MLB The Show 21 Review – A Familiar Crack Of The Bat

When a long-running sports series migrates to a new console generation, the fan base expects change. Developers usually answer that call with improved visuals, inventive gameplay ideas, and enhanced feature sets that couldn’t be achieved on older hardware. MLB The Show 21 doesn’t make a strong case to upgrade in any of these areas. You have […]

Emerging Healthcare Trends in VR

Virtual reality (VR) has seen a leap in both technology and accessibility in the past decade. A wide variety of standalone and tethered devices are available to consumers at a reasonable price, like the Oculus Quest 2 and the HTC Vive. A majority of the public interest around VR has been as an immersive gaming […]

Games Need To Respect The Player’s Time More

I had an unusual amount of free time this past weekend so I decided to treat myself and dive into a new video game, choosing to ignore my ever-growing backlog of half-played titles I promise I’ll get to one day. Summer in Mara was on sale, a game I’d been meaning to play it since […]

Mortal Kombat’s secret weapon is comedy (and Kano)

Despite paternal and political hand-wringing over ripped-out spinal columns and characters clutching still-beating hearts, the Mortal Kombat games have always had a silly side. Even the modern games’ gruesome, now photorealistic fatalities, where a crumpled fighter’s intestines are pulled out of their mouth by magic, aim to provoke a laugh at the absurdity of it […]

Why Were There So Many Blues Brothers Games In The ’90s?

Video games were rising in popularity in the ’90s, and one of the most popular types of games were those based on movies and television shows. During this time, we were also gifted with several games based on The Blues Brothers movies. The original Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, first premiered on Saturday Night Live musical sketch […]

Why Is Pokemon The Only Franchise That Cares About Its Birthday?

Video game anniversaries are like buses. You wait ages for one and then three show up at once. Well, in this instance, a lot more than three. Mario, Sonic, Tomb Raider, and so many more iconic franchises have either celebrated a big milestone recently or are preparing to do so. Actually, the use of the […]

Big Fortnite Secrets To Be Revealed In The Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point Comic Series

Fortnite’s Zero Point event may have concluded in the game, but it’s just getting started in comic books. The six-issue Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point series by DC Comics will deliver “big reveals” for the battle royale’s lore, and readers of the print edition will also receive codes for in-game items, such as new outfits for Batman […]

Review: Maskmaker

French studio InnerspaceVR’s first puzzle title A Fisherman’s Tale was a delightful mix of storyline and out-the-box challenges, yet it was over so quickly it barely had time to ground you in the world. The team’s next title sets out to capture what made that 2019 project special whilst building upon it with a bigger, […]

The origin of Noob Saibot

Ed Boon liked to keep secrets. During the development of the original Mortal Kombat, he quietly sneaked in a hidden character named Reptile — a green-colored palette swap of Scorpion — without telling anyone. “It was sort of an experiment to see how long it would naturally be discovered,” Boon told me about his hidden […]

The Evercade Is The Most Convenient Way To Play Hundreds Of Classic Games

The Evercade is a retro-lover’s dream come true. This handheld console is the most affordable and convenient way to reconnect with the history of gaming, spend time with classics, and discover new favorites. Unlike similar retro systems, the Evercade doesn’t gatekeep retro gaming like some kind of high-class hobby for elite connoisseurs. Rather, the Evercade […]