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    TSG Asks: Should questionable development practices affect game reviews?

    Making video games is a difficult business. From one-man passion projects to small independent studios to massive, international development teams, it doesn’t matter how many people you have working on a game it will always be a struggle to make great art. This difficulty often leads to unreasonable work hours and inordinate amounts of anxiety, […] More

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    What Red Dead Redemption 2 understands about open-world games that Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey doesn’t

    This October saw the release of two epically large open-world games: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2. It isn’t fair to pit these two against each other for the sake of determining which is better. It’s Red Dead Redemption 2. That game had the benefit of nearly eight years in development and a […] More

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    TSG Asks: What game do you still need to finish?

    Finishing video games can be quite the ordeal. While some games can be completed in a single afternoon sitting, others can be 100+ hour projects that require investment, commitment, and endurance to power through. Beyond sheer size, there are other factors that can get in the way like not having a buddy to play a […] More

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    Game of the Month Recap: Celeste (Jan 2018)

    We’re trying out an idea we’ve had for quite some time now. Moving forward, all of our Game of the Month winner announcements will be accompanied by a video. Instead of awkwardly starting in October, we’ve decided to catch for the whole year. Expect one Game of the Month video every week through January until […] More

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    TSG Asks: What sequel is better than the original?

    Creating a good sequel can be tricky. Developers usually want to improve aspects of the previous game that worked while also changing aspects of the series so that it can evolve in a meaningful way. Sometimes this causes a series’ later entries to look nothing like their predecessors while other times they can appear surprisingly […] More

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    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey doesn’t feel like an Assassin’s Creed game and that’s okay

    Assassin’s Creed Odyssey came out about a week ago and I decided to pick it up. I hadn’t purchased an Assassin’s Creed game since Unity came out in 2014, but all the pre-release developer diaries got me very excited about the changes to the franchise. Bringing back naval combat, doubling down on RPG mechanics and […] More

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    TSG Asks: What game needs a sequel?

    It’s always hard to know whether a video game series has ended or not. Sometimes the most critically acclaimed games are just one-off adventures through a singular world. Sometimes a franchise never ends. And sometimes the best ideas are just never revisited. But if Beyond Good and Evil 2 can be revealed a full 13 […] More

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    Marvel’s Spider-Man – Game of the Month

    Originally announced at E3 2016, Marvel’s Spider-Man has easily been one of the most closely followed and anticipated game releases of the generation. It is the latest in a line of exceptional AAA PS4 exclusive single-player titles, made by top-tier developer Insomniac Games, with the full support of both Sony and Marvel, and based on […] More

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    TSG Asks: What is your favorite video game to watch?

    Sometimes it can be difficult to muster the energy to play video games. The mental energy required to immerse yourself in another world can be restrictive depending on the time or amount of focus you have to devote on any given day. At the end of a long day of work or class, it’s often […] More

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