Neal is going a little stir crazy this week on coronavirus lockdown. He’s playing colossal role-playing games to pass the time, which sounds like a great strategy. But finding a modern RPG to match the golden titles of yesteryear is proving more challenging than locating a store that still has paper towels.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, all major sporting events have been postponed indefinitely, leaving millions of fans upset. But Grand Prix racing will still take place, virtually. And fans can participate.
Celebrating the joy that all different kinds of videogames can bring, our brand new Save State column is written by longtime gamer and GiN reviewer Vincent Mahoney. He plays way too many games to be able to officially review them all, but we can tap into his amazing gaming world and learn about some hidden gems right here in Save State!
News that a candy company is exclusively sponsoring DLC for the Final Fantasy VII remake has got The Skirmisher hot this week. Not only does this promote gamer obesity and negative stereotypes, but you need to buy multiple bars to get the reward.
Esports center management software company ggCircuit is working with Christian Brothers College High School in St. Louis to construct the biggest high school eSports facility in the world. Students will be able to train for careers in eSports while also developing critical thinking and collaborative skills.
Recently, a professional gamer that Neal generally respects made a comment on Twitter about how gamers should always get angry when they lose a game. Neal wanted to counter that thought this week. In games and real life, we all lose sometimes. And that’s okay.
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.