July 8, 2018

This Week in Gaming News: Another French Surrender

O gaming news, gaming news, wherefore art thou gaming news? Is anybody else bored of how many times battle royale games like Fortnite seem to keep themselves in the news? They just won’t bugger off, will they? That’s the real beauty of being in charge of the news that makes […]
July 6, 2018
Vampyr

Counter Attack #7: ‘Vampyr’ & The Value Of Middle Tier Games

Counter Attack is a weekly feature here on Goomba Stomp in which John Cal McCormick casts a bemused eye over the gaming news, the niggling issues plaguing the industry, important moments from gaming's past, or whatever it is that's annoying him this week. Today we'll be talking about Vampyr and how middle tier games still have a place in the industry.
July 5, 2018
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‘Link’s Awakening’ and the Fragility of Existence

The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening is a dream based narrative that wears its premise proud. In fact, its Japanese title is even The Dreaming Island.
July 4, 2018
Goomba Stomp

‘Cyberpunk 2077’: Required Reading

The upcoming release of Cyberpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red has brought the spotlight back to pop-culture’s obsession with the cyberpunk aesthetic. But what is cyberpunk, and where did the movement come from? For those of you new to cyberpunk as a genre, and those looking to re-adorn your mirrorshades […]
July 3, 2018
A Link to the Past

A Link to the Past’s Mythological Structure

It says quite a lot about the quality of the game that A Link to the Past’s contributions to The Legend of Zelda franchise are still, more or less, relevant to this day.
July 3, 2018
A Link to the Past

‘A Link to the Past’s’ Mythological Structure

It says quite a lot about the quality of the game that A Link to the Past’s contributions to The Legend of Zelda franchise are still, more or less, relevant to this day.
July 2, 2018

Competitive ‘Overwatch’ Needs to Rank Up

Season Ten of Overwatch ranked play just ended and, from what I can glean, was one of the least popular seasons in the two year history of the game.  Perhaps in response or conveniently ready for the next year of Overwatch, Blizzard have implemented some new systems to combat the frustrating game state including an endorsement system, to acknowledge quality players and teamwork, and an in game LFG (looking for group).  While these outside tools might help, for me, the problem rests within the confines of the Competitive Play mode itself and, unless Competitive Overwatch ranks up and improves with some system adjustments, I don't have much hope that Season Eleven will be that much better.
July 2, 2018
Ocarina of Time

‘Ocarina of Time’ Dungeon by Dungeon: Gerudo Training Ground

This continuing series will take a look back at the entry that established the 3D dungeon template, in turn altering dungeon design in ways that would dominate and define the series for nearly twenty years. In this entry, I will be examining the eighth and a half dungeon, the Gerudo Training Ground.
July 1, 2018

6 Characters Most Deserving of a Playable Spot in ‘Mario Tennis Aces’

Mario Tennis Aces already has a great roster of characters, but there are a few missing that deserve their chance on the court. Here's a wish-list of six such characters.
June 30, 2018

This Week in Gaming News: Trademarks, Lawsuits, Hamsters and Boxing Ducks

Welcome, friends, to another week of happenings in the video game world. This week in gaming news has involved a lot of talking, speculating and rumor-mongering, but that’s fine. If there’s one thing that separates this article from the rest, it’s that I call a spade a spade, a rumor […]
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