Let’s be frank, Common Sense Gaming isn’t a great name. However, the idea behind the name is one I stick by to this very day: “If you want to know about video games, don’t ask a doctor, a farmer, or a journalist about them, turn to other gamers. It’s just common sense.” The name and mantra of this website is more than a convenient way to cast shade on the weakest generation of “video game journalists” the world has ever seen. When I reached out to people to help provide content for this site, I reached out to those who were gamers first and writers second, and it shows. Continue reading Get your gaming info from gamers, not journalists
Monthly Archives: June 2017
Amid the latest rumors, we speculate way too hard on Doomfist
With Doomfist hype rearing it’s head once more, and Terry Crews teasing us yet again, all eyes turn to the Savior/Scourge/Successor of Numbani. Given a recent leak that the next big patch, 1.13, is titled “Doomfist / Summer Games,” is pretty safe to say it’s not crazy to do some speculation. Although, what do we really know about Continue reading Amid the latest rumors, we speculate way too hard on Doomfist
How Warcraft 3 changed the gaming landscape
In light of the rumoured development of a Warcraft 3 remaster, it seems the original game deserves some time in the spotlight. When it comes to games that defined a genre, most would look to Super Mario Bros, Legend of Zelda, or Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind. However, despite being relegated to the shadow of World of Warcraft, Warcraft 3 and its expansion changed the modern gaming landscape as we know it. Continue reading How Warcraft 3 changed the gaming landscape
Ubisoft hit with DDoS attack
Servers across multiple Ubisoft games went down earlier today in what the company blamed on a DDoS attack.
Star Fox 2 developers celebrate release after 22 years
Finally, the developers of Star Fox 2 can have a drink. With the release of the SNES Classic Edition, Star Fox 2 will be included in the bundle. The Star Fox sequel was originally set to release in the summer of 1995, and was a major step up from the original in terms of graphics, as it took advantage of a 3D game engine, which allows players to experience more than the linear gameplay of the original. Continue reading Star Fox 2 developers celebrate release after 22 years
Play Fallout 4 with the best simple mods
I, like most people born in the late nineties, have never played the original Fallout games. For me, the franchise began in 2008, when Bethesda released the Washington DC-based third installment. Between that and Obsidian’s 2010 offering, New Vegas, not to mention the liberal helpings of DLC both games have, there is nothing short of a metric crap-ton of replay value.
Nintendo announces release date for SNES Classic Edition, with Star Fox 2 playable
“The golden age of 16-bit gaming returns,” Nintendo announced, as they set a release date for the SNES Classic Edition. The miniature version of the classic console comes with 21 games, and has a price tag set at $79.99. It comes with two controllers, and memorable titles like Super Mario World, Zelda: A Link To The Past, Super Metroid, F-Zero, Star Fox, and Donkey Kong Country.
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Examining Super Metroid, or how I define Timeless
Now that Metroid: Samus Returns has been announced, I took the opportunity to correct one of my long standing mistakes. I’m ashamed to admit it, but until recently, I’d never finished a single classic Metroid game in my life. I was scared of Metroid as a child, the original Metroid II was impossible to find in my town by the time I had a Game Boy, and Super Metroid was too expensive to buy, but too open ended to complete as a rental (pre-internet). It wasn’t until Metroid Prime that I had maturity and money at the same time, and could indulge in a fresh Metroid experience. Continue reading Examining Super Metroid, or how I define Timeless
eSports: Yikes! rebrands as Arc6
Yikes! announced last night they’re officially changing their name to Arc6, and will compete in today’s Contenders matches under the new name and logo.
eSports: Dummy officially released by NRG
Unfortunately for pro Overwatch player Dummy, rumors and speculation on the flex support player’s future with NRG have proven true, as the organization has parted ways with him, according to a post on over.gg
NRG has been trying out various replacements over the last week, with Aythen (formerly of Immortals), b1am (formerly of Kungarna/ Team Solo Mid), and sleepy (formerly of Tempo Storm) all getting their shot to be part of the troubled roster. The organization has also been trying out Phaz (formerly of Rise esports) for Lucio play, along with xRetzi (formerly of Rise), and Brazilian star Snow (formerly of Method) for projectile DPS.
Currently, the roster stands at three: IDDQD, Harbleu, and Numlocked, with Seagull in reserves. It looks like NRG will be another few months before being at full strength. Dummy is currently a free agent, and hasn’t responded to the news beyond a tweet vaguely acknowledging it.