During the two and a half months I spent at home through this pandemic, I came to learn two things about myself. I genuinely love video games that can make a game work with minimal conflict, and I love Star Trek:The Next Generation. I’ve had a lot of exposure to Star Trek throughout my lifetime, but I never truly understood what the franchise was actually about until now. Thinking back on it, I had always thought it was a campy franchise that was about fighting a new alien every episode.
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Since they were released in 1999 (Japan) and 2000(US), Pokemon Silver, Gold and Crystal have shaped the franchise in more ways than I think we recognize sometimes. If you have any love for Pokemon, take a trip with me and let’s pay tribute to the games that truly built some of the best features in the series.
I can’t tell whether I’m tired of the remakes (or endless rumors of remakes) that we seem to get every week. On the one hand, there have been some incredible remakes, like the Final Fantasy 7 remake. On the other hand, we’ve been disappointed by the unadulterated disaster that was Warcraft 3: Reforged. That’s why talk of a possible remake of The Simpsons: Hit and Run is both exciting and terrifying.
League of Legends started the MOBA genre. Many have tried, and failed, to achieve similar success and cash in on a $25 billion sector of the gaming market. We track the winners and losers in this volatile genre.