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No Country for Old Games

Time and time again when someone new to a franchise is asking for help on which game to begin with, a flood of answers recommending one of the greatest, yet older entries of a franchise is usually the result. For many, this is the wrong approach to recommending a title to a new player of a franchise

Decisions, Decisions: My Week Off

I now have found myself with an entire week of no responsibilities and wanting to take advantage of this rare moment in one of the ways that I, in my youth, would have done—play games. But, not any game or games can be played in this rare moment in my life; it must be curated and selected with great consideration.

Passover 2018 GameIN Event

With Israel celebrating its 70th year of independence, many thought—I included—thought that it was finally time to discuss and review the approach when it came to the gaming communities in Israel; specifically, the Passover 2018 GameIN event.

The Nostalgia Fatigue from Activision

So here we are again, Activision bringing back a franchise many of us have strong feelings for, the second release of a classic PlayStation franchise being remastered, only a year apart and including all three games. While the interest is certainly there, it is waning, and the nostalgia fatigue is starting to set in.

In The Grim Darkness of the Far Future, There are Only...

A little while ago, Mitch wrote up an article titled, “Is Valve Ready to Re-enter the Hardware & Software Market?”  In it, he addresses...

Why Now is the Worst Time to Collect for the Wii...

The Wii U and the PlayStation Vita are in their twilight years. Sitting on their proverbial porches, rocking back and forth, and watching the sun...

Should There Even Be a New Crash Bandicoot?

With a franchise as cherished and old as the original Crash Bandicoot series, should it even be brought back with a new entry?

Why I Collect Games

Since I started Critical Coins I haven't taken much time to talk much about myself. Rather, I have been focused mostly on analyzing and delving...

Ports Need to Support Their Previous Fans

Every time the industry goes through this process, the fans that purchased the earlier games are forgotten. They are left with either the older product with no easy way to upgrade to the new one or are forced to shell out the full price of the enhanced version but must start from scratch.

The Controversy On Blazblue is Overblown

Arc System Works is not typically a company associated with controversy. Up until recently, Blazblue: Cross Tag Battle looked to be just another fighter...