Top Ten Intros in Gaming History

A game’s introduction is one of the most important obstacles that a developer must work with. It is the space where the story, characters, and gameplay are all put into focus. It’s the first impression that the player will begin to pick apart in their head. A strong start to a game can set the … Continue reading Top Ten Intros in Gaming History

Top Ten Villains in Gaming

Villains, we love to hate them, and some villains are easier to hate than others. They are the driving force for the player to overcome adversity and relieve the world of this vile individual. But what makes a great villain better than any other evil antagonist? A good villain is going to give the player … Continue reading Top Ten Villains in Gaming

Top Ten Horror Games

I may play a lot of platformers and shooters, but horror games are definitely up there for some of my favorite gaming experiences. With Halloween right around the corner, I thought this would be a great opportunity to talk about something I don’t get nearly enough opportunities to do: scary video games. The horror genre … Continue reading Top Ten Horror Games

Top Ten Beaches in Gaming

It has been quite some time since I have been able to get away for a weekend at the beach. If it wasn’t for a recent move, I would have made this the year but that, unfortunately, isn’t the case. So to help myself get over my lack of vacation, I have decided to revisit … Continue reading Top Ten Beaches in Gaming

Top Ten Weapons in Gaming

For a majority of video games, weapons are one of the, if not the only, way to interact with the world. The best weapons are the ones that have three things: unique/iconic design, fun to use, and some reason for that weapon to exist. That last part is not only the rarest but also the … Continue reading Top Ten Weapons in Gaming

Top Ten Skyboxes in Gaming

Nothing beats a good skybox in a game. While it might not be the most thought-about aspect by the player, it really is the cherry on top that completes the entire feel of the game. A well done skybox will allow the player to marvel at everything from the rocks at their feet to the stars … Continue reading Top Ten Skyboxes in Gaming

Top Ten Xbox 360 Games

Everyone has that one console that has been integral to the growth of their gaming identity and though the N64 was my first personal console, the Xbox 360 was when I first had disposable income. I had the opportunity to explore the medium like never before. It was great. There were so many influential games … Continue reading Top Ten Xbox 360 Games

My Top Ten Boss Battles of the 2010s

I have been playing through Cyber Shadow and as I was doing so I couldn't help but contemplate how well designed the bosses in that game are. I began to think back to some of my favorite bosses and realized that there were some great standout encounters in the past decade, many of them most … Continue reading My Top Ten Boss Battles of the 2010s

My Top Ten Transformations in Gaming

Transformations are just one of hundreds of game mechanics available in a game developer's tool box but transformations can be one of the most identifiable aspects of a video game as they allow players a memorable change of pace. Over the years, there have been a number of transformations that have stuck out to me … Continue reading My Top Ten Transformations in Gaming

Celebrate the End of 2020 with These Five Games

The end of 2020 is finally upon us! This year has been rough to say the least. Beyond the national headlines, we all have been dealing with something in our personal lives and sometimes it felt like 2020 was delivering some bad news weekly, if not daily. We have all earned a moment of rest … Continue reading Celebrate the End of 2020 with These Five Games