Major Video Game Publishers Prove That Big AAA Games Have Never Been This Bad Gamers, we’re tired of bad-quality ports and actual new titles that are so bad or low-quality, right? Look at Pokemon: Scarlet and Pokemon: Violet, the newest iteration in the franchise that seemed to have a good concept, but the execution was so bad.Players steer away or roast the game to no end online because of the endless glitches and bugs they’ve found. We’re not even gonna talk about the graphics that looked half-baked. Note that this was a $60 game, too. That’s expensive. However, there’s also another issue: the lack of new and creative games from big publishing studios. We wait for five years or longer for Western companies to release the same old game they’ve been known for, just under a different coat of paint.Some raise their concerns about other companies, such as Microsoft and Ubisoft, as they started to lay off thousands of workers just because their profit was less than the previous year. They aren’t in financial trouble or suffering losses too. They were just that bad, or at least, those who made the heartless decision. Ubisoft is now in hot water with their decisions these past few years. Some point out how they keep releasing games that look and feel the same for a long time. With their list of planned 2023 releases being leaked, the Internet pointed out that the majority of the titles are mobile games and live service garbage. No one has seen Ubisoft focus on releasing good original games unless it’s another Assassin’s Creed. Developers are aware that their current games are not what the demographic wants. But it’s not up to them, unfortunately. Their executives clearly believe that the "right decision" is to release copies of their one successful game until it’s run to the ground. We all know it's a bad take on their end. Image credit: Ubisoft #games #videogames #development #publishers #studios 
Gamer Finds His Grandmother’s Game Collection Usually, when we think about collections, what comes to our mind is the vast number of different items. The keyword is different. But this gamer exceeded our expectations with their now-viral post.Reddit user KrisReed shared to r/gaming subreddit an image of his grandmother’s game collection. To our surprise, it wasn’t like an ordinary set of trinkets and gaming cartridges, no! Instead, KrisReed shared that aside from the assorted games and accessories, their grandma seemingly bought 26 copies of one game: Wario Land 4. She also had 13 whopping copies of Mario Pinball Land. “My grandmother's game collection. We're not sure if she knew how to overwrite existing game files.” the Reddit user commented. Another repetitive item in her collection was 19 Game Boy Advance SP handhelds. It’s clear what she liked in the land of video games! As to why their grandma bought Wario Land 4 so many times, KrisReed had no idea. “She also left several tutorials from online websites printed on paper as well as messages for her grandchildren (me) explaining the games. I love her very much and this [memento] was very bittersweet. Maybe it was Wario's love for garlic.”Image credit: u/KrisReed#gaming #collection #games #videogames #cartridges #WarioLand4 #GameBoy
The Most Anticipated Games in 2023Gaming enthusiasts, assemble! With 2022 coming to a close, the majority of us probably tuned into the Game Awards to see Elden Ring win Game of the Year. Alternatively, you and your friends could have a full discussion on what game changed your life this year.For us, personally, our game of the year is the 2019 indie game Disco Elysium. For its stellar narrative and complex and well-written characters, the detective/mystery game opened our eyes to how games can play with their story, and how a game that looks can simple be so complex and fun at the same time. But, enough about this year. Let’s talk about 2023! There are a lot of games that will be released in the future, and we’re all excited to see them released out into the wild (no pun intended). If you’re not aware of the games set to be sold next year, UPI has got you covered. They’ve compiled a list of their most anticipated games in 2023: 1. 'Dead Space' -- Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows2. 'Hogwarts Legacy' -- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows3. 'Atomic Heart' -- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows4. 'Skull and Bones' -- Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows5. 'S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl' -- Xbox Series X/S, Windows6. 'The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom' -- Nintendo Switch7. 'Diablo IV' -- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows8. 'Street Fighter 6' -- Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows9. 'Spider-Man 2' -- PlayStation 510. 'Alan Wake 2' -- Playstation 5, Xbox Series X/S, WindowsWell, while that doesn’t cover everything, it certainly gives us a glimpse of what we can expect in 2023. We’re certainly looking out for Tears of the Kingdom, the sequel to the  Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Image credit: Nintendo #games #videogames #zelda #diablo #spiderman #alanwake #streetfighter #stalker #skullandbones #atomichearts #hogwartslegacy #deadspace 
Mortal Kombat Behind-the-Scenes: How Scorpion's Iconic "Get Over Here" Spear Move was FilmedEd Boon, co-creator of the Mortal Kombat game, shared insight into how they developed one of the movements featured in the game. In a Twitter thread, Boon shared a clip of him and his colleagues going over different possible movements that could be coded into a game. The clip, which was titled “Mortal Kombat video shoot,” was taken in 1992, 30 years after the release of the game, and shows how the team brainstormed while filming. According to Boon, some ideas came over them while filming the reference movements for Scorpion, one of the characters in the game. The video shoot is how they created the character’s iconic “Get over here!” spear move. Boon details that they had to consider how fast Scorpion threw the spear, so they kept the animation simple and at a few frames. Image credit: Ed Boon #MortalKombat #videogames #games #development  #EdBoon
Video Game YouTuber Scott the Woz Gets His Own Monopoly SetScott Wozniak, better known as Scott the Woz on YouTube, found success on the platform by making videos about classic video games and video game consoles. Currently, he has over 1.59 million subscribers.​Some weeks ago, Scott tweeted an image of a Monopoly board. This board, however, is unique, as it is a Scott the Woz edition of the game. And, yes, it is officially licensed by Hasbro.The Monopoly®: Scott the Woz Edition set features player pieces that reference the YouTuber's videos, or the items found on his desk, such as The Internet and You Tape, '08 Stack, Old Phone, and Nostalgia Goggles.The set was made available at PixelEmpire for only $50. However, being a limited edition item with only 5,000 units, it was quickly sold out. All the profit from the set went to charity.Cool!(Images: PixelEmpire)#Monopoly #Hasbro #Charity #Games #BoardGames