Ever since I can remember, whenever I got the question "What's your favorite kind of video game?" my answer has always been a firm "RPG." Pokémon Yellow was my first RPG and was the one that got me absolutely hooked on the standard JRPG formula.
Anyone even passingly familiar with MMORPGs will be fully aware of the phenomenon known as game hopping. No single MMO has enough content to satisfy even the most casual player indefinitely. As such there are regular migrations of player population from game to game during lulls in patch cycles or
Not many people can say that a game they never played changed their life, but I can. I’m sure that might seem counter-intuitive, but from the time The Matrix Online was in beta through about a year after launch, I was completely immersed in the game. It was 2004, sometime...
Entertainment mediums can be used to make the viewer feel every range of emotions, from the peaks of happiness and laughter to the pits of despair and agony. Films and books have provoked all sorts of responses from audiences for ages, but as technology became more advanced, video games slowly...
For a medium to bring such delight to my life, I have only one title to thank for it. The iconic video game that set me on my journey, welcoming me into a world of astounding elation: Super Mario Bros. 3.
Team Fortress 2 opened up gaming as more than a hobby. It showed me how people with passion, talent, and discipline could create a unique experience through video games. Nintendo taught me to enjoy games; Valve taught me to think about them.
Day after day, Street Fighter II became more than a pass time – it became an obsession. I went from playing the game during my lunch breaks to after school – and on weekends, and at times even skipping class to practice my skills.