Eleven Predictions for the January Pokémon Direct

It’s Direct season! Perhaps, though, this isn’t the Direct announcement you were expecting. It certainly seems like it wasn’t the one most were, to be fair — but it does make a fair bit of sense. In 2018, we received Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee and Let’s Go Pikachu alongside the Poké Ball Plus accessory. In 2019, the first main-series Pokémon titles made their way to Switch with Sword and Shield. In our … Continue reading Eleven Predictions for the January Pokémon Direct

Showcasing Game Music: Volume 2

It’s been a while since I’ve written a new edition of this feature, as volume one was actually written several years ago for an older site. Now though, I’ve got new tunes to talk about! Yoshi’s Woolly World: Knitty Knotty Windmill Composed by Tomoya Tomita This track is just so happy. I’m far from an expert in music, but when a composer writes a track … Continue reading Showcasing Game Music: Volume 2

Showcasing Gaming Music: Volume 1

If you know me, you probably know that I really enjoy video game music. In fact, it’s one of the things I like most about gaming. Imagine my disappointment when I learned it was an afterthought for most game developers. This is definitely not always true, however- I found this evident when Playtonic Games released a couple of tracks off Yooka-Laylee on announcement day. Let’s … Continue reading Showcasing Gaming Music: Volume 1

Ranking the Pokémon Generations

Pokémon. It’s a series that’s hugely popular around the world, and it’s been around a long time. I’ve made it no secret that I’m a huge fan of the series. Several changes have been made throughout the life of the franchise, whether they were minor (think PokeMarts being moved to inside the Pokecentres), or major (3D models replacing sprites). Today, I’d like to talk about … Continue reading Ranking the Pokémon Generations

Nintendo Switch: The Good and The Bad

Disclaimer: This post was written before the release of Nintendo Switch The Nintendo Switch has intrigued me since it was unveiled in November, but not really for the reasons a lot of others have noted. I personally don’t really care about the portability unless Nintendo includes historically portable franchises come to the console. I’d be much more likely to take the tablet on the road … Continue reading Nintendo Switch: The Good and The Bad