Neal is busy playing games this week and getting ready for a big event which will be named later. But in the meantime, he’s definitely not spending his cash on microtransactions, a practice that he believes does so much more harm than good for the gaming community.
Another major university is embracing eSports on their campus, with Niagara University cutting the ribbon on The Nest, a state-of-the-art sports lounge and new gaming area for the university’s growing Esports club.
Having conquered Pokemon Shield, The Skirmisher Sayatovich was a little puzzled because he only dumped 36 hours into the game. Pokemon titles normally take up to 110 hours to complete. The reason: a shortened game with extra content via paid DLC. Why are gamers putting up with this?
Thankfully, lots of gamers are embracing the concept of equality and inclusion in gaming. But Black Girl Gamers group founder Jay-Ann Lopez reminds us that true inclusion goes beyond just inviting others to play.
Following the spectacular success of its Esports Lounge at San Diego Comic-Con in 2019, Greenlit Content plans to partner with Wizard World to bring the Esports Lounge experience to pop culture events and conventions across the US in 2020.
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!