This week The Skirmisher is racking his brain trying to figure out why so much effort is being put into remaking Final Fantasy VII when there are so many other worthy contenders that would make for a more fun experience. You know, like the game with the foul-mouthed squirrel and all the blood, or the best JRPG ever made.
This week we are pleased to introduce the founder of the Black Girl Gamers group, Jay-Ann Lopez, as our new GiN Eurofiles columnist. Jay-Ann will be adding her unique perspective to GiN as a hardcore gamer and a woman of color. This week, Jay-Ann talks about creating safe spaces where female gamers can hang out and enjoy their favorite pastime.
Neal Sayatovich grabs the reins of his new Skirmisher column this week, taking over the retired Hardcore slot. And for his first time out, he’s taking on his beloved Nintendo Switch in an ‘The emperor has no clothes’ moment of either insanity or clarity. Come on in and see what kind of fun Skirmisher Sayatovich will get into on his new regular soapbox.
GiN Columnist Todd Hargosh wraps up his column this week, putting Hardcore on the shelf for good. It’s been a wild 22 year run! In this final goodbye, he recounts some of his more famous, and infamous, moments at GiN these past couple decades.
There is a lot of change coming to GiN in the New Year, and our editor is taking a few moments away from his eggnog binge to chat about some wonderful GiN friends who are moving on, and our big plans for the future. Oh, and Happy Holidays to you all!
Todd is winding down his tenure at GiN, and going out with a bang. This week, he reveals his picks for the best games of the year, and the one title that really should just quit while it’s behind. What games made his (in)famous list this year?
Seaton Hall University announced that it’s newly minted eSports team will participate in the Electronic Gaming Federation Tournament.
We all want to get and play the latest and greatest hits in gaming this holiday, but don’t overlook the possibility of snagging some great titles that are either still being actively developed, or perhaps a little older, and as such are being offered for some amazing holiday prices. This week is all about trying to game on the cheap!
The countdown to Todd’s final retirement is on this week. And as saddened as this news makes us, we are still pretty stoked that he is going out with a bang. It’s time for the 2019 Hardcore awards. Who will earn accolades, and who will get the lemons this year?
It’s a strong month for new games and while Drew has been caught between a whole bunch of them, here are the twohe’s lost most of his time to this week – the perspective-bending philosophical puzzler Superliminal, and a new entry in a little-known series of monster-catching simulators.