E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Ups Mario’s Game

Last year at E3, we saw Link enter a more open world with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. At E3 2017, we saw Mario similarly evolve with Super Mario Odyssey, a game that many thought looked like Grand Theft Mario but feels more like Mario does Grand Theft Auto. Let me explain. Opening the Mario FormulaContinue reading “E3 2017: Super Mario Odyssey Ups Mario’s Game”

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”

GTA Franchise Nearly Ventured to Tokyo

With the sheer scope of the Grand Theft Auto franchise, it’s completely understandable that not all plans will come to fruition. It may be disappointing to hear that plans for a GTA title set in Tokyo never developed further than the planning phase, but an unnamed representative from Rockstar has confirmed just that. The sourceContinue reading “GTA Franchise Nearly Ventured to Tokyo”