Difficulty in Video Games: An Ode to Easy Mode

Difficulty in Video Games: An Ode to Easy Mode

Games like From Software’s Dark Souls and Bloodborne have always interested me on the basis of their unique style alone, but unfortunately, there’s always been this wall up between me and getting into them. The difficulty. Now that Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is out, I’ve been forced to revisit that...

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Path of Exile on PS4: Is it Good?

Path of Exile on PS4: Is it Good?

My wife and I have been on a hard Diablo 3 kick for the past couple of months. She really enjoys the game a lot and I enjoy killing shit with her. It’s a great way to decompress after a long day of work for both of us. Long day?...

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AI: The Sominum Files Interview Featuring Guest Contributor Spencer Legacy

AI: The Sominum Files Interview Featuring Guest Contributor Spencer Legacy

At GDC 2019, we got the chance to interview director Kotaro Uchikoshi and designer Akira Okada about their upcoming investigative adventure game, AI: The Somnium Files. Interestingly enough, they had both me and Managing Editor of MonsterVine, Spencer Legacy, conduct our interviews at the same time allowing us only to...

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A Deep Dive into Project Awakening

A Deep Dive into Project Awakening

Do you like Swords? Do you like hunting down dragons? Do you like some intense combat? Well then Cygames’ new title, Project Awakening, may just be the game for you. Project Awakening was first revealed last year during the PlayStation Lineup tour sporting just one trailer and little information. I...

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The Aging Gamer: What Happened to Games Just Working

The Aging Gamer: What Happened to Games Just Working

I am still struggling to enjoy Anthem. It is not because the combat is dull or that the world is stale to look at. I actually really enjoy flying around and shooting baddies. And the world is gorgeous to look at and traverse through. No, the thing that is hindering...

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The Division 2 Review
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The Division 2 Review

It’s easy to lose yourself in The Division 2, with such sprawling environments that encourage exploration, to the amount of world events that it holds, including mini-bosses, bounties and civilians to save. This amounts to a massively enjoyable session of gaming, one that rewards your time and effort with plenty,...

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Thunder Lotus on Translating Great Literature into Video Games (Part Two)

Thunder Lotus on Translating Great Literature into Video Games (Part Two)

We recently published the first half of our interview with Thunder Lotus. Here’s the second, in which we discuss how Sundered is inspired by the fictional universe of H.P. Lovecraft’s horror. Last time, Thunder Lotus shed light on the creation of Jotun — their action-packed, top-down adventure game — and...

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Everything You Need to Know About Apex Legends Season One

Everything You Need to Know About Apex Legends Season One

After a stellar launch and garnering 50 million players, Apex Legends controls its own destiny. The game has skyrocketed in popularity and has become a staple in the battle royale genre right off the bat (you can read our review here). The unique elements of the ping system, character abilities...

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Hyper Jam is Action Packed Neon Fun

Hyper Jam is Action Packed Neon Fun

Do you like the cyberpunk aesthetic? Do you love pumping synth wave music? Do you love beating the crap out of your friends on the television screen? Then Bit Dragon’s new brawler, Hyper Jam, is for you! But what is it and is it something that brings the fun? Let’s...

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Thunder Lotus on Translating Great Literature into Video Games (Part One)

Thunder Lotus on Translating Great Literature into Video Games (Part One)

We touched base with the studio behind Jotun and Sundered to find out about how Norse myths and horror stories by H.P. Lovecraft inspire their games. The best stories tend to get retold over and over again, becoming translated into emerging mediums for new audiences over time. Nothing embodies this...

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