Bethesda’s Starfield may be janky, but I’m having a great time. Its mundane moments make the unordinary ones all the more compelling.
We celebrate the life and legacy of Microsoft’s second console by chatting about our top Xbox 360 games, moments, and memories.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion just turned 15 years old, which begs the question: Does Oblivion still hold up in 2021? No, but also yes.
For this edition of Punished Chat, we discuss the differences between PC and next-gen consoles, and what this means moving forward.
Last year, I decried the overuse of gaming terms like “metroidvania,” as often such words and phrases do little to actually describe the experience any game presents. While I understand why someone might lean on a certain vernacular when describing various works, the time has come for us to rethink how we talk about games in order to describe them in a more accurate manner. I’m not calling for the obliteration of such terms, either; I just believe we should know what we’re saying when utilizing these words.
Here are five particularly notable examples.
Welcome to Punished Notes, a series of articles outlining many of my random thoughts on games I’ve been playing, reading about, or even watching on YouTube or Twitch. This week, I examine the Zelda-like qualities of Okami,…
Was This Ever Really the Best Gaming Could Do? Before I begin my parade-raining, dream-crushing, actually-what-you-like-is-bad analysis of one of the most popular video games of my lifetime, let me make something clear: I like…
La Crème de la Crème of Paris’ Premier Gaming Expo Paris Games Week came and went last month. Amid the noise and fervor caused by Sony’s impressive October 30 PlayStation Showcase (catch up on all…