Where is console gaming going?
Gaming has come leaps and bounds in ever-increasingly shorter timescales. It only feels like yesterday that I was playing Spyro and Crash Bandicoot on the PS1, but even before that, there were older gaming consoles like the Sega Mega Drive, Nintendo N64, and even consoles like the Atari Pong.
At Long Last, I’m (Partially) Excited for Pokémon Again
Pokémon was a significant part of my childhood; as a kid, I was obsessed with the anime and would watch it as often as I could. I never really got into collecting the trading cards though, nor did I play the games released for the Game Boy Advance. I did want Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness for a brief time, but it wasn’t one of the top games on my wish list. However, in 2007, my parents gifted me a Nintendo DS Lite, and with it came an opportunity to finally snag some Pokémon games of my own. I knew that the newest generation of the games was releasing on the DS, and I was excited to finally try one out. It seemed that Pokémon as a whole was entering a new era, because the Diamond and Pearl anime also started to air around this time, and I found myself engrossed in the new characters and creatures the show introduced. I was obsessed with Pokémon, and I was eager to play Diamond and Pearl and have a complete blast traversing through the Sinnoh region. Unfortunately, it would be a while before I got my hands on the games. The opportunity never arose throughout 2007, and I moved to India in the first half of 2008, where the games hadn’t been stocked yet. By this time, I had gotten a chance to finally play some of the older games, and I was certain that I would end up enjoying the DS games. As fate would have it, my father traveled to the United States in the latter half of the year, and he came back with a brand new copy of Pokémon Pearl. It was a dream come true for 10 year old me, and from the moment I booted up the game, I was addicted.
How Playing DnD Rekindled my Love for Writing
There’s a lot I can say about the last year of my life but most of it would revolve around the existential dread brought on by Covid and let’s be real, there’s been enough articles about that. So instead of doing that, I want to highlight something good that came out of my lockdown experience...I started playing Dungeons and Dragons!!
Boomers Guide to Minecraft
Recently, our adult son planned a birthday celebration in the online game Minecraft and, being such cool parents, we agreed to participate. Just in case you are a Boomer who finds yourself in similar circumstances, here are some helpful tips:
How to Get a Job in Video Games
Right? I wasn’t sure it would be possible either. I didn’t know how to get a job in video games, or if it was even possible. But, here I am, a game industry veteran with a liberal arts degree and absolutely no former industry experience.
It's a Me, Mario! I'm A 31!
31 years ago today, Super Mario Brothers 3 was released in North America. Being the third installment in the series, this 2-D platformer had a lot to live up to, and it did just that splendidly. But what exactly made this game so great?
Anyone from the Nintendo NES or Sega Genesis generation knows the tried-and-true approach to restarting a game without losing your progress or those valuable lives: You either take out the game cartridge (and give it the good ol’ harmonica blow) or you press the “Reset” button. It seemed like such a clever strategy at the time—we could literally cheat death, albeit in bit-form—but I fear that such practices have not prepared me for the Real-Time Strategy (RTS) adventure that is life. There are no hidden treasure chests, no “Pause” buttons, no cheat codes or Game Genies (remember those?)—there’s not even catchy theme music! At best, we have opportunities to level up, but only after gaining a certain amount of XP (Experience Points) after what’s usually several failed attempts.
Why You Suck at Apex Legends (and How to Get Better) 2021
Do you suck at Apex legends? Do you die with in the first 30 seconds of a match? Do you wish you could be better, but don’t know how?
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It's the ninety-third minute of the championship football match and Cristiano Ronaldo has struck an absolute screamer into the top left corner from 20 yards out, to win the Champions League Final again. As the goal commotion begins the Nigerian born mercenary, codename Zane, infiltrates the head security office of the Acropolis Arena.
Jack of All Trades
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I did not have any expectations for outriders. When I saw the trailer, I didn't even finish it. I thought it was another Destiny 2 wanna-be...boy was I wrong.
Snack Verse Dimension 6
Snack Verse Dimension 6 By TJ Dever Ch 1. The Snack Verse Dimension 6 Games The arena darkened as a spotlight the size of a small asteroid lit up the black onyx stage like frosted, steel blades clashing under a full moon. The beacon started from the left side of the stage and swept across, leaving a shimmering wake, until it stopped in the center, next to a lone microphone stand that had been set up pre-show.
Journey was playing poker. That was nothing new; unless she was at a family gathering or working her day job, you could bet on finding her in a cardroom. Journey was also the only woman at her table, one of four in the room (she counted). This wasn’t new either; there were more women playing poker these days than when she first snuck into casinos as a teenager, but they were far from the majority. At least one of the men seated at a table with Journey would make a comment about her, that never failed; the way she played or dressed or sat quietly and minded her own business. In reality, she was good friends with most of the players and dealers she encountered, she simply chose not to speak to the rude ones. Journey was willing to bet that probably had a good deal to do with why they spent so much of their energy trying to gain her attention. She did her best to ignore comments like the ones she had been hearing since the first time she won a hand against a man too proud to lose gracefully to a woman, often preferring silence to a fight. Still, she had to wonder whether these men would say the same things if she were another man instead of a woman. She doubted it.
Hood: Outlaws & Legends Introduces The Ranger
Video game developer Sumo Digital and publisher Focus Home Interactive have cast the spotlight on the shadowy figure of The Ranger in the first character gameplay trailer for their upcoming medieval PvPvE multiplayer heist game Hood: Outlaws & Legends.
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It's a Kind of Magic
Imagine if you will you are a simple farmer until one day a man calling himself Uncle Andy shows up out of nowhere and changes the world. Imagine you are now a battle wizard and you're only goal in life is to blow the heads off other battle wizards . Put on your best cloak and grab your magic wand
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