Written by: Nick Farinola // Edited by: Joe Ahart You read the title correctly. A video game helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. Sounds just as weird as you’d expect, saying it out loud or writing it down. How could a video game help someone overcome a difficult period in their life, especially a […]
Written by Nick Farinola // Edited by Joe Ahart Let me take some time out of your day to share with you my brutally honest opinion of Fallout 76. Ah, the infamous Fallout 76. By now, pretty much half of the videos on my YouTube feed cover Fallout 76…and how much of an “atrocity” it is on the gaming […]
By: Nick Farinola // Edited by Joe Ahart // Odds are you’ve probably have never heard of Earth Defense Force. Admittedly, it sounds like a campy, ‘80s sci-fi B-movie. If you guessed that, the good news is that you’re not very far off. The Earth Defense Force series is the video game equivalent of […]
By: Nick Farinola There’s nothing quite like assassinating your targets with a hidden blade in the historically accurate settings of the Assassin’s Creed games, severing the limbs of Dead Space’s frightening necromorphs on the USG Ishimura spaceship, or mutilating space Nazis with combat axes and a weapon that fires self-detonating explosives in the Wolfenstein reboot series. Violence is a prevalent […]
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By: Nick Farinola I haven’t played the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta yet, and yes, I’ve bought every single Call Of Duty title since the third entry. The beta drops this Friday for Xbox owners who have also preordered the game for its October 12th release, while PS4 users have been playing […]
By: Nick Farinola Now that E3 happened some two months ago, it’s time to look back on some of the announcements that had a ton of people hyped for the upcoming months of new releases. Anthem, though promising premise, now shares too many aspects with Bungie’s Destiny in both its gameplay and its aesthetic. […]
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By: Nick Farinola To say that I have a love-hate relationship with horror games would be an understatement. The horror genre in movies is a completely different story. I’m usually in the theater opening night with front row seats for every horror movie, whether it’d come out of Hollywood or some low-key indie director. I honestly can’t get enough […]
Written by Nick Farinola // Edited by Joe Ahart Innately, humans are a curious, highly intellectual species. We have an ability that stretches beyond all other species — a unique voice inside of each and every one of our noggins. We can think for ourselves, make assumptions and feel emotions. The power is intoxicating, yet we continue to show a […]
God of War IV is the latest example of a welcome trend in the modern game industry, where an established gameplay model is used as a vehicle to tell a moving, emotional story. It works for Spec Ops: The Line (third person shooter), Horizon Zero Dawn (open world action/adventure), and Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (hack’n’slash action) and it certainly works here.
It doesn’t matter if Finding Paradise fundamentally needs to be a game— what’s important is that artists like Kan Gao are starting to tell more mature stories using the medium. There’s a real emotional heart to Finding Paradise, and it’s every bit as resonant a mediation on the human condition as any novel, film, play, or other form of “high art.”
Video game music is sometimes so understated that you can make it through a whole game without even acknowledging it. When the game is stripped away, you can really begin to appreciate some of this incredible music. Every week I will share a few of my favorite songs from one of my favorite games. Some of these games will be classics while others may have been regrettably forgotten or overshadowed. This week we face out, hold out and reach out for Persona 4!