Category Archive: Articles

Our opinions on certain aspects of gaming or gaming culture.

Jun 26

Ubisoft Fails to Excite, But Not Offend at It’s E3 2015 Press Conference

Ubisoft is up next and their show is surprisingly…pretty average. I have to admit that not a lot of bombshells were dropped and even the surprises weren’t that surprising. Which means the whole event was just kind of meh.   Here’s what was announced:   South Park: Fracture, But Whole. Another South Park game done …

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Jun 25

EA’s 2015 E3 Conference Left Us Really Excited and Half-Asleep

Yesterday I kind of talked about the highs and lows of Microsoft’s E3 press conference. Overall it was pretty good and just left me wanting more as ambiguous trailer after ambiguous trailer told me nothing of what I could look forward to in the future. EA didn’t really have that problem. EA’s problem is that …

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Jun 24

Not Everything Is As it Appears – Reviewing Microsoft’s E3 2015 Conference

Moving things along, Microsoft was the first of the Day 0 press conferences and to summarize, they did alright. I was pretty invested into this because as an Xbox One owner, I need more exclusives to be coming down the pipeline. I feel like the only exclusives I played all year was Sunset Overdrive and …

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Jun 23

Going Over Bethesda’s E3 2015 Conference – The Good, the Boring, and the Mega-Good

With E3 in the past now, it’s the perfect time to start dissecting what was really interesting about the shows this year as well as what the press conference  givers could do better. And what better place to start than at the beginning with Bethesda? Ok, so technically Nintendo kicked things off with the Nintendo …

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Jun 22

Best of E3 Conferences

E3 has come and gone. By the time this post is up, many publications will have already listed their “Best of E3″ lists. And though we here at VideoGameologists tend to not join in the conversations, I have made a list of what I thought was the best of the press conferences. No I will …

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Jun 16

The Dream AI Partners/Companions

With the announcement of Fallout 4, and the return of the Call of Duty Ghost dog, it suddenly occurred to me the importance of AI partners/companions in games where applicable. Obviously the AI partner is there to give support, but their function varies in degrees from helpful to nuisance. Since Fallout 4 is showcasing, I’m …

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Jun 11

Making Sense of the Squiddy Madness in Splatoon – My Thoughts on Some of Splatoon’s More Controversial Design Decisions

I hope you’re enjoying Splatoon Week. With this week in mind, I figured I would talk about some of the really interesting aspects of the game and perhaps give my take on some of the more controversial decisions take by the developers.   Splatoon really does characterize how Nintendo approaches a game idea. While I …

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Jun 02

E3 Still Relevant?

E3 is just around the corner, and the anticipation is rising as the days tick by. There is, however, something else to expect on the days to come: the annual articles questioning the relevance of E3.   Just as comic book nerds question the point of Comic Con, gaming nerds are doing the same with their …

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May 26

Reviving Sports Games

No, no, no. Sports games aren’t dead, far from it, but the popularity it once held in the world of video games has waned over the years. Hockey, football, other football, basketball, boxing, golf, racing, and plenty more have had great success in the world of video games with fans and newcomers as well. But …

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May 12

The Downside of Going Digital

These are some troubling times for Konami. First the sudden departure of Hideo Kojima, then all his projects with his name attached suddenly erased his name. Now the project Silent Hills with the “original” leads announced in PT (Playable Teaser for short) is now defunct, though the franchise is still in development. To make matters worse, …

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May 11

Rogue Squadron Standing By – Why Co-Op Rogue Leader is One of the Best Star Wars Games Around

Last week was May the 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars day and to celebrate my friend and I played through one of my favorite Star Wars games of all time: Rogue Leader. More specifically, we broke out the third game in the series, Rebel Strike, but only because it has multiplayer and included a …

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May 05

Goodbye Motion Controls

Remember the time when gaming studios started experimenting with motion peripherals for consoles, and it suddenly became a sweeping craze around the globe? Nintendo led the way, and to huge success with the Wii, then Microsoft with the their Kinect, and, I guess, Sony with their Move controllers. They all held potential to the future …

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May 04

May the 4th Be With You – 4 Star Wars Games to Get You Ready For the Future of Star Wars

Happy May the 4th everyone! Since it’s Star Wars day, you might be wondering which Star Wars game to play. This is no easy task, as our galaxy is nearly filled to the brim with worthy Star Wars games to play. Some featuring innovation and capturing the same imagination that fuels the Star Wars universe. …

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Apr 28

The Magic Behind Collecting Amiibo, Skylanders, and Disney Infinity Figures

What do we call something like Amiibo? Are they toys? Are they, themselves a game? Is there a difference? Should there be one? And what about Skylanders? or Disney Infinity, does each little figure count as DLC? Whatever you decided to call them the one thing that is undeniable is that this is a concept …

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Apr 27

The Cycle of Freemium: Play, Quit, Relief, Repeat

Freemium mobile games are here to stay whether you like it or not. If anyone has read most my posts, then you’d know a lot of the games I’ve played and reviewed are pretty much mobile games. Many of them I don’t have a lot of nice things to say due to what I normally …

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