Watching the good sportsmanship at the Summer Olympics is great fun, but it kind of made our Skirmisher long for a time when sports video games were just a little more over-the-top, violently bone-crushing, and excitingly fun.
Role Playing Games have been constantly evolving every gaming generation, and one of the things that has been changing is the various combat systems and the artificial intelligence behind the games. The Skirmisher ponders some of those good bad and quirky developments this week.
With movie theaters reopening, Skirmisher Neal takes a look at the phenomenon of the movie tie-in game, and the reasons why we really don’t see them too much anymore. And also, as gamers, why we should probably not be too upset about that.
Remastering games has become a big deal in the game industry, but doing it right requires more than just some graphical updates. Fixing errors and adding in DLC can go a long way for games like Mass Effect Legendary Edition and The Witcher 3, keeping them a cut above most of the other remakes.
Neal buys Republic Commando for his Nintendo Switch this week as a digital purchase. But in the fine print, it says that Nintendo can remove the game at any time. So how can gamers combat this disruption in the force?
This week Neal swings back after it is announced that Final Fantasy is doing yet another promotion that involves buying Butterfingers for content. He also takes time to show a Magic: The Gathering case study.
This week Neal takes a look at the strides video game media has taken in terms of quality and budgets, especially when branching out into movies. We have come a long way from marginal flicks like BloodRayne to better ones like Detective Pikachu and the ultimate series show in Castlevania.
This week Neal takes a look at the concept of artificial scarcity within Nintendo and how this cold reality effects their game releases going forward. This includes the recent death of Mario and the removal of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon.
This week the skirmisher takes a brief look at how some casual games like Animal Crossing can act as therapy for people with certain health issues.
This week our Skirmisher Neal Sayatovich is contemplating characters, specifically the three main types of characters we find and develop in video games. He’s trying to decide which kind he likes best, and invites you do to do the same.