YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #98

Up this week: Pikmin (GameCube, 2001) – the first game in this now-classic strategy/puzzle/crowd-control series Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GameCube, 2003) – the third game of the funky and fun platforming series, Rayman Not Zangief (PlayStation 3, various) – fighting game fun, all the while NOT playing as Zangief Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.com…

Resonance: Fallout 4 Main Theme

Could it be said that a game is only as good as its theme song?  In all the various theme songs that we’ve covered on this site, it may be that, if nothing else, greeting players with memorable music upon starting a game is a very good thing. Not only does a good theme song…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #97

Up this week: Pikmin (GameCube, 2001) – the first game in this now-classic strategy/puzzle/crowd-control series Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GameCube, 2003) – the third game of the funky and fun platforming series, Rayman Not Zangief (PlayStation 3, various) – fighting game fun, all the while NOT playing as Zangief Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.com…

Mario Memories

This past Sunday was Mario Day, a faux but fun holiday created by Nintendo a few years ago to celebrate all things Mario. With all the Mario-themed output across the Internet on Mar. 10 (which kind of looks like “Mario,” right?), I couldn’t help but get a little swept up in all the silliness. Because…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #96

Up this week: Pikmin (GameCube, 2001) – the first game in this now-classic strategy/puzzle/crowd-control series Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GameCube, 2003) – the third game of the funky and fun platforming series, Rayman Not Zangief (PlayStation 3, various) – fighting game fun, all the while NOT playing as Zangief Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.com…

Knowing When to Start Over

(This post is a continuation of the thought processes that evolved out of Knowing When to Move On.) So you and your game have been on a break. You spent some time away, exploring other worlds, completing other tasks, getting to know other individuals. You had a good time in these new spaces, but now…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #95

Up this week: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (GameCube, 2003) – the third game of the funky and fun platforming series, Rayman Kingdom Hearts III (PlayStation 4, 2019) – the twelfth game Square Enix’s massive mashup of Disney and Final Fantasy SCP: Containment Breach (PC, 2012) – free and open source, this survival horror game is…

Knowing When to Move On

Several years ago, when this site was under a different name, I offered a post about that moment when you and a game click. I looked at the subject from two different angles: “love at first play” and building a relationship with a game over time. In either scenario, an assumption remains that said game…

YouTube Highlights, Weekly Edition #94

Up this week: Deltarune (PC, 2018) – the first chapter of this spin-off to the popular RPG by Toby Fox, Undertale Not Zangief (PlayStation 3, various) – fighting game fun, all the while NOT playing as Zangief Connect: Twitter ~ Facebook ~ wegameunited@gmail.com Watch: YouTube ~ Video Bastion Shop: Spreadshirt

This is a game that never ends…and that’s okay

Fellow blogger simpleek recently posted an interesting and insightful article concerning “infinite” versus finite games. Or, to put it another way, games driven by play, like Fortnight, that don’t have true endings, versus games driven by stories, like Dragon Age, that have definite endings, sequels notwithstanding.  As someone who’s recently taken a liking to an…