Top 10 Video Game Songs

Video game music is a powerful entity, and it’s the reason I’ve written about it so many times before. Today, though, I’m attempting a challenge made by a friend: narrowing down my Top 10 video game songs of all time! It hurts just to think about!!! I’ve put together a list of my Top 10 … Continue reading Top 10 Video Game Songs

Question of the Week #33: What Trope Do You Want Removed from Video Games?

Tropes exist in gaming because, to some extent, they help fulfill our expectations of what to do to progress. Grab the shiny collectibles. Run towards the quest marker. Interact with glowy bits to trigger the cutscene. But even these "helpful" tropes can be a nuisance when done sloppily (shooting switches rather than interacting), and others … Continue reading Question of the Week #33: What Trope Do You Want Removed from Video Games?

Question of the Week #32: What is Your Favorite Controller?

There are a multitude of options for gaming controllers when jumping into your favorite games. From official controllers to third-party alternates, we've seen a variety of shapes, sizes, button labels and shoulder triggers over the years. Even PC gamers have the capability of using console controllers for their gaming experiences as of the last few … Continue reading Question of the Week #32: What is Your Favorite Controller?

Sirfetch’d Revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield!

That's it! That's the post! Sirfetch'd is a new evolution for Farfetch'd: a creature largely ignored by the franchise except for one episode of the television series. I was never a big fan of the leek-wielding duck, but I really like the knightly design of its upgrade! The interesting thing is that Farfetch'd changes from … Continue reading Sirfetch’d Revealed for Pokémon Sword and Shield!

Question of the Week #31: What Was the First Video Game You Ever Played?

Nostalgia is a powerful feeling. It's very common to be attached to the very first thing of a certain type that we experience and always hold a special fondness for it, savoring it in a special place where memories and imagination mingle. Today, as most days on this blog, I want to hear about your … Continue reading Question of the Week #31: What Was the First Video Game You Ever Played?

My Time with the ‘Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age’ Demo!

Boy, do I love Dragon Quest! I certainly don't claim to have devoured every entry, but every moment from my first steps into Alefgard in the original to bounding across plains atop a sabrecat in Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King has been a joy to undertake. My elation to find that the … Continue reading My Time with the ‘Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age’ Demo!

Question of the Week #30: What is Your Biggest Non-Gaming Interest?

I think it would be an accurate statement to say that every individual on this planet has more than one general interest in their life. Most of you reading this share my common love of gaming, but I know that it's not all you're interested in! I want to get to know you all a … Continue reading Question of the Week #30: What is Your Biggest Non-Gaming Interest?

Facepalms and Failures- Thalmor Embassy Embarrassment

Hello all! I was reflecting recently on how many times I've failed in games, whether it was biffing a tough level or screwing up a play-through of a larger game. I thought it might be fun to share some of the biggest blunders I've had over the years in a periodic segment that I'm going … Continue reading Facepalms and Failures- Thalmor Embassy Embarrassment