Editorials

Support Your Nindies!

Over the years the quality of what you could expect out of independent game studios has evolved greatly and we're in a sort of indie renaissance at the moment. Have you noticed? Here's a list of reasons why they matter

Why Do You Write Reviews?

Is it for the fame? The vast fortunes? The prestige? The accolades from an adoring public? What? We do this for free and generally nobody cares? Well why would we do it then, and what does it take? I'll speak for myself at least...

The New Nintendo Direct Setup Is A Bold Step Towards The Future

The changes made to the company's online presentations are strong. Now, it is time for advice.
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The NES Classic and the Company that Misunderstood Basic Economics

Remember that time Nintendo launched a popular product and then immediately ceased production?

The Emerging Essential Relevance of Value in Game Review

In a post-mobile and digital market, where "free" games have become a thing, publishers who've become accustomed to traditional pricing methods need to wake up. The review community should continue to force the issue as well.

The Positives and Pitfalls of Review Democratization

The proliferation of sources for game reviews over time have brought many benefits to people in search of consensus opinions. Unfortunately, because of bias and other factors, more reviews can also bring more noise, especially for Metacritic.
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The Spirit of Fighting Games Is on Switch in Arms and Street Fighter II

Arms and Street Fighter II are the odd couple in some respects, but the pair have more in common than I thought.

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