I’ve gotten a lot of use out of the first Atari Flashback Classics collection. It opened up fifty games that I normally would not be able to easily get screenshots of, not without investing in special equipment anyway. With that in mind, picking up the second collection was a no-brainer. This week, the random number generator gave me a “1”, which means I played the arcade version of Asteroids. Continue reading
There’s a long history of video games being adapted to television shows and movies. While there are a few standout examples, generally speaking, they don’t usually turn out very well. It’s at a point where simply saying that a movie is based on a game is enough to get people to write it off before even taking a look. Weirdly, that doesn’t seem to be the case with the new Castlevania animated series that premiered on Netflix a few days ago.
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It’s pretty rare that Nintendo releases a game that isn’t part of an established franchise. Earlier this year, they put out 1 2 Switch, a minigame collection that I didn’t play, but before that, the last new IP out of Nintendo that I can think of is Splatoon. Despite not being something we were nostalgic for, Splatoon managed to win over fans with its unique take on the third-person shooter as well as its immediately endearing characters and setting. Was that a one time stroke of genius, or can Nintendo prove itself with another brand new world? Continue reading
Finishing off the E3 Press Conferences was the Nintendo Spotlight, a 25 minute pre-recorded video full of announcements and updated looks at games. Despite the short length, Nintendo managed to put a whole lot of great stuff in there, including a couple announcements that fans have been waiting forever to hear. This was probably my favorite E3 presentation, but it still wasn’t perfect. Continue reading
As I mentioned in my post about the Microsoft press conference, I’m a bigger fan of Xbox platforms than Sony ones. But even I can’t deny that Sony consistently has had the best E3 press conferences the last few years. From destroying the Xbox One’s nonsense DRM policies, to launching the PS4 at $100 less than their competition, to revealing dream games like Shenmue III and Final Fantasy VII Remake, Sony always brings their A game to E3. Which is why it’s a pretty big bummer for me to say that I felt let down this year. Continue reading
Ubisoft’s press conferences have been pretty solid the last couple of years. They’ve never quite hit the levels of the first-party publishers or anything, but there’s always good stuff. Because of that, I was really surprised by just how good this one turned out. It didn’t even take any time getting to the good stuff. Continue reading
A couple years ago, Bethesda had their first E3 press conference, and it was a pretty big deal. Fallout 4 was shown off after having just been announced a little bit before and Doom looked incredible. While there wasn’t a ton of announcements, they felt they justified why they needed one of their own. Last year was less of a big deal, but they had Skyrim Special Edition and Quake Heroes, plus some VR titles. It was pretty cool. This year’s show was pretty different, however. Continue reading