Author: Emily Rose Jacobson

Inside IndieCade 2017: HERALD: AN INTERACTIVE PERIOD DRAMA – Book I & II

Throughout IndieCade 2017, I had the privilege of playing several of the games featured. One of the games that I demoed was Herald: An Interactive Period Drama- Book I & II. I remembered seeing this game featured inside the IndieCade area of E3 2017, but was unable to demo it then. However, I was lucky enough to have the chance to play it this past weekend.  Herald: An Interactive Period Drama – Book I & II is a choice-driven point and click game set during an alternate version of the 19th century. Throughout the game, you play as Devan Rensburg. Devan...

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What We Learned at the Fall 2017 Nintendo Direct Conference

On Wednesday, September 13th, the highly anticipated Nintendo Direct conference was broadcast LIVE on Twitch. There was a lot of speculation leading up the the livestream over what titles would be covered. More specifically, what NEW titles would be announced. In this article, we’ll tackle the highlights from the Nintendo Direct conference.  NINTENDO 3DS Nintendo began the Nintendo Direct conference highlighting updates and games that were headed to the Nintendo 3DS. Ever since the Nintendo Switch was announced, Nintendo stated that the Nintendo 3DS would remain their top portable gaming device. And it appears they’re truly sticking to their...

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IndieCade 10th Anniversary Festival Announcement & Nominees!

It’s back! The 10th Anniversary IndieCade Festival will take place October 6-8 in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. IndieCade, the organization behind the festival, strives to support and honor indie game creators from all around the world through events that bring focus to these individuals within the gaming community. If you’ve attended E3 in the last few years, you’ve definitely seen the IndieCade area on the show floor. IndieCade remains one of my favorite areas of E3, because I get to meet individuals and play the games that THEY themselves have created! Games that I’ve played at IndieCade range from side-scrollers,...

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PlayStation Experience Is BACK for 2017!

The PlayStation Experience, also known as PSX, is back for it’s 4th year in a row!  PSX 2017 will take place December 9th and 10th at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern California. This special event remains hosted by PlayStation and highlights up and coming tech and games exclusively from Sony. To quote PlayStation’s Sid Shuma: That includes hands-on time with PS4 Pro on huge, gorgeous Sony 4K HDR TVs, dozens of PlayStation VR demos, game developer panels, rare merchandise and collectibles, and a whole lot more. The experience started back in 2014, when PlayStation celebrated its 20th anniversary...

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From the Minds of Game Grumps and Dan Harmon Comes GOOD GAME

This week, we got a look at the upcomingYouTube Red Original Series, Good Game. The creators behind the series are Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson, who are widely known as the Game Grumps. They have been teasing out their YouTube Red series for sometime. Now, we finally get a look into what they themselves, and Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon (executive producer on the show) have developed. RELATED: 5 Truths and a Lie- Dan Harmon In the YouTube description, the summary of Good Game is as follows:  An eternal optimist (Dan Avidan) and a miserable slacker (Arin Hanson) recruit...

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D23 2017: Level Up! Video Game Showcase Recap

The Level Up! Video Game Showcase was something to behold at Disney’s 2017  D23 Expo! With Marvel, Star Wars, and Pixar, all properties under the Disney Company, one could only imagine what games would be featured at this event. There were freebies, world premieres of new games and even a few guest appearances! The event was hosted by popular video game streamers Jacksepticeye and Strawburry17, and highlighted the upcoming Disney property games coming out in 2017 and 2018. STAR WARS: BATTLEFRONT 2 The first game to kick off Level Up, was Star Wars: Battlefront 2.  This game takes place immediately after Return...

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E3 2017: Hands On with UBISOFT

This year at E3 2017, I had the privilege of being able to meet with developers and participating in hands-on tests of some of Ubisoft’s upcoming games. In this article, I highlight the four games that I tested: Far Cry 5, Skull & Bones, Assassins Creed: Origins, and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. RELATED: UBISOFT Announces Their E3 2017 Lineup FAR CRY 5 The Far Cry series remains widely popular and quite successful. It is no surprise that after the triumph of Far Cry 4, Ubisoft would have another sequel queued up.  Since 2004, the series has consisted of...

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E3 2017: Nintendo Switch Demos and Announcements

Nintendo came into E3 2017 joycons blazing. In 2016, Nintendo’s ONLY feature was Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the WiiU. This year, hot off the release of the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo featured an array of games and amiibos that would become available for their newest console throughout 2017 and 2018. SHOW FLOOR DEMOS Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo’s E3 feature presentation remains Super Mario Odyssey. This is the next Mario game following Super Mario Galaxy, and the first Super Mario title on the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo has always found a way to be inventive, and still hold onto what...

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E3 2017: Highlights from the PC Gaming Show Press Conference

On Monday June 12th, before the start of E3,  press conferences were in full swing. The first of the day was the PC Gaming Show press conference hosted by Intel. There was a good amount of bleed over from other conferences, but the PC Gaming Show possessed several games we had not seen yet at E3. Here are a few of the upcoming games that were featured at the event:  Age of Empires Definitive Edition This remains the centerpiece of the PC Gaming Show. Age of Empires Definitive Edition is the fully re-mastered, high-definition, 20th Anniversary version of the original Age of...

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E3 2017: Here’s the Trailers From the PC Gaming Show Press Conference

On Monday June 12th, the PC Gaming Show press conference announced several up-and-coming games for the PC in 2017 and 2018.  In case you missed the event, all of the trailers that were featured at the event are posted below. Let us know what you’re looking forward to most!   RELATED: E3 2017: Here’s All the Trailers From the EA PLAY Press Conference XCOM 2: War of the Chosen  Ooblets   BattleTech BattleTech: Customization of the ARGO   BattleTech: In-development Combat Gameplay   Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord   Total War: Warhammer 2: The Battle of the Fallen Gates  ...

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