The State of Fantasy: Videogame News from the Scrying Glass of E3

This article refers to news from the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held in Los Angeles in June 2014. Fantasy has always been a salient feature in the videogame landscape, right down to the essential footprint of guiding an idealised persona through an imagined world. The hallmarks of fantasy – high fantasy especially – have become … Continue reading The State of Fantasy: Videogame News from the Scrying Glass of E3

Ganondorf and the Hardcore in Zelda: The Wind Waker

SPOILER WARNING: Contains plot spoilers for Zelda: The Wind Waker and Zelda: Twilight Princess. Although if you haven’t played these by now, WHAT THE HELL. It’s 2003. A young, wide-eyed Link ascends into a shipwreck penthouse atop a crooked tower. Ahead of him stands a dark, perplexingly fat figure, as misshapen as his home, and … Continue reading Ganondorf and the Hardcore in Zelda: The Wind Waker