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E3 2017: The Best and Worst of the Big Show

E3 might best be described as a land of contrasts, and it was Sunday night--just ahead of E3--that illustrated the dichotomy perfectly. The night led off with Microsoft's press conference, showing off the new Xbox One X, an unfortunately-named system...

E3 2017: Project Scorpio Revealed, and It's Not Scorpio Any More

Project Scorpio was easily one of gaming's worst-kept secrets, but most knew that once E3 hit, it was going to bring with it plenty of news about the actual status of this system. It was supposed to be impressive. It...

Ark: Survival Evolved, I've Had It With You

This is a development I've talked about some time ago, but this is a development that's gone too far. So now, I use my bully pulpit in gaming to talk about one game in particular, Ark: Survival Evolved. I deleted...

Keyboard Support Coming to Xbox One

One of the greatest disparities between console and PC gaming has been the input method. While the console gamer has a single-purpose gamepad controller that handles most all the functions of a typical game, PC gamers have an entire keyboard's...

PS4 Shipments on the March, Pushing on PS3 Levels

The PlayStation 4 has delivered a lot of value for Sony over the years, giving it a significant wedge in the console wars and letting it recover from the losses of the PS3 generation in a big way. With a...

The Future of Xbox Looks a Lot Like Steam

It's been wondered on more than one occasion: with Microsoft pushing so hard to basically make the Xbox line a kind of gaming computer, then why in the world can't we play PC games on the Xbox? We're starting to...

Project Scorpio: Is This the End of the Console Wars?

The recent revelation of Project Scorpio's specs represents a big advancement in gaming, thanks in large part to the sheer amount of horsepower under that hood. But there's something else underneath this concept that's got people wondering if maybe this...

New Details Emerge on Bethesda's E3 Show

After the 2015 E3 event, where Bethesda stunned a nation of gamers by both revealing its long-awaited Fallout 4 release and announcing its release date less than six months later, Bethesda's E3 show became one of the first big things...

Is Now the Time for a Disc-Free Console System?

What a difference a few years makes. I remember, very actively, when Microsoft first brought out the notion of a disc-free system when it introduced the Xbox One back at E3 2013, a debacle so pronounced that the derisive laughter...

Cruising Andromeda: My Time With the New Mass Effect

Recently, EA dropped the newest Mass Effect title, Mass Effect: Andromeda. Much of this week, I took a little time every day and saw just what was under the hood. While I was actually quite satisfied for the most part,...

Emulation Saves Two Classic Games

Depending on who you ask, emulation is one of two things: a great way to keep large numbers of classic games in one place readily, or a massive crime spree in the making. However, some are starting to wonder if...

Nintendo Switch Likely to Widely Outsell the Wii U

With the Wii U now pretty much a dead stick, having provided about as many games in its lifetime as Sony and Microsoft might bring out in a couple months, all eyes are on the Nintendo Switch. But will this...

Some Time in Stardew Valley: Your New Staycation Destination

I spent most of this weekend taking on the new Stardew Valley release for Xbox One--or at least comparatively new--and there's actually a lot to be said for this game. Not all of it is good, but for anyone who's...

Scalebound Dead

Well, that's about all that needed to be said, isn't it? The newest word out of Microsoft proper is that the open-world dragon battler is officially shut down, canceled in the midst of plenty.Though there was footage aplenty of the...

Back to Willamette with Dead Rising 4

This weekend was quite a welcome treat, as I had the opportunity to enjoy Dead Rising 4. Thought it wasn't exactly what I expected when it came out of the box, so to speak--it was a digital purchase, after all--it...

Sony Makes a Push for the Past in PS4

There's been a lot made of backward compatibility lately, particularly as it relates to Microsoft. With good reason, too; people don't want to stop playing old games just because the console generation changed. With signs console generations may be changing...

A Gamer's Thanksgiving: What I'm Thankful For in Gaming in 2016

Long-time readers of this blog know that, when Thanksgiving rolls around, I softball a bit and go into the Gamer's Thanksgiving mode, an article I've written slightly differently every year for the last five years now. This has let me...

How Watch Dogs 2's Own Nudity Got a Player Briefly Banned for Code of Conduct Violations

No good deed goes unpunished, as a recent revelation from Sony proved. When a gamer found nudity in a copy of Watch Dogs 2, and decided to clue some other users in, Sony landed on said gamer with both feet....

Leaked Black Friday Deals Mean Big Gaming Discounts

Everyone knows that Black Friday deals mean big things to come, and great potential opportunities to pick up exciting products for comparatively cheap. Gaming is no exception, and some recent leaks suggest that Microsoft and Sony alike are set to...

Infinite Warfare Hits a Minefield in Steam Players

Well, we all knew that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare wasn't exactly going over well with the players. There's a bigger problem that's recently cropped up, though, and it's one that might mean an early end for the latest chapter...

Back to Tamriel: the Remastered Version of Skyrim

Not long ago, the remastered version of Skyrim launched to bring players back to the northern coasts of Vvardenfell, and get us all thinking about going back to Tamriel for real this time. While it's not exactly the best news...

Updates Are Starting to Get in the Way of a Good Gaming Experience

There is one thing about this gaming generation that I'm not at all happy with, and so I'm taking today to make mention of this point. You've likely already gleaned it from the headline, and my problem of the day...

A Future for Gears of War May Go Beyond the Shooter

Sometimes a game franchise takes on a certain look, and the idea of going beyond that can be unnerving to say the least. It can turn off gamers, and make a release that required a lot of time and cash...

I've Changed My Mind About Remasters

It wasn't so long ago when I was railing against remasters as being a bad value in gaming, and though I'm still not sold on the notion of paying again for a game I already paid for once, I discovered...

Microsoft Takes Stabs at Sony Practices, Future Models

Microsoft has been on the attack of late in the console wars, and running down the events of the last couple weeks suggests that Microsoft may be planning a way to take back its top slot from the drubbing it...
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