This year Microsoft gave a sneak peek at the next Halo game, Sony gave an in-depth look at ‘Spider-Man,’ Bethesda let us wander the wasteland of West Virginia, and much, much more.
Writer and gamer Erik Wolpaw joins The Federalist Radio Hour to discuss the puzzles, gameplay, and behind-the-scenes work of writing video games.
There’s a palpable disappointment among game journalists that the game didn’t fulfill its potential as a scorching hot take on the Trump era.
‘Trap Adventure 2’ is taking gamers by storm because completing the game itself is the challenge. And it’s harder than it sounds.
How can the past be home to anyone, when there was so much injustice and misogyny and racism, when aggressions were macro and hate speech was the lingua franca of even the hated?
‘Far Cry 5’s’ political point, whether its writers were aware of it or not, is not that guns, religion, or even militias are good or bad.
Most Republicans who assaulted the video game industry after the Florida rampage unintentionally showed they’re willing to destroy free speech to protect the right to bear arms.
This game is another demonstration of how videogame developers are always seeking to make games fresh and new by expanding the boundaries of possibility in our fast-changing world.
First-person shooter fans have three solid options that each offers an active player base, consistent updates, and no additional purchases required to make the game feel complete.
For fans of narrative-driven or single-player games, PlayStation excels. And that’s especially true this year
Swede Monica ‘Teen Slayer’ Idenfors says, ‘I have played some digital games on Facebook before but I have never done any sort of legit “e-sport” before this.’
Nintendo took the Animal Crossing formula, added elements from other mobile games, and made a free-to-play, highly polished hybrid that the gaming world is falling in love with.
Hyperkin is developing a device that would allow you to play Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance games on your Android.
EA’s plan was to have people pay real money for an in-game currency that allows players to purchase ‘Loot Crates’ that provide random rewards. Sounds like a slot machine.
If EA succeeds here, game publishers will feel emboldened to put more gameplay content behind a paywall/grindwall in multiplayer games.
EA’s ‘micro-transactions’ mean players either have to spend a disgusting number of hours in game, or spend a lot of hard-earned cash getting the things that should have been included.
For now, I would not recommend pre-ordering. Instead, wait a week or two until the inevitable patches and deep-dive reviews land.
‘Super Mario Odyssey’ will be reverting the series back to open world, while creating new puzzles and updating setting elements.
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