2018 Summer Backlog: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Final Fantasy is one of my favorite series. I have cherished playing through most of the mainline games and their spinoffs. Final Fantasy IV: The After Years is one of the few titles related to the core series that I hadn’t yet experienced, until now.

2018 Summer Backlog: Final Fantasy IV: The After Years

Gaming for a Cause: Play for Planned Parenthood

As I searched for ways to help, I stumbled upon an event called Play for Planned Parenthood. Organized by Megan Embree, a project manager in the gaming industry, she launched Play4PP “to raise money and awareness for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and create a community of gamers who want to drive change through doing what they love.”

Gaming for a Cause: Play for Planned Parenthood

2018 Summer Backlog: Injustice 2

Me and my brother are fighting game junkies. A big part of our game collection consists of beat em 'ups, from obscure small titles to the heavy hitters of the genre. So, it comes as somewhat of a surprise that such a big game as Injustice 2 has eluded me.

2018 Summer Backlog: Injustice 2

2018 Summer Backlog: What Remains of Edith Finch

The whole game is surrounded in a mystery as you play as the titular character Edith. Every member of the Finch family seems to meet their fate in strange ways, which ultimately leads the family to believe they have been cursed.

2018 Summer Backlog: What Remains of Edith Finch

2018 Summer Backlog: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

Luckily, when I finally got around to it, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice speaks for itself. Purely as a technical showcase, the game  is breathtaking - especially when taking into consideration just how small the team that worked on this was.

2018 Summer Backlog: Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice

2018 Summer Backlog: NieR: Automata

Playing through Automata now, I can appreciate the game's combat style - more Bayonetta than Dark Souls - and past the opening, its pervasive sense of sadness and desolation, conveyed through the bleak environments, excellent musical score and philosophy-tinged dialogue and story.

2018 Summer Backlog: NieR: Automata

2018 Summer Backlog: Mass Effect: Andromeda

It's safe to say that the improvements, the gameplay and the intriguing mystery will have me completing Mass Effect: Andromeda to see how far the game has come and learn what potential it actually has.

2018 Summer Backlog: Mass Effect: Andromeda
Jake

Why Online Gaming Offers More Challenge than Offline Gaming

The online vs offline gaming argument is likely to run and run and has spawned some amusing YouTube videos as well as impassioned opinions on both sides. It's clear that many remain loyal to offline platform gaming, citing the fact that you get what you pay for, you own the product, and there's less risk of being suckered by unscrupulous operators when you’re playing in the self-contained world of a single offline program.

Jake
Why Online Gaming Offers More Challenge than Offline Gaming

Darkstation's Favorite Conference of E3 2018

Our writers all watched the E3 press conferences ready to take in every last bit of news that they could. After the dust settled we all gathered and picked our favorite conference of the year. And of any year this year had the most diverse set of responses we've ever had. 

Darkstation's Favorite Conference of E3 2018

Grand Theft Auto Online: Five Years Later

On this, the five year anniversary of Grand Theft Auto Online, let’s take a look back on the past, present, and future of Rockstar’s landmark foray into open world multiplayer gaming.

Grand Theft Auto Online: Five Years Later

Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 3

We're back with our third and final installment of our editors most anticipated games of 2018. If you missed it, Part 1 & Part 2 went up earlier this week and cover a slew of amazing games. That's not all. We've got five more games that our editors are excited for in 2018. Give it a read. 

Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 3

Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 2

On Monday we posted the first five games in our most anticipated games of 2018. Today we're back with five more from five different editors. We'll be back at the end of the week with our third and final part of our most anticipated games of 2018 round up. Until then enjoy a look at some of the most exciting games of 2018. 

Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 2

Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 1

Welcome to 2018. We here at Darkstation are back in full swing and are ready for another great year of video games. As we do every year, we asked our editors to tell us which game they were most excited for in the upcoming year. Today is our first of three posts with our most anticipated games of 2018. 

Most Anticipated Games of 2018 – Part 1

Joel's Top 5 Games of 2017

Although 2017 will probably not be looked at fondly by most for its political and social turmoil. It sure was an amazing year for video games to come in and provide an incredible escape from it all. All three major platforms had an amazing year and one that I think when we look back on in a decade will go down as one of the best years in video games ever. 

Joel's Top 5 Games of 2017

Hiram's Top 5 Games of 2017

This is one of those years where every game even in the runner-up list could easily be in a conversation for the number one spot every other year. The industry was just on fire this year, with swaths of great releases of all shapes and sizes, giving everyone more options for what to play than they know what to do with.

Hiram's Top 5 Games of 2017

David's Top 5 Games of 2017

At the end of a calendar year that many may declare one of the strongest for video games in recent memory, I can't help but feel slightly disappointed. For as many exciting new games that released this year there were other games that, frankly, let me down. 

David's Top 5 Games of 2017