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Jet Set Radio To Return?
If there was an icon of the early noughties, Jet Set Radio seems to be a contender. It had the music, the feel, the unique look and gameplay. SEGA had a winning formula. And then they just stopped. Until now. The original game was popular enough, and the sequel on Xbox seems to have a decent following as well. But, like Shenmue, it just kind of dropped off the planet. Which is a shame, because unique colourful games were sorely…
The Walking Dead – Ten Years On
It was ten years ago that the first series of Telltale’s The Walking Dead changed how we think about those kinds of video games. And maybe all video games. Two seasons into the TV series, fans found a new way of looking at the fictional Walker-fied universe – but it didn’t stop there. Thanks to being available on every single device in existence, as well as the episodic format, it quickly spread to a more casual audience. It wasn’t the…
More Thoughts From Me Special Edition: Is Summer Game Fest Over Yet?
Summer Game Fest, the Geoff Keighley pre-E3 event, happened today. I watched it all and now I have some thoughts on it. I thought that Summer Game Fest would never end. The Geoff Keighley event lasted a long time and after that was an indie game focused Day of the Devs event. Let’s talk about the main Summer Game Fest event first. Geoff Keighley is the host of the Game of Awards an also the host of Summer Game Fest.…
More Thoughts From Me #270: Across the Mass Effect Universe
Bioware has always created wonderful games. From KOTR to Jade Empire to Mass Effect, their creativity is amazing. And the orignal Mass Effect trilogy is a high point for them. I especially love that first game. Let’s take a look back at Mass Effect. The Mass Effect trilogy will be coming to modern consoles very soon. Like tomorrow soon. So I thought for this weeks More Thoughts that I’d think about the beginning of the trilogy. I was a huge…
More Thoughts From Me #265: Closing Down the (Digital) Shop
This week we got rumors that the PS3/PSP/Vita digital stores will be shutting down this year. Usually I do not report or even talk about rumors. That said, the closing of those shops will happen sooner or later! What do I think of digital stores closing? Let’s dig into it. Its always tough when digital store fronts close down. We all know why this happens: digital stores take up server space for companies. They cost money to keep up and…
‘Never Be Game Over’: Inside the Community Still Trying to Solve Metal Gear Solid V’s Biggest Mysteries
There are a small but dedicated group still trying to find meaning in Metal Gear Solid V’s biggest mysteries. There aren’t many of them, but five years on they’re still trying to work out the hidden secrets that will – they hope – fill in the game’s blanks. “Never Be Game Over” is a subreddit that has more than 15,000 subscribers, and since its creation they have broken down the game to its very core in the hopes that suddenly…
Microsoft’s Home Entertainment Mindset
No company pushes the home entertainment benefits of their console more than Microsoft, and for good reason. When it comes to creating that all in one experience for your living room, Microsoft is at the top of the heap. What they sometimes lack in exclusive titles - compared to, say, the PS4 - they make up for in the home experience. Whether it's video, audio, or a great use of the system's cable pass through options, the Xbox One - and soon the Xbox One X - is an ideal media solution for you!
Cars 3: Driven to Win Review in Progress Part 1
It only took a couple minutes for me to fall in love with Cars 3: Driven to Win, and although I can easily say it's no Mario Kart - and really, what cartoon racing game really is - I think it's an equally good alternative for those who perhaps prefer Cars over Mario, or those who do not own a Nintendo Switch. We are looking at the game on both of Nintendo's current platforms for this review: the Nintendo Switch, and the Nintendo Wii U!
WB Live a First for Warner Bros at E3
Nintendo Treehouse always seems to get the most press and accolades at E3 events, but this year, other publishers are getting in on the continues streaming action. For the first time at E3, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is showing live footage of various important people playing some of their upcoming titles. What had me captivated for much of the afternoon was the LEGO Dimensions coverage!
Cars: Driven to Win Launching 06/13
My excitement for Pixar games is pretty none-existent, but my seven year old son goes bananas for these types of games. Just recently, I was showing him the teaser trailer for Cars: Driven to Win and decided to capture a few of his observations in a short article as we move towards launch day next Tuesday, June 13th.