Viewport Relay – Episode 56 – Who Greenlit This

By Viewport Relay | September 3, 2020

Published on We talk an update on Epic, Tristan’s mastery of Fall Guys, Airplanes, and weird games. News articles we talk about this episode: Fortnite pulled from Apple’s App Store: https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/13/21366455/fortnite-ios-apple-app-store-gone-removed-v-bucks-change-discount More recent update on Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 55 – Epic News

By Viewport Relay | August 20, 2020

Published on Epic faces off against Apple and Google, Halo gets delayed, and we talk Sonic Lore. News articles we talk about this episode: Apple removes Fortnite from App Store, Google follows suit: https://www.polygon.com/2020/8/13/21366455/fortnite-ios-apple-app-store-gone-removed-v-bucks-change-discount HALO Read more…

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Viewport Relay – Episode 54 – Deed Detectives

By Viewport Relay | August 6, 2020

Published on We talk about the Xbox event, XPlay/G4, and Tristan’s ranty thoughts on Destiny 2 and Valorant. There’s also a game at the end! XBox Series X Games Showcase: https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/23/21331849/xbox-series-x-games-event-trailers-gameplay-announcements-microsoft Halo: “We can confirm Halo Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 53 – SMTV

By Viewport Relay | July 23, 2020

Published on It finally happened. SMTV made a comeback. We talk about Ubisoft Forward, Devolver Digital, and a bunch of new games. Ubisoft Forward: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ubisoft-forward-all-the-game-news-and-announcement/1100-6479366/ PlayStation worldwide marketing head Eric Lempel says they will give gamers Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 52 – Summer

By Viewport Relay | July 9, 2020

Published on Welcome to the first episode of the summer. We talk about tragedies in the industry, upcoming games, and conferences. News articles we talk about: Kongregate no longer accepting new games: https://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/1916387-important-kongregate-announcement EVO Online canceled Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 51 – Conference Time

By Viewport Relay | June 25, 2020

Published on It’s been a while. There’s been a lot of news in the past month (well, the past two weeks). We spend a lot of time talking about the PSV, EA, PC Gaming Show, Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 50 – Backlog

By Viewport Relay | May 28, 2020

Published on We spend a lot of time talking about our backlog this episode. And a bunch of news. News articles we talk about: Paper Mario: Origami King: https://papermario.nintendo.com Unreal 5: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/a-first-look-at-unreal-engine-5 Steam Spring Cleaning Update: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/steams-new-event-isnt-trying-to-sell-you-new-games/1100-6477580/ You Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 49 – Implore the Or

By Viewport Relay | May 14, 2020

Published on E3 may be canceled, but the summer of gaming is live! We talk about a bunch of new things that were announced recently. News articles we talk about: The Next Assassin’s Creed will 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

Viewport Relay – Episode 54 – Deed Detectives

By Viewport Relay | August 6, 2020

Published on We talk about the Xbox event, XPlay/G4, and Tristan’s ranty thoughts on Destiny 2 and Valorant. There’s also a game at the end! XBox Series X Games Showcase: https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/23/21331849/xbox-series-x-games-event-trailers-gameplay-announcements-microsoft Halo: “We can confirm Halo Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 53 – SMTV

By Viewport Relay | July 23, 2020

Published on It finally happened. SMTV made a comeback. We talk about Ubisoft Forward, Devolver Digital, and a bunch of new games. Ubisoft Forward: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ubisoft-forward-all-the-game-news-and-announcement/1100-6479366/ PlayStation worldwide marketing head Eric Lempel says they will give gamers Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 52 – Summer

By Viewport Relay | July 9, 2020

Published on Welcome to the first episode of the summer. We talk about tragedies in the industry, upcoming games, and conferences. News articles we talk about: Kongregate no longer accepting new games: https://www.kongregate.com/forums/1-kongregate/topics/1916387-important-kongregate-announcement EVO Online canceled Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 51 – Conference Time

By Viewport Relay | June 25, 2020

Published on It’s been a while. There’s been a lot of news in the past month (well, the past two weeks). We spend a lot of time talking about the PSV, EA, PC Gaming Show, Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 50 – Backlog

By Viewport Relay | May 28, 2020

Published on We spend a lot of time talking about our backlog this episode. And a bunch of news. News articles we talk about: Paper Mario: Origami King: https://papermario.nintendo.com Unreal 5: https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog/a-first-look-at-unreal-engine-5 Steam Spring Cleaning Update: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/steams-new-event-isnt-trying-to-sell-you-new-games/1100-6477580/ You Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 49 – Implore the Or

By Viewport Relay | May 14, 2020

Published on E3 may be canceled, but the summer of gaming is live! We talk about a bunch of new things that were announced recently. News articles we talk about: The Next Assassin’s Creed will Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 48 – Fact or Fiction

By Viewport Relay | April 30, 2020

Published on Not allowed to use the D word, but there’s a severe lack of gaming news at the moment. Listen to us ramble! News articles we talk about: The Last Of Us Part II Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 47 – Annual Analysis 2

By Viewport Relay | April 16, 2020

Published on Can you believe it’s been two whole years of Viewport Relay? We can’t either. Thank you so much for all your support in the past two years. With that, we talk about some Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 46 – Hardware Showdown

By Viewport Relay | April 2, 2020

Published on The second episode where we are isolated, but that doesn’t deter us from talking about the new hardware that’s slated for the holidays! Come join the viewport team with a new episode of Read more…