There is no end to the weird creatures we see in video games, from epic beasts in RPGs to more cutesy characters in lots of modern indie games. Some are scary. Some are ginormous. But each and every one of them come with their own charm. Which one would you keep around if you could? … Continue reading Question of the Week #35: What Video Game Pet Would You Want?
There's not much I love more than a solid, single-player gaming experience with a good story and fun gameplay. But even then, sometimes I find myself thinking, "Dang, I'd love to have a friend playing this with me!" Taking an adventure meant for one and expanding it for multiple people is a thought that has … Continue reading Question of the Week #34: What Single-Player Series Should Get a Multiplayer Spin-off?
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?
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?
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?
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?
Gamers almost always have new titles on the horizon to look forward to, whether in the near future or further out into the next year. Maybe it hasn't even been given a release date yet, but the anticipation burns hot just the same! What game are you chomping at the bit for right now? There … Continue reading Question of the Week #29: What is Your Most Anticipated Game Right Now?
Not all characters in a game can be fun or entertaining: some grate against the very fabric of your being! The question is...who really gets YOUR goat? I'd have to cast a vote for Kaepora Gaebora from Zelda: Ocarina of Time. I appreciate that he wants to help with advice, but he doesn't have to … Continue reading Question of the Week #28: Who is the Most Obnoxious Character in Gaming?
Video game tattoos come in such a huge variety: some simple, some complex, some straight from official art, and others that are created entirely by another party for a uniquely creative piece! If money, pain, and job restrictions were not barriers and the sky was the limit, what would you want?Obviously this question of the … Continue reading Question of the Week #26: What Gaming Tattoo Do You Want?
Marketing is a crucial part of selling video games. Without the proper advertising, even the most well-received games face the potential of falling flat on their faces and not earning enough money to justify further entries in a series. One such method of communicating a game's appeal is through its cover art, which can range … Continue reading Question of the Week #25: What Video Game Has Your Favorite Cover Art?