Author: Emily Rose Jacobson

February’s Most Anticipated Game Releases

2017 was an incredible year for gaming and 2018 isn’t looking half bad either. Now with a confirmed date for Red Dead Redemption 2 (October 26), the 2018 game hype is on! We kicked off January with the big releases of Dragon Ball FighterZ and Monster Hunter Worlds.  Here’s a look at some of the most anticipated games to be released this February! RELATED: The 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2018 Shadow of the Colossus One of the most acclaimed games of all time is getting remastered. Shadow of the Colossus debuted on the PlayStation 2 in 2005 and immediately captured...

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Coming April 2018: Nintendo Labo

On January 17th, Nintendo announced a new project that no one could see coming. Nintendo Labo: the fusion of DIY Crafting and the Nintendo Switch.  Nintendo has always been a company that has pursued innovation. It has led them to some of their greatest successes, and consequently, their greatest failures. This innovation is something that I have always admired about the company. Other gaming companies tend to play it safe, while Nintendo is never afraid to leap off the cliff. Nintendo Labo is one of those leaps.  RELATED: Highlights from the January Nintendo Direct Mini  About the Nintendo Labo The...

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Highlights from the January Nintendo Direct Mini

This morning, gamers awoke to plenty of Nintendo news packed in one bite-sized segment. Today’s Nintendo Direct Mini provided gamers with some much needed  information. In under 15 minutes, Nintendo gave fans some more insight into several of the Nintendo Switch titles kicking off the new year. Below are the highlights we’ve pulled from the conference.  RELATED: The Next Year for the Nintendo Switch The World Ends with You – Final Remix The World Ends with You debuted on the Nintendo DS in 2007 and became an instant hit. After 10 years, this Square Enix classic is getting a remaster...

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The Next Year for the Nintendo Switch

2017 was an incredible year for Nintendo. Within the 10 months after the release of the Nintendo Switch, more than 4.8 million units were sold in the United States alone. To quote Nintendo themselves, “That’s the highest total for the first 10 months of any home video game system in U.S. history” (Nintendo). So what does the next year have in store for Nintendo? Can they maintain this momentum? Let’s first look at how the Switch got to be in the successful place it is today.  What Made the Switch Successful This can be attributed to several factors. First...

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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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