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The Last of Us Part II is Just Around the Corner

The Last of Us is one of my favorite games of all time, so you can bet that I’m incredibly excited for The Last of Us Part II. To this day, Joel and Ellie’s journey remains to be one of the most iconic video games narratives of all time, so I’m itching to see…

Fallout 76: Another No Man’s Sky

Bethesda’s recent Fallout 76 has received an almost unanimously poor reception both critically and commercially. Although I actually argued for the game’s concept pre-release, even I’m aware of its flaws after seeing Bethesda’s execution. I’m all for a multiplayer Fallout game on paper, but I’m not, however, all for Fallout 76.  Don’t get me wrong,…

What Does Gaming Teach Us About Death?

Have you ever had a “Holy shit, I just died!” moment while you were playing a video game? I have, but it was only pretty recently. It happened while I was replaying Bloodborne with some friends. We were all pretty rusty after having a few months without touching a Souls title, so we died a…

Developers We Would Like to See Make Western Video Games Like RDR2

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 has launched to both critical and commercial success, as Arthur Morgan takes the reins from previous protagonist John Marston in a gracious and very much outlaw-esque way. However, as good as Red Dead Redemption 2 is, the idea of other studios attempting to create their own Western games is…

Why Fallout 76 is an Important Fallout Game

Fans all over the world have been skeptical about Fallout 76 since the moment it was announced. A multiplayer Fallout game? How could that possibly work? What about the significance of the quest narrative and the ability to explore the world on your own without having to deal with other players? The Fallout series has…

5 Things A Harry Potter RPG Needs to Get Right

Recently, footage of a Harry Potter RPG was leaked online. Although there is huge potential for a contemporary game based on Rowling’s classic series to be fantastic, there are certain things that need to be executed well in order for it to be a worthwhile RPG. By this, I mean…

What Red Dead Didn’t Do As Well As The Witcher 3

Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2 was received with myriad 10s—and by God it deserved them. However, the idea that it is flawless is problematic; nothing is flawless. While Red Dead Redemption 2 has completely redefined the design of open-world games, there are some ways in which it missed the mark. That’s not to say…

When a Game’s Schtick Doesn’t Stick the Landing – The Quiet Man

I love it when games try something new outside of the norm. Heavy Rain. Braid. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Undertale. Firewatch. Practically any indie title. And—brace yourself, I’m about to mention an Xbox One game—Quantum Break. All of these games’ developers took a risk, whether it was in the story they were telling, how…

Happy Birthday to Nolan North

“I mean, Gary Oldman, one of the greatest actors on the planet, did Call of Duty. He wouldn’t have done it 10 years ago. It’s a new age dawning, and I’m just really proud to be part of it.” Nolan North, born 48 years ago today, played more than just…