Resonance: Elegy of Emptiness

It’s not all that unusual for a piece of game music to affect someone. Really, that’s kind of what this whole “Resonance” series is about: the songs that affect us and stay with us for one reason or another. What I do think is unusual is for a piece of video game music to affect the player in the exact same way that it’s supposed to affect the characters on-screen. The Elegy of Emptiness is one such song. Continue reading Resonance: Elegy of Emptiness

Saturday Video Round Up: January 24 – 30

The following post was submitted by Gamer Crash. See more trailers and news at GamerCrash.com!

Another week has come to an end, which means it is time for a brand new edition of the Video Round Up, bringing you the best trailers and gameplay from the past week. As we start to head into February and releases start to pick up, the marketing divisions are in full swing so there are a lot of new stuff to get to. Here’s just a taste of what you can expect below.

With many fighting games like Killer Instinct or Mortal Kombat X placing a spotlight on story, Capcom is planning to follow suit in Street Fighter V. A new trailer this week covers the cinematic story elements coming into their upcoming fighter, which should finally provide answers to both new and longtime fans alike.

With just a short wait remaining before release, Techland has been cranking out video after video for Dying Light: The Following Enhanced Edition. This week is no different as a pair of videos introduce you to a few of the interesting locations to be discovered in the new area of The Following, which the other shows you some of the horrific new zombie types that are waiting to rip you to shreds.

I’ve also got new videos for Song of the Sea, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Homefront: The Revolution and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers! It’s a stuffed Round Up this week folks, so enjoy! We’ll see you in 2016 everyone!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

Continue reading Saturday Video Round Up: January 24 – 30

5 Point and Click games on mobile

Recently, I wrote about the mainstream return of point and click games. Due to the popularity of apps on your mobile device point and click games have seen a resurgence. These games are easily developed for a mobile device since almost all of them are touch screens now. Since point and click games are easier to use on a touchscreen device it only makes sense that many would be developed exclusively for mobile. Some of these games have full, compelling episodic stories while others are simple dynamic level games.

I’ve compiled a list for you to check out of some of the point and click games on mobile devices. Let me know if a game you like did make my list! The majority of these games are rated for teen and up. Continue reading 5 Point and Click games on mobile

The Question of Buying New Games for Old Systems

Imgae by Flickr user Maximus Yang (CC)
Image by Flickr user Maximus Yang (CC)

Maybe there’s no question, right? I mean, in the years where  VHS takes overlapped with DVDs and cassettes stood alongside CDs, the newer tech won without question. And here we are now with the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, both of which easily outpace their predecessors in terms of capability and power.

So why would any gamer in her right mind think about buying a current game for anything other than a current system?

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Newcomer Alert: Initial Thoughts on Sly Cooper

More often than not, I come late to a popular game or series, sometimes as much as 10, 15, or even 20 years after its release.  Super Metroid, Final Fantasy VII, the Ratchet and Clank series, just to name a few.  As a result, I often feel at a disadvantage when other people are discussing great games I have yet to even place in my gaming bookshelf.  Nevertheless, the power of positive thinking has made me realize there is actually a very wonderful thing about being a chronic latecomer.  If you ever wish you could go back in time and relive your first moments with a great game over again (I certainly have…I’d love to relive Banjo-Tooie), well, I’m doing it right as we speak.  Hooray for slow pokes like me!

Over a decade after its initial release, I have finally got around to trying for myself the Sly Cooper series.  I was familiar with the games for years, but I just never played them, for whatever reason.  I then found that the PS3 collection of the first three games was only about $10 brand new on Amazon.  That’s $3.33 per game!  Plus a penny!  How could I afford to remain a stranger to the series for one minute longer? Continue reading Newcomer Alert: Initial Thoughts on Sly Cooper

Stay Tuned for the Next Exciting Episode!

It may be a new year, but it seems that AAA publishers are just as determined as ever to show the depth of their contempt for their paying customers. Okay, maybe that’s a bit harsh but after everything we’ve seen from the likes of Konami, Activision, and Square Enix last year, one might have cause to feel like there’s a little bit more going on here than companies simply trying to stay profitable. This time however, my focus is entirely on Square Enix (hereafter referred to as “Square”) and their distressing interest in making their games into “truly episodic AAA [gaming] experience[s]”. Continue reading Stay Tuned for the Next Exciting Episode!

Saturday Video Round Up: January 17 – 23

The following post was submitted by Gamer Crash. See more trailers and news at GamerCrash.com!

Hope you all enjoyed the mega sized Round Up last week and for those of you who missed it (WHAT?!?!), you can check it out right here.

We’re back to the normal edition of the Round Up this week, bringing you the best gameplay videos and official trailers from the past week. There’s a lot of stuff to get to, so here’s just a small taste of what’s waiting for you below the jump. Enjoy!

Ubisoft’s next Far Cry game is a few weeks away and to help get people excited, they released a pair of videos. The first helps introduce some of the major characters players will interact with during their time with Far Cry Primal and if this game stays true to the past couple of entries, there should be plenty of weird and crazy moments. The second is a developer diary that goes into how the language used in the game came to be and further inspired the characters within the title. It’s fairly interesting stuff.

To the surprise of probably no one, Warner Bros and Netherrealm Studios revealed Mortal Kombat XL, essentially the Game of the Year edition of Mortal Kombat, which collects every piece of DLC released and upcoming and putting it all into one package. Surprisingly, this version of the game including Kombat Pack 2 won’t be arriving on PC, as it seems support for that platform has been discontinued. Sorry to all those affected.

I’ve also got new videos for Darkest Dungeon, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Battleborn and so much more after the break, so come check out this week’s batch of trailers! It’s a stuffed Round Up this week folks, so enjoy! We’ll see you in 2016 everyone!

The full list of videos await you after the jump…

Continue reading Saturday Video Round Up: January 17 – 23