Category: Opinions/Editorials Archives | Broken Joysticks

Nov
16

DOOM’s Nintendo Switch Port Will Have You Believing In The Dark Arts

Over the past week I’ve been playing 2016’s DOOM on the  Nintendo Switch and this game… just wow, what black magic did Bethesda use to make a game as visually striking and visceral work on  Nintendo’s hybrid tablet?  Players new to this iteration […]

Nov
09

Microtransactions Outpacing Game Sales Sets a Worrying Precedent

You might have already heard the news yesterday: Ubisoft mentioned on their Investor’s Call that “Player Recurring Investments” (read: microtransactions) have outpaced the sale of full price and discounted digital copies of their games for the first time ever. In terms […]

Oct
25

A Eulogy To The Future That Kinect Promised But Never Delivered

Kinect version 1.0 arrived hot off the heels of the motion control craze sparked by the Nintendo Wii with the marketing tagline “You Are The Controller”. Promising players a mixture of easy to understand motion based controls using their own bodies and a dash of […]

Aug
07

The Splatoon 2 Splatfest Experience Retold In Screenshots

Splatfests were one of the many highlights from the first Splatoon and I was really happy to hear that they’d be making their return for the sequel. This past weekend Splatoon 2’s first [thing] vs. [another thing0] competition took place […]

Jul
11

A 5 Year Old Freemium Sims Game Is My Mobile Guilty Pleasure

The Sims has been a staple for simulation fans for the better part of two decades now, the original (released in 2000) is almost old enough to drink in the United States.  While I’ve been a fan since the first […]

Jul
07

Loot Anime Death Box – Unboxing

What awaits us beyond the world of the living? No one truly knows but the folks at LootCrate put together a curated box of anime inspired goodies themed around the end of life itself. Featuring items from Parasyte, Death Note, […]

Jul
03

Final Fantasy XIV Stomblood Impressions #2 – Vising The Great City

It has been a week since the launch of Stormblood, the latest expansion for Final Fantasy XIV and I thought it would be a perfect time to share some updated impressions now that I am several hours further into the […]

Jun
19

FFXIV: Stormblood Early Access Impressions – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Due To Server Errors

The latest Final Fantasy XIV expansion, Stormblood has been in early access for the past 72 hours and despite constant disconnects, server crashes and long queues I’ve played through the first story arc until level 62. Here is a point […]

Jun
17

The Wins & Fails of E3 2017

Another E3 has come and gone and now all of the developers and publishers have packed up from the LA Convention Centre for another year. After a week of impressions, live streaming videos and major announcements – what games & […]

Jun
14

How Was Destiny 2’s Showing At E3 2017?

With the 2017 entry of E3 coming to a close tomorrow let’s take a quick look at how Destiny 2 fared in terms of publicly available coverage coming out of the show. An in-engine “ PlayStation Exclusive Content” trailer debuted […]

May
14

Quake Champions Open Beta Impressions

The Quake franchise was once a multiplayer staple during the early 1990s and while the franchise has tried to reinvent itself twice in the mid-2000s it has been almost a decade since we heard from this formally prominent frag fest. […]

May
04

Visit Another World With This Loot Anime Unboxing Video

Anime and video game fans certainly know a thing or two about escapism. Some of our favorite works in either category allow us to become transported into impossible places and do amazing things that just can’t be done in our […]

Apr
23

Opinion: Bethesda Dropped The Ball When It Comes To Fallout 4

Guest Editorial By: Azzuen O’Connor Back in the winter of 2015 Bethesda released their sprawling open world RPG, Fallout 4 to critical and commercial success. Azzuen O’Connor discovered the series in the past couple of years and after playing through the […]

Apr
13

Overwatch: Uprising Reintroduces PVE And It’s Great

Player Vs Environment content finally returns to the futuristic world of Overwatch with the latest event – Uprising – which released yesterday across all platforms. From now until May 1st players can take a trip to Kings Row in a 4 player […]

Apr
05

LiquidSky 2.0 Is More of a SpaceX Crash Than a Launch

At CES 2017 cloud streaming service LiquidSky promised that when their company launched their public beta later this year they would offer “the world’s first free gaming PC” by providing free game time to users in exchange for the ability […]