March 19, 2017

Boss Battles: Expectations and Originality in ‘Metal Gear Solid’

Hideo Kojima, the mastermind behind the Metal Gear series, once said: “as a creator, I always want to betray fans' expectations.” Throughout his hallmark series, Kojima has done this in many way
March 11, 2017

Shadows and Drugs: Our Chat With Compulsion Games’s Guillaume Provost

Compulsion Games is a studio known for their unconventional indie titles Contrast and We Happy Few. Based in Montreal, Canada, the studio was founded in 2009 by Guillaume Provost, an industry veteran. Goomba Stomp had the chance to talk with Provost at his studio about his career, early access and […]
March 8, 2017

The Evolution of Free Will in Games: The DNA of ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’

We are mere weeks away from exploring Andromeda in the latest Mass Effect entry. While the story, action, and sense of adventure drive many players to dive into Mass Effect, the series is also a prime example of player choice in triple-A gaming. Before setting off into the stars, lets […]
January 27, 2017

Question Block : Marvel’s Grand Return

Marvel has announced a partnership with Square Enix to bring their comic book characters back to triple-A games. Square Enix’s Eidos Montreal, makers of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, will be working in collaboration with Crystal Dynamics, makers of Rise of the Tomb Raider...
January 19, 2017

‘Mega Man 9’ and the Revolution that Never Was

In 2008, over a decade after the release of Mega Man 8 for the Sega Saturn and original PlayStation, Capcom made waves in the industry by releasing Mega Man 9, a throw back to the original series that sought to innovate by moving backwards.
January 10, 2017

Ninten-do’s and don’ts: What We Want From Thursday’s Switch Event

Nintendo is set to reveal new details about the Switch on Thursday (11 pm EST Thursday in North America). While the big N has got most people on their side with the initial Switch reveal, its time to peel back the curtain and give us the real details.
January 2, 2017

Predictions Galore: Hazy Shades of 2017

The turkeys have been devoured, the trees are at the curb, and you won’t have to see your family for the next 360 days. Yup, it’s January, it’s a new year, and 2017 is ripe with possibilities. The news stories will flood in over the next 12 months and, while many sites pride themselves on reporting the news as soon as it happens, we here at Goomba Stomp feel that this is not nearly fast enough.
December 17, 2016

The Top 5 ‘Star Wars’ Video Games of All Time

Star Wars, two words that for many symbolize the best of what mainstream cinema has to offer. Since 1977, everything from clementines to high heels has used the brand to move product.
December 6, 2016

The Definitive Ranking of Every Game at The Game Awards and PSX

The biggest weekend in gaming news outside of E3 has come and gone. The Game Awards and PlayStation Experience gave us a lot to be hyped for in the coming months, but which games hyped us the most? This is the ranking of every game shown off during both presentations. […]
November 30, 2016

‘The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim’ and the Case for Real Roleplaying in RPGs

When playing an RPG that relies heavily on stats, it is easy to get caught up in a numbers game. A “+3 DEX” here, a “+5 STR” there, the Internet is flooded with optimal builds to create a capable character. These builds emphasize game crushing efficiency, and often result in-game […]