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History of MissingNo. in ‘Pokémon Red and Blue’

Will Stroad
Pokémon Red and Blue, the first Pokémon games released 20 years ago in North America this week. Since the release, there have been a number of updates and re-releases and while this is exciting news, it is a little sad that current players will never be able to experience the
Indie Spotlight Indies

Interview — ‘Lynn and the Spirits of Inao’

Will Stroad
I don’t expect a lot from Kickstarter, but when I see a game that’s actually good, it’s a nice and rare surprise. Lynn and the Spirits of Inao from Bloomylight Studio is just such an exception. A beautiful and inventive fusion of magic world 2D platforming with Miyazaki-inspired spirits and
Reviews

‘Battleborn’: The Bipolar Game No One Asked For

Will Stroad
Battleborn is the remarkably unremarkable love child of Borderlands and League of Legends. The offspring of two distinctly different genres, Battleborn just doesn’t seem to know what it wants to be and ends up being neither. At the same time it isn’t much of a shooter with so many different
Indies

Creators of ‘Doom’ Crowdfunding new FPS ‘Blackroom’

Will Stroad
Kickstarter has been a great resource for indie developers with big ideas but little else. Of course, a vast majority of those developers just have wild delusions that will and should never become reality. In an odd trend, however, even big developers (or ex-developers in some cases) are getting in
Indie Spotlight Indies

Interview With The Creators of ‘Gibbous: A Cthulhu Adventure’

Will Stroad
I miss the old-school adventure games from the LucasArts age of PC gaming, a golden age for point and click games. Alas, those times are gone, as Mickey lets EA have its way with the remains of the Star Wars gaming franchise. All I have left now are fond memories of
Indies

Interview With the Creators of ‘Luna: The Shadow Dust’

Will Stroad
Finding originality in video games is becoming more difficult every day. Large companies only churn out the same thing year after year, and most others churn out similar clones like the genre is going out of style. I find myself using the phrases “like God of War but” and “like Minecraft
Features Resident Evil Anniversary

‘Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles’ and Why it Doesn’t Work

Will Stroad
Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles was a Wii exclusive, later released on the PS3 as part of a bundle, which digs into the complicated back story of the Resident Evil universe. The Umbrella Chronicles is the abridged version of Resident Evil 0, 1 and 2 with a final original chapter
Features

‘The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD’ Making the Best Better

Will Stroad
The latest Zelda remaster, Twilight Princess HD, was released recently. While it still offers all the greatness of the original, it has been drastically improved upon. Many of the changes are fairly obvious but also remarkable in how much of a difference they make in the HD version. Of course, some changes were
Features Spotlight on Women

It’s Time for More Female Characters in Gaming

Will Stroad
Gaming as a culture has become more accepted over the years as those of us who grew up with video games age and pass it on to the next generation. The gaming industry alone has grown and changed so much, expanding in ways few could have predicted. As a part
Features Pokemon Spotlight

Top 20 Weirdest Pokémon

Will Stroad
Back when Pokémon originally started it had to compete with multiple other similar shows, including Digimon and Monster Rancher. Out of all these shows though, Pokémon by far had the most normal-looking monsters (unlike Digimon, that had a poo-shaped monster, or Monster Rancher, which was just ridiculous). At the time, however, Pokémon only