ImaJAN Media Network
MeltedJoystick Home
   Games  Members
Search +
Searching... Close  
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?
  
 
  Login Using Facebook
Twitter
 
     

Game Blog

MeltedJoystick Gaming Blog RSS Feed  
View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 04/15/18 at 03:07 PM CT

Sequels: Love them or hate them, in an Intellectual Property-driven medium like videogaming, wringing all of the value out of an idea is simply good for business. Some companies, like Nintendo, have managed to stave off irrelevance solely via the strength of their long-running franchises. Yet, sadly, in far too many cases, a great IP is cut short and never allowed to live up to its potential. Amo...

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 04/08/18 at 02:36 PM CT

This week, videogamers and Middle-Earth fans alike were greeted with the fantastic news that the huge stink made by games journalists and the gaming public alike has resulted in Warner Bros. allowing “Middle-Earth: Shadow of War” dev, Monolith (not to be confused with the Japanese ‘Xenoblade’ dev, MonolithSoft) to dial-back the macrotransactions in the game before

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 04/01/18 at 01:36 PM CT

Oh, boy! April’s here, and that means the loveable professionals of the AAA videogame industry and the scrappy homebrewers of the Indie development scene are ready to give us tons more awesome games to play! Let’s take a look at how fun and exciting this month will be. I can hardly wait!

We all love the biggest corporations because they are the best. They have the best IP and they’re not afrai...

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 03/25/18 at 03:31 PM CT

Recently, I took some time away from videogames to do something I haven’t done since college: Read non-fiction. Among the several books I read between the Holiday Season of 2017 and now was “The God Delusion” by evolutionary biologist and promin...

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 03/18/18 at 05:08 PM CT

I have a history of making a fuss about RPGs and the definitions of certain real and imagined subdivisions of my long-time favorite genre. I’m not going to rehash any of those arguments today, though. However, my reasons for demanding clarity, reason, and logic in the definition of RPGs radiates out from that one genre to encompass the whole of videogames as a hobby and a community. Genres and te...

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 03/10/18 at 03:52 PM CT

With the end of 2017 bringing a storm of Trump-like ‘Fire and Fury’ from gamers and gaming journalists alike in the face of EA’s and Warner Bros.’ escalation of loot-box-based microtransactions in $60 games, it feels like there is indeed an ethical push-back from Core Gamers against the deplorable predatory monetization practices that have been used to target the Casual Gamers of the mobile phone...

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 03/04/18 at 02:29 PM CT

Welcome back to another installment of the MeltedJoystick Review Round-Up. Here’s what our staff has reviewed since last time:

Nelson’s Reviews:
This Winter, I got the opportunity to christen my Yule Switch… which was really the highlight of the quarter. Both Switch games I played are excellent, while the things ...

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 02/24/18 at 04:08 PM CT

Gaius Julius Caesar was warned to beware the Ides of March shortly before his assassination on March 15, 44 B.C.E. Unfortunately for him, he didn’t heed the warnings. For we who comment on videogames in March 2018 of the Common Era, we need not specifically fear the Ides of March... we should fear the Ports of March, as they have come, but they have not gone.

The blatant trash of the shovelwar...

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 02/18/18 at 03:58 PM CT

While the Nintendo Switch officially launched in March 2017, we here at MeltedJoystick were relatively dubious and on-the-fence about Nintendo’s latest platform until late Summer/early Autumn when the library started to flesh out. I received a Switch as a Yule gift in 2017, and spent the better part of two months putting it through its paces with a pair of games I was really excited about – one f...

View Nelson Schneider's Profile

Nelson Schneider - wrote on 02/11/18 at 03:43 PM CT

Lately I’ve been pounding the drum pretty hard against all the ports, remasters, and thinly-veiled remakes hitting modern consoles. With all this old stuff being sold as new stuff, it makes me question why anyone should bother with the new platforms at all, if the only thing we’re getting out of them is the ability to re-pu...

Bloggers

Recent Blog Posts

Archive

All Posts

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

October 2014

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

May 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

June 2013

May 2013

April 2013

March 2013

February 2013

January 2013

December 2012

November 2012

October 2012

September 2012

August 2012

July 2012

June 2012

May 2012

April 2012

March 2012

February 2012

January 2012

December 2011

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

March 2011

February 2011

1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 ...  Next  
 
Log In
 
For members wanting to use FB to login, click here
remember me
 
 

What Members Are Doing

Comments about...

New Game Reviews

Super Mario Galaxy 2 game review by dbarry_22
Shadow Warrior 2 game review by Nelson Schneider
Treasure of the Rudras ( R... game review by Nelson Schneider
Castlevania: Portrait of R... game review by dbarry_22
Oceanhorn: Monster of Unch... game review by Nelson Schneider
Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD R... game review by dbarry_22
Foto Flash game review by Chris Kavan
Warhammer: End Times - Ver... game review by Chris Kavan

New Game Lists

Backlog by Nelson Schneider
Games I Own: PS4 by dbarry_22
Top Game List by Megadrive
Top Game List by SIngli6
Top Game List by Jonzor
Top PC (Steam) Games by Chris Kavan
Backlog by Matt
Top Nintendo (NES) Games by Nick Barry

 

 

 

Contact Us Public Relations MeltedJoystick Friends    

Advertise and Business

Contacts Us

Jobs

About us

SiteMap

 

Support Us

FAQ and Help

News and Press

Terms of Use

Privacy

Hitfix.com

Amazon.com

OVGuide.com