E3 is next month, so how about Uncle Matto treats you to E3 predictions I pulled out my ass? No? Well shit. YOSHIAKI KOIZUMI WILL HOST THE SPOTLIGHT IN SOME FORM I absolutely loved Koizumi hosting the Switch reveal in January and the first real Nintendo Direct of 2017. While Reggie and Bill have proven … Continue reading Stupid E3 Predictions
Forget all the modern gaming crap for a moment and let me offer a slice of my life leading up to the Casual Gamer I am today. Let’s go back, umm 13 years, when times were simpler, and gaming was getting interesting and taking a turn for the worst at the same time (bloating budgets, … Continue reading PieHaus Digest – Pro Daisy 2002
Operators are standing by. [the emergency exit]
The Wii Remote & Nunchuk was last generation's innovation in violence - still strong today, still better than the competition. This was the method of controlling the last true console Resident Evil experience the world would know: The Umbrella Chronicles. For the previous console cycle, there's a seldom-stated lesson Capcom briefly learned (see RE4:Wii) then … Continue reading Hey U – Give Me Real Controls
LET HIM SHOW YOU THEM Just once.
HE WILL FIND YOU
Hiroshi Yamauchi, you did it.
It's New to him, at least, and all the game reviews in the world can't take that away. Somehow people are convinced that Mario has nothing to do with new generations of new customers, and bringing smiles to brand new players. Apparently it's all about "ME - the vocal aging gamer who's forced to buy … Continue reading Positive NinPal – New Super Mario Bros
Only exchange codes with people you... know. And ask nicely. Turning back the clock a bit to work our way up to more contemporary subjects...
Because negative press isn't challenging enough: remind ourselves that good things are in plain view.
Casual, hardcore, non-gamer, casual-gamer. What do all these mean? What language am I speaking? If you've read any "insightful" feature articles on videogames in the past 5 years, you'll know these terms pretty well. Let's start with where these popular phrases originated, and how these words became "categories". The release of Nintendo DS in 2004 … Continue reading What Is Casual?
Imagine a game that took pity on you. The game knew you were down on your luck, you didn't really know what you were doing. That things weren't working out with your new girlfriend and you felt you couldn't relate to friends anymore and your self esteem was at an all time low. A game … Continue reading Bejeweled 2+Blitz