Let’s go back in time to the year 2011, where League of Legends is about to get big.

At the first ever League world championships, 8 of the top teams in the world congregated at Dreamhack Summer to battle it out for the title of best team in the…


(Author’s note: anything written in all italics is something I considered adding to the final video but chose not to.)

I’ve talked about indie games on this channel quite a bit. In my video on FEZ I talked about how indie games are a special breed of game, because…


Stories have always been a part of video games. They’ve taken on many forms throughout the years, from paragraphs in manuals, to little text blurbs on the screen. No matter what game you play, there’s a pretty high chance that there’s some story being told. Nowadays triple A games have…


Hey.

So remember how at the end of 2017 I wrote that blog post about how I was excited to make videos in 2018? Well, that obviously didn’t end up happening, because I uploaded a grand total of zero videos last year.

I’ve encountered a very strange problem. I feel…


2017 has been an interesting year for me, not only in terms of this Youtube channel, but also my personal life. And while I don’t want to/can’t necessarily go into detail about those matters, I can say with certainty that this year has challenged me in a way I never…


Metroid Fusion is different.

And that’s okay. Not every game in a series has to be the same. They don’t have to all follow the same formula, theme, or… anything, really. What the designers creating the game come up with is the most important thing. The opposite is true…


(Author’s note: Fun fact: This video was originally supposed to be the first in a series of reviews of all three Mother games. Seeing as how that didn’t end up happening, the introduction to this video may seem a bit, uh, cinematic? I guess? This was because I originally…


There are few times when a series as successful as Pokemon is able to capture the spirit that its mainline games create and invoke it in a game that’s entirely different from its source material. That is Pokemon Snap, a game that, in all honesty, is something that no…


I really don’t even know how to start this video. FEZ took everything I know about video games and refined it with such grace and elegance that it absolutely floored me. FEZ is oddly unique in that way: its influences are clearly shown throughout the game and are quite…


The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time shocked the world when it was released. It had everything you could want in a game in 1998: the graphics, story, the gameplay, everything was revolutionary for its time. It set the precedent that 3D action-adventure games of the future would try…

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