Exploring Virtual Worlds with Young Eyes: Six Great Games for Ages 4 and Up

Video games were an indelible part of my childhood.  Much in the same way escapism works for hardcore novel enthusiasts, video games were a portal to other worlds where I could control the outcome.  That same magic seems to have been captured in my own son’s eyes as he marvels at the colorful, living worlds…

The Power of Remakes: The Curious Case of Resident Evil 2

I’ve stated it before, and I’ll say it again.  Nostalgia is a potent tool in the world of commerce.  Selling nostalgia is like selling emotions and feelings back to an individual.  Those are powerful and emotionally addicting things.  Many times we long for the feeling of a carefree child-like world free of adult stresses and…

E3 2018: Nintendo Conference Summary & Impressions

The final conference of E3 fell upon us in spectacular fashion.  Although it was not exactly a conference but more in line with the Nintendo Direct presentations we’ve come to know over the years (it was called a ‘Direct’ after all).  The video presentation kicked things off with a rousing trailer for Daemon X Machina.  The…

E3 2018: Ubisoft Conference Summary & Impressions

Ubisoft delighted gamers with a fairly impressive showing at this year’s E3 conference for the beloved publisher.  There were a few surprises, many expected showings from games already announced, and a plethora of colorful performances and characters to go around. The conference hit the ground running as the introduction took off with a fun marching…

E3 2018: Bethesda Conference Summary & Impressions

The #1 ranked publisher, got things off to a lively start.  Pete Hines, VP of Bethesda Softworks, began the conference with a title that was announced a couple weeks ago in partnership with Walmart Canada… or so he joked regarding the recent listings leak online from the outlet.  Humor aside, it was energizing to see…

E3 2018: Microsoft Conference Summary & Impressions

This was, perhaps, one of the strongest conferences I’ve seen from Microsoft in several years.  E3 2017 was rather disappointing as Microsoft focused more on the launch of their new powerhouse console, the Xbox One X, than games.  You know, the very thing gamers really want to see.  New hardware is fun, but the nitty…

Let’s Take Inventory of Some of E3’s Big Rumors/Leaks

As a gamer, there’s no better time to feel the whirlwind of hype and excitement than the week leading into E3.  These days, a calendar year is now peppered with various game shows from PAX, Quakecon, PSX, to international shows such as Tokyo Game Show (TGS) and Gamescom and so many more.  However, E3 has…