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, […]

Many game companies are announcing alternative presentations after The Entertainment Software Association announced that E3 2020 is cancelled as a precautionary measure due to the spread of the Coronavirus. Most companies will host “Nintendo Direct” styled live-streams as opposed to live conferences. This is the first year the trade show […]

When the dust settles on another generation of consoles, no matter the quality of the games that graced those systems, I find my mind constantly thinking about the games we’ve lost. Every generation has games missing-in-action — some are announced before the gen starts, some as launch titles or as […]

When the dust settles on another generation of consoles, no matter the quality of the games that graced those systems, I find my mind constantly thinking about the games we’ve lost. Every generation has games missing-in-action — some are announced before the gen starts, some as launch titles or as […]

When designing a triple-A smash hit game, companies tend to go all-in. This usually means aseembling a large team of very talented individuals, each with unique skills and specialties. Look at the likes of Rockstar or Ubisoft and you’ll find companies with hundreds of staff working tirelessly to create worlds […]

The worlds of cinema and film are finally becoming synonymous with one another in ways we have not previously seen. In the past, they have occasionally crossed over to the other’s medium. Many of those movies can best be described as hilariously catastrophic (think 1993’s Super Mario Bros.). Now, however, […]

Movie adaptations of video games are notoriously bad. It cannot be easy to translate the story, personality, and tone of a beloved game over to film, and Hollywood frequently reminds us of that struggle. However, there are a few notable exceptions that come close to doing our favorite games, justice. […]

Religion is a tricky topic to tackle. On the one hand, it can bind people together and inspire them to conduct themselves in virtuous and selfless ways. On the other, it divides nations, instigates war, and incites horror. The religions themselves, however, are hardly ever the catalyst for destruction; but […]

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. […]