Can we have valid numbers for the female gamer demographic, please?

When it comes to representation in gaming, be it gender or race, we should always aim to be realistic in content and proportion. To do that, we need to know the actual composition of the gaming community, or a reasonable approximation of such. Unfortunately, while we can get reasonable ballpark estimates of racial demographics, we can never get a straight answer about the female gamer population, because people are too busy twisting the numbers to address the truth: Continue reading Can we have valid numbers for the female gamer demographic, please?

Gravity Rush 2: A forgotten gem, and what it could learn from Nier: Automata

The first four months of 2017 have been one continuous beating to gamers’ wallets. Resident Evil 7, Yakuza 0, Nioh, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nier: Automata, Persona 5, and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe are roughly half a grand worth of video games I’d consider must play titles. While this has been the start of gaming’s new 1998, widely regarded as the best year in gaming history, it’s easy for deserving games to fall between the cracks.

That’s exactly the case for Gravity Rush 2. Continue reading Gravity Rush 2: A forgotten gem, and what it could learn from Nier: Automata

No matter the genre, Nintendo is top of the line

Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn is an amazing game. It’s a very polished first attempt at an open world, which is why it’s hard to believe Guerrilla Games had never done anything of this scale in their history. Horizon Zero Dawn was a feel good story about a massive success from a team that had been pigeonholed into making nothing but the Sony exclusive FPS, Killzone. There were even some favorable comparisons to Witcher 3: Guerrilla Games had created a cutting edge open world that could stand with the best of them.

For all of three days. Continue reading No matter the genre, Nintendo is top of the line