The Trouble With Konami

It’s always heartbreaking to watch legacy companies die. It’s even worse to watch them wallow in disgrace before cutting their own throats. It appears the second scenario is now occurring with the video game developer and publisher Konami. It began quite awhile ago, though nobody noticed. Konami stopped making many games. It shifted its focus away from…

Did Valve Do The Right Thing In Removing Paid Mods?

It’s amazing how much can change in a span of a week. At one end, Valve announced a brand new way for mod makers to monetize their art; at the other, Valve had shut down the process due to massive consumer backlash. Since then, there has been quite a debate among fans as to whether…

It’s Time to Stop Calling Bloodborne a Souls Game

It took a little over year, but Sony finally has an exclusive game that has received universal acclaim. From Software’s Bloodborne has been getting jealous looks from every recently released game. As we enter into year 2 of the PS4, games like The Order 1886, which are largely tech demos, don’t cut it anymore. Whereas…

Should the Final Fantasy Series Stop with Sequels?

At GDC, Final Fantasy creator, Hironobu Sakaguchi revealed that he isn’t particularly fond of sequels. From the perspective of an outsider, this may seem like a strange statement considering that Final Fantasy is an extremely long-running series with currently fourteen games in the main series with no end in sight. However, as fans are aware, each…