Category Archives: Opinion

Critiques and opinion based articles written about the latest developments in the video game industry.

Finding the Perfect Marvel Comic Book/Video Game Developer Combo – Black Nerd Problems

I dreamed up a couple of Marvel heroes and the game developers I’d like to see make their game. What’s your perfect Marvel Heroes/Game Developer mashup? Read on Black Nerd Problems.

Let’s play a fun game. We all love comic books. We all love video games. As we’ve all talked about before, we especially love it when the two come together. The intersection between the two is always getting better and better. Sometimes the right comic book finds the perfect video game developer who can put you in the boots of your favorite superhero. With games like Marvel’s AvengersMarvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and even Fortnite‘s recent Nexus event dawning upon us I figured we could look at a few other Marvel heroes and pair them up with some of our favorite video game studios.

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‘Fall Guys’ is the Battle Royale for Those Who Just Want to Have Fun

Fall Guys might be the best battle royale out right now simply because it gives players the even playing field that most other battle royale games don’t seem to have. Find out why no matter what you’ll have fun with this game by reading on Black Nerd Problems.

Fortnite, PUBG, Apex Legends. You can have them. It seems like every single time I try to dive right into a new battle royal game, I’m put off by each of their complexities and the steep learning curve it takes to get good. It’s intimidating. Battle royale games can do that to you. You’re in for a couple of minutes and before you know it, it’s over before it even started. Sometimes you just want to have fun. Sometimes you just want to flail around aimlessly towards the goal without a care in the world.

Fall Guys is the new kid on the battle royale block and unless you’ve been under a rock, it’s kind of a big deal. Unlike most of the other games in this genre, Fall Guys isn’t a shooter. No, this is a platformer. Actually, it’s a game show. Wait, no, it’s like you took a bunch of bean shape ragdolls and made them compete in a variety of games and obstacle courses. Yeah, that last one sounds right.

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The Ballad of Pac-Man 2: Pac-Man’s Obscure but Forgotten Legacy – Black Nerd Problems

ICYMI: Pac-Man 2 is weird, so let’s reminisce. You can read the full article on Black Nerd Problems by clicking the link below.

It’s story time folks. So, pull up a seat, turn up the brightness on your computer screen or phone because it’s time we talk about the wild, WILD forgotten gem that is Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures

… I won’t call Pac-Man 2 bad. Just unexpected, different, and … it’s fucking weird folks. Pac-Man 2 is one of the strangest games to make up my childhood. It’s probably the greatest hoodwink a game has ever pulled on me. It’s a wild ride and one of those games that’s so strange, so obscure that you find yourself compelled to find out how deep that insane rabbit hole goes.

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‘Life is Strange 2’ Struck a Deep, Personal Chord That I Didn’t Expect – Black Nerd Problems

ICYMI: Life is Strange 2’s story hit me personally. I wrote about how the tale of brothers felt so familiar and heartbreaking. You can read the full article on Black Nerd Problems by clicking the link below.

I’m not sure that anything could have prepared me for Life is Strange 2. Not the first game, not it’s prelude chapter (The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit), nor anybody I knew who playing the game. Nothing. I am emotionally broken and it’s a much different feeling from playing the first Life is Strange, because this time it felt personal. So much so, that it completely caught me off guard, making every chapter harder than the last.

Life is Strange 2 borrows a lot from its predecessor, including the excellent writing of its characters and the dramatic weight of its narrative. In an effort to make the story even more intense, it deviates from the small-town drama of Arcadia Bay and focuses on xenophobia spread throughout America. Players take the role of Sean Diaz, who through an unfortunate incident discovers his younger brother, Daniel, has powers and the two of them are forced to run away from the police.

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Gris Promises a Beautiful, Nonviolent Adventure; & Honestly, I Vibe With That — Black Nerd Problems

Last week, Barcelona-based studio Nomada Games and publisher Devolver Digital announced Gris, a beautiful platforming game. Coming to the Nintendo Switch and PC, it features some slick animation and watercolor visuals that do more than please the eye. Captivated by its beautiful trailer, I quickly searched for the game’s press release to find out…

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I’m Ready to Start Swinging in These Streets in ‘Spider-Man’ From Insomniac Games — Black Nerd Problems

ICYMI: I took a brief look at why Spider-Man’s gaming legacy is so great and why Insomnaic’s newest entry seems to live up to that. Click the link below to read the full article on Black Nerd Problems.

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Disgaea Is My Comfort Food

I remember the first time I bought Disgaea. I was 13 at the time and games were life. So,  I walked into the Game Plaza on 116th and Lex, and planned on buying something new. I didn’t know what but I had $50 to spend and I was going to walk out of there with something. Enter Disgaea. All I saw was the cover with no background knowledge of what it was – just the cover. I bought it on a whim and to this day I don’t regret that decision.

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What the Fuck Is Even Happening in the New Metal Gear Trailer!? — Black Nerd Problems

ICYMI: Metal Gear Survive Released a Single-Player Trailer and I had some thoughts … Anyway, feel free to click the link at the bottom to Black Nerd Problems to find out more.

Okay! Hold up, take it back now y’all, throw down the reverse card, flag on the play! We need to take a second here. Bruh. I feel like I just watched someone’s weird Metal Gear fan fiction, and that’s saying a lot. The Metal Gear franchise has always been the weird brainchild of Hideo Kojima’s madness but there was a method to it. There was always the feeling that every cryptic, LSD-laced trailer would lead to something mind-blowing. Metal Gear Survive’s latest trailer is just … What?

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The New ‘Wreck-It Ralph 2’ Trailer Dropped and I Have Some Concerns – Black Nerd Problems

ICYMI: I love Wreck-It Ralph but the lack of games in the sequel’s latest trailer is disturbing. Check out my article by clicking the link below and visiting Black Nerd Problems.

Here is something you should know. I absolutely adore the first Wreck-It Ralph film. It’s an amazing love letter to video games. Sure, the last act spends far too much time in the Mario Kartish Sugar Rush but it’s a great film that understands it’s audience. 572 more words

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The Nintendo Labo Is Another Example of Why It’s a Great Time to Be a Kid

Nintendo Labo promotional image.There are significant moments that I remember from my childhood as a gamer. Loading up my Genesis 6-pack to play either Streets of Rage or Golden Axe over and over again. Sitting back-to-back with my Uncle on the couch while we played Pokémon on our Gameboys, tethered together by nothing but a link cable. Or even racing after school to the Game Plaza on 116th to play Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on one of the few arcade machines left in Spanish Harlem.

These are moments that made my childhood awesome. It’s during those early times in the 90’s and early 2000’s that the games were enough to get us excited. Today, as the oldest brother of four siblings, I’m fascinated by games geared towards kids. Even as an adult I find myself getting excited about the newest gimmick or some kind of experimental play because, honestly, where was half of this stuff when I was growing up?

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