Neal went to a very uncomfortable, socially distant, masks required family gathering and noticed something weird (or more weird than the overall situation). His non-videogame playing relatives were watching virtual NASCAR races on TV. Could this herald the rise of mainstream eSports?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.