Playing Beat Saber Is Like Doing Magic

Playing Beat Saber Is Like Doing Magic

I do a lot of magic. I also play a lot of Beat Saber. These two facts about me seem pretty thoroughly unrelated, but the more Beat Saber I play, the more I don’t think they really are. Magic is intense and personal, and it feels like being on the same wavelength as something primal in the universe. And—hear me out—Beat Saber is the same. (more…)

GYGO: BotW VR, Assassin’s Creed Vikings, and BioWare’s Anthem Woes

GYGO: BotW VR, Assassin’s Creed Vikings, and BioWare’s Anthem Woes

Happy Wednesday! What games are you playing this week? I have been obsessed with Watch Dogs 2, which has gameplay similarities to GTA V, but you play as a hacker trying to take down major corporations that are stealing people’s personal data. You get to explore different areas of San Francisco, steal cars, steal money directly from people’s phones, sneak into buildings, and much more. I’m also currently installing The Division 2, which I’m excited to play. Let us know on Twitter what you’re playing! Here’s your weekly dose of news. (more…)

Review: Pixel Ripped 1989 Revises Revisionist Gaming History

Review: Pixel Ripped 1989 Revises Revisionist Gaming History

My first gaming console was a Game Boy Color my mother received in exchange for some nursing books when I was about eight years old. It was bundled with Super Mario Land and Donkey Kong, though I never managed to get very far in either. I was terrible at sidescrollers and platformers and lacked the patience needed to keep going each time I died. Over the years as I’ve traded up to different consoles and games graphics and mechanics have improved, I’ve avoided sidescrollers and platformers like the Castlevania series, convinced that I simply wasn’t good at them. (more…)