Craig Taylor

What does “Gamer” mean in a more mainstream world

What does “Gamer” mean in a more mainstream world

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer Gamer. It’s a word that is so common among video game enthusiasts and gaming media that few people even think about. Most would simply define the word as “someone who plays video games.” But in 2017, what does that mean? Is the mom who plays “Candy Crush” on her […]

Believe it: ‘Boruto’ solid start to new chapter

Believe it: ‘Boruto’ solid start to new chapter

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writers The first look at the next generation of Naruto has finally come stateside. “Boruto: Naruto the Movie” extends the story of the wildly successful “Naruto” manga to prepare fans for next leg of the characters’ journey. “Boruto” still falls into the same storytelling traps as other features in the […]

‘Mass Effect Andromeda’ deserving of at least some kind of recognition

‘Mass Effect Andromeda’ deserving of at least some kind of recognition

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer BioWare’s “Mass Effect Andromeda” is misunderstood. Backlash over the game’s admittedly robotic facial animations created a snowball effect of complaints, and suddenly “Andromeda” became one of the biggest gaming busts of the year. But sitting beneath the dust of social media outrage lies an unexamined wealth of thoughtful design […]

Circle of life signals trouble for Game Stop

Circle of life signals trouble for Game Stop

By Craig Taylor | Staff Writer Video game retailer Gamestop’s employee program called “Circle of Life,” or COL has caused a controversy within the video game community after being brought to light in a report from video game news site Kotaku. “Circle of Life” refers to the cycle of pre-ordering, trading in and selling used […]