David Cage’s Quantic Dream Accused of Toxic Studio Culture

Quantic Dream has been accused by about fifteen current and former employees of cultivating a toxic and abusive studio culture. Continue reading →

Nintendo Direct Mini 1.11.2018 Recap

Nintendo dropped a new Direct Mini this morning which is a bit of a misnomer, as there was a load of announcements. In case you missed it, here’s everything Nintendo showed this morning, there are loads of exciting games coming to a Switch near you. Continue reading →

PlayStation Paris Games Week Recap

I was quite disappointed by PlayStation’s E3 conference this year. There was little to no indie game presence, very few new game announcements and a focus instead on longer trailers for already announced AAA games. I was a bit worried after E3 that PlayStation was losing their way after 4 years of a fairly strong run with the PS4. I found myself gravitating towards Xbox for their strong indie support with gems like Cuphead, Below and loads of other ID@Xbox games as well as amazing support for fan requests like backwards compatibility, System UI upgrades and greater customization options. But today I was reminded why I love PlayStation so goddamn much. Continue reading →

Interview with Fake It To Make It Designer Amanda Warner

It was on the site I’ve read the most discussion about fake news where I encountered the first game I’d seen about fake news: Twitter. Someone I follow retweeted a link to a game titled Fake It To Make It and simply said: “Play this.” So I did. Continue reading →

PSX 2016 Showcase Recap

PlayStation held its 3rd annual PlayStation Showcase at its fan convention, the PlayStation Experience, in Anaheim this past weekend. For those who don’t know the Showcase is a presentation similar to PlayStation’s E3 conference where they reveal new games and talk about all the latest and greatest in video games. This year’s Showcase was one of the best video game presentations I’ve ever seen. With a strong open, a steady stream of awesome announcements and trailers carried by the fan’s unbridled enthusiasm and a finale that had me screaming while jumping up and down, this Showcase was one I’ll never forget. So, here’s everything announced at the 2016 PSX Showcase! Continue reading →

Red Dead Redemption 2 Announced

After a series of teasers, Rockstar has finally announced the sequel to their critically acclaimed 2010 title, Red Dead Redemption. Officially titled Red Dead Redemption 2, the game is expected to launch Fall 2017 on Xbox One and PS4. Take a look at the set of teasers that led up to the announcement: Continue reading →

PlayStation 2016 Meeting Recap

PlayStation held what they called a “PlayStation Meeting” this week at their PlayStation Theater in New York City. After countless leaks, rumours and even blatant hardware unboxings, everyone knew that they were going to announce the PlayStation Slim. But the majority of the excitement was for the PlayStation Neo, a rumoured impressive upgraded PlayStation 4 hardware that supports 4K and VR. In actuality, the conference was a disappointing hour of Mark Cerny blandly discussing hardware specs and development challenges along with Andrew House promising that improved hardware will allow for better games and more immersive experiences, the standard marketing and PR spiel we’ve all heard before. With all that said, there were a couple interesting announcements made and some cool games shown. Continue reading →

PlayStation E3 2016 Press Conference Recap

PlayStation returned to the Shrine Auditorium in downtown LA for the first time in several years but not only was there a change venue but there was also a change in style. PlayStation’s conference was a huge step away from the usual press conferences where big wigs in suits discuss sales and price changes, announce new partnerships and entertainment initiatives. Previous PlayStation conferences have talked about TV shows like the PlayStation Plus exclusive show Powers or TV streaming services like PlayStation Vue. But this year PlayStation was all about games. The full conference was incredibly short, running just over an hour, and was all trailers. Continue reading →