Indie Game Corner: Battle Chef Brigade

The newest addition to my Switch library is none other than the side-scroller, hack n’ slash, cooking puzzle RPG known as Battle Chef Brigade. You play as Mina; a spritely young girl with an iron stomach and a natural affinity for the culinary arts. As you probably could have guessed, Mina is a suffering youth,…

Dark Souls Is Coming To Switch!

Dark Souls is coming to Switch, so be sure to invest in a solid case and screen protector!

What A Year To Start A Gaming Blog

When I started The Nerding Grounds in January of this year, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. All I knew was that I had a lot of opinions rumbling around in my head, and It was high time I started sending them out to the general public. It’s been mostly cathartic to have…

The Disappointing Resurgence of Star Wars Battlefront

Star Wars Battlefront 2 released last week, letting many feel relief that they didn’t bother holding their breath. From a platform based entirely in technicalities, EA “listened” to the feedback they received in 2015

Why Splatoon 2 Won’t Work As An eSport

The eSports community is nothing if not selective. Simply adding a competitive edge to your game, or even developing it from the ground up to be a team shooter doesn’t always lock you into the eSports family. We still see a relative formula to eSports, where you can always find plenty of FPS and MOBA…

Are Developers Failing Kids?

As an educator who focuses on connectedness and building relationships with my students, we often have discussions about their personal interests. During these sharing moments a common topic for discussion is video games.What are we playing? What games do we like? What new games do we want? These are the surface questions we usually discuss…

SNES Classic Edition: What To Play And What to Pass

I was lucky enough to get my hands on an SNES classic at launch yesterday. I had to wake up at 6:30 AM and sit outside of Best Buy, and promptly go to work after, but all in all it was pretty easy going. While waiting for the store to open I had a nice…

Give Me Octopath Traveler, Or Give Me Death

Since my Switch came in yesterday I’ve found it difficult to concentrate on much else. Having it shipped with Splatoon 2 turned out to be best way for me settle into its many features. Although the new car smell faded fast with the realization that the only thing I had to play on my new…

“The Vision” by Tom King is a Comic Masterpiece

The big two, Marvel and DC, have characters with histories that go back 75 years. During this time, the companies have placed these characters into nearly every type of story a writer can imagine. We have witnessed elseworld stories, holiday specials, multiverse epics, and smaller intimate tales. Some of these intimate stories focus on characters…

IT – The Nerding Grounds Review

I saw IT over the weekend. It was an interesting experience having not seen the original since my childhood. I went in with little expectation, mainly looking forward to a few jump scares and audience reactions. What I got instead was a surprisingly enjoyable resurgence film. IT didn’t necessarily shy away from indulging in the…