GameStop’s Shift To A Publisher Is A Good Thing

GameStop’s Shift To A Publisher Is A Good Thing

Feb 3, 2016

GameStop stepping in to publish Song of the Deep could be the start of something good for the industry Last week Burbank, California-based developer Insomniac Games pulled back the curtain on their latest project, Song of the Deep, a charming Metroidvania title that tells the tail of a young girl in a makeshift submarine searching for her lost father title...

Hey Poor Podcast Episode 51: 100% Podcast Guaranteed

Hey Poor Podcast Episode 51: 100% Podcast Guaranteed

Feb 2, 2016

http://www.heypoorplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HPP-511.mp3 http://www.heypoorplayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/HPP-511.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | EmbedMarge gon’ give it to ya. She gon’ give it to ya. Jay, Frank, Adam and Ser come together to talk about creamy memes, dank screams, depressing teens, and dying while shitting. Oh,...

Klaus Review

Klaus Review

Jan 26, 2016

Employee of the Year One of my typical least favorite descriptions of any piece of media – game, movie, whatever – is to compare it to a direct cross between two other pieces of media. If you tell me “oh man, this book is just like Harry Potter crossed with The Hunger Games,” I’ll likely start to assume that the thing you’re recommending is...

5 Game Franchises That Have Changed For The Worse

5 Game Franchises That Have Changed For The Worse

Jan 14, 2016

Many of our favorite franchises are going through some serious growing pains  No matter how great a series is, there comes a time when change is necessary to stay relevant in the ever-shifting gaming landscape. After decades of doing the same old tricks in our favorite franchises, there comes a time when reinvention and evolution are the steps a series can...

Nintendo’s NX Needs Games, Not Gimmicks

Nintendo’s NX Needs Games, Not Gimmicks

Jan 7, 2016

The NX will need to focus on substance over hardware innovation to stay relevant All signs seem to point to Nintendo’s next piece of hardware, currently known as the Nintendo NX, releasing later this year. While there are plenty of people who would agree that the time is right for Nintendo to shift their focus from the foundering Wii U, which has...

Retro Reflections: It’s Time Sega Rebooted Streets of Rage

Retro Reflections: It’s Time Sega Rebooted Streets of Rage

Jan 6, 2016

It’s high time we return to SEGA’s classic back-alley brawler series   Of all of SEGA’s classic franchises, one series in particular stays lodged in my mind like a well-placed lead pipe to the skull. Streets of Rage, the former console juggernaut’s answer to Capcom’s hit arcade sensation Final Fight, delivered explosive, bare...