ESports, or electronic sports, has blown up in recent years. I’m sure you’ve heard of some of the games featured- DOTA 2, Street Fighter, freaking League of Legends? More and more people are watching these contests, the prize money is growing, and the eSports industry is only growing larger and larger. But, how did thisContinue reading “A Quick History of eSports”
When you look at Mario, your first thoughts certainly aren’t on the complex story, the complex game mechanics that his games exhibit. He’s a simple character, perhaps the single best character in all of gaming to showcase the concept of “fun.” As such a flexible character, he has seen all kinds of genres, from racingContinue reading “The Sales, Reception, and Popularity of Paper Mario!”
Kirby is a REALLY happy fellow, right? I mean, REALLY happy. You hardly ever see him without a smile on his face, happily swallowing enemies and food alike. In fact, Dream Land as a whole is just happy, and bright, and colorful, and fun. The famous bosses are a giant tree, a giant penguinContinue reading “Kirby’s Final Bosses are DARK”
If you would have told anyone 16 years ago, that a hugely beloved franchise could spawn by combining Final Fantasy and Disney into a hack’n’slash adventure game, I’m certain many people would just think, why, and how? What kind of strange concept IS that? Well, in 2002, such a game was released: Kingdom Hearts.