The Power is Yours: Our Favorite Player Characters in Video Games

Video games is a unique storytelling medium, because it places the player in the role of the protagonist. Only the best developers can strike the balance necessary to make a player character serve as both a proxy for the player and a well-defined individual. Deadshirt staffers Read More …

Hyrule Warriors Links To Zelda‘s Past [Review]

At this point, it appears that Nintendo’s solution to their Third Party Problem is to partner with outside developers to develop first party titles. While this has worked to varying degrees in the past, with some being great (Donkey Kong Country Returns) and others being Read More …

E3 2014: Nintendo, Winning Hearts with Cuteness and Nostalgia

This is Part Three of our three part E3 2014 commentary – check out the first two pieces, featuring our panel’s thoughts on Microsoft and Sony. E3 is that special time that comes but once a year, a time where adults can be kids again Read More …

Love Your Handheld, Love Your Franchise – The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds

  Nintendo is a company built on a few essential video game formulas that have worked well enough, over and over again, for decades. Through the pop culture ubiquity of their franchises, Nintendo has defined the bare basics of what a “video game” is to Read More …

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD – All That Was Old Is New

When The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker was first announced for the Nintendo Gamecube, the reaction was mixed at best. Rather than continuing in the gritty, realistic style promised in the 2000 Spaceworld trailer, the Wind Waker trailer revealed a cheery, cel-shaded cartoon world. Read More …