I love the summer time because it's usually the time of year when a slate of blockbuster games hits the market for folks of all ages to jump in to an enjoy.
Reputation and Renown systems are prevalent in most open-world or RPG games like Skyrim, World of Warcraft, and Diablo -- and while they add a nice touch to the game, sometimes they can leave you wanting.
There’s nothing like a nice walk to open your eyes to new discoveries, even in familiar territory.
Recently I re-watched Inside Out and thanks to the Triple Dent Gum commercial I've been thinking about gaming one-liners that routinely pop in to my head, prompted or not.
As I sit and play the next-generation update of The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, I find myself wondering when a game should be remade or remastered – and how often.
Video games impact people differently and provide more than just entertainment to players -- they give us a space to form social or emotional connections, memories, and attachment.
Please note that I am not asking what the best platform is in terms of playing video games -- these are to some degree a matter of taste and thus utterly subjective and it's a lot easier and less contentious to ask people what they like, rather than what they believe to be best.
To this day, when I hear the original theme that plays behind the World of Warcraft login screen -- you know the one -- I am immediately drawn back to December of 2004, when I would log on to my Human Warrior Marketh (later deleted and rerolled as my Human Warrior Scythos because I didn't like the name Marketh anymore) and run around the Wetlands trying to get to the boat to Kalimdor.
I have pretty weird tastes in video games, I suspect.
With people traveling everywhere right about now, I am struck by two thoughts.