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More Thoughts From Me #124: Octopath Traveler Gets An Addictive New Demo

Last week during E3, Nintendo and Square Enix released a new demo for Octopath Traveler. We had seen a demo before for the game, but this new one had some improvements and also let you play as any of the eight characters in the full game. I've been playing this demo a lot. Here are my thoughts on Octopath Traveler's newest demo!


News Release: New Pokémon TGC Expansion Coming in August

Bellevue, WA — June 19, 2018—The Pokémon Company International today announced Sun & Moon—Celestial Storm, a brand-new expansion for the Pokémon Trading Card Game, launching across the US on August 3, 2018.


Jurassic World Evolutions – First Impressions on Xbox One

Jurassic World has just launched in theatres, and the game based on the franchise has just launched on console. Jurassic World Evolutions is the Rollercoaster Tycoon of dinosaur games, allowing players to build structures, create dinosaurs, and establish a park that will make them a tidy profit. While these types of games always work great on PC, the transfer over to the Xbox One or PS4 is never as smooth.


E3 2018 – Nintendo Booth Tour

Nintendo at E3 2018 was a blast! We went back to visit my colleagues as the Nintendo Booth of E3 again this year. We had a lovely exchange and then Julie took me up to play the upcoming Nintendo Switch titles. Thank again to Nintendo of Canada for setting us up with this fantastic opportunity, as well as Julie for the fantastic tour once again!


Yoku’s Island Express Review

Only a few times in any generation of consoles do we get a title like Yoku's Island Express, a game full of charm, but coupled with fantastic unique gameplay that makes you realize you are playing something truly special. One part Metroidvania and one part pinball, Yoku's Island Express balances both ideas perfectly. Team 17 has created and published something truly special, and they deserve a ton of praise for it!


Aventho Wireless from Beyerdynamic

A few months ago, the good people at Beyerdynamic sent us a box full of headsets, both those for casual listening and those for gaming. One of those sets within the box was the Aventho Wireless, an expensive but highly featured headset that provides quality Bluetooth audio from your device to your ears. While I wasn't a fan of the tiny ear cups, the sound was superb. Let's dive in.


Why We Play Mobile Games

Mobile gaming is becoming increasingly popular, and almost anyone know can have access to games within seconds by pulling out their phone or tablet and loading up their favourite application. It’s not that crazy to think that the majority of gamers in 10 years or so will be doing it on tiny screens, and for only a few moments at a time. Whether you are playing the latest match 3 puzzle types, or simply trying to do a review of…


News Release – LEGO The Incredibles Available Today

Toronto, Canada – June 15, 2018 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group, Disney and Pixar, announced the launch of LEGO® Disney•Pixar's The Incredibles, a new video game where players will experience the thrilling adventures of their favorite Incredibles characters in awe-inspiring action sequences from both Disney•Pixar films, The Incredibles and Incredibles 2, out today in theatres nationwide. Players will discover the Parr family’s range of extraordinary ...


More Thoughts From Me E3 2018 Edition: And the Winner Is…

E3 2018 is over. That's it folks. It went by so fast! And I have a lot of mixed feeling about this E3. I'll get into that, plus who I thought won E3 and what my favorite games were. Lets get to it. Final E3 column of the year!


Soccer Slammers

Soccer Slammers is on Switch to celebrate the World Cup! Atooi are doing a lot of good games for the Nintendo Switch. They are working on bringing my favorite Atooi game, Chicken Wiggle, to the Nintendo Switch. I can’t wait to see that! And they brought Soccer Slammers to the Nintendo Switch yesterday. I got a review copy of the game and have had time to play it. What do I think of Soccer Slammers? Soccer Slammers for the Nintendo…