Category Archives: Editorial Piece

Christian Glass’ Game Soundtrack of the Week

Have you ever turned off a game, only to have that last tune follow you around the rest of the day? Christian Glass loves that feeling, and wants to share it with you. Each week he’s highlighting a game soundtrack that sticks out to him. This week is: Bastion. Continue reading Christian Glass’ Game Soundtrack of the Week

How Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Succeeded With New IP in 2015

It is no secret that popular entertainment is littered with an endless supply of remakes, reboots, reimaginings, and sequels.  Whether it be in movies, television, or videogames, companies often rely on the familiar when trying to attract an audience.  Investing millions of dollars into a product is a big risk, and despite outcry from some consumers about lack of originality, what often succeeds is something old and established.   Continue reading How Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Succeeded With New IP in 2015

How February 2016 is Shaping Up to be a Valentine’s Day Gift for Gamers

Traditionally the fall of each year is the time when some of the biggest video games are released.  Already big titles like Super Mario Maker, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Halo 5: Guardians have been released.  Titles like Fallout 4, Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Call of Duty: Black Ops III will be joining them in a matter of weeks.  It makes sense for companies to release them during the time period to capitalize on holiday spending and the increase of indoor activities from the colder weather in many parts of the country.

Yet, due to delayed games and a need to stand out amongst the crowded holiday lineup, the early months of 2016 are already loaded up with quality titles featuring a variety of genres.  February in particular is loaded with a slew of big releases and is why I think the month will be a great Valentine’s gift for gamers.  So here are some of the titles that will have gamers feeling especially loved. Continue reading How February 2016 is Shaping Up to be a Valentine’s Day Gift for Gamers

Five Indie Characters That Deserve Amiibo (And What They Can Do)

With the recent announcement of a Shovel Knight amiibo, it almost seems logical to think that this can be a stepping stone for many more indie companies to gain some wonderful publicity. If Yacht Club and Shovel Knight can create and distribute an amiibo, what other franchises can join the amiibo-verse? Here’s five characters that I think should get the amiibo-treatment:

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How Sony Doubled Down on Gamer Choice in August

With this current console generation, Sony has achieved much success by making the right choices.  Before the PlayStation 4 even launched, it was the choice not to implement any DRM policies, giving gamers the freedom to share their games how they wanted.  It was the choice to launch $100 cheaper than Microsoft and to emphasize games over multi-media that garnered much positive fanfare among hardcore gamers.The company realizes the power of making the right choices and in the month of August they are putting choice in gamers’ hands in two distinct ways.  Continue reading How Sony Doubled Down on Gamer Choice in August

3 Takeaways From July NPD Game Software Sales

The NPD Group has released video game sale numbers for the month of July.  When taking a look at the software sales, here are three things that stand out to me. 
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Batman: Arkham Knight PC Version: Credit Where Credit is Due

Unless you’ve been too busy side-stepping the haunted streets of Bloodborne‘s Yarnham, slaying the baddest baddies in the Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, or still in deep space fulfilling your Destiny, you’ve probably heard something about the controversy surrounding the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight.

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