God of War has found redemption

So today, God of War has been rebooted with its first release on the PlayStation 4. Directed by Cory Barlog out of Sony Santa Monica, I would have to say that expectations were relatively low as the series lost some of its luster with the 2013 entry God of War: Ascension on the PS3. The […]

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My best games of the year

2017 has been a spoil of riches when it comes to the quantity and quality of the video games that have been released this year. I can’t remember such a huge year in recent memory – and certainly not since I started paying very close attention to video games over the last few years. Not […]

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Indie Games You Should Totally Play

So it’s been nearly a full decade since games like Limbo and Braid helped to begin a revolution by offering small, digital-only titles that offered something very different and unique from all the big budget, full price physical games that we were used to. Some of these games offered the familiar, like time-travel mechanics or […]

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My first blog! E3 2017 Predictions

Hello world! If you’re reading this, welcome to The Joyful Gamer blog. My name is Ryan and I’ve been an avid gamer for as long as I can remember. I love the adventures they take me on, the experiences I’ve had with friends and family while playing them, and the challenges and memorable moments they’ve […]

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