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This Month in Gaming, 2010

Mar 15, 2018

This month in gaming, eight years ago. March 2010. Why eight years ago? Game Informer is coming out with their 300th issue this month. I've gone back and started reading issues beginning at 200, 100 issues ago, to see where gaming was then to draw comparisons for today.

What was the gaming landscape back then? What new...


Fall 2017 Video Game Releases are a Mess!

Oct 11, 2017

This fall's gamut of video game releases is a mess. Publishers and studios' decisions regarding pre-orders, microtransactions, and downloadable content (DLC) have marred what is usually the most exciting time of the year in video games.

Caveat lector: This is a (not so) veiled personal venting of frustration against...


Is Nintendo Doing Right by Their Fans?

Sep 12, 2017

Nintendo has been doing everything right for their fans since the announcement and release of the Nintendo Switch console. They left the Wii U behind and have a renewed focus on their core fan base. This was true in all areas of Nintendo except for one, these "Classics" systems.

When the NES Classic was announced,...