20 years. It’s been 20 years since the very first Pokémon games – Pokémon Red and Blue – were released in the United States and sparked a revolution that still resonates to this day. 20 years later, Pikachu remains one of the most immediately recognizable and iconic mascots in all of gaming, right up …Read More »
Rant – The Plodding Pace of Pokémon Ultra Sun’s Opener
The opening sequence of Pokémon Ultra Sun is so…frustrating. It’s been a long time since I’ve played a game that’s so mind-numbingly, frustratingly linear as the opening to Pokémon Ultra Sun. This sequence flat out refused to let me explore and seemed practically allergic to allowing gameplay to happen organically. And it’s not that the …Read More »
So…E3 is Here, And What it Means for me as a Gamer
Why aren’t I excited? I should feel a little bit excited. But I don’t. Seriously, go back in time to 2008 or 2009 or so and I’d be practically jumping off of the walls in anticipation of E3. And why wouldn’t I be? The Electronic Entertainment Expo is the biggest …Read More »
Are Dedicated Gaming Handhelds on The Way Out?
The mobile gaming industry has changed…perhaps forever. Just a few short years ago, this was an industry that belonged almost entirely to Nintendo and Sony. Playing games on a phone was nothing more than a cheap novelty, nothing to be taken seriously. Who would’ve thought that the two of them …Read More »