Why Game Preservation is Critical

As technology improves, video games get more and more advanced. Graphics have blurred the lines between real and imaginary. Real-time ray tracing is now possible (albeit with a major performance hit). We can now consistently hit 4K resolutions in the 60FPS range (if you're part of the PC Master Race). We have advanced so much, … Continue reading Why Game Preservation is Critical

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Everyone’s Doing Video Game Adaptations Wrong

We've all seen video games adapted into other forms of media, like movies. So far, few, if any, have been good. Super Mario Bros. was adapted into a movie that can best be described as "forgettable" and Tomb Raider has been adapted into several movies that can best be described as, "eh". But why is … Continue reading Everyone’s Doing Video Game Adaptations Wrong

A new challenger approaches: The Mad Box

Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo have been the only console manufacturers for over a decade and a half. Back when Microsoft was entering the industry, a lot of people laughed them off. The Xbox's legacy now speaks for itself. Sony entered the industry in a surprise move a couple of years earlier. Now, after nearly 20 … Continue reading A new challenger approaches: The Mad Box

Clearing the Backlog: Life is Strange 2 Episode 1

Life is Strange, the breakout hit by Dontnod, ranks as one of my favorite games. While the visual style can be grating sometimes and the lip syncing can be horribly, hilariously off on occasion (or all the time), the story is absolutely superb. I'm the kind of gamer that can forgive a lot of faults … Continue reading Clearing the Backlog: Life is Strange 2 Episode 1

Of Mice and Pixels: Mouse and Keyboard Support on Consoles

We all have strong opinions about which control scheme we prefer for games. Some of us are staunch defenders of mouse and keyboard, heralding it as the superior, most accurate way to play. Some of us prefer the ease of use of a controller, where accuracy isn't as important as general ease of use (I … Continue reading Of Mice and Pixels: Mouse and Keyboard Support on Consoles