Before we start, let’s get one thing straight: Don’t blame Casual Gamers for wanting to have fun. You don’t blame an invasive species for flourishing, and consequently ruining an ecosystem, you blame the vector by which it invaded. In this case, the vector is super publishers throwing Gamers under the bus to chase the casual dollar.
“Casual Gamers are not real Gamers!” is something you’re likely to hear around the internet. Some brush it off as elitism, others trolling, and more still fully believe it. Well I’m here to tell you that it’s true: Casual Gamers and Gamers are different species entirely, similar to how Red Pandas are not related to Giant Pandas. There are two primary, irreconcilable difference that separate Casual Gamers and Gamers: Continue reading How casual gamers are indirectly and objectively ruining gaming for gamers
In the ongoing saga of Nintendo’s quest for Third-Party Support, fans can cross another popular title off the list. Sledgehammer games confirmed in an AMA that Call of Duty WWII will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch. This comes in light of multiple developers either not porting their games to the Switch, or being very careful in doing so. Continue reading Sledgehammer Games confirms COD WWII not coming to Nintendo Switch
While soccer fans may be excited about FIFA 18 coming to the Switch, that’s all they’ll be getting, at least for now. Eurogamer has reported that Konami Global Product and Brand Manager Adam Bhatti confirmed that PES 2018 will not be coming to the Nintendo Switch, but they are open to bringing future games to the console: Continue reading Konami Exec: PES 2018 not coming to Nintendo Switch
In an interview with GamesIndustry, EA executive Laura Miele gave some interesting information in regards to the company’s partnership with Nintendo, and specifically the Switch. The Fifa 18 port seems to be a sort of test run for the developer, to see how their games sell on the console. Miele said they’re going to “continue to watch how the hardware does.” They’re also “exploring other products… looking at other IP.” Continue reading EA will watch how Fifa 18 does on Switch, is “exploring other products” with the console
E3 is the gamer version of Super Bowl commercials, except better, because the products are what the audience actually wants to see. It’s a time for reveals and surprises, like a summer Xmas, but developers have recently gotten a little too excited when it comes to revealing games still in the early stages of production. There are two ways Publishers can approach E3: Take Path A and show what they’re planning, or take Path B and show what they’re releasing. Continue reading Examining E3 2017 conferences based on release dates for every game shown
First revealed last night in the wake of EA’s E3 2017 press conference, a reporter from Eurogamer had a chance to get some hands-on time with the Nintendo Switch version of the upcoming FIFA 18. To everyone’s surprise, it’s actually a legitimate attempt from EA, and not the halfhearted port of the PS3 version virtually everyone expected. Continue reading FIFA 18 is coming to the Nintendo Switch
EA is trying. Which is more that can be said of them in recent years. It was interesting to see them double down on sports games reveals this year, whether that’s because they want to push the games or they lack more content beyond their usual yearly games is up for interpretation (I think it’s the latter). Continue reading E3 2017 Impressions: EA Play
When Mass Effect: Andromeda dropped, back in March, I had seen all the criticism. As a defiant long-term, die-hard fan of the series up to that point, I had no doubt in my mind that, even if others didn’t, I would enjoy it. I would make it a game I enjoyed, come hell or high water.
I know for a fact I wasn’t alone.
Continue reading What went wrong with Mass Effect: Andromeda
Once more bucking the pre-FIFA 17 trend of including F.C. Barcelona player Lionel Messi as the cover star, after his Ballon D’Or and success with Real Madrid C.F. this season, the teaser focuses on Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Continue reading The FIFA 18 teaser dropped today, here’s what it showed us
EA was one of the first companies to abandon the Wii U, and the mass exodus from the platform is one of the reasons Western third parties have been so gun shy about supporting the Nintendo Switch, so far. EA originally promised a single game, FIFA 2018, but upon recognizing the Nintendo Switch as what may be the next Wii-tier success, the company has stated its interest in supporting the console with additional releases. This could be the first crack in the dam. Continue reading EA’s change signals the dam is going to break for Nintendo Switch support