Video Games

When Might Generation 3 Be Coming to Pokemon Go

Earlier this year, Niantic released the second generation of Pokemon to Pokemon Go. Since then, players around the world have been attempting to catch their favorite Johto Pokemon on top of the former Kanto Pokemon. In order to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the release of Pokemon Go In North America, Niantic is holding a celebratory event from July 6th until July 24th. During the event, tr...[Read More]

Hitman and the Future of IO Interactive

After several months of wondering what exactly will happen to the iconic assassin, IO Interactive have just recently concluded negotiations with Square Enix. While many assumed Hitman would stay with Square Enix, myself included, IO Interactive are officially the full owners of the rights to the Hitman franchise. From this moment forward, IO Interactive is an independent studio.

Why I’m Excited For Metroid: Samus Returns

I’m going to start out and say it, I’ve never been a fan of the Metroid series.  The games are long and confusing to navigate, and did I mention, hard? Yeah, not a huge fan of playing Metroid games, and Metroid: Samus Returns may change my mind.

Devolver Digital Parodies E3 Conferences

The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been a part of my life since I was in my teens, spending hours of my summer watching the action on Tech TV/G4. It has always been an event where I gather up my friends and we just absorb everything the industry has to offer. Over the years though, especially with me now being able to examine the game industry with more accuracy, I’ve noticed a shift away...[Read More]

Licensed Games are Getting Better

Throughout my early gaming days, anything made from a movie, comic book, or otherwise popular franchise outside of gaming was usually a recipe for disaster. However, there has been a recent upswing in quality with titles made with intellectual licenses. Sure, its still not perfect, but licensed games are getting better.

Disney Supposedly had Artists make Capcom Roster Ugly

There has been a few complaints flying around the internet about the weird looking character models in Marvel VS Capcom Infinite, a sequel to a game with extremely stylish presentation. Originally, I was under the impression these characters would look better in motion. However, a recent post from a supposed ex-employee of Capcom says otherwise on Reddit. Now, before I dive any more into this subj...[Read More]

Assassin’s Creed Origins Looks Awesome

When it comes to the almost annual Assassin’s Creed franchise, I’ve always reserved my excitement. I thought the first game was a phenomenal idea and I even enjoyed Assassin’s Creed 2. However, I lost touch with these games shortly after trying out Brotherhood, finding most of them to be the same song and dance. For many players, this was the case as well. Ubisoft also lost a bun...[Read More]

Powerful Female Characters in EA Announcements

Watching EA Play as the first E3 live event, I noticed something interesting. For a few years now, many major game development studios have received criticism on their lack of female representation. This includes EA themselves, as many were critical of Battlefield 1‘s lack thereof. Conversely, there were plenty of female leads and characters in the games being shown and even on stage.

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]

Five Things I Want From E3 2017

The Electronics Entertainment Expo has always been a highlight of my summer, ever since those early days of seeing Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb host the event on the G4 channel. I would always gather up some friends, make awesome food, and we would celebrate the game industry together. It’s like the Super Bowl for me, filled with potential, surprises, and hope. Now that I’ve been a jou...[Read More]

Toco Toco TV Shows Inspirations of Japanese Artists

Creativity is such a hard thing to determine its origins. What inspires a particular work of art? What did that individual experience that could have lead to this need to create? Just who is the artist? Toco Toco TV is a series of documentary-like videos that follows a Japanese creator to a place that inspires them. Completely unscripted, the artists choose wherever they like and the cameras captu...[Read More]

Alex’s Five Favorite Game Journalists and Inspirations

Over the years that led to me being here at Marooners’ Rock, there have been plenty of journalists, shows, and critical pieces that have inspired me to constantly strive for better understanding of the video game medium as well as increase my quality in my work. These are just a few of the authors that I feel like do exceptional work, beyond the scope needed of a typical review. These are th...[Read More]

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