Gamer Professionals’s Game of the Year 2016 Staff Roundtable

With many excellent games that arrived in 2016, it doesn’t need to be stated that 2016 was a strong showing for the video game industry. Here are the opinions of the Gamer Professionals Staff, and what they chose as their own favorite for the year. Shawn Bird, Contributor: Darkest Dungeon is very Lovecraft-ian with itsContinue reading “Gamer Professionals’s Game of the Year 2016 Staff Roundtable”

Steep: Ubisoft’s New Sports Game

Ubisoft introduces a new genre at this E3: Open world sports. That game is Steep, a winter sports game. Complete with gliding, skiing, and plenty of snow to do it on. You will be placed at the top of a mountain on one of the many obstacles and courses. With death defying stunts, tricks, and a beautiful view.Continue reading “Steep: Ubisoft’s New Sports Game”

Grow Up: A Little Red Robot in a Big World

E3 introduced a new experimental game, dubbed Grow Up, about a small little red robot in a big world. That will go to great heights, exploring the world with the use of plants. Plants that will take you high above the earth and into space; even to the moon. You’ll catapult your way around yourContinue reading “Grow Up: A Little Red Robot in a Big World”

The Division Beta — An Unsatisfying Experience (Xbox One)

I have spent the past weekend playing The Division beta, which proved to hold a decent amount of content. Labeled by the gaming community as a Destiny–killer, the game does follow a lot of the same archetypes as its counterpart; a “shared-world”, RPG elements, and loot-based combat. While neither of these games are true MMORPGs,Continue reading “The Division Beta — An Unsatisfying Experience (Xbox One)”

Fallout 4 Reveals its First DLC Plans

Bethesda has announced its first series of DLC add-ons for Fallout 4. This year, we will see three new expansions: Automatron, Wasteland Workshop, and Far Harbor. At E3 2015, Bethesda announced Fallout 4 just six months before its release, which proved to be a great success. They are continuing that strategy for its DLC, asContinue reading “Fallout 4 Reveals its First DLC Plans”

Firewatch Review (PS4)

It is not very often that video games are completely grounded in reality. Rarely are we presented with games that do not feature unrealistic violence, magic and science fiction, or an ass-kicking protagonist. Campo Santo‘s Firewatch is quite the contrary, grounded completely in humble reality. It is a refreshing change of pace and a prime exampleContinue reading “Firewatch Review (PS4)”

Most Anticipated Games of 2016, Part Three: Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect has always been a complicated series for me. I am always excited to play the next entry in the series, but I would hardly consider myself a huge fan. Abstractly, they should be among my favorite games as I am a fan of space operas, RPGs, and shooters. However they always seem toContinue reading “Most Anticipated Games of 2016, Part Three: Mass Effect Andromeda”

Most Anticipated Games of 2016, Part Two: Cuphead

Indie games have continued to excite me since I first played games like Braid, Super Meat Boy, Limbo, and Bastion.  It has been roughly eight years since services like Xbox Live Arcade launched and games like this were readily available for download on all major platforms, but now I can hardly imagine a world without them.Continue reading “Most Anticipated Games of 2016, Part Two: Cuphead”

Most Anticipated Games of 2016, Part One: Firewatch

Toward the end of 2015, I was already amped up and ready for the long list of promising 2016 games.  There’s no doubt that 2015 was one of the greatest in recent years for gaming, but I began to fall out of touch with many of the massive open-world games.  This year has me soContinue reading “Most Anticipated Games of 2016, Part One: Firewatch”

Hideo Kojima will be Inducted into Hall of Fame at DICE 2016

Hideo Kojima, longtime creator of the Metal Gear franchise, will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences’ Hall of Fame.  The award will be presented by his friend and film director Guillermo Del Toro during the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony.  Since 1996, the D.I.C.E. Awards have recognized developers and games that contributeContinue reading “Hideo Kojima will be Inducted into Hall of Fame at DICE 2016”

Why Nintendo will be Successful in 2016

Let’s face it: 2015 wasn’t one of Nintendo’s more successful years in recent memory. While the software that did come out was stellar, and some borderlined on being masterpieces, such as Super Mario Maker and Xenoblade Chronicles X, the year was a massive disappointment from a software standpoint. Nintendo had some great supplementary titles that were enjoyable,Continue reading “Why Nintendo will be Successful in 2016”

Pokémon Goes to the Real World!

Well, this was a surprising move! In an announcement by the Pokémon Company this morning, their efforts to move into the field of mobile gaming was made perfectly clear, with the introduction of Pokémon Go – an Ingress-like title that has players going to locations throughout the world and capturing Pokémon with the aid of aContinue reading “Pokémon Goes to the Real World!”