Hands-on Preview: World to the West

World to the West is an action-adventure puzzle game being developed by Norwegian developer Rain Games. During my time at GDC, I was fortunate enough to demo the game, which was the game’s playable debut. Before playing, I was able to talk with the title’s creators; their insight into indie game development and World to the West’sContinue reading “Hands-on Preview: World to the West”

Ocarina of Time is Still the Greatest Game of All Time

Despite all the technological advances in the almost-18 years since Ocarina of Time’s debut on the Nintendo 64, it still dwarfs its competition . It was revolutionary in so many different ways and despite the fact that it is almost 20 years old, it still holds up incredibly well. It is not only one ofContinue reading “Ocarina of Time is Still the Greatest Game of All Time”

Twilight Princess HD Review (Wii U) — An Unappreciated Masterpiece

Editor’s Note: The reviewer played Twilight Princess HD on Hero Mode throughout When Twilight Princess first came out for the Nintendo Wii (and later the Nintendo GameCube) it was the talk of the town. It supposedly sold so well that it had a 75 percent attach rate to all Wii consoles sold when the earlyContinue reading “Twilight Princess HD Review (Wii U) — An Unappreciated Masterpiece”

Exclusive Interview: Tommy Tallarico Talks Beginnings, Video Games Live, LEVEL 5, and More

Tommy Tallarico is the very definition of a rockstar in the video game industry. Composing over 300 video game scores, which is in the Guiness Book of World Records for the most compositions done by any composer in the industry, Tommy has changed the way we look at video game music. Even with all ofContinue reading “Exclusive Interview: Tommy Tallarico Talks Beginnings, Video Games Live, LEVEL 5, and More”

The Division’s PVP Will Destroy Destiny’s

The Division’s PVP versus Destiny’s PVP is quite a hot topic among gamers these days, and for good measure: the former takes the best elements of so many different current-generation shooters and RPGs, combines them into one, and puts its own unique twist on it. This past weekend’s beta was an astounding success with 6.4 million playersContinue reading “The Division’s PVP Will Destroy Destiny’s”

Shadow Puppeteer Review (Wii U)

Shadow Puppeteer is an independent game title developed by Sarepta Studio and published by Snow Cannon Games. What began as a university endeavor for the “Dare to be Digital” program ended up growing into a full-fledged game, bursting with creativity and becoming an example of why indie games have become so beloved. Already receiving accolades, suchContinue reading “Shadow Puppeteer Review (Wii U)”

The Online Gaming Community is Toxic

Now, before you freak out, this is not referring to the gaming community in general; in fact, the majority of the gaming community is absolutely delightful. What this is referring to though is the toxicity and disgusting practices that go on while playing games with other players through online services on home consoles. Much of thisContinue reading “The Online Gaming Community is Toxic”

Tommy Tallarico Reveals Video Games Live: LEVEL 5 Album Trailer

Video Games Live: LEVEL 5 is almost upon us, as Mr. Tallarico’s Kickstarter for his fifth album launches tomorrow, February 18. Tommy Tallarico is once again bringing together some of the most talented musical minds in the gaming industry and putting together an album full of arrangements of music from classic video game titles. TheContinue reading “Tommy Tallarico Reveals Video Games Live: LEVEL 5 Album Trailer”

Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma to be Revealed at GDC in March

Kotaro Uchikoshi has announced via Facebook that Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma will be showcased during the Game Developers Conference in mid-March. Zero Time Dilemma is the final installment in the Zero Escape series, a trilogy of visual novels with a twist. Facing life-and-death situations, the games’ characters must solve complex puzzles in order to survive and theContinue reading “Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma to be Revealed at GDC in March”

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is the Only Remaster Worth Owning This Console Generation

When Gears of War came out in 2006 for the Xbox 360, it was the pinnacle of third-person shooters. Its unique cover system, over-the-shoulder aiming, and over-the-top action, packaged with a summer blockbuster-esque story made the game an instant classic. Nine years later, Microsoft Studios and The Coalition decided to release a remaster of the originalContinue reading “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition is the Only Remaster Worth Owning This Console Generation”

Mass Effect 3 is Perfection

With Mass Effect: Andromeda releasing this holiday season (hopefully), a new era of Mass Effect is being ushered in upon us. The question is, will it live up to Commander Shepard’s epic tale in his battle against the Reapers? Mass Effect 3 was the perfect conclusion to the series, hitting a series of emotional highs and lows, immersing youContinue reading “Mass Effect 3 is Perfection”

Nintendo UK Releases a Twilight Princess HD Features Trailer

With the release of Twilight Princess HD on the horizon (March 4 to be exact), Nintendo UK has released a trailer outlining both old and new features in the game. The trailer not only shows off the aforementioned features stated in last week’s press release put out by Nintendo, but also features the amiibo functionality thatContinue reading “Nintendo UK Releases a Twilight Princess HD Features Trailer”