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Dan Rockwood

Staff Writer

I'm a New England-based writer who loves games and the industry at large. My favorite video game is Majora's Mask, and I will always says yes to looking at cat photos. I play all games but spend most of my time on Switch and PS4/PS5, with favorite genres being action adventure. 

Articles by Dan Rockwood

Leon Kennedy in Resident Evil 2

How Resident Evil Gets Remakes Right

This month, Capcom is celebrating the Resident Evil 25th anniversary. We also want to celebrate 25 years of Resident Evil by taking a look at some of the most iconic games in the series, and how Capcon improved upon and changed things with the variety of Resident Evil remakes we’ve gotten over the past several years.
Published: Mon, 03/29/2021 - 11:00
In Sound Mind Lighthouse

In Sound Mind Strikingly Manifests Mental-Health Struggles

In Sound Mind places you directly into surreal mindscapes of mental health struggles, helping you both understand characters in the game while uncovering mystery after mystery. See why you should pick up this survival horror experience from developer We Create Stuff.
Published: Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:00
Uncharted 2 train hanging off a cliff

Top 10 Video Game Trains

Who doesn’t love trains? They can be a reminder of a by-gone era of the mighty locomotive, as well as a glimpse of a hopeful future filled with high-speed travel by rail. Whenever a game introduces a train, it’s easy to get excited over the design and challenges this level may bring. Whether it’s an aesthetic set piece or a labyrinth of cars to make your way through, here’s our list of our top ten favorite trains in video games.
Published: Wed, 03/24/2021 - 11:00
Link in the King of Red Lions in Wind WAker

Nintendo Announced Skyward Sword HD. What’s Next?

What could Nintendo have in store for a Legend of Zelda 3D Collection? We take a look at what a Zelda 3D collection could (and should) look like.
Published: Tue, 03/02/2021 - 11:30
Tetris and other things on display at the Strong National Museum of Play

How a Game Preservation Museum Is Keeping Your Favorite Games Alive

The Strong National Museum of Play celebrates games and play of all kinds. See how the Strong Museum in Rochester, NY, supports video-game preservation.
Published: Fri, 02/19/2021 - 11:00
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Gets Update

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Expansion Pass Announced

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is getting a series of updates that will start this May and roll into November.
Published: Wed, 02/17/2021 - 18:16
Link and Zelda with Loftwing

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Comes to Nintendo Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming to Nintendo Switch July 16, 2021.
Published: Wed, 02/17/2021 - 17:59
Super Mario 3D All Stars featuring three classic Mario games

The Super Mario 3D All Stars Limited-Release Window Closes Soon. What’s Next?

Should Nintendo put N64, GameCube and other titles on Switch? We interviewed game preservationists about limited-run titles like Super Mario 3D All Stars.
Published: Mon, 01/25/2021 - 12:00
Resident Evil: Village villain

8 Things We Noticed in the Resident Evil Village Demo

Last week's Resident Evil showcase gave us more details about the upcoming Resident Evil Village. Here’s eight details we noticed while playing through The Maiden demo.
Published: Mon, 01/25/2021 - 11:00
Everspace 2 Spaceship flying in front of a sun

Is Everspace 2 the Beautifully Designed Spaceship Sim You've Been Waiting For?

Everspace 2 is a fast-paced, action-packed spaceship RPG that allows you to explore a vast galaxy while customizing your ship. This Everspace sequel is gorgeously designed and offers plenty for you to explore and do as you battle outlaw spacecraft and mine distant asteroids. The Everspace 2 release date will be available soon, in the meantime take a look at our thoughts on the Everspace 2 gameplay and customization options.
Published: Mon, 01/18/2021 - 11:00
Miles Morales in the snow

10 Snowy Video Game Wonderlands to Get Lost In This Winter


This winter, many of us will be spending more time indoors than ever before.

Published: Fri, 01/08/2021 - 11:00
Don't Be Afraid logo with creatures peering through the darkness

Don't Be Afraid Review


If there's one genre that's perfectly apt for video games, it's horror. Nothing creates a terrifyingly immersive experience like being in the shoes of someone who is helpless or lost.

Published: Fri, 01/01/2021 - 11:00