Joey Thurmond

Staff Writer

I'm a part-time videogame journalist with a BA in Game and Interactive Media Design and an MA in Writing Studies. I bleed theology, sci-fi, and fantasy. I grew up with Spyro and Crash on the PlayStation and love FPS, action-RPG, and platformer games. For more of my antics, mosey on over to Push Square and Gamechurch.


Bullet Points: God of War’s Hub World

There’s a crucial difference between the Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon trilogies: their hub worlds. The former has a world map in the first game akin to Super Mario…


The Weakest Links: The Flaws In Breath Of The Wild

I finished The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild recently. Considering that I began playing it when it launched, you don’t have to tell me how slow I am…


Switch Will Allegedly Have Video Capture Time and Games Increased

Earlier this morning, we reported that Nintendo released a new firmware update for the Switch. While features like new user icons, pre-loading new releases, and file transfers are worthy to…


Star Wars Battlefront II Campaign Trailer Emerges With Details On Initial Missions

Star Wars: Battlefront II‘s multiplayer has received all sorts of coverage from trailers aplenty to a public beta that’s contributed to widespread panic about the growing presence of microtransactions. However, the…


Sony’s New Publishing Label Unties is Publishing PC And Switch Games

You’d think that Sony Music Entertainment (SME) would stick with, well, music, but the subsidiary company is broaching new waters with the announcement of its new game publishing label Unties.…

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Metroid: Samus Returns Review – In Her Prime

Samus Aran has been in retirement. It’s not only been seven years since her last major game (the controversial Metroid: Other M) but also nearly twice as long since her…

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Stardew Valley Tills Its Way To Nintendo Switch On October 5

In the wake of Stardew Valley being approved for release on the Nintendo Switch, creator Eric Barone has confirmed via his game’s website that it will be available for purchase on Oct.…


Attack on Titan 2 To Release for Switch And PC; New Details Emerge

Almost a month ago, Koei Tecmo announced that the sequel to Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom would be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One. No details were given upon the…


Square Enix Moving Toward “Games as a Service” Policy For Current And Future Projects

Final Fantasy XV was a “last chance” for the entrenched franchise to prove its relevance in today’s video game marketplace, and against some daunting odds, the decade-long development for it surprisingly…


Limited Run Games Now Required To Put ESRB Ratings on Boxes

If there’s a major bonus to the appeal of Limited Run Games’ physical cases of video games, it’s that they’re not adorned with excessive logos and symbols that distract from…

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