The Skirmisher normally loves games, but the sparse single player campaign for Star Wars: Squadrons along with some other questionable design choices has got him feeling kind of blue this week. Have you ever really anticipated playing a new game, only to feel the stinging pain of regret once you finally got to play it?
The Skirmisher is looking forward to playing lots of new games in 2021, and trying to forget some of the disappointments of last year. After all, this year has to be better, right? These are the five games that he is most looking forward to this year. And — happy New Year everyone!
Our editor takes over The Skirmisher column this week for his annual holiday gaming celebration article. The only problem is that, probably like most of you, he doesn’t feel much like celebrating the year 2020. Let’s see if we can lift our collective spirits anyway.
The skirmisher takes a brief look at whether gamers should be more willing to shell out a little more money for top tier gaming titles. Of course nobody wants to pay more for their games, but what if we could somehow guarantee that the increase in cost would lead to a bigger gaming experience or better content?
Time Waster Columnist Billy White returns to GiN to write about Nate Wooley after his unfortunate passing. Like so many other people, Nate had a big and positive influence on Billy’s life, not so much as a friend, but as a teacher and a trusted mentor.
This week the Skirmisher investigates how loot boxes in gaming can cause some problems for certain players, especially younger ones. There is nothing inherently wrong with a loot box, but players need to know how they work and some of the negative effects they can have.
The Skirmisher rages against single player games that force their players to always be online and actively connected in order to play, which is an especially boneheaded move for a mobile platform like the Nintendo Switch.
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.
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.
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.