The games industry moves ridiculously fast. This year alone, there have been so many great, HUGE games to play. From Zelda: Breath of the Wild to Horizon: Zero Dawn; Persona 5 to Splatoon 2; Nioh to Nier: Automata, we have been spoiled with a ridiculous amount of amazing games that I haven’t had the time […]Read More News Flash: It’s not a bad thing to play old games
For the last decade, a standard edition of a full retail release of a new video game has been $60. The price point was somehow agreed upon as the new standard ever since the PS3/Xbox 360 era (Wii games were at $50 during that time). With the start of the PS4/Xbox One generation, I fully […]Read More Unpopular Opinion: Games Should Be More Expensive
Video games are largely a visual medium; it is half the name of the industry after all. However, just as the visuals of a game can play a key role in your immersion in its world, so can the soundtrack. For some people, a good soundtrack can make or break a form of entertainment. I’m […]Read More Listen to Your Game: The Importance of Music and Sound in Video Games
So today starts a new sales week for the PlayStation store, and there are some big titles with deep discounts that you should scoop up. The deals are even sweeter if you’re a PlayStation Plus subscriber. The first game I wanna talk about is Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor: Game of the Year Edition. This huge […]Read More Big PlayStation Store sales this week!
Pretty much since the Summer of Arcade on Xbox Live Arcade back in 2008 highlighted digital-only titles like Braid and Castle Crashers, the video game industry has slowly – sometimes painfully – been shifting toward an all-digital future. There are quite a few different ways to look at this; in theory, this should reduce the […]Read More The great video game debate: Physical vs. Digital
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 […]Read More My first blog! E3 2017 Predictions