11/11/11 feels like yesterday
My excitement hit eleven when I snagged the last Skyrim disk from Blockbuster. But just like Blockbuster has since faded away, so has Skyrim’s luster. I still think it’s a fun game. But two years of writing about thought-provoking indie games has taught me that Skyrim takes more than it offers.
Here’s three tubes of You that may whet your appetite for pixelated action satisfaction:
Dust is one of the most visually-impressive action games I’ve ever seen. And it’s made by mostly one dude. But the roots didn’t go deep enough to warrant a lasting relationship.
There might be something wrong with a combat system when you want to skip past all the enemies.
With Halloween right around the corner, Pixar is getting in the spirit by releasing their first ever television special. This Wednesday October 16th on ABC, we’re reunited with the cast of Toy Story for “Toy Story of Terror”.
Tactical Mining for Metroidophiles
Hand Samus a pickax and tell her that fifty meters below the topsoil she’ll find find a drill-bit for her arm cannon. Rusty might not actually be Samus, but he certainly fills her shoes while digging through cubes of earth to get to power-ups, mining tools, and the deepest depths.
In the last few years there has been a huge shift in cell phone and tablet gaming. Games like Angry Birds and Plants vs. Zombies show the mobile platform can stand toe to toe with other handhelds from Nintendo and Sony. Yet even with this success, there still remains a divide between gamers. Some still question whether or not these types of mobile gaming platforms should be considered a true gaming console.
We delve into the implications of such an idea, break down the definition of what truly makes a device a video game console, and ask ourselves, “Hey selves, does it even matter?”.