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A Very Retro 2017

A Very Retro 2017

While I was looking at the list of games slated for release in 2017, I felt as though I was having a flashback to my childhood in the 90s. That isn’t to say there are no major block busters coming out this year, but even a few of those feel like throwbacks. For instance in January we got our first AAA title of the year Resident Evil 7, which is 6 years removed from the franchise's last release, and if you played the demo, it is everything like the Resident Evils that scared the pants off me when I was...

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Echolocation Games & Simultaneous Invention

Echolocation Games & Simultaneous Invention

In society and technology it happens, sometimes, that two or more people/cultures create the same thing at more or less the same time. It's called Simultaneous Invention. This too happens in games, where suddenly the technology, the past products, and the right circumstances create several games of the same "new" genre to magically appear all at once. This is typically followed by a long and drawn out argument of who was first, but in the end, history will remember the game that does best, which is not always the one who finished first. History aside, it came to my attention...

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