Don’t Hold Your Breath For The NX To Be A Traditional Console

Earlier today, the business publication Nikkei reported that Nintendo was to end the production of Wii U game consoles as of 2016, in the hopes of depleting their remaining stock. The reports of Nintendo ceasing production of the Wii U aren’t entirely shocking, as the prominent video game company has struggled to gain any real…

Weekend News Roundup: Randy Pitchford Lies, FNaF World Developer Apologizes, and More

It’s Weekend News Roundup!  The show where I quickly go through all the little stories that matter, so you don’t have to. Yesterday I wrote a review of FNaF World, a review which contained such box quotes as “FNaF World is ugly garbage” and “A bit like LISA if LISA was terrible.”  Apparently I wasn’t…

Review: FNaF World

Right, I feel I’ll need to get this out of the way: as I’ve said before, I adore the Five Nights at Freddy’s games, which I think are probably the finest modern example of survival horror.  And on top of that, I love turn-based RPGs, so a turn-based RPG based on Five Nights at Freddy’s…

Why Does This Keep Happening: Unofficial MGS Remake Doomed

Okay, look.  Project M was one thing, but the incredibly illegal copyright-infringing game projects are getting a little silly.  Last week the Star Wars open world RPG game was inevitably canceled, and now we have “Shadow Moses Unreal”, a remake of the original Metal Gear Solid in Unreal Engine 4. It looks gorgeous, it’s a…

On “That Dragon, Cancer” and the Monetization of Grief

So, let’s talk about That Dragon, Cancer.  If you’re unaware, it’s a recently-released Steam game about a young boy named Joel Green and his four-year battle with cancer, as experienced by his family.  In terms of gameplay it’s a fairly standard “walking simulator” experience, much as I hate that term – a linear journey through…

Review: Pocket Mortys

It’s a Pokémon clone with Rick and Morty.  If that’s enough for you, great. To be clear: I love Rick & Morty, even though I understand why a lot of people don’t.  It’s one of the best shows on television, and I think its dark sci-fi universe and sharp, surreal wit could make a great…

HTC Vive Announces Pre-order and Release Dates

Hot on the heels of the Oculus Rift ‘s ridiculous $600 price tag, HTC has announced that preorders for its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, will be open February 29th, and that it is expected to become commercially available in April of this year.  The Vive has been developed in collaboration with once-game-studio Valve…

Weekend News Roundup: Sony Trademarks “Let’s Play”, Doom Release Date, and More

After two weeks of absolutely nothing, it seems like we’ve all been slammed with more gaming news than anyone knows what to do with.  While we do our best at GamerSyndrome to give every story its due, sometimes there’s news items that are too small for a full article, or too numerous for our team…

I keep trying to come up with comparisons for Pony Island, which has in the three days since its release already become one of the most talked-about games of the year.  It’s a darker Frog Fractions.  It’s Undertale with better gameplay.  Nothing can quite communicate the wonderful, special weirdness that makes the game the first…

Oculus Rift costs $600, sells out in 14 minutes

Six days in and already people are calling 2016 the “Year of VR”, usually followed by “finally“.  It’s been half a decade since development began on the Oculus Rift, the first and probably most famous virtual reality device coming out this year, and now, at long last, it’s available for pre-order.  You can get it…

(Note: Originally written by Gabriel Brown) Originally due for release this year, the Xbox One exclusive Scalebound has been officially pushed back to 2017. “Development on the game is going well, and we’re really happy with how it’s coming together”, PlatinumGames said in a recent update. “Scalebound is one of the biggest games PlatinumGames has…

Adult Swim, a company who once upon a time helped me to discover the magic of Home Movies and Cowboy Bebop, has had a successful run of making fun games when they aren’t creating a hilarious block of TV programming. One of their soon to be released titles is a game based off of Rick…