Loot Box Overload

If you haven't been paying attention the past few months, here's a quick re-cap. Loot boxes are appearing in almost every major AAA game coming out this season. Games including Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Forza 7, and Middle Earth: Shadow of War have forced a loot crate system into the gameplay. Players can spend real [...]

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Micro-transactions in Shadow of War

I wonder who was the despicable buffoon who thought putting micro-transactions in a single player game was a good idea. I loved Shadow of Mordor, and I have high hopes for the sequel. However, we just received some saddening news; Shadow of War, the second game in the Middle-Earth games, will contain micro-transactions that players [...]

Midnight Club Reboot?

Let's take a minute to talk about an arguably underrated racing game: Midnight Club. The series made it's debut in 2000 with Midnight Club: Street Racing. Back then, Rockstar was primarily known for the Grand Theft Auto games. The studio dipped it's toes into the street racing genre with Midnight Club, and the series has [...]

My Favorite JRPGs

It seems that the world is divided. And no, I'm not talking about today's political climate. Instead, I'm talking about Western versus Japanese subjects. People either love or hate import cars like Hondas or Nissans, people either love or hate anime, and people either love or hate JRPGs. Now, I'm not saying it's bad to [...]

Violence in Video Games

We've all done it. We've all shot those innocent pedestrians in the face while roaming the streets of Los Santos. We've all slaughtered random defenseless NPCs simply out of boredom. Hell, even Need for Speed gave us the option to ram and total police vehicles. If you own any game where you can indulge in [...]

Sword Art Online; Could it Happen?

What would you do if you entered a virtual world with your Oculus Rift or PlayStation VR set, and you realized you couldn't log out. What if you were told you were trapped in the game, and if you died in the game you died in real life? What if the only way to escape [...]