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…

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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…

Returnal Impressions

By Tristan Jung | May 5, 2021

The Dark Souls of 3rd-Person Shooter Bullet-Hell Roguelikes Tristan spent some time playing Returnal over the weekend, here are his thoughts. Published on I’ve spent some time playing Returnal over the weekend, here are my Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 70 – Changes

By Viewport Relay | April 22, 2021

Published on Amazon Game Studios continues to struggle, we discuss if BioShock Infinite was a good game, and Jeff Kaplan’s departure from Blizzard. News we talk about this episode: Bloomberg: Sony’s Obsession With Blockbusters Is Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 69 – Annual Analysis 3

By Viewport Relay | April 8, 2021

Published on It’s the end of year 3, which means another installment of Annual Analysis! Thank you so much for all your support in the past three years. Want your thoughts featured on the podcast? Contact Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 68 – International Individuals

By Viewport Relay | March 25, 2021

Published on Continuing to talk about the new Nintendo Switch, dead games that aren’t really dead, and Discord’s acquisition news. News we talk about this episode: Square Enix Presents: https://www.polygon.com/22337940/square-enix-presents-march-2021-announcements-trailers-release-dates MS and Discord: https://twitter.com/business/status/1374183042600820743 Switch pro news: https://twitter.com/6d6f636869/status/1374260197724626944?s=19 Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 67 – The New Switch

By Viewport Relay | March 11, 2021

Published on We talk Perfect Tower II, Loop Hero, State of Play, new Pokemon games, dead games, and the new Nintendo Switch. News we talk about in this episode: February 2021 – State of Play: https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-playstation-state-of-play-february-2021-live-updates-everything-announced-news 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 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…

Viewport Relay – Episode 70 – Changes

By Viewport Relay | April 22, 2021

Published on Amazon Game Studios continues to struggle, we discuss if BioShock Infinite was a good game, and Jeff Kaplan’s departure from Blizzard. News we talk about this episode: Bloomberg: Sony’s Obsession With Blockbusters Is Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 69 – Annual Analysis 3

By Viewport Relay | April 8, 2021

Published on It’s the end of year 3, which means another installment of Annual Analysis! Thank you so much for all your support in the past three years. Want your thoughts featured on the podcast? Contact Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 68 – International Individuals

By Viewport Relay | March 25, 2021

Published on Continuing to talk about the new Nintendo Switch, dead games that aren’t really dead, and Discord’s acquisition news. News we talk about this episode: Square Enix Presents: https://www.polygon.com/22337940/square-enix-presents-march-2021-announcements-trailers-release-dates MS and Discord: https://twitter.com/business/status/1374183042600820743 Switch pro news: https://twitter.com/6d6f636869/status/1374260197724626944?s=19 Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 67 – The New Switch

By Viewport Relay | March 11, 2021

Published on We talk Perfect Tower II, Loop Hero, State of Play, new Pokemon games, dead games, and the new Nintendo Switch. News we talk about in this episode: February 2021 – State of Play: https://www.ign.com/articles/sony-playstation-state-of-play-february-2021-live-updates-everything-announced-news Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 66 – Directly to You

By Viewport Relay | February 25, 2021

Published on Two events happened in the past 2 weeks, so let’s talk about it. We talk Nintendo Direct, and Blizzcon. Want your thoughts featured on the podcast? Contact us on social media! Twitter: https://twitter.com/viewportgaming Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/viewportgaming/ Instagram: https://instagram.com/viewportgaming/

Viewport Relay – Episode 65 – Take Three

By Viewport Relay | February 11, 2021

Published on After many, many technical difficulties over the past month, Viewport Relay is back for 2021! News we talk about in this episode: Total War: WARHAMMER III Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 won’t be Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 64 – 2020 in Review

By Viewport Relay | December 31, 2020

Published on We talk for 2 hours about 2020. Hope everyone has been enjoying their holidays, and see you all in the New Year! You can find all of our content (reviews, features, and of Read more…

Viewport Relay – Episode 63 – Cyberpunk 2077: The Episode

By Viewport Relay | December 17, 2020

Published on Come listen to us talk about Cyberpunk 2077 for an hour, then about TGAs. You can find all of our content (reviews, features, and of course, podcasts!) on our website: https://www.viewportgaming.com Want your thoughts featured Read more…