Sep 022014
 
Will the Horror Ever End for Let’s Players?

By now you may have seen the latest horror-game-of-the-week that made its way around the Let’s Play community, Five Nights at Freddy’s. The premise is simple enough: you are a new security guard working overnight at a Chuck E. Cheese-like pizza restaurant, but at this pizza joint the animatronic characters become sentient after closing. They move slowly toward your office, [Read more...]

Aug 192014
 
Can an Open World Become Too Open?

Grand Theft Auto V’s fictional city of Los Santos is about the size of most real-world major cities. A world in Minecraft can generate to be larger than the surface area of the planet Neptune. So can you imagine how intimidating it will be to play in a game world that is literally the size of the universe? That’s what [Read more...]

Aug 052014
 
BioShock for iOS is a Bad Idea… Or is it?

A couple of weeks ago, 2K United Kingdom tweeted an image that was teasing something related to the BioShock series: Oooo, what COULD this mean?! pic.twitter.com/P93Nl643SU — 2K United Kingdom (@2KInternational) July 24, 2014 Oh boy, did I get excited. What could it be? Is the original BioShock, one of the most critically acclaimed first-person shooters of the last generation, [Read more...]

Jul 292014
 
Do We Really Need Remakes and Re-Releases This Early?

When I bought my Nintendo 3DS earlier this year, I made sure to install some of my favorite classic games onto it so I can enjoy some 8-bit goodness wherever I go. With games like the original Super Mario Bros. and 3D Space Harrier installed on my 3DS, I literally have some of the best titles from the glory days [Read more...]

Jul 082014
 
Sorry, Sega: Sonic the Hedgehog is Better Off in the Hands of the Fans

Over the Independence Day weekend, YouTube user and Source Filmmaker expert “Hypo” uploaded another of his creations from the Valve filmmaking software, a recreation of a cutscene from Sonic Adventure 2: The top comments were all incredibly positive, ranging from “this looks better than the game” to “Sega should hire this man.” I agree; they should. And while they’re at [Read more...]

Jun 302014
 
It’s Time to Get Excited about Video Game Speed Runs

More than 1.2 million views now grace the video that intrigued the video game community this past weekend, a new attempt at a world record speed run of the original Super Mario Bros. Whether or not you can consider this attempt by YouTube user “Lord Saradoc” as an officially recognized world record attempt, however, is up for debate. Many wisdom-filled [Read more...]