Building an entertaining Twitch stream: Iateyourpie’s IronMon ruleset
As Twitch and livestreaming become more saturated, can you both synthesize an entertaining stream while remaining authentic?
The Quest, the Quest Log, and Elden Ring
Quest logs are poison to some games, like Elden Ring, and necessary in others. What makes the difference?
“Yakuza: Like a Dragon” – The RPG Review
A well-loved series makes an extreme genre shift. Did a Yakuza RPG stick the landing?
Letters from Eorzea: Mining, Fishing and Catboy Weddings
Somehow I’ve been able to play FFXIV without facing my usual struggles with playing MMOs as an adult. Catboy matrimony may be involved.
Review: Daigo Umehara’s “The Willpower to Keep Winning”
I’ve been trying to get a hold of Daigo Umehara’s The Willpower to Keep Winning (◄ affiliate link) for a couple of years now; no unofficial fan translations exist, but it was recently released in English for the first time to coincide with this year’s Evolution Championship Series.
Who Benefits: Riot Games acquires Radiant Entertainment
Last week, Radiant Entertainment announced that they would be acquired by Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends. Radiant, so far known for the civilization construction game Stonehearth (which I backed on Kickstarter) and their fighting game Rising Thunder, will be joining the company to develop a new game for Riot. Rising Thunder‘s alpha […]
Visiting Stardew Valley
How often do you play a number of games in the same genre, and wish that there was a way to combine the best features of them into one title? How often do you sit down and think “man, I’d love the way the shotgun sounds from Game X, but I like the reloading animation […]
Who benefits? Ember and public player salaries
This is going to be the start of a new series called “Who Benefits.” At its core, the series looks at marketing and PR decisions in eSports in a critical way in order to attempt to decipher choices and why they’re made. The origin of the name comes from a panel in DC Comics’ Identity […]
First impressions: Xenoblade Chronicles X
Note: the gfys in this post are bugged due to something on the end of Gfycat. They should display at the proper crop after a loop or two. I’m likely going to be doing a video on this later, but I thought I’d write down a couple thoughts on Xenoblade Chronicles X, since I picked […]