It was a safe bet this summer would be great for indies, but I was not prepared for the explosion June's kick-off week has turned out to be. Several hours-long shows delved exclusively into the independent realm while others were basically indie showcases in all but name. Even the most high-profile event of the week, … Continue reading 35 Most Striking Indies from Summer’s Showcases
The calm before the storm is turning into a frenzied roar as information begins to come out on the major summer gaming events. It's exciting and I am pumped. Too pumped to simply add an updated section to some of my earlier (but -- in my humble opinion -- fantastic) posts on indies to watch … Continue reading Indies Hitting Big at the PC Gaming Show
One year ago Wholesome Games set out to "bring attention to an emerging genre of games less concerned with how you play (shooter, platformer, etc.) and more concerned with how they made you feel." Today's Wholesome Direct accomplished the hell out of that mission statement. The showcase gave us a peek at some of my top indie games … Continue reading A Scoop of the Wholesome Direct
Oh man ya'll, the indie game scene is huge. It's a little ironic, considering how much smaller than their AAA counterparts they can be. And I don't just mean indies are getting a lot of attention -- they are, but that's not the point. The point is you could easily miss out on the best … Continue reading 19 Upcoming Indies To Watch
This morning, Paper Mario: The Origami King dropped out of nowhere. Yesterday, we saw the first look at the potential of next-gen with an Unreal Engine 5 reveal on the PS5. We got Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 and 2 remastered as a special birthday surprise from the Birdman himself. This afternoon, we were treated … Continue reading The Big Post of Summer 2020 Predictions!
There is plenty to get excited about with all these summer announcements shooting at us from all angles. With E3 gone, it seems a little like the wild west with some major game media movers rushing to lay claim to their own territory. So in the hustle, you might have missed some of the interesting … Continue reading 2K Games, Bandai Namco, CD Projekt Red, and Square Enix Have Something to Show
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Nintendo's Indie Highlight presentation was definitely looking to promote games with eye-catching blends of genre. Indies have always been about unique experiences, but I have never fought off a zombie with metal or played cards in a steam-punk fantasy world. However hard these games will be to explain, it's clear 2019 is going to be … Continue reading 4 Genre-Defying Indies Coming to the Switch in 2019
Maybe I'm a sucker, but honestly, I love hearing "and it's out now" after a game presentation. Like a placebo that still works even if you know it's just sugar, I always get excited hearing it. Nintendo treated me to this gaming sugar rush not once, but three times during its Indie Highlights show today. … Continue reading 3 Games From Nintendo’s Indie Highlights You Can Play Right Now
God of War's new world is proving to be every bit as exciting to explore as I had hoped. The care, thought, and passion put into crafting an amazing player experience is reflected in my voyage to Veithurgard, a relatively small area that can be reached early in the game. So, let me be your tour … Continue reading Brave New World: Exploring the Veithurgard Region in God of War