What I’m Excited About After E3 2014

We can all breathe a collective sigh of relief because The Big Three has come and gone. Beforehand, we had only seen small slivers of what was going to be shown and with E3 over, the windows are opened to…

The Timeless (and Frustrating) Tropes of JRPGs

There are few genres as synonymous with hardcore gaming like the RPG. There was a time in history when the Japanese dominated console gaming with their particular brand of role playing, based loosely on the pen and paper variety at…

The Long and the Short of it: A Debate Over Longevity in Games.

The essence of longevity in a game is something that most gamers strictly ask for, but do we really want a long game? A game that keeps us away from playing others because of its length? Does the fact that…

7 Ways to Get Awesome at Hearthstone

If you’ve gotten this far, than you and I have at least one thing in common: we think Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is pretty rad. But maybe you’ve given it a couple games and things just aren’t working out. Or maybe…

Throwback Thursday: PAX East

Over 50,000 people confined to shoulder length mobility. Cramp, heavy breathing, and trembling with every step from pure exhaustion isn’t limited to a few moments, but the entire day. But these tales of anguish wash away in a sea numbness…

Throwback Thursday: The Elder Scrolls: Online

Fluent, as each move determines the next; a constant reminder that death is always near the horizon. The exhaustion courses throughout your body, but seldom does it ever deter you from the mission at hand. Fight or flight, although the…

Final Fantasy X – The Vita Experience

Is Final Fantasy X HD the perfect Vita experience?

Memoirs of a Real Gamer: Stress Meets Escapism

This is a very personal piece I’ve been wanting to write about for a while but never really knew how to structure into a coherent article. So I’m going to just write out my thoughts and feelings and see where…

6 Ways to Survive in Dark Souls 2

Dark Souls is a cruel mistress, one that will make you pay if you even think of disrespecting her.

Alex’s Favorite Soundtrack: Persona 4

Persona 4 music just gives me all of the emotion and “feels” that that game did. And that’s a lot.

Jarrett’s Favorite Soundtrack: Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest

There are few elements to a game more important than the way it sounds. Even a game with very little story or very sparse gameplay usually has sound effects and a score. Completely silent games died with MUDs made in…

Zack’s Favorite Soundtrack: The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

It grabs ahold of you in the heat of the moment. Hair along your spine sticks up, letting you know it’s fight or flight. Squeeze onto the controller like you’re hanging onto your life, but the racing pulse against your…