“That’s it, I’m buying this!” Unless you’re adamant about waiting for reviews before deciding to buy, you’ll more than likely make that decision based on a game’s previews alone. We’ve talked a bit before about effectively using previews to inform your buying choices, but that only really applies to game’s one isn’t already interested in. For those that have already won our attention, it’s really just a matter of showing us what we need to see. What do we need to see in order to convince u to buy? Well, that depends…
Thanks to a Twitter user going by the handle: “MoldyClay64”, the (hopefully) first set of profile icons for the Nintendo Switch have been revealed! Continue reading Nintendo Switch Profile Icons Revealed
Did you have a good Thanksgiving this year? I hope you did. I did, and it (as always) got me thinking about the things I’m thankful for in this life of mine. Me being a gamer, there are more than a few games that I’m thankful for; I’ve even wrote about a few here before. I’ve always singled out favorites; games that I could play again and again. With all the hubbub about gaming hype in the last few months though, I’ve mostly been thankful that I’m not a part of that anymore. I was, I very much was, but something snapped me out of it. That something was Mass Effect 3, and I’m so very thankful what it did. Continue reading Games I’m Thankful For – Mass Effect 3
Getting hyped for video games is fun. It is. It’s fun to watch trailers for new games. It’s fun to speculate with other interested gamers about those games and what they might be like. Getting excited and full of anticipation for cool new games a big part of the fun of being a gamer. However, it is possible for hype to go too far. Last month Cary discussed the shocking “fan” backlash towards the delay of No Man’s Sky, a very highly anticipated game due out in August. It was a routine delay, but the judging by the reaction one would think that Hello Games had done something unforgivable. It would be one thing if this was an isolated incident, but it doesn’t feel that way. Rather, it feel like the natural next step in a direction we’ve been walking in for a long time now.
Somehow it’s finally April 2016 and we stand on the cusp of several very highly anticipated releases. By the time this goes up, Quantum Break will have finally made its way to eager fans, and both Ratchet & Clank and Dark Souls III will only be a couple of days away. It’s an incredibly exciting time to be a gamer. Indeed, many of us have been hyped for these games for a good long while now. We were still able to get hyped somehow in spite of everything that’s happened in gaming these past couple of years. I want to say that’s a good thing; a testament to gamers and their devotion to the medium. However, I can’t say that, because I’m not so sure that it truly is a good thing. Continue reading Are You Hyped Yet?