Adam Bankhurst

Adam has been writing about and playing video games for as long as he can remember. He is an aficionado of all things Chipotle, Disney, and Hibachi related and is the founder of Extra Life Columbus. He truly believes there is nothing better than playing games and healing kids! His favorite games include Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Mass Effect 2, and Super Mario World.

Take A Look At The First Gameplay for Middle-Earth: Shadow of War

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to 2014’s fantastic Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, has a new 16-minute gameplay walkthrough. This first look at gameplay showcases the changes and improvements that will expand the breadth of the game and the famed Nemesis System. In Shadow of Mordor, the focus of the Nemesis System was mostly on enemies and revenge, whereas this iteration seems to bu...[Read More]

The Two Moments That Brought Me Into Gaming. What Are Yours?

Recently was my birthday. Having just turned 29, I began thinking of a piece to write that looks back and honors my history in gaming. My thoughts first went to figuring out why I love games so much, and it became quite clear as to what I wanted to write about. I wanted to go back to the beginning and reflect on the first two real moments and games that started me down a road I still walk today. T...[Read More]

Dirty Gaming Secrets: Gaming Classics I Missed Playing

Super Mario Bros, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Tetris; These are games that if you haven’t played, you aren’t considered a “gamer”. At least, that’s what some people want you to think. There are those games that are considered to be the “holy grail” of video games, and for one reason or the other you may have not had the pleasure of experiencing s...[Read More]

The Division’s Incursion Trailer and Infographic on First Month Revealed

150 Million Jumping Jacks. Yes, Division Agents, you have accomplished the unthinkable! Thanks to a post on UbiBlog, we now know a few key facts about how The Division Agents spent their first month saving New York City, and it’s pretty impressive.

Titanfall 2 Teaser Reveals Announcement Date and Mech Swords

Fans of Respawn Entertainment’s first title, Titanfall, have a lot to rejoice about today, as the first teaser for Titanfall 2 was released. While it is a very brief video, we get our first look at the second entry this franchise, as well as…wait for it…MECH SWORDS!

Quantum Break’s Anti-Piracy Method Hands Out an Eye-Patch of Justice

Keeping the trend with Alan Wake, Quantum Break developer, Remedy, has ensured that the players who illegally acquire a copy of the title will know they have been caught.

Gears of War 4 Hitting Xbox One on October 11th

Gears of War 4, the long awaited title in a franchise that began in 2006, will be arriving on the Xbox One on October 11th, 2016.

Firewatch Passes 500,000 Copies Sold In First Month

Developer Campo Santo’s first game, Firewatch, has sold over half-a-million copies since its initial release on PlayStation 4 and PC on February 9th, Firewatch’s publisher Panic Inc. wrote in a blog post.

Miitomo Arriving in the U.S. on March 31st

Miitomo, the social app that also happens to be Nintendo’s first foray into the smartphone market, is hitting the United States on March 31st. A “free-to-start social experience”, Miitomo allows you and your friends to interact and have conversations through your Mii avatars, dress up your Mii, and even take real-life photos with the aforementioned Mii in them.

Newest High-End Loot Farm Discovered in Tom Clancy’s The Division

While Loot Farms or Loot Caves are quickly discovered and removed by the developer, they are a boon to any who are lucky enough to find them while they last. Tom Clancy’s The Division players have already discovered two such Loot Farms, The Bullet King and Hutch, and now there is a third.

Infestation World Open Beta Begins March 28th

Infestation World, an upcoming free-to-play “open-world, zombie-filled sandbox with an emphasis on competitive multiplayer modes,” will have a beta for Windows PC users in advance of its global launch in April 2016. The beta will begin on Monday, March 28th, and run through Thursday, March 31st.

Xbox Games with Gold for April 2016 Revealed

Another month, another round of free games for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. If you are an Xbox Live Gold member, you will have access to two new Xbox One games, The Wolf Among Us and Sunset Overdrive, and two new Xbox 360 Games, Dead Space and Saint’s Row IV. An important note to those who own the Xbox One but not a 360, Dead Space and Saint’s Row IV are indeed playable on the Xbox On...[Read More]

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