Should streamers pay for a license?

A Creative Director at Google Stadia (yes, THAT massively successful product), as his Twitter profile initially stated (more on this later), voiced his opinion that streamers should be paying developers and publishers for the privilege of streaming their games. Boy did that cause a reaction! Instead of cramming this into tweets, I figured why not…

Recently Finished: Evoland

This game is a pretty much perfect example of how to squander the potential of a good idea. Making an homage / a parody on the evolution of RPGs/games could have been SO GOOD. But besides some neat bits in the early parts, many of the later parts of the game make it devolve into…

Game Gear Micro – Thoughts

So some time ago (June 2nd, 2020) Sega announced the Game Gear Micro as part of their 60th Anniversary. Reading about it, I had mainly one question to myself… “why?” As an owner of the original system in the 90s (don’t have it anymore since the screen sadly stopped working after a few years), when…

BlizzCon 2019 Thoughts

So, BlizzCon 2019 has started and after all that has happened these last several weeks, I was interested in what would actually happen… here are some of my thoughts so far: Cosplays There have been some Winnie the Pooh cosplayers spotted at the event, so they either didn’t ban that at all or just gave…

Recently Beaten: Horizon: Zero Dawn

What can go wrong if you start a fight with a robotic creature bigger than you, equipped with mainly a spear and a bow with arrows, right? So recently I got around to playing Horizon: Zero Dawn, the surprise hit by Guerrilla Games (whose previous works consisted of mainly FPS games). While I was already…

After Avengers: Endgame – What Now?

Note: Given that the movie hasn’t been out for very long yet, I’ll keep the post spoiler free as much as possible. So Avengers: Endgame has been out now for some weeks and it has certainly been a smash hit at the box office and has mostly positive ratings all around. Does it warrant the…

PSN Name Change – what’s the point?

So today Sony has announced that users can finaly change their PSN online IDs (might not be available in your region just yet, but they are in the process of rolling it out). But just like in the beta announcements, significant caveats remain. Only PS4 games published after April 1, 2018 even officially support the…

Google Stadia – Some Thoughts

So last week Google announced their new gaming platform “Stadia”. Basically it is a game streaming service that allows you to play games on all devices with a Chrome Browser. For the few details they have announced you can go here. “A platform for everyone” Well how do I put it… I don’t believe that…

A closer look: Stonekeep (1995)

Several years after originally playing this game, I finally managed to have another go and complete it. Don’t even remember why I stopped playing it back then, to be honest. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a lack of enjoying the game. So, after having finally beat it, I think I’ll collect some of my thoughts…

Anime Impressions: “Black Clover” – NOPE’d outta there

Well this doesn’t happen often… but I actually quit watching this anime right after the first episode because I just couldn’t stand one of the characters. It’s really kind of a shame, because I found the premise of the series pretty interesting, at least judging by the first episode. The animation was fine as well….