The player stares up at the Labyrinth Sentinel, a large world boss in Remnant 2.

Which Platform Has Best Remnant 2 Performance?

If there's one element that defines this generation of gaming, it's performance. Players want to know that their games aren't just going to look good, they want them to perform well. Often that means…

August 8, 2023 | 10:09 EDT

Clive looking conflicted in Final Fantasy XVI

The Problem With Clive Rosfield in Final Fantasy XVI

You’ve probably heard this before, but Final Fantasy XVI is a pretty dark game. Even with brightness settings maxed out, there’s a lot of gruesome violence, emotional gut punches, and moments that…

June 29, 2023 | 11:10 EDT

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How Final Fantasy XVI Perfected the Quick-Time Event

The general attitude towards quick-time events (QTEs) is that they are superfluous and immersion breaking. While plenty of games have utilized the QTE in the past two decades or so of gaming, I find…

June 27, 2023 | 11:30 EDT

Ratchet from Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart looking into the camera

Rift Apart's PC Port Is a Reminder To Not Believe All the Marketing Hype

Ahead of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart's, release there was one marketing idea that you couldn’t escape hearing: that it was only doable on PlayStation 5. From June 2020 through its release, this was…

June 5, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

The main characters staring at a portal opening from The Traveler at the conclusion of Destiny 2 Lightfall

Destiny 2 Lightfall: What Happened With That Finale?

With the release of Destiny 2 Lightfall, the community has tucked into its newest content with zeal. Part of this was due to the emotional climax of the most recent season, setting high expectations…

March 6, 2023 | 11:00 EST

Saint and Osiris watching The Traveler from Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph

Destiny 2 Season of the Seraph Prepares for the End

With the final story mission live and its ending cutscene revealed, the Destiny 2 community has been rocked to its core by the events of Season of the Seraph. What started as a solid continuation of…

February 20, 2023 | 12:32 EST

Map while travelling in Pathfinder Kingmaker

Paper Maps Make Fantasy Games More Immersive

Fantasy is one of the most popular genres of fiction, and at its core, it relies on presenting an alternate world that its audience can become invested in, moved by, and perhaps even escape to.…

February 8, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Why I Hope We Get More Horizon Forbidden West LEGO Sets

This past year, LEGO released an impressively detailed Horizon Forbidden West LEGO set featuring a 13-inch Tallneck with smaller Aloy and Watcher LEGO figures. This set was a bit pricey at $79.99,…

December 27, 2022 | 11:00 EST

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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

The Guardian in Spider's Bar from Destiny 2 Season of Plunder

Destiny 2 Season of Plunder Feels Like Swashbuckling Filler

Looking back on Destiny 2 Season of Plunder, there wasn't a lot that stuck in my mind. The content that propelled this season was exciting, continuing Bungie's push towards fun rewarding PvE seasonal…

November 17, 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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Saints Row Doesn’t Take Advantage of its Perfect Setting

The latest Saints Row is the industry’s latest harsh lesson on how not to do a reboot. It is a mess of a game, one of the most obviously unfinished AAA releases of the last few years. The game-…

September 2, 2022 | 11:00 EDT

Kratos in God of War Ragnarok

Why Does the God of War Ragnarok Jotnar Edition Not Include a Physical Disc?

Arguably the most anticipated PlayStation 4 / PlayStation 5 game of the year, God of War Ragnarok will be hitting consoles on November 9. Those who have been eagerly awaiting to purchase a special…

July 18, 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

A red clad Nightmare of the Destiny 2 villain, Ghaul.

Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted: Emotional Trauma and Reconciliation

The first month of Destiny 2 Season of the Haunted has been an emotional rollercoaster both in terms of gameplay and story content. Major characters have become the focus for some insightful…

June 21, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

The Guardian walking through Savathun's mindscape

Destiny 2 The Witch Queen is Bungie's Best Campaign in Years

Last week, Destiny 2's latest premium expansion, The Witch Queen went live. While there was understandable hype for the features and mechanics the expansion would introduce, such as the heavily…

March 4, 2022 | 12:00 EST

A warlock sitting in the Shattered Realms, a ball of dark energy in the background

The State of Destiny 2: Season of The Lost

Eyes up, Guardians. The final mission event has dropped for Destiny 2's Season of the Lost, setting the stage for the newest premium expansion: The Witch Queen. While I would love to say that there…

February 19, 2022 | 11:00 EST

A robot wearing a denim jacket covered with pins and symbols from Bungie's history as a developer

Destiny 2's Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack is A Successful Celebration

While Season of the Lost is still on hiatus, Destiny 2's players have been waiting for the Bungie 30th Anniversary Pack. Not only is it a celebration of the developer's long history in the industry,…

December 28, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Did Battlefield 2042's Missing Campaign Hurt It?

There's much that can be said about Battlefield 2042's multiplayer gameplay, yet it's clear that the game must've had a rather interesting development cycle for DICE to have made some of the…

November 19, 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

A black and white image of two Guardians walking together

Destiny 2's Seasons 2021: The Ups and the Downs

If you haven't noticed from my output on this site by now, I am quite invested in Destiny 2. I was there for the doldrums of its launch in 2017 and its bevy of mediocre support. I was there when it…

November 9, 2021 | 12:00 EST

The Shattered Throne in a plane of moving shadows and fog

Destiny 2 Paywalling Dungeons is a Bad Idea

If you've been paying attention to recent developments of the ongoing space fantasy action MMO, Destiny 2, you'll know that new details have been coming out regarding its upcoming premium expansion.…

October 21, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Tradition vs Innovation: Will Battlefield 2042's Specialist Gamble Work?

With the gaming industry gearing up to take advantage of the new generation of consoles, it's almost inevitable that developers will want to take risks. After all, it's the start of a new era of…

October 12, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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Destiny 2's Recent Vaulting is Necessary

I've always managed to be patient and understanding with Destiny 2. As an ongoing experience, it has made some stumbles as well as genuine strides when it comes to being a sci-fi action MMO everyone…

October 9, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Aloy aiming a bow and arrow at a Tremortusk in Horizon Forbidden West

Why Don't the Horizon Forbidden West Collector’s Editions Come with a Physical Disc?

Those looking forward to the Horizon Forbidden West release date don’t have too much longer to wait for the Horizon Zero Dawn sequel, and Sony continues to fan the hype with the latest look at the…

September 7, 2021 | 12:00 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

Isaac Aiming a Weapon in Dead Space 3

Dead Space is Alive, But Visceral Games is Still Dead

Cynicism is easy whenever Electronic Arts is involved. The AAA third-party publisher is renowned for purchasing development studios, draining developers for every conceivable penny, and subsequently…

July 26, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Judgment's main hero Takayuki Yagami readying himself for battle

Why Judgment and Yakuza Need Each Other

Rumors have been spreading that, due to some really draconian policies from a Japanese talent agency, that Sega may discontinue Yakuza spin-off series Judgment after the release of just its second…

July 22, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive Might Have Changed Fighting Games Forever

The Guilty Gear Strive hype is far from over. It has charismatic characters, fun gameplay, a heavenly netcode, and some of the most impressive 3D anime characters ever made. Arc System Works managed…

July 12, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Saint confronting Mithrax over resources

Destiny 2's Season of the Splicer Asks Hard Questions

The world of Destiny has been active in the gaming landscape for well over seven years now. Bungie's big sweeping space opera has come a long way since then, going from a game criticized for having…

July 3, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

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What the Rumored Dead Space Remake Should Take From Resident Evil 2

With the rumors circulating about a remake of the first Dead Space game, fans of the series are excited for the potential future of the franchise. Given that Dead Space 3’s final DLC ended on…

July 3, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Mithrax in a snow storm, his back to the viewer

Destiny 2 Season of the Splicer First Impressions

After a surprisingly stellar outing with Season of the Chosen, expectations for the next stage of Destiny 2 were high. Season of the Splicer starts by introducing new characters and ideas teased in…

May 21, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Resident Evil Village

Ethan Winters Makes & Breaks Resident Evil Village

Since it first sparked the world’s interest in the survival horror genre, Resident Evil has always had a touch of campiness to it. Those moments of genuine horror shine bright, like maneuvering…

May 19, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

A Warlock on a podium of the Guardian Games wearing a silver crown

The State of Destiny 2: Season of the Chosen

With the closing ceremony of this year's Guardian Games, Destiny 2's Season of the Chosen is now wrapping up. While we have concerns regarding changes to come, it is also important to look back at…

May 10, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

A screenshot from Resident Evil 7 showing a television.

Resident Evil 7 Came to Switch—Now Village Could Too

Since the days of Resident Evil 4’s exclusive GameCube launch, it has been no secret that Capcom and Nintendo have maintained a particularly close relationship, with many of entries from their…

May 10, 2021 | 11:30 EDT


Will There Be More AAA Roguelites?

If you ask someone to list a roguelite off the top of their head, nine times out of 10, it’ll be an indie game. Dead Cells, Enter the Gungeon, Binding of Isaac, or Hades quickly come to mind. The…

May 7, 2021 | 01:00 EDT

Ada-1 the Transmog vendor for Destiny 2

Destiny 2's Transmog System Sounds Terrible

As Season of the Chosen wraps up for Destiny 2, Bungie revealed in one of their weekly update posts details for a long-requested feature: an armor transmog system. As people combed over this new…

May 6, 2021 | 01:00 EDT


Destiny to Outriders: Is a Perfect Looter Shooter Impossible?

It is often accepted that the first Borderlands game was responsible for the popularization of the looter shooter genre. At the time, looter shooters seemed like the peanut butter-chocolate of gaming…

April 29, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

The Outrider sympathizing with a military leader

Outriders is Surprisingly Funny

Chances are if you enjoy looter shooters, you are curious about Outriders. If not, you really should be. People Can Fly's take on the formula manages to get a lot of things right with its gameplay…

April 8, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

Evelyn Parker in Cyberpunk 2077

Where Cyberpunk 2077 Succeeds: Giving Sex Workers A Story

This article contains spoilers for Cyberpunk 2077, and discussions of sexual assault, suicide, and self-harm. If all you knew about sex workers came from gaming what would you think about this group…

January 8, 2021 | 12:00 EST

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Cyberpunk 2077: A Monument to the Sins of the Gaming Industry

As is the case with every major industry, the gaming industry is no stranger to controversies. It's almost depressing how there are so many credible allegations of discrimination and exploitation in…

December 28, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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CDPR Is Already Acting Like A Big Publisher

The Witcher 3 only released back in 2015, and for those that don’t remember, CD Projekt Red was surging in popularity, but they weren't necessarily a household name. In that short five years, CDPR…

December 16, 2020 | 12:00 EST

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Is CD Projekt Red's Crunch For Cyberpunk 2077 Fair?

With only a few weeks to go before the next generation of consoles are released to the public, game developers are almost certainly in a rush to meet deadlines. Under normal circumstances, releasing…

October 19, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

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Does Assassin's Creed Valhalla Need RPG Mechanics?

For longtime fans of the Assassin's Creed franchise, few things are as contentious as Ubisoft's decision to add RPG mechanics to the basic Assassin's Creed gameplay formula. No one is denying that…

July 21, 2020 | 12:00 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 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

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What is Cyberpunk?

In 1984, William Gibson’s novel Neuromancer was released. An underground hit that won multiple awards, the novel, which is about a washed-up computer hacker who must contend with an artificial…

June 27, 2019 | 02:00 EDT