Today marks the 20th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. In celebration, we at Culture of Gaming have been hard at work writing a handful of different articles about the game. It’s special to a lot of people, in no small part to how different and weird it was to anything […]

The bigger budgeted video games become, the more developers want to inject bombastic high-octane story telling into their narratives. What this requires is a rather large helping of traditional storytelling. So for the original Half-Life Valve brought on horror novelist Marc Laidlaw to pen the game. He went on to write all of […]

If I said the names Gex, Bubsy, Croc, or Cool Spot you’d probably look at me like I’m an insane person. These are the names of some of some unsung heroes, gamings forgotten mascots. Remembered – somewhat infamously – for their lack of character, good gameplay, and style. Gaming mascots, in the traditional sense, […]

You’ll encounter silent protagonists in every genre of gaming. Many of those protagonists accomplish monumental tasks, defeat rivals and archnemeses, and even save the world (or in many cases, the entire universe). However, many of those same quiet protagonists are nothing but a vessel with which the player completes missions. […]

Bill Watterson, the author of the famous comic strip series Calvin and Hobbes, once considered a cartoon version of his widely popular cartoon duo. That is, until one thought occurred to him that stopped him in his tracks: he did not want to hear what Calvin’s voice sounds like. We […]

Nintendo recently announced an unexpected title during their latest Nintendo Direct at E3 2019: a sequel to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Many Zelda fans, myself included, are very excited to hear that we will be getting a sequel to one of the objectively greatest games of […]

The Legend of Zelda has been one of gaming’s longest and most beloved franchises. With all time classics like Ocarina of Time, the franchise has a lot to live up to it’s name with each new release. Take Breath of the Wild as a prime example of true development over […]

While working on the review for Soul Calibur 6, I couldn‘t help but ponder to myself about Bandai Namco’s power of crossovers.  In Tekken 7, we got Akuma from Street Fighter, Geese from King of Fighters, Noctis from Final Fantasy XV and even Negan from the Walking Dead. They were a part of […]