Matt Soellner

  • There are moments in video games that bring out various emotions consisting of excitement, shock, or even sadness to the point where you say “I can’t believe this is happening.” There is one moment in parti […]

  • “Ain’t the beer cold!” That is a catchphrase I hear often from Baltimore Orioles TV broadcaster, Gary Thorne, when the O’s are winning. The phrase was originally said by former Orioles TV broadcaster, Chuck T […]

  • Every week on The Free Cheese Podcast, we begin with a segment called Now Playing where we talk about the games that we’ve been spending time with. In this article, we’re bringing a bit of that conversation to […]

  • When a successful formula is found in the gaming industry there will always be other games trying to copy that success. Rocket League was the perfect storm of success when it launched July 7th, 2015. Launching as […]

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn is an open-world action-RPG from developer Guerrilla Games. This Sony first-party studio is known for developing the first-person shooter franchise, Killzone. Horizon: Zero Dawn is a completely […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

    • The other crummy thing with Virtual Console is that it’s the fourth console in a row to not have the support at launch. It was only acceptable on Wii but it’s been a disappointment time after time.

      For me, it’s not the lack of things to play because Zelda will take plenty of my time. It’s that it seems like an afterthought or something that wasn’t a focus during development. We still have no industry standard for game preservation and the companies responsible for making so many of these games aren’t doing anything to preserve them. Virtual Console is the nearest example of a company investing in preservation but it continues to exist as an add-on and not a feature.

      Let’s hope the silence is because Nintendo is eager to announce that it purchased M2 and is tasking them with the creation of a perfect emulation system.

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

    • Another super interesting piece within the beta for 4.50 is the Boost Mode on PS4 Pro consoles. It allegedly does what Sony said the PS4 would not do when it was announced, and enhances PS4 games that were not given a patch by the developer. Scuttlebutt says that Just Cause 3, which notoriously runs like garbage on a regular PS4, runs like a proper video game with Boost Mode enabled. Sony has stated that the feature may or may not make it into the eventual release of 4.50.

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

  • We all have had games we couldn’t wait to get our hands on. That is part of what this month’s cover story, “Anticipation,” is trying to capture. This month’s Retro Spotlight features will reflect on those gam […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both. Let’s begin this w […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain what I think about both.

    It wouldn’t be f […]

  • Welcome to the FlipSide, where the good and the bad in video games collide. Every week, I will recap one positive news story, one negative news story, and then explain why I feel that is the case. Let’s begin t […]

  • Crash Bandicoot was first released on the PlayStation in 1996 and represents an era in gaming that might not ever be replicated. It was the first notable release from developer Naughty Dog, and has spent more time […]

  • As much as I’m anticipating 2017 for stuff I want to play, I feel this time last year I was more hyped about 2016. The end of one of my favorite franchises was happening. A sequel to a very enjoyable Deus Ex g […]

  • If you are one of those PC master race people, you are probably familiar with a gaming client called Battle.net. When opened its hard to see a bad game that Blizzard has put out recently. The same holds very true […]

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