staff editorial

It’s Harder Than Ever for Big-Budget AAA Games to Pull Down 9s

These days, you have a better chance of nailing 9+ review scores if you’re a smaller/independently produced game. The big-budget titles aren’t faring as well.

PS4 Pro and Xbox Scorpio Are Jumping the Gun, Aren’t They?

Both manufacturers have unveiled their upgraded systems designed for “hardcore” gamers. But what are we really getting with both consoles when they first launch?

Why VR’s Health Implications Scare the Sh** Out Of Me

Has anyone considered the possibility that this fancy new virtual reality could potentially have devastating side effects? Or are we once again over-enamored with new tech?

Why Free-to-Play Should Make You Feel Like a Manipulated Bitch

Can’t you figure out when you’re being used and manipulated? And when you realize it, don’t you feel like a little bitch? It’s just plain embarrassing.

Can Retro Gaming Really Attract a Younger Audience?

Obviously, the retro craze was brought about by aging gamers who miss the golden age of the industry. But can old-school experiences attract younger players?

Will Only Gamers Over a Certain Age Play I Am Setsuna?

Let’s face it, to most gamers under the age of 30, this game looks comically outdated and “kiddie.” …or will newcomers actually be intrigued?

Will Xbox Scorpio and PS4 Neo Drive You to PC Gaming?

With the much more powerful Xbox Scorpio set for 2017 and Sony’s PlayStation 4 Neo looming somewhere on the horizon, are more gamers now considering PC?

Sadly, I May Have Outgrown the Likes of Doom

There was a time when I had a soft spot for raucous, admittedly mindless action. But as time has passed, I find I might have outgrown the Doom mentality.

Will You Get PS4 “Neo” Even If You Have Zero Interest in VR?

It seems obvious that a big reason a new PlayStation 4 exists is because of virtual reality. But if you’ve got no interest in VR, do you still want PS4K?

How Does Naughty Dog Continue To Outshine All Other Studios?

Somehow, this development team always remains the class of the development world. How have they managed to do this for so many years?

Ratchet & Clank Reminds Us Of an Innocence We May Have Lost

Video games have changed dramatically over the years and despite the many improvements, we also have to admit that we’ve lost a little something special…

Uncharted 4 Will Prove Once Again That Linearity Isn’t Inferior

Despite the seemingly overwhelming consensus that linear games are somehow inferior to open-world titles, this is one franchise that continues to prove otherwise.

Final Fantasy XV Platinum Demo: Proof The Franchise is Dead

If you say you dislike FFXV, you’re often bashed for being “old-fashioned” and saying you only hate it because it isn’t turn-based. But what if you hate it because it’s BAD?

Why “PS4K” Might End My Console Playing Days

The supposedly confirmed rumor that Sony will produce a more powerful PlayStation 4 console hasn’t gone over well, even with die-hard fans of the brand.

At This Point, Should We Start Issuing Reviews for Betas?

Beta tests are not complete products so perhaps critics should offer finalized scores, but expert evaluations might be valuable…