The Save State takes a deep look at the Call of Duty Cold War beta and goes back to play a beloved entry in the Star Ocean series.
Our Skirmisher columnist has not played a basketball game since 2009. But the pandemic has really made him want to play sports. So he gave NBA 2K21 a try on the Nintendo Switch. It wasn’t quite the slam dunk he was hoping for, but it wasn’t a washout either.
In what is becoming normal for our intrepid Save State columnist, he goes way back to consider an older game that literally fell out of his closet and clunked his head, and a very modern title that we all know and, maybe, love. This week he tackles Golden Sun and Super Mario 3D All-Stars.
TGS Esports has teamed up with Chicago Gaming United to produce an epic NBA2K tournament for Chicagoland high school students, with the winner of each division receiving educational scholarships.
The Skirmisher talks about how the Super Mario 3D All-Stars release has been a slap in the face to fans of the series. Not only is this being put out in limited release to artificially inflate interest, but used copies are being sold for hundreds of dollars. Come on Nintendo. There is a pandemic and gamers deserve better than this.
Save State takes a look back at older combat games that served as the foundations for incredible sequels in later generations. This includes older Monster Hunter and the first English language Fire Emblem.
The Skirmisher is concerned that the new diskless consoles will become the norm one day, leading to inflated prices for games and an elimination of the secondary market that many less wealthy players rely on.
Save State goes to the dark side this week with a foray into Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, and then springs back into the brilliant light in pop of colorful confetti with Lapis x Labyrinth.
Like most big-time sports fans, Skirmisher Sayatovich is having a disappointing year. Thankfully, there are lots of great sports games out there right now to help tide everyone over. And if things continue the way they are, it might be the best we can get for a long time.
The world was thrown into chaos by the coronavirus crisis, and most of the popular forms of entertainment were severely affected. Although eSports fared much better than most, it was still affected by the near absence of land-based events and competitions.