Hey there! Thank you for taking the time to click on this post. By now you will have undoubtedly surmised the obvious: that The Brink of Gaming will be taking a bit of a break. This was a decision I pondered for quite a while. At first I thought it was my own laziness catching … Continue reading I’m Taking a Hiatus
I was raised in the great Poké-storm of the late 1990s. It was a phenomenon that completely took over children's pop culture with video games, a cartoon, a trading card game, toys, cereal...you name it, and there was doubtless a Pokémon rendition of it! Since it inhabited every facet of my life, it's only natural … Continue reading If I Had a Pokémon Gym…
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?
Let's make this short and sweet. In Untitled Goose Game, you are a goose. Go figure. Your mission is to inflict mayhem and chaos throughout the fictional village by terrorizing its citizens. Tearing up gardens. Stealing from the market. Invading a pub. Each new scenario becomes just as zany and enjoyable as the last, culminating … Continue reading Review- Untitled Goose Game (Nintendo Switch)
When it comes to the Zelda franchise, Link's Awakening for Game Boy has always been an unsung champion. It is a fantastic adventure from start to finish, but it doesn't have the same power behind its name as the heavy hitters like A Link to the Past, Ocarina of Time, or Breath of the Wild. … Continue reading Review- The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Nintendo Switch)
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?
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
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?
Frostilyte recently took it upon themselves to nominate me for both the "Real Neat Blogger Award" and "Sunshine Blogger Award" within just a couple weeks of each other...even if it was an accident 😛 But I absolutely love these kinds of posts as they challenge me to think about questions I don't normally consider on … Continue reading The Frostilyte Blogger Award Special!
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?