in my head thanks to Super Smash Bros long before I…

Game Prices Are Going Up, But Should They?

While it hasn’t been officially announced, announcements like NBA 2K21’s new price tag have rumors swirling that game prices will be going up once the PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X hit the market. If the rumors are to be believed, the price of a new game will increase from $60 to $70. I don’t…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #161

Up this week: Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (SNES, 1997) – follow along on another of Kirby’s adventures, in which this adorable part-alien and part-vacuum cleaner must yet again save his fellow Dream-Landers from Dark Matter! Fe (Switch, 2018) – journey with us through this beautiful, meditative adventure game where secrets abound and songs serve as…

Top 5: Memorable Real-Life Locations in Games

Although I’ve been enjoying The Talos Principle, I find that when I start playing puzzle games, I often need to to have another, less cerebral game going at the same time. Recently, I found the perfect such candidate in Marvel’s Spider-Man. I’m still finding my footing with this game, but its high-action pacing and web-slinging…

Ghost of Tsushima is Still Looking Sharp

Sucker Punch’s next big game is out in just a couple of days and we’ve thus gotten one last trailer to keep the hype going until Ghost of Tsushima finally crosses the proverbial finish line to release. I honestly haven’t been following the game all that closely of the past couple of years, but I’ve…

Resonance: The Abyss

One of my all-time favorite video game series has always been Rayman.  The games are seriously some of the most creative and unique out there, from the lush and intricately detailed locations, bizarre creatures, and amazing soundtrack.  I have actually already discussed the series’ soundtrack twice before (you can find the links at the bottom…

Unfit for the Trials

For the past few weeks, I’ve slowly been getting back into the Destiny flow. I’ve been gathering weapons, raising my light (power) level, and playing through all the new seasonal content. I’ve also been trying to re-kindle my old Crucible skills too, which has, unfortunately, been a lot harder to do than I thought it…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #160

Up this week: Kirby’s Dream Land 3 (SNES, 1997) – follow along on another of Kirby’s adventures, in which this adorable part-alien and part-vacuum cleaner must yet again save his fellow Dream-Landers from Dark Matter! Fe (Switch, 2018) – journey with us through this beautiful, meditative adventure game where secrets abound and songs serve as…