Author: Kirk Williford, Author at Broken Joysticks


The Best Games We Played 2017: Snipperclips

To say Nintendo had a strong year in 2017 would be an understatement. The launch of their new handheld-meets-home-console-hybrid not only brought newfound success for a company whos previous foray into the living room underperformed, but it brought arguably one […]


Registration For Nintendo’s New Account System Is Live

Nintendo’s new account system, which is expected to be a unified way to connect the Wii U and 3DS, as well as Nintendo’s upcoming next-generation hardware codenamed NX, has begun accepting registrations via the official Nintendo Account website. Although no […]


Why I Love Fallout 4’s Trans Character

This guest editorial was written by Zoey Wolfe, whom you can find on Twitter @CustomRetrofit  “I’m a woman, baby, can’t you tell?” The first time I heard Fallout 4’s native Robot to Female transsexual, KLE0, speak those words, I was stunned. […]


DICE Teases Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst News This Week

Fresh off of teasing (and delivering) Star Wars Battlefront news last week, DICE is at it yet again — this time, for the upcoming long-awaited sequel to Mirror’s Edge. This morning, the official Mirror’s Edge Twitter account tweeted a picture from […]


EA Teases Battlefront Announcement For Tomorrow

It looks like Star Wars: Battlefront fans will be receiving some much-welcomed news tomorrow, if a post on the official Battlefront Twitter account is to be believed. Although not much detail was given aside from a mysterious tweet that read […]


Persona 4: Golden | Review

Golden. That’s perhaps the easiest and most accurate way to describe Atlus’ remake of one of the best RPGs on the PS2. Persona 4: Golden isn’t your average HD remake, though – not only does it have enough additional story-based […]


Sony Buys Cloud Service Gaikai

Sony has announced that they completed a deal last Friday to acquire gaming cloud service Gaikai. The service, similar to OnLive, cost Sony $380 million. The deal was originally rumored to be announced at E3 last month. “By combining Gaikai’s […]


Guild Wars 2 Launches August 28th

After spending over 5 years in development, ArenaNet announced today what fans have been waiting for: Guild Wars 2 will be on shelves August 28th, 2012. The MMORPG takes place 250 years after the original Guild Wars and integrates traditional […]


At Long Last, Meet Team Fortress 2’s Pyro

After Team Fortress 2 was released back in 2007, Valve has steadily released “Meet The” videos for all of the games classes. There was a huge gap since the last video was released, leaving fans wondering when we’d finally get […]


Sonic The Hedgehog 4: Episode II | Review

Sega has been trying for a long, long time to mimic the success of the Sonic games from the Genesis era on the current generation of consoles. Their most recent attempt comes with the Sonic 4 episodes – but that […]


Assassins Creed 3 Delayed on PC?

It’s become almost tradition for the PC releases of Assassin’s Creed titles to arrive a bit later than their console counterparts, although Ubisoft has always insisted this is never their goal. Last year’s Assassin’s Creed: Revelations saw the closest release […]


Say Hello To The Nintendo 3DS LL

In one of the more surprising post-E3 twists, Nintendo announced today via their “Nintendo Direct” conference that a version of the Nintendo 3DS with a 90%-larger screen will be released next month in Japan. Dubbed the Nintendo 3DS LL, the […]


Is This Halo 4’s Viral Marketing Campaign?

From “I Love Bees” to “Iris”, the Halo franchise and Alternate Reality Games (ARGs) seem to go hand-in-hand these days — a trend that appears to be continuing with Halo 4, if a recent ad on is to be […]


Broken Joysticks E3 Reactions #1

E3 is over and now it’s time for our staff to share their thoughts on the show. First up executive editor Kirk Wiliford: Mark down E3 2012 as being one of the most boring, uninteresting and flat-out underwhelming E3s of […]


Zombi U Detailed At E3

Ubisoft revealed more details for Zombi U, their Wii U-exclusive zombie title aimed at the hardcore audience. According to Ubisoft, “One bite and you’re dead”. The game features elements that employ use of the Wii U Gamepad, such as unique […]