In my first minute with The Long Dark I got eaten by a hungry wolf. Yes, the game really is that brutal but this is also part of its charm.
Over the course of hte last week or so I’ve spent some time playing Vancouver Island-based Hinterland Games’ The Long Dark.
Every summer I get back into retro game collecting and every summer I’m shocked at how insanely expensive the prices are.
In this feature I talk to a collector and a re-seller about the burgeoning retro video game collecting industry.
Sonic helped define the 16-bit era, but looking back? Well, it’s really not that great of a game.
This week for Press Start I take a look at the game that build Sega, Sonic The Hedgehog.
Bringing a violent title like Devil’s Third to the kid-friendly Wii U seems like a strange decision for Tomonubu Itagaki but he says he isn’t worried about the game finding an audience on Nintendo’s platform.
At E3 I sat down with Itagaki and did an interview, facilitated by a translator (which was a new experience for me), and discussed his upcoming game.
Nicole of the Cake Haute Couture bakery in Bunbury, Western Australia made this beautifully geeky classic arcade game cake at the request of Dimity, a bride-to-be whose fiance, Stephen, loves old school games.
Each side of the three-tiered square cake features a different game - Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Tetris and Frogger. The very top is decorated with a Pong screen with the score depicting Stephen’s age. The board on which the cake sits features an edible joystick, buttons, and coin slot.
Nicole has been making custom wedding cakes since 2007. Visit the Cake Haute Couture website to check out more of her wonderful creations.
This cake is far too awesome.
SNES-Themed Gameboy Advance
I want this but I bet It’ll be super expensive.
When you’re a gamer, the summer sucks - there just aren’t many titles coming out at this time of year.
This week for my Press Start column I compiled a list of the best games that have come out over the last few months that might have flown under many people’s radars.
So this is going to be short and sweet but in “games criticism” twittersphere that I interact with on a regular basis there has been an interesting and frustrating conversation. It begins nebulously with disconnected observations about how jobs in games journalism are divvied up to a cadre of mostly white men. I’ve seen more than once new positions open up at places such as Polygon, (owned by Vox Media with a warchest of capital behind them) go to industry insiders, rather than established and respected, but not salaried freelancers and bloggers. As a result there is ridiculously legitimate anger and frustration.
After spending about 6 hours with Destiny last week it’s hard to deny how much the game feels like Halo. I think this is totally okay though, especially since I’m a big fan of the Halo series.
Here are my predictions for E3 2014. I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be surprised by what Microsoft has in store for Gamers next week.
If you’ve been hoping Ubisoft Montreal’s timely open world epic, Watch_Dogs, would define “next-gen” gaming, then you’ll be very disappointed with the game.
If you’re looking for a title that puts an interesting, near-future technologically-infused and reality-based spin on the concept of an open world game, with a decent plot and excellent shooting mechanics, then you’ll enjoy your time in Watch_Dogs’ virtual Chicago.
Why? Who knows. Some people think the entire thing was faked.
why are yall trying to die so young