Issy Van Der Velde

Apolitical Gaming: Nintendo’s Misguided Claim

“Making political statements are for other people to do…we want people to smile and have fun when they play our games.” – Reggie Fills-Amie, President of Nintendo of America. I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiment in encouraging happiness and joy to any and all who pick up a controller; however,...
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Posted Jul. 7, 2017

Pokemon Go Updated: the Epidemic of Shallow Videogames

Honesty, I had forgotten that game ever existed. When I heard about the update I was reminded of late walks around town with friends trying desperately to catch every single Pokémon out there. The game was incredibly fun for a few weeks and was even downloaded before the official release...
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Posted Jun. 24, 2017