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A Google search for “handhelds suck” yields, unsurprisingly, outspoken Internet hatred for handheld systems. Common to these dismissals is the unfounded claim, in some variation, “Handhelds are for gamers who aren’t serious.” Searching for opposing arguments, “handhelds rule,” returns news stories about the industry claiming systems like Sony’s Playstation Portable or the Nintendo 3DS show [...]
Because I am so cool, I have a Tumblr account. And since I am so cool and have so many cool friends on Tumblr, I got on the horn with my bosses at Ellenwood Games and said, “We need a Tumblr.” They said, “Okay, let’s set it up. How about Wednesday?” I said, “I can’t [...]
It’s happened to all of us, that one game that had us riveted, consumed our attention, and when it ended we were personally struck with the fact that this singular game is that unique experience we had been craving. Oftentimes the elements that we connected with were not the same for the masses. We’ve all [...]
1) Purchase or borrow a game disc or cartridge. 2a) Leave said game disc or cartridge in direct sunlight at a high temperature. 2b) Immerse game disc in broken glass, swirl OR immerse game cartridge in water, swirl. For a more innovative way to look at how to ruin a video game, let’s look back [...]
Let’s get down to it: Platformers used to be a huge deal. They are not anymore. And that breaks my heart. Some sales figures say otherwise, and there have been some major releases in the last five (and previous to those) years that were platfomers. I’m not saying they’re dead. But things ain’t what [...]