Tag: Editorial Archives | Broken Joysticks

Jan
14

SnipperClips Would Have Been Perfect To Kick Off The Switch Reveal

SnipperClips is a physics puzzler designed for multiplayer co-operation for the Nintendo Switch. Despite that rather generic sounding description, it seems to be a stylish and charming co-op puzzler with a unique premise – the ability to modify the shape of your […]

Sep
23

Nintendo Dropping EU Retail Orders For The Wii U Should Be Cause For Concern

Word came out earlier today that retailers in the European Union have until the end of this month – just 7 days from now – to get their final orders in for Wii U hardware. None of this has been confirmed […]

Aug
19

Rainbow Jam ’16 and how game jams help the industry

As August continues, a number of game jam events are scheduled to take place.  These game jams are giving opportunities for smaller indie developers to showcase their skills and network with others in the gaming community, all while enjoying a […]

Jul
26

Xbox One Games With Gold For August Really Missed The Mark

I can’t help but get excited towards the end of the month because we get to find out what free treats both Microsoft and Sony have for subscribers. Next month’s line-up of free software for the Xbox One & Xbox […]

Jun
14

Three of The Biggest Disappoints From Sony’s E3 Press Conference

Sitting in the massive crowd at Sony’s E3 press conference was surreal, when the event wrapped up my hands were shaking and my heart pounding but in the back of my mind it felt like there was something left unsaid. […]

May
11
Apr
22

Advice For Aspiring Games Journalists When Covering Conventions

Covering major gaming conventions takes a lot more effort, equipment and time management skills then the regular posts that we produce on this site.  As I am writing this post I am sitting in the Calgary International Airport waiting for […]

Mar
15

GDC 2016 Editorial: We Are The Underdogs

It is undeniable that the annual Games Developer Conference (or GDC) is a spectacular event. Once a year sharp & inquisitive minds involved in various facets of game development, marketing, business, and journalism converge on the Moscone Center in San […]

Feb
17

Street Fighter V ‘Butt smack Mod’ Adds Nothing To The Game

Capcom’s Street Fighter V has been available on Windows PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for little over 24 hours and players have already found a way to “restore” animation changes to fighter R. Mika’s introduction. For the unaware, as […]

Feb
06

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. […]

Jan
25

Death of a Shooter: Halo 3’s Xbox 360 Multiplayer Is a Ghost Town

Call it yearning for nostalgia, call it reliving the old days but after writing and producing the Halo Online preview that went live today I decided to dust off my Xbox 360 from the back of my entertainment center. After […]

Jan
05

Kickstarter has become a wasteland for games

Kickstarter is often a place where you can find interesting and odd things. But it’s also a place where you can go to get a lot of money and not do a lot. It’s both great and evil at the […]

Dec
17

Steam sale: the greatest good, or the worst evil?

The Beginning I remember a time when you couldn’t get computer games any way but by going out to Funcoland, or another store to buy them. In those days places like Funcoland had bargain bins, whole large bins full of […]

Nov
03

Is Square Enix’s Marketing Department Just Trolling Us With Kingdom Hearts III At This Point?

This afternoon as I sat down at my desk to write up some news I was elated to find that one of the gaming PR wires that aggregates new press releases and media featured brand new media for Kingdom Hearts […]

Nov
03

Virtual Life: VR Games to Make You a Believer

With both the SteamVR’s HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift releasing in the first quarter of 2016, virtual reality hardware has been getting a lot of attention. Yet it is the games for the platforms that really showcase the breathtaking […]