All Posts by: Nick McDonald

Nick McDonald is a Staff Writer at who started playing games as a kid in ancient dank, sweaty caves known as "arcades." He hails from all over the Pacific Northwest, to the point that he often describes his hometown as "Interstate 5." He currently lives in Bellingham, WA with his wife and three insane little children.

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By Nick McDonald, May 7, 2013 0 , ,

Stop me if you have heard this one: a dog, a robot, a bodyguard, and a psychopath walk into a… Read More »

By Nick McDonald, April 26, 2013 0

Who wants to play a game about feeding your vegetarian girlfriend meat until she gets rid of her tattoo? No,… Read More »

By Nick McDonald, April 16, 2013 0 Opinions

“Always online DRM”. Three words (or two words and an acronym–whatever, you’re not my English teacher) that strike fear into the heart of game enthusiasts everywhere. The concept that a game must have a live internet connection at all times… Read More »

By Nick McDonald, April 1, 2013 0 , ,

A man, a tower, a girl. The story happens over and over, in a thousand different forms, and though years… Read More »

By Nick McDonald, August 21, 2012 0

Zen Studios has come into this week’s GamesCon Conference with their fists cocked right off the bat, shooting out new gameplay footage for their rhythm-based Vita fighter, KickBeat.  The gameplay video shows off how Zen Studios is using 3D models… Read More »

By Nick McDonald, August 17, 2012 1 Meta

The original Final Fantasy was first released on the Nintendo Fanicom in December 1987, making this year the franchise’s official 25th anniversary, and Square-Enix has announced a bevy of activities in North America to celebrate this milestone for their flagship… Read More »

By Nick McDonald, August 16, 2012 0 Announcements

Monday morning, Harmonix released the final track list for Rock Band Blitz, their upcoming controller-based rhythm game. The track list includes: The All-American Rejects – “Kids in the Street” Avenged Sevenfold – “So Far Away” Barenaked Ladies – “One Week”… Read More »