Trying to control experience gain isn't the biggest issue with Bungie's MMO.
You can build hedge mazes, you can pretend to be Freud, but if you expect Pocket Camp to give you a "real" Animal Crossing experience, you're going to be disappointed.
A triple-A company tweaking XP gains to indirectly encourage microtransactions? Say it ain't so.
It's not an issue of balance. Microtransactions that affect gameplay simply shouldn't exist.
There is in fact a line to be drawn between Early Access and full release.
Witness the price of trying to create an ambitious online platform.
Ah, that bittersweet feeling.
The Miiverse is dead and gone, but not in our hearts.
Leveling is seeing some big changes in the next expansion.
Give me a reason to keep playing and I'll keep on playing.
There's no in-between.
Single-player games are pivoting to Destiny clones or open-world games, but I miss the more refined, simpler days.
Whether it's loot boxes, CCGs, or Ultimate Team, gamers love opening packs. And big-budget developers are pushing it as far as they can.
A video game's symbiotic relationship with the sport it represents.
Gone is the stylus-driven beauty of Picross.
All queues and no checkpoints make Destiny 2's Guided Games a dull boy.
The online pre-orders were a nightmare, but the retailer launch has been pretty good.
Turns out the Netflix for video games is just video games.
Glitches and too much focus on Virtual Currency have become all too noticeable in NBA 2K.
Bungie wants you to always be kicking a friend out of the party.
The precedent Campo Santo supposedly sets isn't so much a precedent as it is their right.
From far away the new Shader system is okay, but up close it's a big old mess.
A different kind of fantasy.
How good should a games journalist be at a game to cover the games industry?
I'm so excited. I'm so ... scared.
Overwatch's character overhauls (like with D.Va and Mercy) have a lot in common with MOBAs.
Ever-growing crunch periods chew older developers to bits, and burn up talented young developers before they have a chance to grow.
Sometimes, Nintendo makes it hard to be a fan.
Diving into the Yakuza series for the first time, Mike finds more than he bargained for.
You don't have to agree with each other, but at least stop and listen. And no more death threats, damn it!