Overcoming Cynicism in Elden Ring
“A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde As I watched the download bar sloth its way across the flicker of my screen, I thought this purchase would be a waste of my hard earned dollars. A victim to the hype and marketing, […]
Sekiro and the Fight of My Life
I am so tired. I’ve been fighting all night. My sword feels heavy and my reflexes have slowed. I run and leap around from rooftop to stairs to courtyards, pressing on towards my goal. I find myself inside a battle torn open area. There is a horseman blocking my progress. My sword clashes with spear […]
Humans of Gaming 141 | Michael Vermeulen and Derek Bradley of Ashen
Michael Vermeulen and Derek Bradley of Ashen talk about the development of their Souls-like game and the "take care of people" environment of the studio.
An Unexpected Getaway in Ashen
Can video games give us rest from the stress of parenting, starting new jobs, or other significant life challenges? Ashen did.
The Light in Dark Souls
There’s a mysterious law of human nature interfering with our assessment of right and wrong to side with sacrifice over preservation, humility over pride, or generosity over accumulation. The same is true in Dark Souls.