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 … More Are Developers Failing Kids?
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 … More Give Me Octopath Traveler, Or Give Me Death
I’ll tell you exactly what it’s about: exploitation. Out of the woodwork comes the retro-resurgence train and it’s playing some tired Ozzy Osborne song while it claws at people’s wallets. Okay, I’m probably exaggerating a bit, but forgive me for still being salty after the last hot knife poke I endured from the recent SNES … More What Is This Street Fighter II SNES Cartridge Bullshit About?
Didn’t get your hands on one of those coveted SNES classic pre-orders today? Get the fuck in line bub! Nintendo pulled a real “Nintendo” today, when they released pre-orders for the classic console to online retailers in the middle of the night. Even more upsetting was the fact that they dealt such an abysmally small … More The 5 Stages of Not Getting A SNES Classic Pre-order
With the upcoming release of the SNES Classic console, the gaming community has naturally entertained the possibility of a Nintendo 64 Classic console. While keeping my ear to the ground I’ve picked up on a negative attitude towards the resurgence of the console. The talk of the town has been that these titles might not … More My Nintendo 64 Classic Wishlist
When Square-Enix released its first bit of substantial footage of the long awaited Kingdom Hearts 3, with their diluted promise of 2018 as its arrival date, my initial reaction was was an unconvinced “I’m so sure.” After a slow exhale and sluggish eyeroll, I clicked through to see what had been cooked up for Sora, … More Fine! I Guess I’ll Get My Hopes Up For Kingdom Hearts 3
Over the last couple of months I’ve become obsessed with twitch streaming. I’m not talking “hanging-outside-in-the-bushes-waiting-for-you-to-come-home, boy-you-smell-nice-today” obsessed, but not far from it. There’s something intriguing about this new and evolving medium that I’m struggling to understand. Streaming on Twitch is a uniquely modern convention that wasn’t even conceivable a decade ago. Twitch allows fans … More Involuntary Twitch
90’s kids across the globe had their dues paid this week, when the SNES/Super Famicom classic was finally confirmed. Following the impressive success of the NES classic, the SNES classic is likely to be just as coveted, if not more. Nostalgic value aside, the Super Nintendo also brought us games with an increased level of … More The SNES Classic Lineup Is Great!
In the aftermath of 2017’s E3 press conference, gamers everywhere are most likely selecting their favorite titles to follow during the remaining months/years of their development. While this year’s series of showcases left some unimpressed fans wanting more, there was still a variety of notable coverage from our video game conglomerates: … More The Nerding Grounds’ E3 2017 Takeaways
You know it’s a slow E3 when the announcement of a console port and some glorified patch notes make it into the presentation of one the “big three.” To be fair, at least this qualifies as “video game related” and isn’t some tone-deaf stunt like revealing a super-car in the middle of a video game … More Playerunknown’s Battleground Adding Zombies, Mantling, Precipitation, and Xbox One Port.