Death Stranding is…wait, what?

A few months back, after the release of a new Death Stranding trailer, I noted that I was feeling “cautiously optimistic and warily pessimistic” about the whole affair. Today, upon seeing more footage of the game, including gameplay, that was shown at Gamescom’s opening night, I’m feeling fairly certain that Death Stranding is probably not…

A New Take on Turok

Flying under the indie radar, there’s a new Turok game in the wings. It’s called Turok: Escape from Lost Valley, and it is…well, what is it? Its description reads thusly: Turok: Escape from Lost Valley is a third-person action/adventure game where the player is Turok, trying to find a way back home. The player explores…

These Days, What Makes a Game Worth Pre-Ordering?

In case you’ve not been on the Internet for a minute, news of a nominal discount on Cyberpunk 2077 pre-orders (for the standard edition on the PS4 and Xbox One) has been popping up all over the place. No one knows how long the “sale” will last, but if you pop over to Amazon or…

These are a Few of My Favorite Things…from E3 2019

Even though the grand ol’ Electronic Entertainment Expo may have lost a bit of its luster over the years, I can’t deny that I still look forward to watching its developer conferences and panels while maintaining a shred of ambition for a really good surprise or two. Granted, my hopes are usually dashed, but each…

Digesting Death Stranding

After three years of mild secrecy and teases, Kojima Productions has finally unleashed upon the world a massive (eight plus minutes) trailer for Death Stranding, the studio’s highly anticipated release that was first announced at E3 in 2016. And not only did we see long snippets of story and gameplay in it, but we also…

Patience is a Virtue…Maybe

This week, Kingdom Hearts fans who have been waiting thirteen years for an actual sequel to Kingdom Hearts II, have had their dreams realized in the form, finally, of Kingdom Hearts III. Last year, Persona fans got their hands on the series latest installment, the much-heralded Persona 5 after just a ten-year wait. Dipping into…

Castlevania Classics Coming to the PlayStation 4

On October 26th, PlayStation 4 owners who may have been craving a classic Castlevania experience will be treated to not one but two famous Castlevania games from the SNES and PS1 eras in Castlevania Requiem: Symphony of the Night & Rondo of Blood. The two games, which follow closely in terms of their story lines,…

I Ain’t Afraid of No AR Ghosts!

This past weekend, Sony announced their brand new venture into the world of augmented reality (AR) games: Ghostbusters World. As far as comparisons go, think of a mobile game like Pokémon Go! but with proton packs and ghosts rather than pokeballs and Pokémon.

Fable 4 is Happening…Maybe?

Last week the rumor mill churned out a new one: Microsoft, owner of the (overly)touted but beloved (by me, sometimes) franchise Fable, may have tapped Playground Games for a new entry into the RPG series. The UK-based game studio is responsible for the highly successfully Forza Horizon series of racing games. It seems that Playground…

Is…is that a new Street Fighter EX game?

That’s exactly what I stammered upon seeing this the other day: It HAS to be, right? Those characters, that music…ahhh…the memories. Don’t worry, I’m not going to blather on about my history with Street Fighter or the middling relationship I have with Street Fighter EX 3 (the only SF EX game I’ve played), mainly because…