Nintendo's Current Trends and Impact on NX

Nintendo has a console buried deep in the vaults of their headquarters over in Kyoto, Japan. Its codename is the Nintendo NX, and it was mentioned ever so slightly to get people talking. As such, gaming enthusiast websites have taken it upon themselves to speculate heavily about this device, its features and its potential gimmicks. Personally,Continue reading “Nintendo's Current Trends and Impact on NX”

Nintendo’s Current Trends and Impact on NX

Nintendo has a console buried deep in the vaults of their headquarters over in Kyoto, Japan. Its codename is the Nintendo NX, and it was mentioned ever so slightly to get people talking. As such, gaming enthusiast websites have taken it upon themselves to speculate heavily about this device, its features and its potential gimmicks. Personally,Continue reading “Nintendo’s Current Trends and Impact on NX”

Super Mario Turns 30 Today!

Man, to think that Super Mario has been around for thirty years today – he’s become an icon not only to Nintendo, but to video gamers. Yup, today is the 30th anniversary for our Italian plumber. Even for those who do not play games, the Italian plumber with his red shirt, blue overalls, and trademarkContinue reading “Super Mario Turns 30 Today!”

Destiny 2.0 Impressions — A Prelude to The Taken King

Destiny launched a year ago with all the anticipation one would expect from a game developed by Halo creator Bungie. The game received solid critical praise, but many felt the game was incomplete. Factor in the confusing story, repetitive missions, and two $20 expansion packs in The Dark Below and House of Wolves, which arguably were not worth that much,Continue reading “Destiny 2.0 Impressions — A Prelude to The Taken King”

Reviews: Are They Guidelines or Absolute Judgments

I’ve been a member of gaming communities online for over 10 years now. I have seen common trends in recurring topics that are often the same issue redressed to fit a new game. If you’ve been a member of gaming communities as well, more than likely, the validity of review scores and reviewer opinion have comeContinue reading “Reviews: Are They Guidelines or Absolute Judgments”

The Gaming Community Is Its Worst Enemy

Video gaming communities are among some of the most passionate of fan bases. They are also some of the most vicious communities out there as well. Gaming communities can make waves and can visibly influence the effects on the way a game was meant to be developed. This is shameful because video games are a form of artContinue reading “The Gaming Community Is Its Worst Enemy”

The Life and Times of the MMO

Over the past decade, the gaming industry has seen some dramatic changes. Several trends have come and gone, as have consoles, and even entire companies. Amidst this tumultuous ground though, the MMORPG, or Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, has managed to stake its claim and hold its position as a stalwart component of theContinue reading “The Life and Times of the MMO”

Nintendo Should Bring Back The Xenosaga Franchise

Xenoblade Chronicles, which was the spiritual successor to the Xenosaga series, was a critical success and even managed to be released in North America in part because of a fan campaign, Operation Rainfall. While it was its own game, the similarities to the themes and characters in Xenoblade are startling in comparison to Xenosaga. The Monado takes the placeContinue reading “Nintendo Should Bring Back The Xenosaga Franchise”

Evolution of an Old-School Gamer

I have been thinking a lot about the evolution of gaming in my lifetime. Let’s start today with an example of what I am getting at here. Thirty years of gaming is not going to be covered in one article, so let’s start with an overarching example, and go into the evolving specifics in futureContinue reading “Evolution of an Old-School Gamer”

The Sheep Mindset and Gaming Conventions

Thanks for stopping by – today I’ll be discussing the idea of video gaming conventions. Are gaming conventions considered overrated in this day and age, considering that a lot of these events could be live streamed on a television or computer screen? Are these events and the resulting hype solely driven by sheep-minded individuals? SideContinue reading “The Sheep Mindset and Gaming Conventions”

Welcome to Gamer Professionals

Hello and welcome, everyone, to the Gamer Professionals network. What was a seed for an idea has finally become a flower, and here is the product of my dreams. Gamer Professionals, or Gamer Pros for short, is a network that brings discussion to you. Its target is to attract discussion from video gamers, but notContinue reading “Welcome to Gamer Professionals”