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Why We Play

It’s been 61 years since Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. and Estle Ray Mann created the first video game, and since then the popularity of the format has only grown. From Pitfall to Uncharted, entire generations have grown up with a controller in their hands. But why do we play? What is it about the video game that […]

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Rocket League, Fortnite, and the Future of Gaming

In 1968, 20th Century Fox did something that was considered to be a bit of an entertainment faux pas. Just days after the release of Planet of the Apes, the future Disney subsidiary ordered a sequel. The idea of a sequel wasn’t new, but it was always considered a lower form of entertainment. A decade later, […]

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Go America! The Most Patriotic Video Games!

Tomorrow is July 4th, the day we in America celebrate our independence. Some of you will spend the day with friends and family. You’ll stand around in the hot sun, maybe with an even hotter grill right next to you. You’ll make awkward small talk with that one neighbor who a weird story about Tom […]

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Mario Through the Years

Its-a We, Mario

In the history of fictional characters, there are few who have made their mark like Mario. An Italian plumber from New York who became the face of Nintendo started with a variety of names, all based on who you talked to. His creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, originally called the character “Mr. Video” and planned to use him […]

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What to Expect from Fortnite v4.5 and Beyond

Fortnite continues to rule the video game realm. The free-to-play game made more than $300 million in April, and Epic Games doesn’t plan on cutting off that cash cow anytime soon. To make sure the players keep playing, Fortnite will be getting a big update in July. Here’s what Epic tells us we can expect in […]

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