Viewport Relay – Episode 35 – Conning

By Tristan Jung | September 19, 2019

Published on It’s been a crazy time since we last caught up! The viewport team talks about PAX West, TGS and the Nintendo Direct. You can find all of our content (reviews, features, and of Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 34 – Games Have Come

By Viewport Relay | August 22, 2019

Published on It’s Gamescom time! And pre-PAX West time! And random news time! Articles we talked about in this episode: Death Stranding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxnlTt2BEiM Insomniac picked up by Sony: https://twitter.com/PlayStation/status/1163526820265750529 Also, Sony raises possibility of first-party titles appearing Read more…

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Viewport Relay – Episode 33 – Ferocious Factions

By Viewport Relay | August 8, 2019

Published on Ready for some of the best games that Albert prepared? This episode is a blast. Articles we talked about in this episode: More Game Store Talk? https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1157298020691644416?s=09 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-05-ooblets-dev-received-thousands-of-hateful-threatening-messages-over-epic-exclusivity Wolfenstein Youngblood is a shitshow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzLj5o8O130 Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 32 – Shadowbrought

By Viewport Relay | July 25, 2019

Published on We talk about a variety of news across Nintendo, Valve, Oculus, and Microsoft. But most importantly, Final Fantasy XIV. Articles we talked about in this episode: Valve trying to create new features to Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 31 – Corporate Collective

By Viewport Relay | July 11, 2019

Published on The drought continues, but we talk about some of our favorite topics: Stream Gaming and FFXIV. Articles we talked about in this episode: There won’t be a Google Stadia beta before launch, so Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 30 – Need for Speedo Toast Unwanted

By Viewport Relay | June 27, 2019

Published on It’s back! The best recurring game of Viewport Relay, Need for Speedo. We also talk about some of the gaming news that’s been happening in the past two weeks. Articles we talk about: Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 29 – E3 2019

By Viewport Relay | June 13, 2019

Published on E3 has come and gone, none of the games have gameplay, wake me up when there’s something to play… (Sung to the rhythm of Wake Me Up When September Ends) E3 is here! Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 28 – PrE3 2019

By Viewport Relay | May 30, 2019

Published on E3 is coming. We talk about all the different conferences and what we expect from them. You can find all of our content (reviews, features, and of course, podcasts!) on our website: https://www.viewportgaming.com Want Read more…

Reviews

Grimshade Review

By Frostilyte | April 26, 2019

Grim indeed Published on Grimshade Release Date: March 26th, 2019 Platform: Windows(Played on Windows) Developer: TALEROCK Publisher: Asterion Games Copy provided by publisher Step into the world of Grimshade, a throwback RPG and the first Read more…

Devil May Cry 5 Review

By Alex Nester | April 1, 2019

Rocking out in a crazy new party! With only a one-off alternate storyline and a slew of high definition remasters, it’s been some time since Devil May Cry’s eponymous demon hunting crew has received a Read more…

Noita Preview

By Tristan Jung | March 29, 2019

Published on Noita Release Date: TBA Platforms: PC Developer: Nolla Games Publisher: Nolla Games (This preview is part of a series of previews for games that we were able to check out at The MIX GDC 2019) After Read more…

Blazing Beaks Preview

By Tristan Jung | March 27, 2019

Published on Blazing Beaks Release Date: TBA Platforms: PC Developer: Applava Publisher: Applava Developed by Applava, Blazing Beaks is a roguelite shooter sets in the Beaks world. Choosing one of 8 distinctive playable birds, you explore the Read more…

Baba is You Review

By Frostilyte | March 27, 2019

Baba is Great As someone who codes for a living, it’s a rare treat when I find puzzle games that ignite the same spark I have while coding. Baba is You is one such game. Read more…

Untitled Goose Game Preview

By Tristan Jung | March 26, 2019

Published on Untitled Goose Game Release Date: Later 2019 Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch Developer: House House Publisher: Panic (This preview is part of a series of previews for games that we were able to check out at The MIX Read more…

The World Next Door Preview

By Tristan Jung | March 25, 2019

Published on The World Next Door Release Date: March 28th, 2019 Platforms: PC, Nintendo Switch Developer: Rose City Games Publisher: VIZ Media (This preview is part of a series of previews for games that we Read more…

Kingdom Hearts III Review

By Albert Corsten | February 28, 2019

Kingdom Hearts III Review Tale as Old as Time To say it has been a long time coming is an understatement when it comes to the release of Kingdom Hearts III. After more than a Read more…

Million to One Hero Preview

By Frostilyte | February 26, 2019

Building for the Future Published on Million to One Hero Release Date: February 27th, 2019 (Early Access) Platform: Windows, Mac, Linux Developer: Over the Top Games Publisher: Over the Top Games Copy provided by publisher Read more…

Features

Tetris 99: The Best Battle Royale

By Tristan Jung | February 18, 2019

Last Game Standing Battle Royale has been one of the fastest growing trends of the past two years in gaming. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been the main catalyst, wherein 100 players are pitted against each other Read more…

Itch.io Spotlight: Realistic Teen Witch Simulator

By D.W. Wallach | January 16, 2019

16 Realist Teen Witch Simulator is a new text-based adventure by journalist, editor, and writer Kris Ligman. Made in Twine, this delightful text adventure guides the player through the process of gathering the materials necessary Read more…

The (Lost) Game Awards 2018

By Tristan Jung | December 31, 2018

Once again, viewport finds the lost awards from the 2018 Game Awards. You’re welcome, Geoff.

The Wonderful, Weird World of AI Generated Pokemon

By D.W. Wallach | December 18, 2018

  How an emergent field of mathematics can reshape the familiar franchise characters In mid-October, Twitter user @Mushbuh tweeted out a link to the 3,020 Pokémon they generated with the help of an AI algorithm called GAN, Read more…

Best Video Game Title Screens

By Tristan Jung | November 7, 2018

Published on One of the most under-appreciated parts of a video game is the title screen. Often ignored or immediately skipped by players, it’s a shame when developers put in the time and effort to Read more…

How Much Time Does the 3DS Have Left?

By D.W. Wallach | October 23, 2018

With a new Switch on the way, what’s next for the handheld console? Published on In February 2004, Nintendo President Hiroshi Yamauchi expressed his feelings of urgency about the next Nintendo console after the poor Read more…

Attentat 1942 and a New Era of Games in Germany

By D.W. Wallach | September 24, 2018

On August 8, Germany’s video game classification board, the USK, announced that they would be lifting their blanket ban on Nazi imagery in video games. This follows a decision by the Attorney General in May Read more…

Could Video Game QA Be the Next Field to Face Scrutiny for Work Conditions?

By D.W. Wallach | September 4, 2018

Like any massive undertaking of art, a single Triple-A video game is an artifact encapsulating the dozens of unique sectors of skilled, professional labor that went into its creation. So much of that labor is Read more…

The Turing Tests of PUBG Mobile

By D.W. Wallach | July 11, 2018

In 1950, Alan Turing first proposed the concept that would eventually become known as “The Turing Test.” He proposed that instead of trying to answer the question of whether machines can think, we should instead ask Read more…

Podcasts

Viewport Relay – Episode 33 – Ferocious Factions

By Viewport Relay | August 8, 2019

Published on Ready for some of the best games that Albert prepared? This episode is a blast. Articles we talked about in this episode: More Game Store Talk? https://twitter.com/jasonschreier/status/1157298020691644416?s=09 https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2019-08-05-ooblets-dev-received-thousands-of-hateful-threatening-messages-over-epic-exclusivity Wolfenstein Youngblood is a shitshow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzLj5o8O130 Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 32 – Shadowbrought

By Viewport Relay | July 25, 2019

Published on We talk about a variety of news across Nintendo, Valve, Oculus, and Microsoft. But most importantly, Final Fantasy XIV. Articles we talked about in this episode: Valve trying to create new features to Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 31 – Corporate Collective

By Viewport Relay | July 11, 2019

Published on The drought continues, but we talk about some of our favorite topics: Stream Gaming and FFXIV. Articles we talked about in this episode: There won’t be a Google Stadia beta before launch, so Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 30 – Need for Speedo Toast Unwanted

By Viewport Relay | June 27, 2019

Published on It’s back! The best recurring game of Viewport Relay, Need for Speedo. We also talk about some of the gaming news that’s been happening in the past two weeks. Articles we talk about: Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 29 – E3 2019

By Viewport Relay | June 13, 2019

Published on E3 has come and gone, none of the games have gameplay, wake me up when there’s something to play… (Sung to the rhythm of Wake Me Up When September Ends) E3 is here! Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 28 – PrE3 2019

By Viewport Relay | May 30, 2019

Published on E3 is coming. We talk about all the different conferences and what we expect from them. You can find all of our content (reviews, features, and of course, podcasts!) on our website: https://www.viewportgaming.com Want Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 27 – Money Madness

By Viewport Relay | May 16, 2019

Published on E3 is just around the corner. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about! Join us for a wild ride. You can find all of our content (reviews, features, and of course, podcasts!) Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 26 – Sonic Crunch

By Viewport Relay | May 1, 2019

Published on Annnnd we’re back from our Japan vacation! During the first episode of Year 2, we discuss new Nintendo hardware, crunch time and of course, the Sonic trailer that just dropped. You can find Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 25 – Annual Analysis

By Viewport Relay | April 4, 2019

Published on GDC is happening! Which means lots of great dev news to talk about. Come listen to us talk about the latest reveal from Google, the Stadia. You can find all of our content Read more…