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 Vita: Not Go Quietly

Once again we find a good number of readers, viewers, and even writers or leaders of this news industry reacting viscerally.  With Tomb Raider showing itself to not entirely be exclusive, a lot of PlayStation eyes seem to be focused on the Vita, and the lack of any reveals for the little machine from this … Continue reading The Vita: Not Go Quietly

Pokémon – Where will they go from here?

I’m sure you have all heard about this new thing with Pokémon X/Y? If not then I’ll help you out, so don’t say I never did nothin’ for ya. With the Pokémon trade system hitting 90 million trades, the Pokémon Company has decided that they’ll be releasing a special Vivillion. If you’re worried that you didn’t … Continue reading Pokémon – Where will they go from here?

Recent masterpieces debunk open-world fatigue

It is safe to say that open-worlds have become this generation’s defining gameplay feature. Immersive worlds, diverging paths, exploration; these buzzwords and phrases characterize a large portion of the AAA gaming space. Games like The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Grand Theft Auto 3 paved the way for The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid … Continue reading Recent masterpieces debunk open-world fatigue