A Regenerador attacks Ada in Resident Evil 4 Separate Ways

If You Skip Resident Evil 4: Separate Ways, You're Doing Yourself a Disservice

When the Resident Evil 4 Remake was released back in March, it quickly became regarded as one of the best remakes ever made by fans and critics alike. So how can Capcom follow that up?  The answer…

October 23, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

A closeup of Link in the froggy armor in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Froggy Armor Is Tears of the Kingdom's Best Quality-of-Life Improvement

Of all the changes and improvements in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom from its predecessor, the addition of the Froggy Armor is definitely one of the most helpful. Course correcting on the…

July 18, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

Aurora borealis in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

How Animal Crossing Ushered in the Age of Endless Games

Twenty-two years ago, the world was introduced to an animated raccoon (OK, technically a tanooki) real-estate investor, general store owner and probable mob boss. To say it was a simpler time would…

June 20, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

Leon aims his gun at enemies in Resident Evil 4 Remake

Resident Evil 4 Remake Sets a Gold Standard for Replayability

For over two decades, Resident Evil has been a series that rewards those who want to return to the campaigns over and over again. New game modes, new unlockables, and a plethora of secrets ensure…

April 24, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Fortnite's Battle Passes: How Did They Take Over the Gaming Industry?

Much like any other art form, there are no small number of games that are so good that they are almost transformative to the individual playing them. On occasion, there are also games that…

January 11, 2023 | 01:00 EST

Carol Danvers and Hunter playing video games

Marvel's Midnight Suns' Most Benign Moments Are Its Best

Slow and methodical video games are certainly nothing new, but since the pandemic, this type of gameplay has been embraced more and more by players who don't mind taking their time with a story. Just…

December 19, 2022 | 12:00 EST

Trainers in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Is Game Freak Still the Right Studio for Pokemon?

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet released just a couple weeks ago, and though it sold over 10 million copies during its launch weekend (and became the fastest-selling Nintendo game of all time), fans have…

November 30, 2022 | 11:00 EST

FIFA 23 Manager Mode

Why I'm Hopelessly Addicted to FIFA 23's Manager Mode

As each year passes, I become more enraptured with FIFA's Manager Mode, and in FIFA 23, I'm even more addicted from the slight tweaks that EA has implemented. By signing new players, organizing…

October 11, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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How the Splatoon 3 Direct Missed the Point

Last week, Nintendo finally dedicated a full 30+ minutes to show off everything that we can expect to see in Splatoon 3. Despite revealing some new stages, weapons, and abilities, the Direct itself…

August 17, 2022 | 01:00 EDT

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Mario Sports Titles Should Go Beyond Mario Strikers' Energetic Art Direction

I think it’s fair to say that Mario Strikers: Battle League wasn’t exactly an expected title at the time of its announcement. In terms of the array of Mario sports spin offs that could have been…

July 5, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Neon White's Impressive HUD

Neon White’s HUD Is a Divine Union of Style & Substance

There’s a lot of reasons to love Neon White. It’s a game confident in its ambitions, singularly focused on delivering small slices of exhilarating, speedrun-centric action gameplay. In a year that’s…

July 1, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

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Pac-Man World Re-Pac is Great, But What About Pac-Man World 2?

When I heard the news that a Nintendo Direct Mini had been announced, the last thing I imagined was being wowed. The release date had already been leaked for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope, and I…

June 30, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition

15 Years Later: Resident Evil 4 Wii Is Still the Definitive RE4 Experience

It has been 15 years since the Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition release date, and even in 2022, this game stands up as the definitive Resident Evil experience. There are parts of Resident Evil 4 that are…

May 31, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Vending Mouth ability

Which Kirby Powerup Is the Best, and Why Is It the Vending Machine?

Kirby and the Forgotten Land offers a multitude of powerups for you to collect, from frost and fire powers to Kirby becoming one with any number of inanimate objects. There are dozens of ways for…

April 8, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Cobalt Coastlands and Pokemon in Pokemon Legends Arceus

Cobalt Coastlands Is the Termina Great Bay Coast of Pokemon Legends: Arceus

The world of Pokemon Legends: Arceus is designed in a familiar fashion to games we've seen before, with a main hub area and the ability to travel to several other distinct locations. One location in…

March 17, 2022 | 12:00 EDT

Running across Cobalt Coastlands in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Makes Relaxing Easy

If you've been playing the most recent release in the Pokemon saga (and have managed to ignore the near non-stop debates about graphical fidelity), it's likely you've been having an overall enjoyable…

February 12, 2022 | 11:00 EST

The Pokemon Arceus floating in the sky

Are the Changes in Pokemon Legends: Arceus Enough?

Nintendo and Game Freak aimed to revolutionize the Pokemon franchise with Pokemon Legends: Arceus. "Action meets RPG in a new kind of Pokemon adventure," the marketing promises. The game's release…

February 2, 2022 | 12:00 EST

Persona 3 Portable box art main characters

What Would the Ideal Persona 3 Remaster Look Like?

To this day, there is still no definitive way to play Persona 3. Granted, you can still purchase digital downloads of Persona 3 FES and Persona 3 Portable via the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita…

December 29, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Guardians of the Galaxy Puts an Interesting Spin on the Sad Dad Trope

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy has been one of the biggest surprises of 2021, partially because of how much love and care it puts into its characters and their relationships. Warning: This piece…

November 10, 2021 | 12:30 EST

Mii Fighter costumes in Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. Mii Fighter Costumes Are the Worst

Super Smash Bros. is a series that has changed so much over the years, from the first addition of third-party fighters in Brawl to Spirit Boards and more in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Nothing gets…

October 20, 2021 | 12:30 EDT


Every Version of Skyrim Ranked

With the announcement of Skyrim: Anniversary Edition slated to release this November, a sobering realization hit: There are way too many versions of this open-world RPG out there. In the 10 years it…

August 23, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

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How Hades Parallels Mental Health Resiliency

Failure is the status quo in Hades. Focusing on its lead character Zagreus, this Greek mythology-inspired roguelike by Supergiant Games is built around how its main protagonist consistently loses. As…

August 12, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Samus surrounded by red-eyed robots

Is MercurySteam the Right Studio For Metroid Dread?

As the dust settles on an otherwise tepid E3 2021, the confirmation of Metroid Dread continues to rattle in my head. As a big fan of the series, it felt like lightning in a bottle, a continuation of…

June 23, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Loftwing in Skyward Sword

The Skyward Sword Amiibo Is Disappointing But Not Surprising

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is a game that is fondly remembered by only a few, myself included. It most often gets criticized for its motion controls, tedium, and fetch quests. Unlike…

May 25, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

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More Minecraft Slabs and Stairs Would Make for a Better Game

There are quite a few Minecraft slabs and stairs available in the game. Not every single block type can be crafted into a new shape—and boy, would it be nice to have a little more variety. Minecraft…

May 5, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Doomguy and an army charging towards an army of demons lead by The Dark Lord

The Epic Failure of Doom Eternal's Dark Lord

Recently, I wrapped up the final DLC for Doom Eternal, The Ancient Gods – Part 2. Overall, I thought it was fine, but it held all the telltale signs of id Software finally hitting the breaking point…

March 25, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Link in the King of Red Lions in Wind WAker

Nintendo Announced Skyward Sword HD. What’s Next?

The most recent Nintendo Direct gave us something that many fans were looking for: confirmation that The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD is coming to Switch. The Skyward Sword HD release date is…

March 2, 2021 | 11:30 EST

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Ubisoft Repeats Its Mistakes With Scott Pilgrim

Scott Pilgrim vs The World – Complete Edition has finally hit digital store shelves. After years of being unavailable, fans of the sidescrolling brawler are able to experience the definitive edition…

January 18, 2021 | 12:00 EST

NEO: The World Ends With You - Key Art

NEO: The World Ends With You Has Got Me Hyped

It's really happening. Fans of The World Ends With You all over the world today had their prayers answered as Square Enix finally dropped a trailer for another game in the franchise, NEO: The World…

November 24, 2020 | 10:30 EST

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Is AOC's Among Us Twitch Stream the Future of Politics?

As the world's most popular game streaming platform, Twitch has certainly seen a lot of usage over the years. For many, it's the place to watch your favorite online personalities play games. On other…

October 26, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Why a $70 NBA 2k21 is the Wrong Move for Next-Gen Sports Games

The $70 NBA 2K21 price tag for the next-gen version is likely to come as a sticker shock for some gamers. An uptick in price for some PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X games is something we should…

July 9, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

The Best & Worst Sisterly Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

The Best & Worst Sisterly Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Sisterly villagers are one of two types you'll start out with in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. They accompany the jocks as an original resident, and there's not much to dislike about them. In my…

May 20, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best & Worst Cranky Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Cranky villagers were always unique, mostly because of their deeper baritone voices and often... well, cranky personalities. Mostly cantankerous and a bit stand-offish, cranky villagers represent the…

May 18, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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The Best & Worst Peppy Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Peppy is a female-only type of villager in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Not to be confused with the sisterly villagers, these particular personality types are a bit over the top in their mannerisms…

May 13, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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The Best & Worst Normal Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Ahh the normal villager. The vanilla to our rocky road, the gray to our red and blue, the toast to our... well you get the picture. Normal villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons are often the…

May 11, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

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The Best & Worst Jock Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

There are two types of villagers that you always start out with in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and one of them so happens to be a jock. This is the most masculine of the personalities, and as such…

May 6, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

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The Best & Worst Snooty Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

OK I got to admit, Snooty villagers in Animal Crossing are probably the worst villager personality in the game. Even more so than the Cranky villagers, Snooty villagers are pompous, incredibly vain,…

May 4, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

Animal Crossing New Horizons Smug Villagers

The Best & Worst Smug Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Though one of the new types of personalities, smug villagers in Animal Crossing are perhaps one of the most diverse and well-defined group of villagers in the game. Their ‘holier than thou’ attitude…

April 28, 2020 | 01:00 EDT

Animal Crossing New Horizons Screenshot Player Character Talking with Daisy Mae The Turnip-Selling Warthog

Selling Animal Crossing Turnips is Literally Hell

I've been playing a lot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and loving a lot of it. I'm not a seasoned veteran, so much of the game is new to me. One thing has quickly become clear, though: selling …

April 23, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

The Witcher 3 Art Showing Geralt in foreground with Angry Bar Patrons Scowling Towards him from the background.

Could The Witcher Lead to More Shows Based on Games?

The Witcher TV series is, by most accounts, a fairly decent adaptation of The Witcher books and games. It’s not a perfect show by any standard, of course, but it’s just good enough that fans of the…

January 13, 2020 | 11:00 EST

Pokemon Sword and Shield RotomDex

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s Best Feature Might Be What it Cut

Pokemon Sword and Shield did a lot of interesting things overall—both in what it added and what it trimmed from the series—to the point of internet oversaturation. Whether it be moves cut, Pokemon…

December 2, 2019 | 11:00 EST

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'Dexit' Killed My Dreams of a Complete Pokedex

If you haven't been following developments with Pokemon Sword and Shield, you might have missed this whole "Dexit" thing. It's got fans in a bit of an uproar — understandably so, all things…

November 16, 2019 | 11:00 EST

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In Defense of Game Freak - Arguing Against #BringBackNationalDex

The past month has been tough if you follow Pokémon at all. Despite a steady stream of trailers showing off new features for Pokémon Sword and Shield, much of the coverage of late has transformed…

July 16, 2019 | 02:00 EDT


UK Politicians Say Fortnite Harms Children; Forget Role of Parents

The rise of video games in culture and society has inevitably meant that children would get their hands on them. In an unsurprising repeat of history, influential public figures have noticed this…

May 5, 2018 | 02:00 EDT


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 with starting and finishing games. That’s…

October 28, 2017 | 01:00 EDT


Breath of the Critics: A Qualitative Analysis of Video Game Reviews and How We Should Approach Them

After ascending a series of waterfalls, I’ve reached Ploymus Mountain’s plateau peak. I’m in a land caught in perpetual rainfall, and right now, I’m nervously weighing my options as I crouch in…

March 29, 2017 | 11:00 EDT


The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild - Quick Thoughts

It's crazy to think that the last time Nintendo released a console The Legend of Zelda game it was 2011 with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.  After The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was…

March 15, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Mods We'd Like to See Ported to Skyrim Special Edition

With Skyrim Special Edition on the horizon (tomorrow), our minds inevitably turn to mods. In fact, Nexusmods have already announced that they will be creating a dedicated new site separated from…

October 26, 2016 | 11:00 EDT