My Thoughts on Halo Infinite Before Launch

It’s finally here. Halo Infinite is releasing next week after years of speculation, hype, disappointment, confusion, and backlash. For better or worse, it’s coming, and we know a few things going into the release already as well as a few new things that 343 has been drip-feeding us to keep the excitement strong.  It’s been … Continue reading My Thoughts on Halo Infinite Before Launch

We Need to Move Past This One-Size-Fits-All Mentality with Game Design

Console wars have been a time-honored tradition going back to the second generation of consoles but made infamous by the Sega and Nintendo console race of the nineties. The battle between Mario and Sonic created allegiances to brands that bordered on the romantic. People would defend their choice in hardware to the bitter end, and … Continue reading We Need to Move Past This One-Size-Fits-All Mentality with Game Design

Dead Space is Making a Return!

Finally, after almost a decade of radio silence, EA announced that Dead Space would be making a return. At the EA Play’s Live event, all the big upcoming EA titles and updates were shown, like Battlefield and the next Apex legend, but it wasn’t until the final minutes of the presentation that things got juicy.  … Continue reading Dead Space is Making a Return!

Did the Pandemic Help Microsoft?

I was always planning on waiting to get my next-gen console. It’s what I do now, as I never see a reason to be an early adopter for systems that have few games to begin with and I always have games I need to play anyway. However, this time has been different. I wanted to … Continue reading Did the Pandemic Help Microsoft?

Whatever Happened to Ape Escape?

The 90s and early aughts were filled to the brim with 3D platformers, so it can be easy to forget some of them through the years. Ape Escape is always on that list for me of forgotten platforming legends. With its array of gameplay gadgets and spunky monkeys, Ape Escape set itself apart from other … Continue reading Whatever Happened to Ape Escape?

Why the Rumored Nintendo Switch Pro Might be a Bad Idea

The Nintendo Switch is one of, if not my favorite video game console of all time. I love the portability and I am able to play most of the games that I really care about at the moment. That being said, I do wish I was able to play something like Red Dead Redemption 2 … Continue reading Why the Rumored Nintendo Switch Pro Might be a Bad Idea

Reflecting on Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1 Year Later

One year ago, my job at school was figuring out how they were going to handle the logistics of students, employees, and the rising threat of a global pandemic. My co-workers and I were coping with the stress very differently to say the least, and some of us chose to whittle away the final weeks … Continue reading Reflecting on Animal Crossing: New Horizons 1 Year Later

A Love Letter to Achievements

The other night, I was talking to my friends about the old days when we used to all play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. We couldn't help but reminisce on all the old games of search and destroy at 2 in the morning on a school night. I mentioned that Modern Warfare was one of … Continue reading A Love Letter to Achievements

What Microsoft can learn from Cyberpunk 77

2020 has been hitting us left and right with delays and cancellations. The biggest of them all arguably being Cyberpunk 77. I, like almost everyone else, have watched the Cyberpunk 77 saga with interest. One of the most hyped games continuing to have development delays? That is juicy stuff. How will the game turn out? … Continue reading What Microsoft can learn from Cyberpunk 77

Puritan Ideological Parallels in Bioshock Infinite

The Bioshock franchise has always had a special place in my heart. Ever since I first explored the decrepit art deco hallways of Rapture in 2010's Bioshock 2, I have been unable to get enough of the world building that these games incorporate. Ken Levine and the team at Irrational Games originally used ideas from … Continue reading Puritan Ideological Parallels in Bioshock Infinite