Payton Knobeloch Biography
Imagine my trepidation when Legendary Entertainment announced plans to tackle Life is Strange, Dontnod Entertainment’s episodic exploration into teen life and time travel as a live-action series.
Sony’s PlayStation 2 was my first concrete foray into console gaming. And as the highest selling console of all time, I’d think it’s safe to say it was for a lot of other boys and girls my age. With such a wide berth of titles available, from the mascot platformer to the military shooter to the… Katamari, there was something for everyone. And that’s where Insomniac’s 2016 remaster/re-imagining/movie tie-in Ratchet & Clank comes in.
If I’m being honest, I couldn’t care less about Doom’s story. That’s not what drew me in. Instead, I loved Doom for its pitch-perfect controls, inspired level design and well of surprises I didn’t know I could expect from a first-person shooter.
As a game, Pokemon Go appeals to the public’s love of Pokemon, of adventure and conquering the fantastic. There’s no reason the subsequent elements of the game shouldn’t appeal to why we love Pokemon.
In an age when internet access has been deemed a utility as crucial to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as electricity, it’s tough to imagine a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One left unconnected to Al Gore’s pièce de résistance. It’s like gaming with the Amish.