The Blight of Shonen Fighters

Unsurprisingly, there’s an immense crossover of fandoms between video games and shonen anime. The two are alike in many ways, being cartoonish but earnest parodies of real life. They’re beloved for their gratuitous violence, over the top characters, and untold capacity for societal introspection. If you ever want to experience Continue Reading

The Card Games Problem

There are a select number of games that fit industry monetization perfectly. Whether through some ominous prophetic wisdom or simply through sheer miserable coincidence, they’re structured perfectly to accommodate greed. From the inherently milkable longevity of MMOs to the potential for cosmetic peacocking in every single death-cam shooter. But perhaps Continue Reading

Freeroam Games Deserve Better

For every raging success in the games industry, there’s always a talented but underappreciated doppelganger. To first-person shooters like Call of Duty, there were ingenious third-person shooters like Half-life and Bioshock. To massive MOBAs like DotA 2 and League of Legends, there were the RTS games that spawned them. And Continue Reading

The Joy of Grinding

All throughout games, you can find examples of grinding and repetitive gameplay. Performing the same tasks over and over, for eventual rewards. It’s an aspect of gameplay that MMOs are almost entirely constructed around, to occupy players for often thousands of hours. However, it’s also an aspect of games that’s Continue Reading