Stardew Valley is always something I just heard about. Something the adorable Commander Holly (Holly Conrad) played, a bright colorful 8-bit game that takes Harvest Moon and adds combat, a game my friend found a mod for where all the characters are naked? You get it, the game just existed, as you and I do. […]
No one asked for this.
On Thursday December 6, video games honor their own at the industry’s biggest awards show, THE GAME AWARDS. Leading the pack with 8 nominations each, Sony Santa Monica’s God of War and Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 are both nominated for Game of the Year, alongside four other titles: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft, 4 nominations); […]
You’d think the game’s director, Masahiro Sakurai, had already said everything there could have possibly been, but there were still some surprising reveals. And no, Waluigi did not get announced. Sorry.
On October 12-13, Santa Monica California becomes an indie gaming mecca as IndieCade takes over the SMC Center for Media and Design. This is where the most free-thinking concepts in video gaming find like-minded fans and developers. From VR to card games, this year’s list nominated festival games has something for everyone: This year’s festival […]
PLUS: The best cover designs this week!
With it’s first release back in 2006, followed by Ōkami has found itself to be a bit of a cult classic. Now, many years and consoles later, this beautiful, humorous, creative title makes its way onto the Nintendo Switch. My first true console was the Nintendo Wii. Not the most amazing library, but it was […]
My packing list for San Diego Comic-Con hasn’t grown much since starting these gear lists. If anything, I’ve been removing more and more from the list to become more streamlined and effective, inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupery:
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
First, there were only squid kids. Now, we have octolings! In Splatoon, these slick cephalopods served as major villians, adorable octopus counterparts to the players. When the franchise announced its expansion with a Switch-bound sequel, rumors circled of playable octopi- this was confirmed as upcoming paid content. But Nintendo wasn’t just selling players a fresh look… […]
Encountering pokemon in the wild has gotten a major change from all the titles in the past. Now, wild pokemon will be visibly milling about as you travel through tall grass, forested areas, and caves. This gives players the option of avoiding battles entirely. This also helps out when looking for a particular pokemon, saving all the time and energy usually wasted on random chance encounters.