Video Games Live: An Experience Worth Having

Video game music has been on an extraordinary journey since its inception. From its start with simple bleeps of a computerized synthesizer to a slew of beautifully orchestrated pieces, the music of games has become as integral as its storyline or graphics. To showcase this now fundamental piece of video games, a live orchestra, with … Continue reading Video Games Live: An Experience Worth Having

Video Games I’m Thankful For (Part 17)

The seventeenth iteration of “Video Games I’m Thankful For” brings us back to modern day gaming. Released a little more than a year ago, this duo of games, in my opinion, reinvigorated the series for veterans and made for a solid entry point for new players. Let’s see if you agree:

Nintendo Might Have Accidentally Leaked Pokken Characters

On Tuesday, the Pokémon Company officially revealed Pokken Tournament, a new fighting game combining the characters of the Pokémon universe with the development and mechanics of Bandai Namco’s Tekken franchise. The preview clip showcased Lucario and Machamp fighting each other with unique and character-type driven attacks. However, when I first saw this, I knew I saw … Continue reading Nintendo Might Have Accidentally Leaked Pokken Characters

Are Card Games Cool Again?

When I was in elementary school, a major Japanese franchise hit American shores: Pokémon. Before I knew it, Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue swept the schools, with the card game quickly following. The cards were exhilarating: purchasing booster packs with the chance of getting rare cards, boxed sets guaranteeing you to get some powerful cards, … Continue reading Are Card Games Cool Again?

Seven Pokemon Recipes Any Trainer Would Try

In a surprising and exciting turn of events, VIZ Media will be publishing a Pokémon cookbook titled, The Pokémon Cookbook: Easy & Fun Recipes. With over 35 delicious dishes planned for the book and over 750 Pokémon revealed (and growing thanks to the upcoming Pokémon Sun & Moon), the possibilities are there for the eating. … Continue reading Seven Pokemon Recipes Any Trainer Would Try

Pokémon Go’s refreshing take on open world gaming

I want to be, the very best. Like no one ever was. To catch them is my real test, to train them is my cause. These words bring a flood of intense nostalgia for a host of twenty-somethings that had their childhoods shaped by Nintendo’s iconic Pokémon franchise. They are trigger words that transform us … Continue reading Pokémon Go’s refreshing take on open world gaming

The Endless Possibilities of Stranger Things: The Video Game

For those unaware, Netflix recently dropped a major nostalgia bomb on their streaming service called Stranger Things. Created by the identical Duffer Brothers, Stranger Things is a loving mashup of every 80’s movie you might’ve loved as a kid, from The Goonies and E.T., to Stephen King adaptations like It and Stand By Me. Infusing … Continue reading The Endless Possibilities of Stranger Things: The Video Game