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.

SNES Classic Announced, Arriving This Fall!

Nintendo has just announced that the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition will be hitting store shelves on September 29th for $79.99. The SNES Classic will include 21 titles, many of which are considered true masterpieces. Potentially most exciting is the fact the Star Fox 2 will be included, a game that was never released. The other games included are as follows; Contra ...[Read More]

E3 2017 Hands-On: Super Mario Odyssey

Having completed E3 2017, I thought it wise to reflect and think back on all the incredible games and experiences I’ve had in the past week. One of the topics I was most excited to ponder was what would be my Game of the Show 2017. I anticipated struggling and going back and forth with certain titles, but when it came down to it, my answer was already firmly decided. Super Mario Odyssey is, ...[Read More]

E3 2017 Hands-On: Call of Duty WWII

As I sat down to play a multiplayer match in the newest Call of Duty entry by Sledgehammer Games, Call of Duty WWII, I was filled with hope. I had been wanting this franchise to head back to the WWII era for quite some time now, and first impressions did not disappoint.

E3 2017: Detroit: Become Human Hands-On

Quantic Dream has a special place in my heart. Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls were experiences that I still think about to this day. The amount of control and choice felt real and the consequences even more so. That’s why when Detroit: Become Human was announced, it quickly rose near the top of my most anticipated games. At E3 2017, I was finally able to try the game for myself and see if it wou...[Read More]

E3 2017 Hands-On: Assassin’s Creed Origins

While playing the new demo for Assassin’s Creed Origins on Xbox One X, one of the developers from Ubisoft Montreal kept talking how he loved the hippos that inhabited this region. So, after starting my Egyptian journey as one of the first of the Assassins, Bayek, my one mission was to find these majestic beasts.

Vampyr E3 Trailer Released

DontNod Entertainment has unveiled the E3 trailer for its upcoming action-RPG Vampyr. Releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this November, Vampyr has you assuming the role of Dr. Jonathan Reid in flu-stricken 1918 London. You are a famous Surgeon who has returned from the Great War and were turned into a vampire against your will, as is usually the case. As a doctor, you have an oath to yo...[Read More]

New Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age Story Trailer Released

Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age that focuses more on story and allows you to see the game’s remastered visuals and soundtrack in motion. Originally launched for the PlayStation 2 in 2006, Final Fantasy XII takes place in Ivalice, where the kingdom of Dalmasca is caught between the two warring empires Archadia and Rozarria. Princess Ashe, the heir t...[Read More]

Shenmue 3 Delayed Until Second Half of 2018

In not too surprising news, the much anticipated Shenmue 3 has been delayed from its original release date of December of 2017 to the second half of 2018. In a brief update to Kickstarter backers, Shenmue creator and project Director, Yu Suzuki, explained the delay by saying “By utilizing new technologies, we have been able to discover new possibilities and expressions. In many ways, the gam...[Read More]

Has A Recent Teaser Revealed Project Scorpio’s Release Date?

With E3 less than a week away, developers and publishers have been teasing and even showcasing what will be shown at the upcoming show. Microsoft is no different, and they have been posting teaser videos that are meant to hype and excite its fans for the unveiling of their Project Scorpio. While we know some features of the upcoming “super Xbox One” console, most of the details are shr...[Read More]

Aven Colony Launching on July 25th

Team17 and Mothership Entertainment have announced that Aven Colony, their sci-fi city-building and management sim, will be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on July 25th for $29.99. There will be physical (PS4 & Xbox One) and digital versions of the game, and if you pre-order Aven Colony you will receive “an additional sandbox map, Cerulean Vale, which allows players to explo...[Read More]

Pokkén Tournament DX Arriving on Switch This Fall

While we were all hoping for a proper Pokémon title for the Nintendo Switch to be announced at today’s Pokémon Nintendo Direct, we instead were treated to the news that Pokkén Tournament DX will be hitting Nintendo’s newest console on September 22nd, 2017. Originally released in Japanese arcades in 2015 and the Nintendo Wii U in 2016, Pokkén Tournament DX is a fighting game that has yo...[Read More]

Pokémon Ultra Sun & Moon, Gold & Silver Headed to 3DS

The recent Pokémon Nintendo Direct revealed to the world that Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon will be arriving on the Nintendo 3DS on November 17th, 2017. In addition, Pokémon Gold & Silver will be launching on the Nintendo 3DS Virtual Console on September 22nd, 2017, the same day as Pokkén Tournament DX, which will be on the Switch.

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