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The Last of Us Remastered PS4 should offer an upgrade fee

by Tyler Colpon April 14, 2014
When The Last of Us: Remastered launches on PlayStation 4 this summer, there should be more than one way to get it. The new version of last year’s game serves two types of people. People who have played the game before and are looking to play it on the PlayStation 4 where it’s said to […]

PS4 vs. Xbox One: The next-gen remaster race

by Tyler Colpon April 11, 2014
New consoles means new, exciting games. But those games can take a while to start popping up. Like previous console generations, the best games come after the first year, or at least not until the end of the first year. That leaves a drought of games to play. We jump to play games like InFamous: […]

Titanfall Xbox 360′s graphics aren’t your biggest worry

by Tyler Colpon April 7, 2014
The first footage of the Xbox 360 version of Titanfall was leaked today by various YouTube users. It’s nice to see footage, even if it’s low-quality and subject to the effects of video compression, of a game before it’s available to purchase. The fact that we haven’t see any until now is a whole other […]


Why the moral choices in InFamous: Second Son are bad

by Tyler Colpon March 24, 2014
The InFamous series exemplifies the problems with video game morality systems. Not only does it split people into two binary categories, it demonstrates a depressingly narrow worldview that deemphasizes personal change. Because power, according to InFamous, comes with seeing a path all the way to its end, not accepting and righting the wrongs within ourselves. […]

You should be cautious about PlayStation Store game rentals

by Tyler Colpon March 14, 2014
If I were you, I’d temper my expectations about a rental service from Sony through PlayStation devices. The ability to rent games digitally through your console is fantastic for people who don’t want to spend money on full priced games, but if history means anything, the feature is unlikely to be as sweet as it […]

Titanfall’s price on Xbox One is a sign of a larger problem with games today

by Tyler Colpon March 12, 2014
It takes a considerable amount of money to play a modern game on the current set of consoles, and the price is only getting higher. Microsoft is the most egregious with its pricing model. An Xbox One retails for $500 and to access most of its third-party features like Netflix and Hulu, and to play […]


The Watch Dogs graphics downgrade isn’t the real problem

by Tyler Colpon March 7, 2014
After yesterday’s dump of Watch Dogs information, an image has started going around that compares footage from the new trailer to footage of when it was announced at E3 2012. The differences between the new and old footage are very apparent, mostly through the lighting as the player in the video races down a city […]

Why PS4 and Xbox One need the Mass Effect trilogy

by Tyler Colpon March 5, 2014
The next Mass Effect game will likely come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It might be a sequel to Mass Effect 3. It might be a prequel to the whole series. But it’s nearly guaranteed it will take place in the same universe. BioWare created a massive world full of races and technology and […]

Warner Bros. and Mojang in talks to create Minecraft movie

by Tyler Colpon February 27, 2014
Warner Bros. is in talks with Mojang to create a Minecraft film, Markus “Notch” Persson confirmed on Twitter today. “Negotiations have been going on for a while,” Persson told Game Informer, “but I have no idea what the status of those negotiations are, or how likely the movie is to happen.” Deadline reports that Warner Bros. acquired […]


Why the $60 level 90 boost in World of Warcraft is vital

by Tyler Colpon February 25, 2014
The very concept of an MMO, a giant game that grows over time, demands an option for both new players and veterans to get to the newest content as fast as possible. Sometimes that means speeding the leveling process by tweaking the rate you earn experience points, and other times it means re-designing an entire […]

Why Left Behind changed my perspective on a Last of Us sequel

by Tyler Colpon February 24, 2014
This post contains spoilers for both Left Behind and The Last of Us. The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC changed my perspective on a possible sequel to last year’s game. A first for developer Naughty Dog, Left Behind is story DLC for a game that depends on its storytelling more than any other thing. […]

What EA’s history tells us about Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare

by Tyler Colpon February 21, 2014
Even though PopCap producer Brian Lindley told GameSpot that Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will not have microtransactions at launch, it’s a safe bet they’re coming soon. Lindley was specific when he said “at launch”, which suggests EA is waiting to gauge interest or to flip the switch. And if the publisher’s past is any […]