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'The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild'—Mighty Review
Does this game deserve the endless praise it's gotten since release? Today, we find out. This review is as spoiler-free as possible, containing footage captured within the first four hours of playtime and commentary limited to generalities. If you don’t want any part of the game spoiled before playing, leave now and play it. It’s getting a good score. Please enjoy the review.
Take the Shovel Back, I’m Not Burying Her: An Open Letter to Dontnod Entertainment
Dear Dontnod, I’m really tired of seeing dead lesbians in media. When I say this, I don’t mean that I’m sad about the creative choices that have happened in recent media, or even that I’m heartbroken by the fact that "dead lesbians" is still a very common trope within modern media. No. When I say I’m tired of seeing dead lesbians in media, I mean that I’ve given up hope. That the surge of joy I once felt on the rare occasion that I saw my sexuality represented in a healthy way is quickly snuffed out by anxiety as I have to sit and debate if I even want to continue consuming this piece of media until I can be absolutely sure that said character won’t meet a grisly end.
How To: Level Up Your PC Without Breaking the Bank!
One thing is for certain; gaming isn't a cheap hobby. Especially PC gaming. Technology is expanding at an extremely rapid pace and one day your computer may be able to handle all the new next generation games, while a couple days later something even greater is released and its time to upgrade that old graphics card again. Or if you're a student like me, you may not have 1000 dollars just burning a hole in your pocket to spend on a good enough computer that can handle Destiny 2 or COD:WW2 (Totally a Battlefield 1 copy by the way).
"You Have Been Kicked From the Game"
LittleBigPlanet 2 is the sequel to LittleBigPlanet, and to most, it is considered the best installment in the LittleBigPlanet series. However, the online community isn't the best at times. If you're lucky, you'll run into a great group of players and make friends with them as you journey through community content. However, if you're unlucky like myself (and many others), you'll find that playing online is a very unpleasant experience.... And here's why:
Responding to "Gamer Shaming"
Well, it's been a few years, so "Gamer Gate" has kind of blown over by now. But that's precisely why I feel a pressing need to talk about it. Because, in the thick of it, it was hard to even say "Gamer Gate" without getting tongue-lashed or even censored. Now, hopefully, since "time heals all wounds" we can sit down like reasonable adults and have a reasonable discussion about it. It's worth discussing. We shouldn't try to pretend it didn't happen just because it was ugly and tantrum-y. Both sides raised important arguments and made interesting statements about what they think the "gamer" identity is and should be. These days, to move forward as gamers, we should address the concerns of the critics of the video gaming community. I think we should do this with rational arguments, which were lost to the firebombs of virulent hostility on both sides I witnessed a few years ago.
The History of Video Games: Part 2 - The Fall of the Atari 2600.
Welcome back. Last week we took a brief look at the Atari 2600. This week we will chart its rise and its eventual fall. The Atari 2600 was the first major console and in many ways set the stage for the consoles that would follow. Many of the features of video gaming we now take for granted started with the 2600.
DmC - Dante
With the phenomenal success of video game Devil May Cry 4, the white-haired demon hunter Dante was in more demand than ever. However, parent company Capcom and Ninja Theory felt the original Dante’s trademark attitude had grown stale. So they went back to the drawing board and came up with an even more extreme game: DmC: Devil May Cry. Does DmC Dante live up to the game’s hype? Read on.
Must Have PS4 Accessories for Gamers
A PS4 is an amazing piece of equipment. It can really elevate your gaming experience in ways that most other game systems can't. It's got killer graphics, an insanely fast memory hard drive, and also has way better stats than the Xbox 1.
Ataribox: Did Atari Do The Math?
I was one of the few who did the math back in 1994 when the console (and bit-) war was in full steam with many manufacturers trying to catch my attention and ultimately my money. Atari had just released the JAGUAR, a 64-bit machine that, on
ZX Spectrum Games You Must Play
The delights of the ZX Spectrum may be unfamiliar to many American readers. But as one of the very first home computers aimed at a mainstream audience, the humble machine dominated the European market for years.
Ten NES Games You Don't Need to Play
Welcome back to my retro reviews. I have always loved playing Nintendo, and from its vast library of great games, there come a few crappy games. These are not games that necessarily evoke feelings of wrath or revulsion, but nonetheless, they are games you can avoid.
Thoughts on Resident Evil 4 — After Playing It for the First Time 15 Years Later
To start this thing off let's take it back to when I first got Resident Evil 4 in 2016. No use in telling him... he's dead.