The Politics of Esports and Blizzard’s Blitzchung Debacle

There tends to be very little politics involved in video game culture, but after Blizzard harshly punished an esports player for supporting Hong Kong protestors, it shook the entire gaming industry to its core.  Ng Wai Chung, a competitive Hearthstone player from Hong Kong, who goes by the name “Blitzchung,” called for the liberation ofContinue reading “The Politics of Esports and Blizzard’s Blitzchung Debacle”

Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review (Switch)

Fire Emblem: Three Houses is the next iteration in the Fire Emblem franchise, and a perfect starting point for those new to the series. Taking place in the continent of Fódlan, players choose one of the three titular houses, the Black Eagles, the Blue Lions, and the Golden Deer, and lead their house on veryContinue reading “Fire Emblem: Three Houses Review (Switch)”

Competitive Smash Players Seek to Ban The Hero From Future Tournaments

Earlier this week, Super Smash Bros. series director Masahiro Sakurai treated fans to a 22 minute preview of the game’s upcoming DLC character, The Hero from the Dragon Quest series. While the video presentation was wildly different from the flashy ways of the past video presentations for new DLC fighters, the production value wasn’t what wasContinue reading “Competitive Smash Players Seek to Ban The Hero From Future Tournaments”

Driver Transfers – F1 2019’s Most Revolutionary Change

The first Formula 1 game I brought was: F1 2012. I had recently just got into the sport in real life and was looking forward to starting my career as a Formula 1 driver. I picked up this game in early 2013, just before the start of the 2013 season. Lewis Hamilton – my favoriteContinue reading “Driver Transfers – F1 2019’s Most Revolutionary Change”

Google Stadia is the Future … but not for Core Gamers

Just before E3 Google announced a few games for the Stadia platform, plus some pricing options. But for those of us who own a console or gaming PC, Google’s offerings may seem  underwhelming. Especially when considering connection and latency issues that streaming services tend to have. Do not underestimate Google Stadia though, as it willContinue reading “Google Stadia is the Future … but not for Core Gamers”

Watch Dogs: Legion Should Be Considered For Game Of Show

When the original Watch Dogs was revealed at Ubisoft’s E3 2012 conference, many were blown away by its ambition – rightly so for its time. Watch Dogs was later released in 2014 to mixed reviews. Fast forward to E3 2019, Ubisoft has revealed Watch Dogs Legion. Legion allows the player to play as any NPCContinue reading “Watch Dogs: Legion Should Be Considered For Game Of Show”

Horizon And Lego Is The Perfect Match

During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, the Lego Champions expansion for Forza Horizon 4 was announced. At first, I was perplexed. But after time congesting the news, I am rather excited. Forza Horizon 3 introduced the Hot Wheels expansion. In my opinion, this was one of the best expansion packs of all time. It introduced aContinue reading “Horizon And Lego Is The Perfect Match”

Bethesda’s E3 Conference Had a Big Problem

Bethesda’s E3 conference had many factors in its favor this year, at least on the surface. While the main studio had nothing to say on Starfield or Elder Scrolls VI—as expected from last year’s tease, those are still incredibly far off—the publisher’s repertoire of other developers more than picked up the slack, with a sensationalContinue reading “Bethesda’s E3 Conference Had a Big Problem”

Xbox Announces New Console, Codename Project Scarlett

Today, Microsoft announced the first details about its newest console to usher in the next generation of gaming for Xbox at their E3 Briefing. The console, codenamed Scarlett, had been hinted at over the weeks leading into the press conference, but today, we received our first official details about it. During the press conferences, thereContinue reading “Xbox Announces New Console, Codename Project Scarlett”

It’s Time to Accept That E3 is in Decline

Hey guys, this is Brandon Bui, and once again, it’s E3 weekend! I am sorry Shulk, I’m not really feeling it this year. It’s not because I’m going to be gone this year, either. I just see E3 as an event that is declining in relevance, for all parties involved. The last four years, IContinue reading “It’s Time to Accept That E3 is in Decline”

EA, You’ve Done It Again!

Today was the press conference for EA Play, kicking off the festivities for E3 2019. A majority of the chatter surrounding this conference centered around some new gameplay we were shown for the next Star Wars game, Jedi Fallen Order. For better or worse, we’ve got a slightly clearer picture of what to expect aboutContinue reading “EA, You’ve Done It Again!”

The Delayed Fuse – Final Fantasy’s Unfinished Symphony

How do you like games that promise a lot for fans? Do you enjoy being let down by said promises? Does Symphony No. 8 in B minor by Austrian composer Franz Schubert ring any bells for you? I’ll be expanding on this in a little bit, but keep that name in mind. What about theContinue reading “The Delayed Fuse – Final Fantasy’s Unfinished Symphony”