Category: Opinions/Editorials Archives | Broken Joysticks

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 […]

Apr
02

Attack On Titan Season 2 Kicks Off With A Cliffhanger

Shonen Jump’s popular Attack On Titan anime adaptation has finally returned with brand new episodes after a crushing 3 year wait. Fans have waited patiently for the show’s return after it was announced nearly a year ago that production delays […]

Mar
16

If You Love The Witcher, Read ‘Blood Of Elves’

Blood of Elves (available from Hachette Book Group), the first full novel about Geralt of Rivia is a testament to how well written the games are. As backward as that statement sounds you need to remember that the novels came […]

Mar
12

GDC17: GameMaker Studios 2.0 Takes On Industry Titans

Article By: Tori Dominowski Long since a staple of the ready-made game engine marketplace, YoYo Games’ GameMaker has reinvented itself in recent years after coming under its new ownership. Their recent GameMaker Studio suite got attention by overhauling nearly every […]