Why hello there internet folk, welcome to another installment of: questioning the gaming industry’s decision making. Before we start, I’m going to clarify a couple things. For one, I am and always have been a massive fangirl of Nintendo consoles and games my entire life, having started my gaming journey when I got Super Mario World for the GBA when I was five. And second, I chose 1981 and not the company’s founding because 1981 is the release year of Donkey Kong and to me, that marks its heightened relevance in the video game market.

So, please keep in mind…


Hello fellow internet nerds. Today, I wanted to talk about something that bugged me when I was younger and that still exists today, much to my annoyance. The topic today is realism in video games and why it never has to be the standard or goal of new releases to push the graphical limits of current systems.

Gamers complaining about a game’s graphics being not realistic enough, or stylistic games being inferior to such design decisions has been a thing for a long time now. I’d say, the majority of the community understands that art style means exponentially more to…


Perhaps this is a bit controversial to some, but the idea of companies adding in Free-to-Play ecosystems into their $60 or $70 games is a bit disgusting to me. I’m a bit older school when it comes to the way I think games should be priced. They’ve never been cheap, per say, but when I was growing up, you’d get the content of a full game, with the possibility of DLC down the line, which is fine as long as the content given as DLC is worth its price tag.

Now, however, most games come with the mindset that the…


With the recent release of the Tales of Arise demo, I figured I’d give it a whirl and see what to expect once the game is released. To be honest, I’m still new to the series and haven’t experienced much, so don’t expect this post as impressions from a series veteran, but rather as someone with no real prior expectations.

So, first things first: the game is drop-dead gorgeous and although that isn’t necessary for the game to be good, it is a plus that does make me just want to roam the world in the full release. The character…


The new pokémon title, coming to Nintendo Switch in January 2022, got a new trailer yesterday (8/18/21), which gave the fans a closer look at what the game is going to be like. And allow me to say: it looks leaps and bounds better than it did when it was announced back in February. The animations were far more polished this time around, and the framerate looked solid.

Now, with that small amount of background, I’d like to go over some subjects being talked about in the community, as well as give my thoughts on what this title seems to…


I’m sure there are plenty of people who could see this article and think: what the hell is this? And to be fair, I thought the same thing when I first heard of it about a month ago. Netrunner is a card game that was made by Wizards of the Coast, with a cyberpunk theme of Mega Corporations versus Runners. It had a printed run from 2012 to 2018, when WotC lost the license.

However, the game has been supported by fans ever since, and still has a pretty active community. A group called the Netrunner International Support & Expansion…


Over the years, Pokémon has grown from booming beginnings to a franchise unmatched by most. I’ve been a fan since I was introduced to the series at the young age of six, getting into the third generation first. Now, here I stand, having played every mainline game and recently delving into the spin-offs. So, with the remakes of Diamond and Pearl coming out later this year, I thought it would be a perfect time to talk about the generations we have currently and in the end, I’m going to give my rankings.


Content Warning: Abuse, Sexual Harassment, and Suicide

I’m sure that everyone in the gaming sphere has heard about the allegations against Activision Blizzard, and the lawsuit that the state of California is taking them to court for. However, for those unacquainted with the subject: Activision Blizzard was investigated for claims of discriminatory behavior to their female employees, including sexual harassment and lack of equal payment and opportunities. On top of this, the company failed to properly take care of the situation, instead opting to punish their female workers when complaints were made. Now, they have to deal with a suit and the evidence is damning against them.


The Pokémon series has been popular since it first hit the world in 1996 (1998 internationally). Since its early days, it’s only continued to grow ever larger into an array of different genres, nailing each one it goes for. Unite is no different, as the series has made a MOBA that is both fun and more accessible to a wider audience (i.e. not just the LoL community).

As someone who only has a small bit of experience in the genre with a playtime of about ten hours stretched over years, I wasn’t so sure this game would grip me, as…


WARNING: If you don’t want spoilers, do not read this article. I will be spoiling some stuff as I talk about my thoughts and feelings on the show.

Welcome fellow internet folks. I hope you’re ready for a discussion about one of the greatest shows I’ve watched in recent history. I’m sure there are plenty of people here because they have certain opinions of the show themselves and to that I say: glad to have you here, but my thoughts may not match yours, so go in with that in mind. With all of that being said, let’s get into the roller coaster ride of shit known as Bojack Horseman.

So, the first thing I want to do is introduce you to the characters of the series, as…

Roseline Herbert

A pop-journalist in her twenty-somethings that engulfs herself in nerd culture, such as anime, tabletop gaming, and video gaming.

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