Nintendo. What is your next move? The two gaming giants Sony and Microsoft have been blessing the gaming community as of late. Sony hit the ground swinging with its Playstation 5 live stream showcase. While giving gamers many gifts of three big games: Final Fantasy VII Remake, The Last of […]

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 […]

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 […]

What makes for a good remake of a classic game? I pondered this question throughout my time with The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (2019) constantly. What did I want to see Nintendo do with a game so cemented in time as Link’s Awakening, a strange Gameboy game from 1993 […]

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages are among two the most criminally underrated video games of all time. Even less favored entries in the franchise like Spirit Tracks or Skyward Sword seem to drum up more conversation. Perhaps it’s their similarity to Link’s Awakening, a […]

Completionism has been an aspect of gaming culture for as long as speedrunning. Where some see how quickly they can blaze through a game, there are others that take an eternity picking it apart for secrets and collectibles. They’re the people responsible for wiki entries and walkthroughs, teaching others to […]