Why Metroid Prime 4 Being Delayed is a Good Thing

Nobody likes it when the game they’ve been waiting on for years gets pushed even farther into the future. It’s that never-ending feeling of sadness that comes over you when that game’s release date seems like it will never come to fruition. It’s a disappointing reality for many gamers. However, when it comes to Nintendo,Continue reading “Why Metroid Prime 4 Being Delayed is a Good Thing”

Rise of the Video Game Demo

In the 1990’s, the popular method of distributing a video game was shareware, a business model that blew up within the PC gaming market. It allowed players to receive a portion of a game, free of charge, and then pay a small fee to receive the full version. Developers would encourage their fans to shareContinue reading “Rise of the Video Game Demo”

Firewatch is coming to Nintendo Switch some time soon

Campo Santo posted on their blog that Firewatch will definitely be coming to the Nintendo Switch, but there is no firm release date. However, they mentioned that it will be sometime “soon”. They are reworking the technology and rebuilding the world of Firewatch to give the best experience on the Switch. They state, “Nearly everyoneContinue reading “Firewatch is coming to Nintendo Switch some time soon”

GPS Episode 18: Zelda DLC, Microsoft’s Exclusive Problem, and More

Episode 18 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Professionals Show (GPS) is now live! Post-E3, we are in a bit of a drought in terms of releases, but there’s a few news items to go over, as well as the new Zelda expansion. We discuss the big news this week including Doomfist finally coming to Overwatch, theContinue reading “GPS Episode 18: Zelda DLC, Microsoft’s Exclusive Problem, and More”

Making a Good Tie-In/Franchise Game: The Rules

Living in the age of mass markets and huge entertainment franchises, it seems a while since there was a decent game released that actually respected the source material and the license the studio managed to get it’s hands on. With the upcoming release of Star Wars: Battlefront II, EA’s second attempt to generate a successfulContinue reading “Making a Good Tie-In/Franchise Game: The Rules”

VR Intel Grand Slam and VR Challenge

Intel has teamed up with ESL to bring the Intel Grand Slam. The first team to win 4 of the 10 events will get a 1 million dollar bonus in addition to their winnings. The upcoming competitions will include the ESL Pro League, CS GO, and Intel Extreme Masters. The finals in 2018 will beContinue reading “VR Intel Grand Slam and VR Challenge”

Brace for the Inevitable Criticism of Far Cry 5

With a teaser trailer and images released recently, it is confirmed that Ubisofts’ latest edition of the wilderness kill-a-thon franchise Far Cry will be taking place in near-present day rural Montana. While this setting, and what seems to be the theocratic separatist antagonists that will compromise the ‘angry locals’ cannon fodder synonymous with the franchise,Continue reading “Brace for the Inevitable Criticism of Far Cry 5”

Dispelling the Myth of the “Gamer Girl”

The subject of the “gamer girl” is divisive by nature. I can’t write an article in a vacuum and I can’t write without any level of personal bias (without saying much at all about anything) so take this into consideration before continuing to read on. My opinion is also not indicative of the opinion ofContinue reading “Dispelling the Myth of the “Gamer Girl””

The Business Problem with AAA Publishers

Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the mainstream gaming market will be aware of the complaints that have been circulating over the last couple of years. The seemingly constant focus on pre-ordering, franchise milking, and the shoe-horning of DLC at the expense of actual creativity has many pining for the ‘old days’ where aContinue reading “The Business Problem with AAA Publishers”

1 Minute Rant: 2016 Vs 2017

On this episode of 1 Minute Rant, displayed above or over on our YouTube channel, I have some musings about how crazy the first half of this year has been in terms of gaming. Sure, last year had some very big highlights, as well as some plunging lowlights, but on the whole all the talking pointsContinue reading “1 Minute Rant: 2016 Vs 2017”

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Impressions – A Welcome New Direction

I have a confession to make. I went into the Closed Beta for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands hoping it would be bad. I have nothing against the developer nor the Ghost Recon franchise, but March is heating up to be a heavy gaming month. If Wildlands’ beta proved the game was just going toContinue reading “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Impressions – A Welcome New Direction”

New Overwatch Event ‘Year of the Rooster’ Begins Soon

The official Overwatch Twitter account recently released a new video teasing a brand new event coming to the ever-expanding shooter. Though short in length and detail, the video tells that the new event will launch on January 24th. 🎊 Good luck and great fortune await! 🎊 pic.twitter.com/Az6XkHScV5 — Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) January 19, 2017 This newContinue reading “New Overwatch Event ‘Year of the Rooster’ Begins Soon”