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    10 Incredibly Relaxing Songs In Gaming

    Who doesn’t like a little rest and relaxation? Isn’t that a huge part about why we play video games as it is? But beyond the base level of any game, there’s the soundtrack. The soundtrack can make or break any moment. Today I’d like to share 10 pieces of music from different games that have…

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    Managing Expectations: Beware The Hype

    By now, you’ve seen a couple of my Cautious Optimism pieces. While I view them as words of caution, I know it’s easy to see them as trying to rain on the parade. That’s certainly not the intention, but for years now I have been extra careful to manage my expectations when it comes to…

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    The Tomb Raider Suite: Behind The Scenes

    Full disclosure: I asked permission from Tracie-Anne Swift via Twitter and Facebook if I can include her screenshots and photos within the article.  This is why we can’t have nice things. Another day, another Kickstarter scam. Nathan McCree needs no introduction. He is the composer of Tomb Raider, Tomb Raider II and Tomb Raider III…

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    Gears Of War 5 is in Quite the Interesting Situation

    The Coalition announced that Gears 5 would not include smoking of any kind. The developers behind the popular Microsoft exclusive have partnered up with Truth Initiative, which are an anti-smoking organization, to ensure no game coming forward from the studio features smoking of any kind. Studio head of The Coalition, Rod Fergusson, was very open…

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    9 Forgotten Classic Games That Deserve a New Entry

    Sometimes a game company will strike gold with a brand new franchise, taking the world of gaming by storm. Sometimes they’ll make a series of it, with new games being released regularly. But other times, a developer will make one or two successful games in a series, and then it’ll sit there stagnant for years…

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    5 Horrible Console Controllers

    In the ever-changing world of videogames, innovative moves are often taken to try to stay fresh and new. Stagnation can become dangerous for companies trying to turn a profit. That being said, sometimes innovations are less of a hit, and more like… missing the broadside of a barn when you were only a few feet…

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    Reviews Need to Change

    The scoring system in reviews has become an arbitrary system that has become less about the games and more about personal beliefs and self-interests. They’ve also caused countless arguments between gamers because of the discrepancies of what a game is given sometimes versus what it’s perceived to deserve. Social media is littered with arguments that…

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    5 of Gaming’s Darkest Futures

    Games are many things. They are excellent tools of escapism, they are allegories for issues we face in the world, they are even explorations of what could have been and what could still be. Sometimes explorations of our future lead us to deep, dark pits. They show the apocalypse, demonic invasions, galactic societies on the…