We all know those (in)famous YouTubers or Twitch streamers who got all the money and the popularity by playing your favourite games and their shenanigans. I don’t mind the reasons they have for doing the steaming, but I got a less popular opinion about those popular gaming channels and all the consequences with them.
Not to be mistaken for Lionel Richie’s All Night Long, but close enough. This time, I want to dig into all-night gaming with a little story. Those long nights playing with just one game is an experience that every gamer should have encountered at some point.
A few days ago marked the 14th anniversary of the release of Final Fantasy X-2 in the US and it got me thinking back to those days. I have to admit that I wasn’t a big fan of Final Fantasy X-2 when it came out and I played it, but I came to realize that before its release it played a big part in how I ended up in my profession (I work with cinematics/cutscenes in the game industry).
This week was the Playstation Media Coverage from Paris Games Week. The live footage featured several games’ updates and announcements. Since there wasn’t much that I was personally interested in, I didn’t write about the coverage for Busy Potatoes. In case you have missed, here is the link. The most critical point was the ending of the coverage with a new trailer for The Last of Us: Part II. It stood out for sure … for the wrong reasons.
Retro is back. There is no denying that. Many players are seeking their childhood games and are willing to pay for that kind of nostalgia boost. No wonder game companies are looking to gain a buck or two in that niche market. Nintendo did a good job in revamping retro gaming, but it is not always sunshine and rainbows.