Gamevice is Suing Nintendo

In recent gaming news, it has come to my attention that a company called Gamevice is suing Nintendo.  Gamevice has created detachable controllers that attach to smartphones and tablets in much the same way as the Joy-Con controllers attach to the Switch.  If you’re interested in reading more, the web site I visited was CNBC….

Euclidian Lands: Chess Meets Rubik’s Cube

As I continue my ever-vigilant quest to research new and unique indie games, my attention fell upon a particularly interesting game for Apple iOS.  Being an avid Windows-user, this is not something I’d be able to play myself, but for anyone who does own an Apple device and enjoys puzzle games, then you might want…

Paradise Lost: A Game Where You Play as…an Alien Plant?

In recent weeks, I have been looking up lists of the most anticipated, and most unique, recent or upcoming indie games.  One game that was mentioned on several different occasions was Paradise Lost: First Contact (though on one web site, it was listed under the name Paradise Never).  In this game, you play as an…

Age Doesn’t Make a Game Dated

It was thanks to Cary’s recent post, Playing Games Past Their Prime, that I had a revelation concerning a few questions I had been asking as of late.  It largely boils down to: why do some old games feel dated, while others from the same era do not?  Furthermore, how is it that even new…

A Cry for Help from a Weary Kingdom Hearts Fan

Now that I’ve gotten through Breath of the Wild and Yooka-Laylee, my top two games of the year, I’ve been working my way through Kingdom Hearts 2.8.  The bulk of this game’s time has, and will continue to be, spent on the remake of Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance.  The most exciting game in this…

Nintendo’s Coming to Universal Studios

There are a lot of franchises out there that have gotten the theme-park treatment, though rarely, if ever, are those franchises of the video game variety.  Even so, I would often think of how well-suited Nintendo would be for its very own land in a theme park.  And what do you know, it’s actually happening! …

Unforgettable: The Ending of Halo: Reach

Most stories follow a similar pattern.  Certain rules are rarely broken.  One such rule is that the good guys don’t usually die.  It happens, but most of the time when our heroes are in danger, there is no real need for concern because we know the main characters typically have a way of surviving their…

Resonance: Hivory Towers

While Yooka-Laylee was not quite what we had all hoped it would be, there is one area where it absolutely delivered, and that was nostalgia.  After having completed the game only about a month ago, and despite having a rather rocky time with it, I already kind of miss it.  I think some of the…

Honing My RPG-Skills with Final Fantasy XII

You may recall this past year that I have been discussing with decent regularity my general incompetence when it comes to RPGs.  For the longest time, I have been employing the “beat it senseless” method of defeating my foes.  When that fails, I proceed to plan B, the “level up a whole bunch and try…

Knights, Bikes, Geese, and Childhood Imagination

A semi-recent trend I have been noticing is a great number of new games being made to emulate the look and feel of the SNES era.  Probably because the SNES rocked.  And so, I’ve picked out another that’s worth a look, Knights and Bikes, an EarthBound-inspired RPG.  The first thing you will surely notice from…

Ghost of a Tale: A Redwall-Inspired RPG Adventure

In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult for me to find enough new games that really interest me.  Many of my favorite series have since ended or update quite rarely.  Plus, I have grown far pickier over how I spend my money.  To continue my quest for new and interesting games, I have been…

Day 16: The Game with the Best Cut Scenes

The 30-day game topics…thingy continues with a seemingly straightforward one.  The game with the best cut scenes.  At first, I took several things into consideration as I made my decision.  Games with the best graphics.  The best voice acting.  The best humor.  And my initial pick was Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time.  Following…