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    What Makes a Good Scare?

    You’ve been there: looking down a staircase into a spooky basement, feeling the anticipation, jumping at every slight sound as you descend into a nightmare. Before long, it grows quiet, save for the sound of your footsteps. Except you didn’t notice because you’re too busy seeing things in the dark that aren’t there. Then, as…

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    Guide: The Best Way to Play Mass Effect 1 on PC

    Mass Effect 1 is a classic action-RPG from BioWare. For me and many fans, it’s dripping with nostalgia, and the branching plotlines you can explore give it a lot of replay value. However, as an almost 12-year old game, its visuals are surprisingly dated, even when compared with other games that came out around the…

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    5 Things I Learned From Playing Splatoon 2

    I know I’m really, really late to the party here, but I just got a Nintendo Switch this year, and only just recently picked up Splatoon 2. I’d never played a Splatoon game before, and bought it pretty much entirely based on the fact that I like playing as Inkling in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate….

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    Fire Emblem and Beyond: The Intelligent Systems Deep Dive

    Intelligent Systems is a Japanese video game development house that has enjoyed a long and close relationship with Nintendo. They have a tremendous catalogue of games behind them that they have developed and co-developed, yet they don’t often receive much in the way of overt praise for their involvement in bringing some of the world’s…

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    5 RPGs You Need to Have Played Before You Reach 0 HP

    RPGs have been a staple of gaming almost since the dawn of home computers and consoles. Today, I present to you my favorite five RPGs, both old and new. Of course, you may not agree with my choices, which is fine. Everyone is wrong about something, after all! #5–Arcanum Political correctness is not part of…

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    Top 6 Features That the Switch Desperately Needs

    Let me get this out of the way–I love the Nintendo Switch. It’s a great console with tons of great games already available for it. But it isn’t perfect, and most of its major faults are things that I feel Nintendo could easily fix through system updates. These features are sorely missing from the Switch…

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    Is Early Access Good for Gamers?

    When Early Access launched on Steam in March of 2013, Valve’s press release stated that the goal was “to support and encourage developers who want to ship early, involve customers, and build lasting relationships that help everyone make better games.” They went on to proclaim, “This is the way games should be made.” But is…