The British Academy Games Awards took place April 6th in London, England with a number of diverse games from last year being celebrated for their achievement. While award shows in general often result in much discussion about the merits of nominees/winners, they do serve an important function. Awards act as a spotlight and a reminder of great achievement in any particular year. The BAFTA Games Awards served this function and further illustrated the place smaller titles occupy alongside bigger block-buster games. Continue reading BAFTA 2017 Game Award Winners Serve as Snapshot of Gaming Industry
As the start of 2017 is in full swing, the old January lull is a thing of the past. Check out what some of the Middle of Nowhere Gaming crew is up to this weekend: Continue reading Geekend Update 01/27/2017
Join the podcast crew of Myles Farrington, Adam Leonard and Jordan Loeffler as they run over the Middle of Nowhere Gaming staff’s top picks for Games of the Year! From Overwatch to Firewatch, they’re gonna touch on all the polarizing and well (or not-so-well) received games that hit our PCs and consoles this year! Join them, find out what their top picks were, and tell them what your favorites were! 2016 was a year to remember! Continue reading MONG Podcast 150 | Podcast of the Year 2016
2016 was a roller coaster of a year. There was a wild U.S. Election, the Olympics and the Cubs finally won the World Series. Similarly, this was quite the year in gaming as well. Final Fantasy XV finally came out after a decade of anticipation, Pokémon GO took the world by storm, and Battlefield 1 finally gave us a game to write home about. After such an exciting year, we should look back and recognize the good things gaming has given us. Ladies and gentlemen, MONG’s Games of 2016. Continue reading MONG’s Game of the Year 2016
Join the podcast crew of Myles Farrington, Adam Leonard and Jordan Loeffler as they mull and converse over the most topical of news. They touch on the stories of Torment: Tides of Numenera, Kojima’s choice in president for Kojima Productions, the Nintendo Switch Power concerns, Tracer being LGBT and so much more. They cover it all! Don’t forget the always hilarious, or relatively deep, Reedus Feetus Quote of the Show and the Thought from Nowhere! Welcome to the MONG podcast, enjoy! Continue reading MONG Podcast 149 | Nintendo Dreamland
Sony’s fan-focused PlayStation Experience (PSX) event is in full swing in Anaheim, California this weekend, and the console-maker/publisher didn’t disappoint with its annual keynote that kickstarted the festivities. In a conference that featured Uncharted story DLC, Marvel v. Capcom Infinite, a slew of classic remakes/masters and smaller titles perfect for the passionate crowd, The Last of Us Part II was the megaton announcement that pushed supporters into rabid fervor. As a sequel to one of the best games ever made, the game was the most impressive reveal in Sony’s entire arsenal, but it begs the question: was the game announced too early?
The fall has always been the busiest part of the gaming year. The end of September sees the beginning of a yearly onslaught of games that puts constraints on every wallet and day planner in the industry. For the players, the fall was the beginning of the arduous wait until our Holiday wishes were made reality. Black Friday was the date that put a hard cap on the season and virtually guaranteed increased success for an individual game or publisher.
And it is in the process of losing its relevance.
Continue reading Fall’s gaming dominance is over