Did Last of Us Part II Deserve Game of the Year? 2020: Gaming in Review

What does it say about the industry to reward The Last of Us Part II? Is it an endorsement of crunch? Back in March, Jason Schreier wrote about an industry problem that surrounds the game. Developer crunch. People working long hours, often unpaid overtime on games that are too long, are announced too early and…

Why ‘Pokemon: Detective Pikachu’ Will Be A Success

UPDATE: Pokemon Detective Pikachu opened to $170M worldwide on a $150M budget. Anytime you cover your budget opening weekend it is an unqualified success. Pok√©mon + Ryan Reynolds + Guardians of the Galaxy writer + Competent Director + Several 1’s and 0’s = A Whole Lotta Money The idea of heart-throb Ryan Reynolds being cast…

FilmGamer’s Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

For Honor (Ubisoft Montreal) Valentine’s Day I spoke to a former game developer at Ubisoft and pro gamer who revealed in a talk that the company has been pushing really hard for e-Sports with this latest effort, and from playing the alpha (captured above) I can tell. For the first time in forever I began…

The Game Awards 2016 Nominees

Uncharted 4 & Overwatch lead nominations w/ 7 & 6 respectively. Titanfall 2 w/ 4 & Quantum Break shutout. It is interesting to note the changes from year to year; as performance categories have smartly melded into one of voice and performance capture gender inclusive category. VR is a new addition and curiously, the best…