Author: Renee Gittins, Author at Broken Joysticks

Aug
02

Response: I4U Embraces Sexism Blaming PR Issues on Marketing Manager’s Maternity Leave

This morning I came across an article on I4U’s site titled “The Sweet Reason of Niantic’s Lack of Communication About Pokemon GO Troubles”. Intrigued, I opened the article and read it. If I had been drinking coffee, I would have […]

Jul
14

Neko Atsume Update [1.7.0]: Three new cats and tons of toys!

Right in the midst of the summer heat, Neko Atsume has released another big update! New goodies, backgrounds and kitties have joined the ranks of the casual cat-collecting game, along with some other hidden treats! There’s definitely a general beach […]

Jul
08

The Complete Guide to Pokémon GO [Updated]

Pokémon GO has spread like wildfire across the United States and other countries lucky enough to have access to it right now. However, the guides are far and few between. We’ve collected the best and most important tips and tricks to […]

Jul
07

Pokémon GO Released in the US

After being released to Australia and New Zealand for iOS and Android earlier on July 6th, Pokémon GO has now been officially released in the United States, much to the joy of many Pokémon fans. Pokémon GO is an augmented reality phone […]

Jun
24

Key Resellers a Huge Threat to Indies

Key resellers have a reputation for being sketchy and potentially harmful to the game industry. Recently, the magnitude of their negative impact was shown. Earlier this week, tinyBuild, an indie game development studio and publisher, revealed that the key reselling site, G2A.COM, sold […]

Jun
17

Logitech G930 Review

A brand I keep coming back to is Logitech. I was a die-hard fan of their mouses until Mad Catz’ R.A.T. series won me over, and I’ve had numerous headsets and webcams from them as well. Today I wanted to […]

Jun
15

Forget Sports Managers, Here’s A Management RPG

While I enjoy sports here and there, I never quite understood the draw of sports management games. Now that I’ve seen Epic Tavern, I can understand the appeal: recruit, manage and reap the rewards from your own heroes. Enjoy their victories, […]

Jun
09

Steam Dev Days Returns

Members of Valve’s Steamworks program, which provides game developers and publishers the tools needed to publish their games on Steam, received emails today announcing that the much coveted Steam Dev Days is returning. The first Steam Dev Days was held […]

Jun
02

Purfect Team: Overwatch Kitties

A friend recently shared with me some Overwatch art from the talented artist 솔져앓이 릴루. As the internet absolutely loves Overwatch right now, and has always loved cats, I thought that I just had to share these cute kitty heroes! Below is […]

May
23

Prepare for Overwatch

4pm PST. That’s the time that the servers go live and Overwatch officially changes the landscape of team based first person shooters. If the ticking of the clock is driving you insane, I recommend burning time reading the official Overwatch […]

May
13

All Loot, No Group – Group Finding Tools Hurt World of Warcraft

I still actively play World of Warcraft. No, I don’t mean that I just log into my garrison a few times a week to collect gold and send out followers. I love pets, but that’s not why I log on. […]

May
09

I Accidentally Made a Game Girls Love

When I started Potions: A Curious Tale a year and a half ago, I didn’t know where it would lead me. I didn’t know that it would be an inspiration for girls. I didn’t know that I would become an inspiration […]

May
03

May IndieBox Unwrapped – Galak-Z!

This month’s IndieBox was a particularly exciting one for me, featuring Galak-Z, a critically acclaimed, action-packed dog-fighting game with a space ship that transforms into a sword-wielding mech! How cool is that? Better yet, the box itself features a figurine of this […]

Apr
18

Overwatch Abominations – A New Glitch has Disturbing Results

One of the joys of playing games still in development is the discovery of bugs and other glitches that have amusing results. Sometimes these even make it out of the betas and into the released games themselves, like the flying […]

Mar
29

Tracer’s Butt and Why I’m Okay with the “Over the Shoulder” Pose

A recent post on the Overwatch forums has sparked a controversy over how one of Overwatch‘s star characters, Tracer, is represented in the game. The thread started as a complain from a player who claimed that Tracer’s “Over the Shoulder” […]