Category Archives: Videogames

Make Your Own Fun in ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

Make Your Own Fun in ‘Super Mario Maker 2’

‘Super Mario Maker 2’ is everything you’ve ever wanted in a sidescrolling platformer and so much more. Read More

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Beyond Hit Points: The Evolution of RPG Combat Mechanics

Beyond Hit Points: The Evolution of RPG Combat Mechanics

The mechanics in Obsidian’s ‘Pillars of Eternity’ are excellent. This article is not a review. This is not a strategy guide. I’m not interested in going into any of the plot or setting of ‘Pillars of Eternity.’ Neither will I discuss character builds, weapons and armor, or the game’s graphics or music. I just want to focus on the way they’ve designed the game’s mechanics and examine the new ideas they’ve introduced, which I personally find fascinating. My hope is that even if you have no intention of ever playing the game, you may find the discussion of its mechanics interesting if you enjoy RPGs. Read More

Congratulations, Doug Bowser!

Congratulations, Doug Bowser!

Since Thursday’s surprise announcement, seemingly all of gaming, geek, and pop culture media has taken a moment to reflect on the upcoming retirement of Reggie Fils-Aime, longtime President and COO of Nintendo of America. What’s garnered significantly fewer headlines is kind words for his successor, current Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Doug Bowser.  Read More