10 Underrated Metroidvania Games on PS4

There’s a lot to love about Metroidvania games, from the original Metroid and Castlevania entries to some of the subgenre’s more compelling entries on PS4 and other more recent systems. While there are some that must be mentioned in every Metroidvania conversation, there are quite a few that offer a totally engaging and immersive experience that are always conveniently forgotten when the genre is discussed. … Continue reading 10 Underrated Metroidvania Games on PS4

Top 20 Soundtracks From the 16-Bit Era

You don’t need to be a music major or career composer to notice that the music quality on 16-bit games was superior to the 8-bit predecessors. Instead of orchestrating a collection of similar sounding tones and layering them for a simple, succinct melody, game devs and composers now could change the type of tones used in the music, simulating a wider array of instruments and … Continue reading Top 20 Soundtracks From the 16-Bit Era

Most Underrated Soulslike Games

Who knew that the unassuming 2008 title Demon’s Souls would wind up innovating an entirely new subgenre of games? Let’s face it– modern games are getting easier and easier. Players are rewarded constantly for simply walking the character to a map marker and mashing one attack button. Combined with frequent checkpoints that totally negate all risk of failure, modern games are often just a flashy … Continue reading Most Underrated Soulslike Games

Cosplay Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know

Cosplay is a niche but fast-growing subculture that combines elements of dressing up, performance, and social networking. People who cosplay create and adopt fictional identities – often from popular films, TV shows, video games, or comics – and dress as fictitious characters. Some more talented hobbyists have turned cosplay into a full-time paying job! Many people enjoy cosplaying because it gives them an opportunity to … Continue reading Cosplay Pros and Cons: What You Need to Know

5 Career Skills We Learned from Video Games

Video games get a bad rap.  Avid gamers get labeled by their peers as “losers” or “virgins” or any of many other colorful pejoratives.  We’re aware of the stereotype– the zit-faced middle-aged adult, one hand in the chip bag and another on the mouse, grinding away in a raid while tuning out the shouts of his disappointed mother upstairs. The problem with the stereotype is … Continue reading 5 Career Skills We Learned from Video Games

Xbox vs PlayStation: A Definitive Guide to the Console Wars

Brethren, we are gathered here today to judge the age-old rivalry: Xbox vs PlayStation. (Get off the toilet and throw on your cloak!)  The console wars between Xbox and PlayStation have gone on since the start of this century, and it has engaged us as much as #FreeBritney.  Do I enjoy the battle? Definitely. It’s the best thing after cheese.  Maybe you’re a rookie, wondering … Continue reading Xbox vs PlayStation: A Definitive Guide to the Console Wars

Top Cosplayers and the Gaming Consoles they Love

Gaming is a part of my life, as it is for many people, but so is cosplay. I’m sure you’ve heard of cosplay, but let’s just make sure. Cosplay is a hobby where individuals dress up as characters from movies, television shows, anime, video games, and more. Cosplay began in the early to mid-20th century with people dressing up as characters from their favorite books … Continue reading Top Cosplayers and the Gaming Consoles they Love

Call of Duty: Warzone — 5 tips to help you survive this battle royale

Call of Duty: Warzone is not just one of many other battle royales where you can hop in and learn as you progress. We never said this isn’t possible, but it will give you many frustrating moments. You get to lose interest in a game you had so much excitement about playing in the long run. Well, we don’t want that to happen. We’ve put … Continue reading Call of Duty: Warzone — 5 tips to help you survive this battle royale