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Welcome To BrokenJoysticks 3.0

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

I’d like to welcome all of our readers, editors, past writers and future visitors to the third major version of Broken Joysticks! It’s hard for me to imagine that this site has been going strong for over four years now – It seems like only a little while ago that our founding staff (myself included) were brain storming ideas for the name of the site when it hit me, as I stared at a broken PlayStation 2 controller on my coffee table.

Over the past four years we’ve delivered over 3,200 pieces of written content to the site, attended 2 major conventions, launched our YouTube channel and a Sunday night twitch talk show. None of this could have been possible without our dedicated readers and excellent editorial staff who continue to deliver some of the most insightful and diverse written content I’ve seen in my 11 years writing about interactive entertainment.

So this new design might not look all that different from our old one. It takes the simple visual design principles from Broken Joysticks 2.0 and gives everything a fresh coat of paint. Alongside this significant visual upgrade the new design integrates our twitter feed right into the sidebar, provides visitors to our front page with visually pleasing transitions between slider items and brings our back-end up to date.

GDC Crowd

Our reviews policy will also be changing going forward – alongside the + / – aspects system we introduced in last year’s design update we will also be re introducing scoring to our reviews. When we conceptualized last year’s update it was at a time when major sites, much larger than ours, were moving away from numbered scores and we felt that this was a good move. In hindsight not having a 20 point scale with multiple sub-categories does make reading reviews easier to digest but the they still lacked a certain visual punch. We’re still working out the details but rest assured that some form of scoring metric will return, along with a visual cue that will help inform readers about the quality of the games we review.


Also if you’ve ever wanted to contribute to the site, we’d love to hear from you. Send a short introduction email to PR@BrokenJoysticks.net and someone from our management team will get back to you as soon as we can. There is always room for breaking news, thought provoking editorials and unique takes on your favorite games. With E3 fast approaching, there is no other time to show your burning passion for interactive mediums.

So please mind the dust as we continue to fix the odd bug here or there. With three weeks until E3 things are looking up!

Great work to our web designer, Kirk for doing such a fantastic job.

Here’s to another year of excellent coverage,

Rae Michelle Richards
Co-Founder, BrokenJoysticks



BrokenCast Ep3 – “A Legion of Zombies”

Posted on August 23, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

On this week’s Episode of BrokenCast Rae Michelle Richards, Andrea Ritsu and Dee sit down to talk about the Resident Evil franchise. They discuss in-depth what made the original Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2 so great as well as speculate about what CapCom may do with the recently revealed Resident Evil 2 Remake and how fans may have beaten them to the punch. In the second segment of the podcast the BrokenCast crew discuss the recently announce World of Warcraft: Legion expansion that was announced a few weeks back at GamesCom. If you missed the announcements we’ve got all your bases covered along with some opinions about how spikey the Blood Elves are about to become. You can find our crew on twitter: Andrea Ritsu – https://twitter.com/andrearitsu Dee –https://twitter.com/bardings Rae Michelle Richards – https://twitter.com/Kitsune86 If you have any questions for the cast please email Rae.Michelle.pr[at]Gmail.com Our new release schedule will have brand new episodes – of about 30 to 40 minutes in length- going live every Sunday. You can get it on iTunes by clicking the following button. Podcast-Button   or listen on SoundCloud here:


Help Support Broken Joysticks On Patreon

Posted on March 29, 2015 by Rae Michelle Richards

We’ve been bringing you quality content for the past three years and after writing over 2,000 articles about the latest video games, trailers, reviews and more we are asking our readers to help us stay afloat. With our redesign last month and the removal of advertisements we have opened up the site to an entirely new audience. Our editors have never made a dime from the site and it would be nice to have Broken Joysticks move to the next level.

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