Advance Wars Re-Boot Switch

Behind the Early Advance Wars Copy: An Interview With Rachael Adamson

Celebrity can come fast, especially when it is through random chance. That is the case for Rachael Adamson, a young woman living in the United Kingdom who found herself an instant celebrity because…

April 16, 2022 | 02:42 EDT

Official art from A Link Between Worlds

12 Games to Pick Up on the 3DS and Wii U Before It's Too Late

The end of the 3DS and Wii U era has arrived, with Nintendo announcing their plans to shut down the consoles’ eShops in March 2023. Before games like Pokemon Sun and Moon end up going for $100 a…

February 18, 2022 | 11:00 EST

It's out the window.

Bad Timing: The Dying Light 2 Immunity Mechanic Is Pointless

Techland's Dying Light, released in 2015, was a huge parkour-zombie-survival hit that still holds up today. It received an expansion called The Following, but officially became part of a series with…

February 4, 2022 | 12:00 EST

Zag And Friends,  LGBTQ characters

8 Games That Fairly Portray LGBTQ Characters

Pride is an event that is celebrated around the world and has become a symbol of love and acceptance. While this is how it’s viewed now, many don’t realize that Pride was sparked as a form of…

June 25, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

Armoured figure crouching in the foreground with a monster in the background

What Metroid Dread Could Mean For The Metroid Timeline

The Metroid timeline for many years has remained largely unchanged. Admittedly this has been due to a lack of new games in the series, but that isn’t the point, as even the last new game in the…

June 24, 2021 | 12:00 EDT

A proud Mama.

The Troubled Release of Cooking Mama: Cookstar

There are game series that many people don’t take seriously despite how many titles they produce. Any series with cartoon graphics tend to be written off as childish which is unfair to say the least…

April 14, 2021 | 11:00 EDT

Monster Hunter Rise

How Monster Hunter Rise Differs from World

As we all rise to play the newest Monster Hunter game we’re noticing new things all over. The previous main entry Monster Hunter World drew quite the crowd and the DLC of Iceborne only did more for…

March 31, 2021 | 11:30 EDT

OOT Link Zelda Key Art

Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 4

Last time, we went into the exhaustive development of Stage 3 of Zelda 64, at this point now officially called Ocarina of Time in development. From it, child Link was introduced, story beats were…

February 4, 2021 | 01:00 EST

OOT Cast Key Art

Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 3

Last time, we looked into the exhaustive development of Zelda 64 through Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the game's life, going into the limitations of the 64DD, the growing press buzz, and the beginnings of…

February 3, 2021 | 01:00 EST

Zelda OOT Link vs Volvagia

Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 2

Last time, we introduced the pre-production phase of Ocarina of Time, from its very early influences in chanbara swordplay to failed experiments using the FX chip. This article will continue the…

February 2, 2021 | 01:00 EST

Zelda Ocarina of Time Temple of Time Art

Links to the Past: The Development Timeline of Ocarina of Time, Part 1

Recently, one of the biggest finds in gaming history occurred; several beta maps and assets from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time were discovered on a few Nintendo 64 dev kits. For a whole…

February 1, 2021 | 01:00 EST

Pokemon GO Fest 2020

GOing Global at Pokemon GO Fest 2020

In 2019, 300,000 people descended upon parks in Chicago, U.S.; Dortmund, Germany; and Yokohama, Japan, phones in hand, to explore model environments, socialize in pop-up lounges, and most importantly…

July 29, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

The main logo for offbeat JRPG EarthBound

25 Years Of EarthBound

 I was about 75% of the way through EarthBound when I realized I’d equipped my protagonist with a joke weapon. The Casey Bat is a reference to a slightly obscure Ernest Thayer poem from 1888. In…

June 5, 2020 | 12:00 EDT

Animal Crossing Quality-of-Life change cover

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Needs These 21 Quality-of-Life Changes

After more than 200 hours, I've come to the conclusion that there are some Animal Crossing: New Horizons quality-of-life changes that are badly needed. While this is generally a pretty great casual…

April 30, 2020 | 11:05 EDT