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Zachary Alexander Roberts

The Nintendo Switch Got Me Through Hell

In February of 2017, I became injured at work. Initially, it consisted of some light back pain. While it was definitely painful, it wasn’t a cause for alarm just yet. As the days progressed, the pain spread to my leg, and before long, I couldn’t stand. I won’t bore you with the details of my […]

Xbox One’s Biggest Game of 2017 Isn’t Out Yet

December usually signals the end of the video game season for the year. By the time Black Friday rolls around, you can expect most of the big games to have already been released. This year is a little different for Microsoft. November saw the releases of monoliths like Call of Duty and Battlefront, but on […]

Overwatch Winter Event Announced

Blizzard has announced their Winter Wonderland 2017 event. The event returns on December 12 on consoles and PC. The event will bring back the fan-favorite mode Mei’s Snowball Offensive. In addition to Mei’s Snowball Offensive, a new seasonal event will be added. Mei’s Yeti Hunt will pit a team of 6 players consisting only of […]

Mega Man X – X8 Coming Next Year

During the 30-year anniversary celebration, Capcom announced that the Mega Man X games are being re-released next year. Mega Man X, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7 and X8 are making their way to PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The news is definitely exciting, it’s unclear whether the games will be sold as […]

Battlefront 2 Updates Progression Speed

DICE has released an update for Star Wars Battlefront 2. The update is aimed at addressing some of the criticism aimed at the game’s slow progression systems. It also increases the amount of credits earned after a match. Additionally, the top players at the end of each match will earn even more credits. The update […]

Yooka-Laylee Nintendo Switch Release Date

Yooka-Laylee is a game with a storied past. The game was poised to be a spiritual successor to Banjo-Kazooie. In fact, the game was expected to recapture the essence of 3D platforming games that has largely been absent from modern gaming. Based on these promises, the game was crowdfunded relatively quickly. Originally, Playtonic Games aimed […]

PS Plus Games for December

December’s PS Plus games have been announced. Starting December 5, PS Plus owners will gain access to this month’s bunch of games. PS4 owners will get Darksiders II: The Deathinitive Edition as well as Kung Fu Panda: Showdown of Legendary Legends. PS3 owners will get Syberia Collection and Xblaze Lost: Memories. Finally, Vita owners will […]

Gang Beasts’ Winter Release Date

Gang Beasts is a hit indie party game that has been adored by the PC community. When it was announced that it would be coming to PS4, console fans were elated. Well, that was over 2 years ago. And we finally have gotten a release date. The over-the-top brawling game-play of Gang Beasts makes it’s […]

Destiny 2 Campaign Trial Announced

Bungie has announced a free trial for Destiny 2. Starting November 28, players can download the trial for Xbox One, PS4, and PC via Battle.net. The trial will consist of the early portion of the game’s campaign. Additionally, the trial will allow for players to try out the competitive multiplayer. All data from the trial […]

Mafia 3, Watch Dogs 2, and Racial Identity in Gaming

Racial representation has been problematic in gaming for a while. While many backgrounds are misrepresented or underrepresented, this is especially the case for African-Americans. Growing up, I consistently saw black males portrayed as villains or ancillary and supportive roles for main characters. Black men were scarcely the main characters, and when they were the primary […]