There’s No Escaping the Backlog

It wasn’t too long ago that I used to be a different kind of gamer. The kind of gamer who spent every moment of free time they had on finishing their next game. The kind of gamer who would play games through multiple times, and then revisit them every year to relive the experience. I…

Pranked By The Plot: Prey (2017)

This article contains major spoilers for Prey (2017). If you don’t want some of the story spoiled, then it’s probably best not to read any further. One of the many qualities that makes gaming special is the player’s relationship with the game. Players are actively involved in what’s playing out on screen; we’re not just…

Resonance: Everything Will Be Okay

Prey (2017) is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated games to release last year. There are several factors that likely contributed to that. It didn’t see that much in the way of marketing. Its beta, while quite enticing, may have revealed too much and unintentionally encouraged unreasonable expectations. The fact that this was…

Listmas 2017: Hat’s Top 5 Games of 2017

Merry Christmas everyone! I know it’s just a touch early, but I can’t help it! Christmas is tomorrow! To be honest, I’ve been really looking forward to writing this list, but I made myself wait on it because I couldn’t think of a better occasion to celebrate the best experiences to be had this year….

Games I’m Thankful for in 2017

  Thanksgiving may be over now, but that doesn’t mean we need to stop thinking about the things we’re thankful for. With Listmas right around the corner now, I couldn’t help but think of a few games from earlier this year that I’m absolutely thankful for. This started out with so much promise and was…

Saturday Video Round Up: May 21 – 27

Welcome once again to Saturday, where a new version of the Video Round Up is waiting. As usual, the round up grabs the best trailers, developer diaries, and gameplay clips from the past week, placing them into an easy to read list for your viewing pleasure. There’s a lot to get to this week, so…

Prey: Going from Hunted to…still Hunted

In a year full of surprisingly good games, I still somehow found myself floored when Prey was…surprisingly good. The first hour demo presented a game which asked players to use their wits in order to survive the many dangers of Talos I. It presented a game where rash decisions could, and would, end badly. It…

Getting Spoiled is Underrated

“Oh wait, don’t talk to me about that game. I’m in full media blackout for it right now and don’t want anything spoiled.” This is a line I’ve heard many a time from a friend of mine over the last several years. They’re (obviously) very much of the sort that enjoy going into their games…

Saturday Video Round Up: May 1 – 6

The week is at an end, so to celebrate a brand new edition of the Round Up is here. For those of you new here, the Video Round Up is a weekly event that pulls together all of the best gameplay and trailers from around the internet from the past week. There’s a lot of…

Saturday Video Round Up: April 16 – 22

Well, would you look at that, another week has come and gone. For those keeping score, that means a new Video Round Up is here and once again it’s bringing the best trailers and gameplay footage from around the industry right here in a very easy to watch form. There’s a lot to get to…