staff editorial

Aging Gamers: Are You Still Psyched About New Stuff, Or Are You Stuck In The Past?

Those who have been playing video games for a long time may flinch at this question. The truth can be difficult to face but hell, aging is difficult to begin with, so let’s tackle it.

Nintendo Switch Launch Lineup Is Predictable And Woefully Lacking

The launch lineup for Nintendo’s new console has been revealed and frankly, it’s just one giant kick in the face. FOUR games at launch? Seriously?!

When The Console War Dies, A Big Piece Of Videogames Will Die With It

Everyone disparages the ongoing console wars but in all honesty, if this gigantic aspect of the industry goes the way of the dodo, the entire landscape will change. And maybe not for the better.

Why The Last Guardian Proves Japanese Devs Are Still Behind

It’s a beautiful game – it really is – with a ton of appeal and a boatload of ingenuity. So why does is it also proof of a continued lagging on the part of Japanese game developers?

Why I’d Rather Set My Hair On Fire Than Play Final Fantasy XV

Final Fantasy XV has arrived and has earned decent critical acclaim. But here’s one long-time fan who won’t touch Square Enix’s latest with a ten-foot cattle prod.

3 Things This Gamer is Thankful We’ve Left Back in the “Good Ol’ Days”

The rose-colored glasses of nostalgia come off for a few minutes as we reflect on all the progress this industry has made in the last three decades. Be thankful!

Is it Time for Developers to Rethink their Trophy Strategy?

Trophies and Achievements are now a customary part of the gaming landscape but in the eyes of many, they’ve sort of lost their appeal. What can developers do?

Why Donald Trump is the Perfect President for Retro Gamers

Donald J. Trump is the country’s new president and frankly, for many of those who grew up in the ’80s, it feels a lot like turning back the clock…with a dose of crazy.

Does Battlefield 1’s Campaign Prove Single-Player in FPSs is Still Relevant?

The single-player FPS experience has certainly waned over the years, but does the very solid Battlefield 1 campaign prove the concept still works?

Why the Switch Might be the First Nintendo System I’ve Owned Since the SNES

Nintendo hasn’t managed to appeal to me for decades but perhaps the time is right to revisit this iconic games manufacturer. There are only one or two caveats…

Dear Developers: When the Credits Roll, I’m DONE Playing

When the game is over, it’s over. Believe it or not, there are still people who just aren’t interested in DLC, New Game+ options, microtransactions, etc.

How Exactly Should Critics Review VR Games?

There’s just no denying that VR offers an entirely different interactive experience, which in turn means game critics are going to have to alter their approach. But how?

Don’t Be Fooled: VR Won’t Kill Off Traditional Gaming

They say it’s “the future of gaming” and perhaps it is. But there’s no chance VR will fully and completely replace traditional play, so don’t get all worked up.

Is Anyone Else Worried The Last Guardian Will Fail Miserably?

It’s one of the most anticipated games of the entire generation but given its history, one wonders if it will be the successful masterpiece we all hope it’ll be.

Is the Written Review Doomed?

With video and other forms of visual media dominating the internet, it seems fewer and fewer people are actually reading. Can the written review survive?