May 15, 2016

‘Disney Infinity’ is Gone for Good

Years ago, when Disney Infinity came out, I remember thinking how it would destroy the already popular Skylanders. An interesting gimmick, Skylanders had ‘toys’ for kids and ‘collectables’ for adults… a very thin line indeed but an easy answer for that question all developers have; how can we make a […]
May 13, 2016

Interview — ‘Lynn and the Spirits of Inao’

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 […]
May 10, 2016

‘Battleborn’: The Bipolar Game No One Asked For

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 […]
April 27, 2016

Creators of ‘Doom’ Crowdfunding new FPS ‘Blackroom’

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 […]
April 12, 2016

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

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 […]
April 9, 2016

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

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 […]
March 21, 2016

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

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 […]
March 16, 2016

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

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 […]
March 9, 2016

It’s Time for More Female Characters in Gaming

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 […]
February 25, 2016

Trademarks for two New ‘Pokémon’ Games found?

There has been a lot of speculation going around about what Nintendo will announce during the Pokémon specific direct tomorrow, and now it seems like the cat might be out of the bag a day early. Fans at NeoGAF discovered brand new trademarks for two games called Pokémon Sun and […]