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 into excited children inspired by the adventure and friendship that beckons us into the greater world. 20 years after many of us first experienced the wonderful Pokémon Red and Blue, that promise has finally been fulfilled.
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Well, boys and girls, that blessed time is upon us: holiday season, when the year’s biggest and most-anticipated video games finally hit us one-after-another until our wallets cry out for mercy. Many of us will excitedly buy these for ourselves, for a friend or possibly receive them as gifts in turn. No matter the method, one thing is certain: we’re all united in our excitement for a particular game.
Unless… we’re not. Continue reading MISSING THE HYPE TRAIN – COPING WITH A SUDDEN LOSS OF NEW RELEASE HYPE →
Today, just weeks before their first-ever E3 conference, Bethesda announced the existence of Fallout 4. The first trailer reveals that the setting for Fallout 4 will be in Boston. Continue reading Fallout 4 Announced →
I still remember the year I wrote off JRPGs completely and the game that caused it. It was 1997 and I was 11 at the time. I had gotten a PlayStation a few months ago for Christmas and at that time I was playing Tomb Raider, Resident Evil and other PlayStation classics. I also remember playing a lot of that demo disk that came with the system. Continue reading How Final Fantasy VII Ruined JRPGs For Me →
Recently, the folks over at inXile Entertainment were kind enough to provide us with a beta code for their upcoming game, Wasteland 2. inXile would like us to stress that the game is still an early access beta, and is therefore not completely finished. I ran into a few bugs, glitches, and rough edges, but what I saw looked promising. I can’t wait to see what the game looks like with a bit more polish on it.
Continue reading Wasteland 2 Preview →
Digging Inside is a new feature where we take the newest trailers and try to find any clues of hidden info for upcoming games. The first installment of Digging Inside will be for the recently announced Persona 5 Tokyo Game Show trailer that was released on Monday. Continue reading Digging Inside: Persona 5 Pre-TGS Trailer →