Place and Purpose – Desert Golfing

Welcome to Place and Purpose. This is a column in which I dive into certain game environments and unravel the emotions that they evoke from the player.   Breathe in, breathe out. This is something you say to yourself over and…

Professor RPG: The Alliance Alive Basics Primer

Welcome students, Professor RPG here! Need help understanding the Equipment Fusion system in Tales of Zestiria? Perhaps you would like a more deep dive into the history of Ivalice?  What in the world does the Intelligence stat do in that…

Place & Purpose: Bloodborne

Welcome to Place and Purpose. This is a column in which I dive into certain game environments and unravel the emotions that they evoke from the player.   Waking up for the first time after what felt like departing the world…

Gaming Memories vol.1 : The Lava Lamp vs. Final Fantasy 3

Having grown up around video games since the day I was born, they have been a large part of it.  As such, I have many memories, some good, some bad, and some weird. This is one of those memories. It…

Place & Purpose: Celeste

Welcome to Place and Purpose. I plan to dive into the environments of certain games and the emotion that they evoke from the player. This is something I have wanted to do for some time, and I’m happy that it…

Professor RPG – Xenoblade Chronicles 2 BLADE Basics

A new column from Scott White breaking down systems and history of your soon-to-be favorite RPGs.

Simply Mechanics: Destiny’s Leviathan Raid

Let’s take a nice long look at Destiny 2’s infamous Leviathan Raid.

My Oregon Trail.

This story details me jumping back into the world of The Oregon Trail over a decade after I last played. The story is told near entirely from the perspective of the characters in game, along with a few personal thoughts…

Column: The Ambiguous Ending

Video game developers are capable of telling innovative, revolutionary, and groundbreaking stories. Stories that capture the heart, light one’s imagination, and dazzle the mind. When done well, games and the stories they tell rank right alongside the very best and…

Column: The First Time

A nostalgic look back in time.

The Art of the Video Game: Photography

The first photograph of a human being ever taken was that of an anonymous figure having his boots polished on Boulevard du Temple in Paris. Louis Daguerre—the French painter and chemist who invented daguerreotype process of photography—took this photograph in…

The Best Video Game Music of Games I’ve Never Played

There are few times when I can actually make myself listen to new music. I have a hard time listening to full albums and I usually skip songs on playlists that don’t grab me thirty seconds in.