#Spooptober Returns!

When a chill hits the air and the dark nights grow darker, we know that the Halloween season is upon us, and that means it’s time again for spooky game posts! We here at Virtual Bastion have heralded in October with celebrations of all things scary when it comes to video games. From horror games…

Team Ninja Explains Why Wo Long Has Only One Difficulty

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is the next tough-as-nails game from Team Ninja: the guys behind the Nioh series and other notoriously difficult games. The studio is known for making difficult games, much like From Software. And, just like From Software, they’ve had to field questions about difficulty and why their games aren’t more “accessible” in…

Hanging Around at TGS 2022

It’s been a really tough past couple of years, hasn’t it? All of the pandemic scares and the societal upheavals that came with them really haven’t been good for anyone, have they? I don’t know about you all, but I’ve been dying for things to finally start getting back to normal, and I finally got…

Top 5: Sounds that Satisfy

In returning to play a spot of co-op in Fable III, I was reminded that though that game possesses some heavy flaws, its sounds remain top notch. The series’ soundtracks are among my most favorite of any game soundtracks, and it has some excellent sound effects, too. Even better is that many of the games’…

Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty is Coming to Game Pass

Microsoft just keeps on adding value to their Game Pass service for Xbox. Not only have they snapped-up some of the biggest publishing firms and studios in gaming, they’re also securing plenty of deals with other, independent companies. Their latest victory: having Team Ninja’s Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty available as soon as the game launches.

Scarcity in Video Games

It’s probably pretty safe to say that we all like rare items in our games. That is to say, we like acquiring rare items in our games. There’s a sort of rewarding feeling that comes with finally finding, earning or crafting that one item that’s been eluding you all game and thinking about finally getting…

Fable III Co-Op: Better Late Than Never?

With a some extra time on our hands over the recent holiday weekend, my household dug a little further into some multiplayer options through Game Pass. We steered clear of MMOs and looked for local multiplayer and co-op options. In doing so, a huge surprise rose to the top: Fable III. “Wait, WHAT?” was my…

Ubisoft Reveals Next Assassins Creed, Still No Ninjas

Late last week, Ubisoft revealed the next Assassin’s Creed game: Assassin’s Creed Mirage. this time players will be doing their thing as Basim Ibn Ishaq, a side character from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla otherwise known as “Loki”. The game will apparently be focusing on his early life and will seemingly take place in a more Middle…