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Brent Middleton

Strategy-RPG junkie. Splatoon addict. Lover of games with color. Want to know more? You can follow his blog CreamBasics.weebly.com and follow him on Twitter @CreamBasics.

‘Chess Ultra’ is an Immersive Must for Any Chess Fan

In an eShop of over 200 games of various genres, the classic strategic gameplay of Chess Ultra is a welcome addition to the spread.

Feeling Stressed? Play a Video Game

In a world full of stress, taking time to relax is essential. Video games can be the perfect way to help people decompress.

The ‘Nintendo Switch has No Games’ Narrative

The notion that the console "has no games" has haunted the Switch since March. Let's take a look why that narrative might have come about.

A Candid Look at What Makes ‘Golf Story’ So Special

The games we play often take themselves too seriously. Do you ever just want to have a good laugh? That's exactly where Golf Story comes in.

Top 10 Games with Writer, Brent Middleton

Get to know our writers on a more personal level with their Top 10 Games lists. This time, writer Brent Middleton gushes about his faves.

‘Reaching for Petals’ Loses its Grasp

Reaching for Petals is a gorgeous walking simulator with high aspirations. But does it reach its destination?

What ‘L.A. Noire’ Means for Rockstar Support on Switch

It's been less than a year since the Switch's launch and both Bethesda and Rockstar are bringing games to it. What does it mean?

Can the Switch Rival Steam as a Home for Indies?

Nintendo's aggressive pursuit of the indie market has caused some to speculate if the Switch might rival Steam as the go-to home for indies. Let's compare the two.

The Top 5 ‘Splatoon’ Maps We Want to See Return

Splatoon had some amazing maps that need to return. With an eye to the future, here are some of my top picks and how to remix them.

‘Pixel Sand’ Blows Away in the Wind

In many ways, Pixel Sand is more of a prototype than a full-fledged release. It plays around with some really interesting ideas, but unfortunately, the game never comes close to realizing its full potential.