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September 12, 2023

Almost A Year Later and Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Still Suck

by Willem Hilhorst - 6:00 pm EDT
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Squandered potential makes for a Paldean mess.

Willem went nuts and made an entire video essay for this editioral, so be sure to give it a watch over on our YouTube-channel!

I’d say that when it comes to faith in the Pokémon series I’ve been on the more positive side over the last decade. I’ve written and made a whole video essay... Read more...

May 4, 2023

Cities Without Civilians - How Playing Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp Made Me Feel Uncomfortable. Switch

by Willem Hilhorst - 10:00 am EDT
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Advance Wars in 2023 rings hollow in the face of actual war.

I experienced a weird sort of whiplash with the announcement and release of Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (AW). Not only was the game’s release postponed twice, with all signs pointing towards a largely finished title, but the major cause of its primary delay was an event that at first had little... Read more...

November 19, 2021

Between Faithful and total bull - The Odd Position of Pokémon remakes

by Willem Hilhorst - 12:00 pm EST

A Personal Retrospective on The Pokémon Remakes Before Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl Release

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April 28, 2021

Long Shutter Speed - Over 20 years of photo modes in games. WiiUSwitch

by Willem Hilhorst - 7:00 am EDT
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Snap invented the genre, but can its sequel redefine it for the next generation?

Earlier this week we posted an overview of how Pokémon Snap was created with “Know Your Developers: Pokémon Snap Series”. The Snap series clearly started out as a creative experiment from the team at HAL laboratory where they aimed to create a photography game. Initially, according to the Ask... Read more...

March 2, 2021

Oh Arceus No: Everyone Is Calling Pokémon Legends Breath of the Wild WiiUSwitch

by Willem Hilhorst - 5:00 pm EST
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A Breath of Fresh Air But Not A Breath of the Wild

Like many of my fellow Pokémon fanatics, I was beyond surprised last week to see the first footage of what seems to be the next step for the mainline Pokémon franchise in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The Pokémon Company (TPC) has been slowly but steadily making incremental movements into the direction... Read more...

June 24, 2020

Five Pokémon That Need To Become Playable In Pokémon Unite

by Willem Hilhorst - 8:30 am EDT
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Move over Charizard.

Look, I get it. The original 151 Pokémon from Red, Blue and Green are classic. These are the Pokémon designs that set the standard for all other Pokémon to follow. Recognizable as animals, but with twists that show off their typing. Ponyta for example, a horse with flames that can run fast. Easy... Read more...

March 26, 2020

How an Existential and Global Crisis Finally Got Me to Play Animal Crossing. Switch

by Willem Hilhorst - 11:00 am EDT
Total comments: 1

Sometimes you just need an escape.

It’s March 1st 2020. As I’m sitting behind my computer, it finally hits me. I have finished my time as a student. What started back in 2014 with my aspirations to become a filmmaker has resulted in the completion of my bachelor’s degree in film and media and a master’s degree in journalism and research. I am at this very point academically and practically certified to create media. There is one slight problem. I am unemployed.

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