Day 17: Favorite Antagonist

As you can see, I’m still working my way through the 30 days’ worth of video game topics, and I’ve just managed to get a couple days past the halfway point.  Yay for me!  Day 17’s topic is my favorite antagonist.  For me, talking about my favorite of anything can be difficult because my favorites…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #46

And so it is…that time. That time of the week to…to…have some fun! Yes, we are more than ready to welcome in another weekend by celebrating our week’s YouTube Highlights! While we shed a tear in saying goodbye to one Let’s Play, we were thrilled to welcome in another. And this one’s sure to not disappoint,…

Keeping the Last Console Generation Alive

Over on Destructoid, an interesting article appeared recently titled “Getting the most out of your PlayStation 3 in 2018.” It serves as a nice walkthrough both for those new to the console and those who might very well be on their third or fourth or seventh iteration of it. And it no doubt begs the…

Classic Spyro Is Coming Back!

After the massive success that was last year’s Crash Bandicoot N’ Sane Trilogy, it was likely only a matter of time before the jeans-wearing marsupial’s main rival got the remaster treatment. As reported by Kotaku, Activision has a remake collection in the works for the original trilogy of Spyro games. Developed by Vicarious Visions, the…

Project Dream’s Evolution into Banjo-Kazooie

For years, the mysteries surrounding Banjo-Kazooie have fascinated me.  One of these mysteries was, of course, the infamous Stop ‘n’ Swop, an unused feature in the game that, while never implemented (not until the XBox Live Arcade anyway) in the Nintendo 64 era as intended, was still outright talked about by the characters as if…

Whatever Happened to Doing Things for Ourselves?

It feels as though games are playing themselves more and more these days. It’s not that they’re literally taking control away from the player or anything. No, it’s more that it feels like modern games, at least those in the AAA space, have been trusting players with less and less as the industry has advanced….

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #45

Happy Friday, friends! It’s been quite a week, one that we’re glad to see coming to a close. And that’s mainly because it means that it’s time to take another trip through our YouTube Highlights! If you’re clicking here for the first time — welcome! — this is our weekly post dedicated to revisiting some…

Red Dead Redemption 2 Now Releasing this October

In “old” news that’s not really that old, word around town is that Red Dead Redemption 2, though delayed, now has an actual released date: October 26, 2018. The game been slated to potentially come out late last year, but then it was delayed to this Spring. Now, those who chose to take up the…

Victory Isn’t Guaranteed in Ash of Gods

Many games have come and gone that have made the “your choices matter” promise. Some outright fail to deliver, like Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Some only result in binary endings, like BioShock or DisHonored. Still others deliver differing end states with only 1 or 2 major differences between them, like Mass Effect. A new RPG…

Hopefully Conquering Final Fantasy 8: Part 1

I’m sure you’ve all heard me complain about it, many times before, but I was never able to beat Final Fantasy 8.  I think it was due to a complete lack of understanding as to how Junctioning works, along with the fact that enemies become more powerful the more you level up, that accounted for…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #44

Bonjour and good day, fine friends of the Internet! We’ve come round to another Friday, and that means it’s time for another YouTube Highlights post! This is our weekly series where we share a few videos that were posted to our channel over the past week, ones that we liked and hopefully you will too….

South Park: The Fractured But Whole and Gaming Niches

At the start of the new year, I accomplished a minor feat — I finally completed the main story of South Park: The Fractured But Whole. In the immediate afterglow, I grabbed a notebook and jotted down a few thoughts on the game. There are as follows: Great story — totally absurd premise based in…