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Lee and Clementine. Black protagonist from The Walking Dead video game.

We need more grounded and realistic black and minority characters like this.

I’m a black. Nothing will change that and nothing needs to change that. While I am fortunate enough not to have experienced racism first-hand, I see it all around me. There is not much I can do but be safe and live my life to the fullest. But as someone who has made the world of video games, and writing about video games, a part of his life, I have a responsibility to speak up on what being black in this world feels like.  View full article »

The red-blue version of the Nintendo Switch console.

I’m just not ready to buy the Nintendo Switch.

If you have seen my Facebook or Twitter feed in the last week, you’ll notice that I’ve been a little down on the Nintendo Switch. Yes, when the conference first started, I was excited. Believe it or not, Arms caught my attention and the system looks intuitive. However, as the presentation went on, my optimism waned a bit. The more and more I saw, the less I wanted to buy the system day one. And while a majority of people talking about the system expressed quite the opposite, I fear that might be the vocal minority of Nintendo’s core fanbase. To give you a better picture of my thoughts, here are some of my impressions.  View full article »

An image of the Nintendo Switch console.

Today’s the big day for the Nintendo Switch.

Oh, the infamous Nintendo Switch. A console effectively putting the Wii U out of its misery. As I head to work, I’m eagerly awaiting what Nintendo’s newest console has in store for us tonight.

What to do in the meantime? Well, it only seems right to list the things Nintendo needs to show in order to score a home run with fans. View full article »

Microsoft's Xbox logo.

Microsoft has trouble competing when it comes to exclusive games. 

 

One of Microsoft’s highly anticipated games, Scalebound, was canceled this week. News that shocked many fans eagerly anticipating this Platinum Games Xbox One exclusive. Honestly, this is worse news for Platinum than Microsoft. However, it is important to note that Microsoft has a problem. Where Sony champions their exclusive games, Microsoft still struggles to move past franchises like Halo and Gears of Wars. View full article »

Fireworks representing New Years, resolutions an gaming!

New year means new resolutions, games, and more!

If there is one thing my girlfriend has been bugging me about since the beginning of the new year, it’s goals. She doesn’t want me entering 2017 without me setting out to do something. And I agree, but it’s hard. Thinking about life and what not. So, I said to myself “Think about what you love,” and gaming came to mind. That’s why I’ve set out these gaming resolutions for 2017! View full article »

An image featuring the icons for PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, and Apple, with the words console wars above them.

Which side of the console wars are you on?

I never very much liked the idea of the one console future. While having one console that can play any and all types of games has its appeal, I believe it does a disservice to the core of game culture. Let’s be honest …. we love this crap. Relishing in the battles fought year after year over who is better, PC gamers showing they have more power than anybody, the big three bringing their best to the table and trying to outdo one another. Forget about console allegiance for a moment and think about why we go over every detail, argue over exclusive games and debate system specs and features. It’s because that is what the heart of game culture is about, competition.

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Playstation Experience 2016 Banner.

Were you satisfied with Sony’s Playstation Experience 2016?

I know I’m a little late but between work, the holiday’s, and a number other semi-odd responsibilities, I’ve barely had time to type for myself. But here we are. The Playstation Experience came like a roller coaster and boy did it hit hard. Last weekend’s press conference delivered, making every gamer feel like they just witnessed E3 2016 part two. There is definitely a lot to go over. View full article »


The title of this post pretty much says it all. I’m done paying $60 for a game, especially day one. I have a job that just gets me by and school I pay out of pocket. So like most gamers, there’s not much money to spare.l

Games are expensive. Not only that but if you are a console gamer like me, you, unfortunately, have to pay a subscription. It’s better I play the free games I get every month.

A few months ago, in February, I began debating what my next purchase was going to be. Whether I would buy Evolve or The Order: 1886. When it came down to it, I bought Evolve, season and all.

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Are We Alright With Story DLC?

Sony recently announced Uncharted 4 story DLC and I got excited. I mean, come on, The Last of Us DLC was so good. How could I not get excited? However, it sparked a conversation between a friend and me about whether or not story DLC is good or bad.  View full article »

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