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Six Long Years Later, the Wii U is Still Nintendo’s Greatest Commercial Failure

Izsak Barnette
This isn’t how the Nintendo Wii U’s tale was supposed to end. By finishing as the fourth-worst-selling console (13.56 million units sold) from the four major console developers (e.g. Microsoft, Nintendo, SEGA, and Sony) in over thirty years, ahead of only three SEGA consoles: the SGS-1000 (2 million), the Saturn...
Game Boys Podcasts

Game Boys, Ep. 125: Developers Vs. Publishers

Tim Maison
Last week, the Game Boys discussed what makes a good game good. Is what makes a game successful deceptively difficult to discern though or are the tumultuous relationships between developers and publishers blurring that line? EA, Activision, and countless other publishers have notoriously interfered in countless games’ productions with disastrous...

Build ‘Em Up, Break ‘Em Down #1: After Busan, It’s Clear ‘Overwatch’ Needs a Map Selection System

Izsak Barnette
This past week, Overwatch‘s newest Control map, Busan, was introduced for the first time outside of the PTR. Available as a limited time selection on the Arcade menu, players could play a  few matches exclusively on the map and fill out their weekly arcade requirements through play-testing. While there were a...
Game Boys Podcasts

Game Boys, Ep. 76: Ghaul, Guardians, and Ghosts Galore!

Tim Maison
Eyes up, Guardians, Destiny 2 is here.  Well, this is a podcast, so ears up?  Anyway, here's the Game Boys initial review of one of the biggest sequels of the year.  Listen in as they cover everything from campaign to Crucible, inventory to endgame, and, of course, the raid.  So, join
Rapid Fire

Rapid-Fire: ‘Destiny 2’ Release Date Confirmed; ‘Persona 5’ DLC Unveiled

Sara Winegardner
Rapid-Fire is Goomba Stomp's weekly Playstation news column, wrapping up all of the Sony stories that you need to know about. This week, Destiny 2 receives a release date, The Witcher franchise surpassed an incredible milestone, Atlus revealed Persona 5's DLC, and more.
Reviews Spotlight

‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ Review – Making space… alright again

Oliver Rebbeck
To Infinity and the Call beyond. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Developer(s): Infinity Ward Publisher(s): Activision Platform(s): Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One Release Date(s): November 4, 2016 If by chance you live in some alternative universe or Utopian land where the graces of social media has been purged, world leaders...
31 Days of Horror Features

15 Scary Moments in Non-Horror Games

Sebastian Cardone
It’s that time of the year again where many people watch horror movies and play horror video games to get into the Halloween spirit. But some of the most creepiest, weirdest, and most disturbing moments have occurred in non-horror games. This is 15 scary moments that have occurred in non-horror...

Are We Heading Toward a Video Game Studio Strike?

Justinas Staskevicius
Since Oct. 21, SAG-AFTRA, the union representing voice actors in the video game industry, has been on strike. 350 union members picketed the LA offices on Monday after months of negotiations broke down. The members have been asked to stop work on nearly 200 titles already in development from companies including...