The concept of the preorder is as simple as it is popular. Excited about an upcoming game or product? Put some money down and get it the same time it hits store shelves. It was a perfect way for consumers to both express excitement about a release and ensure their place as an early-adopter. There … Continue reading Preorders have become a huge problem
E3 is a maelstrom of gaming news, buzz and hype, and this year’s event did not disappoint. From the reveal of the Xbox One X, a massive array of promising games and the increasing prominence of VR, E3 2017 packed something for anyone to get excited about. But what were the event’s top stories, and … Continue reading The Biggest Stories of E3 2017
NPD has released the sales results for the top 10 selling games for March and a surprise debut has claimed the top spot. The full list can be seen below, with three trends standing out to me.
Nintendo’s Amiibo have been hugely successful since day one, with the game maker raking in tons of cash from these small, plastic collectibles with NFC tags embedded within them. Clearly this benefits Nintendo nicely, but are these figures good for the customer? As it turns out, no — and it may even be worse than downloadable … Continue reading Nintendo’s Amiibo Are Worse Than DLC Season Passes
As I consider the events that have characterized the past few weeks in gaming culture, the idea that continually worms its way into my mind is that of polarity. Because as incredible as the stream of quality releases has been, the grotesque underbelly of the community has repeatedly come to light. This contradiction has potentially … Continue reading It is time for the silent majority to be heard
The first few months of 2017 have already seen the release of some of the biggest games this year in Horizon: Zero Dawn and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. And the hits keep coming with the approaching release of Mass Effect: Andromeda.
Late last week, the final details about upcoming indie adventure game Rime were revealed. The Tequila Works’ title has soldiered through a troubled development cycle that saw it dropped as a PS4 exclusive to release on PC/PS4/Xbox One on May 26 and on Nintendo Switch at a later date. This is great news for those … Continue reading Rime’s Switch price tag is a giant middle finger
With only 10 days left until the Nintendo Switch and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild releasing, wouldn’t it be great to try both of these out beforehand? Lucky for you, ONE store in the country is letting you do exactly this.
The Nintendo Switch is less than two weeks away from launch, and the flexible new machine has been a divisive topic of discussion that has dominated the community. While many, myself included, are incredibly excited for March 3rd, there is a massive contingent of gamers that do not agree, and are not afraid to share … Continue reading Inside the mind of a Switch early adopter
Season passes are the black sheep of the gaming community. They deviously pry into our collective wallets in search of our precious cash, often in exchange for content we don’t fully understand. This earns them a spot atop our hit lists, and whenever a new pass is announced we grab our torches and pitchforks and … Continue reading Like them or not, Season Passes are here to stay