Loading Screen – Thunder Lotus Games (Spiritfarer) Interview

By Tristan Jung | October 11, 2021

Published on This week we welcome Nicolas Guérin from Thunder Lotus Games to talk about their latest game: Spiritfarer, a cozy management game about dying. We deep-dive in the motivations behind the game, how the Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 79 – We‘re Back

By Viewport Relay | October 7, 2021

Published on After 6 weeks, the gang is back! We talk about State of Play, Nintendo Direct, and everything in between. Oh, and SORA IS IN SMASH. News we talk about in this episode: General Read more…

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Loading Screen – Season 1 – Simulation Games

By Tristan Jung | October 4, 2021

Published on We dive into the traits that make up simulation games (farming, construction, and management), and some of the notable games that have defined it (The Sims, Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, and more). Next Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 78 – Gamescom 2021

By Viewport Relay | August 26, 2021

Published on We discuss some updates in the ActivisionBlizzard lawsuit, Gamescom, and DocWatch returns?! News we talk about this episode: Activision Blizzard ‘suppressed’ evidence in sex discrimination lawsuit, California claims: https://www.polygon.com/22641099/activision-blizzard-dfeh-gender-discrimination-lawsuit-amendment   Dr Disrespect Knows Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 77 – Bumpin’ Beats

By Viewport Relay | August 12, 2021

Published on Blizzard continues its turmoil, we talk about Back 4 Blood, and dig deep into Epic Games’ financial plans. News we talk about this episode: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Sales Were Well Above EA’s Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 76 – Steam Deck and The Rest of 2021

By Viewport Relay | July 29, 2021

Published on The actual, better new Nintendo Switch from Valve is announced! Also, the viewport team talks about how Blizzard has screwed up big time, and their excitement about the new Battlefield 2042 game mode. Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 75 – Catch Up

By Viewport Relay | July 15, 2021

Published on It’s been a little bit hasn’t it? Per tradition, it’s been a little bit quiet after E3, but there has been some huge hardware news from Nintendo and a State of Play from Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 74 – E3 2021

By Viewport Relay | June 17, 2021

Published on For the first time, live from West Seattle, it’s Viewport Relay Live! The viewport team talks about what they thought about E3 2021 IN PERSON. Which conference got the highest marks? Which got Read more…

Reviews

Pokemon Sword and Shield Review

By Tristan Jung | December 11, 2019

Half-Baked Adventure Published on Pokémon Sword and Shield Release Date: November 15, 2019 Platforms: Nintendo Switch Developer: Game Freak Publisher: The Pokémon Company/Nintendo Copy Purchased Catching them all has always been a staple of the Read more…

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…

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

Loading Screen – Season 1 – Simulation Games

By Tristan Jung | October 4, 2021

Published on We dive into the traits that make up simulation games (farming, construction, and management), and some of the notable games that have defined it (The Sims, Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley, and more). Next Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 78 – Gamescom 2021

By Viewport Relay | August 26, 2021

Published on We discuss some updates in the ActivisionBlizzard lawsuit, Gamescom, and DocWatch returns?! News we talk about this episode: Activision Blizzard ‘suppressed’ evidence in sex discrimination lawsuit, California claims: https://www.polygon.com/22641099/activision-blizzard-dfeh-gender-discrimination-lawsuit-amendment   Dr Disrespect Knows Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 77 – Bumpin’ Beats

By Viewport Relay | August 12, 2021

Published on Blizzard continues its turmoil, we talk about Back 4 Blood, and dig deep into Epic Games’ financial plans. News we talk about this episode: Mass Effect Legendary Edition Sales Were Well Above EA’s Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 76 – Steam Deck and The Rest of 2021

By Viewport Relay | July 29, 2021

Published on The actual, better new Nintendo Switch from Valve is announced! Also, the viewport team talks about how Blizzard has screwed up big time, and their excitement about the new Battlefield 2042 game mode. Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 75 – Catch Up

By Viewport Relay | July 15, 2021

Published on It’s been a little bit hasn’t it? Per tradition, it’s been a little bit quiet after E3, but there has been some huge hardware news from Nintendo and a State of Play from Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 74 – E3 2021

By Viewport Relay | June 17, 2021

Published on For the first time, live from West Seattle, it’s Viewport Relay Live! The viewport team talks about what they thought about E3 2021 IN PERSON. Which conference got the highest marks? Which got Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 73 – PrE3 2021

By Viewport Relay | June 3, 2021

Published on E3 is just around the corner! The viewport team shares their raw takes on what they think will happen at the Ubisoft, Xbox, Nintendo and Square Enix conferences. Want your thoughts featured on the Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 72 – Thirst

By Viewport Relay | May 20, 2021

Published on With E3 looming, the news starts to dry up. We still have time to talk about Fanfest, Ubisoft, and The International! News we talk about this episode: FFXIV FanFest: https://fanfest.finalfantasyxiv.com/2021/na/ Total War Warhammer 3 Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 71 – Big Book of Bets

By Viewport Relay | May 6, 2021

Published on It begins. The Big Book of Bets. The viewport team is tasked with finishing games by a deadline or else face the consequences. News we talk about this episode: Epic Apple documents show Read more…