The Secret of The Mask: Kena: Bridge of Spirits Draws on Ancient Cultures to Tell A Wonderfully Crafted Story

What do these masks mean and what can they do? Often times you’ll see something from the real world incorporated into various mediums of entertainment – of art. Something that everyone can enjoy and deliver to us a deeper connection to the story being told. To the performance being shown to us, something that would …

One of Spider-Man’s Biggest Villains Makes His Debut

Venom might just be the biggest enemy to face off against the Spideys… It would be an understatement to say Playstation showcase was good this time around. As always, I go into these shows with absolutely no expectations, and yesterday I was caught with my jaw on the floor. I personally feel it was a …

PlayStation 5 Showcase September 9, 2021

Wow. Sony and PlayStation came out with a major showcase that premiered today. There were lots of announcements and updates to games that we announced. They announced this last Thursday with a week of marketing, and we have seen that done before and be not so great. Honestly, I had absolutely little to no expectations …

FireSprite Joins Playstation Studios in New Acquisition

On September 8, 2021, Playstation studios announced their new addition to their ever-growing team. The latest studio to join their roster of quality developers is FireSprite. FireSprite has worked on games for Playstation before in the past, most notably The Playroom and The Playroom VR in collaboration with Sony Studio Japan’s Asobi division. They’ve also …

Gamescom Opening Night Live 2021 – Top 10

Gaming is something that many people love. Whether it be gaming on your cell phone, PC, or console no matter where you play games, and no matter what kind of games you play, you are a gamer. Gaming showcases happen all the time and usually has something for everyone. Nintendo Directs, Sony’s State of Plays, …

U.K. Paper Slamming Videogames Backfires

There must be something in the water. The summer isn’t even over yet and it’s as if the world has collectively agreed to lose their shit at the same time. The Activision Blizzard scandal is still unfolding, and now a new studio Raccoon Logic is under fire for its lack of diversity (more on this …

Scarlet Nexus Review: A Thrilling Experience!

Developer: Bandai Namco Studios Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment Release Date: June 25, 2021Price: $59.99 MSRP Available on: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PCTotal Playtime: 60 Hours – Platinum Trophy Obtained. Bandai Namco have created so many games and IPs in recent years; however, in my opinion, one of the best …

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart- A PS5 Masterpiece.

Developer: Insomniac GamesPublisher: Sony Interactive EntertainmentRelease Date: June 11, 2021Price: $69.99Total Playtime: 17 Hours – Platinum Trophy Obtained. Insomniac Games are just on a constant roll with releases throughout the past few years. In 2018, they released the Marvel’s Spider-Man game for PS4, along with the DLC that came out recently after the release of …

E3 2021: The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.

E3 is always a time where there are a lot of games that are shown and revealed by multiple different publishers and developers. Chipz (Lais R.) and myself (Nicholas) discuss in this article what we thought about E3 and about the different publishers presentations we watched. Without further ado, let’s get into the discussion. Q: …

Top 10 Anticipated Titles Before June 2021

Games come out every week and there is no way that I could ever play every title. E3, Summer Games Fest, and more are right around the corner, and there will be loads of games that will be getting announced. So, currently with the lineup of games that have been CONFIRMED, meaning no rumors, what …

A Closer Look at Kathy Dongo of Capcom, USA

Getting to know Kathy just a little bit better… I’m bringing you guys something special today – it’s special to me because this is my first interview with someone in the video games industry. A true mover and shaker. A real go-getter. Today’s interview is with Kathy Dongo from Capcom, USA. My questions are in …

“E-Girls” Lose Again…According to Twitch’s TOS

Hot tub streams results in loss of ad revenue Just when you think they’re making bank off of horny and desperate “simps”, Twitch streamers who are known all over the internet as “thots” or “e-girls” are back in the public eye. This time Twitch has silently taken action against them and it’s affecting their income …

Returnal Review: The Cycle Never Ends

Developer: HousemarquePublisher: Sony Interactive EntertainmentRelease Date: April 30, 2021Price: $69.99Total Playtime: 50 Hours Death is inevitable for every human being on the planet. It also happens a lot throughout most video games that you will play. In Returnal, it is part of the core design for the game. No matter how good or careful a …

PlayStation 5: Thoughts 6 Months Later

The PlayStation brand has been around for a long time. PlayStation is a branch of Sony Interactive Entertainment who is also known for a lot of other things including; cameras, televisions, movies, music, and more. PlayStation has released so many products such the PSP, PS Vita, PS VR, and has launched many different home consoles …

The Biggest Problem with Gaming “Journalism”

Once upon a time in a land far far away…or pretty close, there was a “thing” that was invented for the enjoyment and entertainment of humans called a video game. Video games were invented by extremely bored and talented geniuses and computer nerds that sought out to create a form of entertainment – not just …

Super Mario Party Gets Online Play… Three Years Later?

In a big shock to everyone this morning, Tuesday April 27th, Nintendo finally decided to release a massive update to the hit party game, Super Mario Party. This game came out in 2018 with a lacking amount of online support. You couldn’t play the main game modes online and it only had a selection of …

It Takes Two is Co-Op Greatness, with a Few Issues.

Available On:  PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC via Steam and OriginDeveloper: Hazelight Studios Publisher: Electronic Arts / EA OriginalsGameplay: Co-op Action AdventureRelease Date: March 26, 2021Price: $39.99 The developer of this is none other than the creative team at Hazelight Studios, known for creating A Way Out. The director of …

Favorite 10 First Party Games on PS4… So Far

Now that some of us have upgraded to the PlayStation 5 and it is a new generation of games that Sony and PlayStation are focusing on, let us take a look back to the PS4 and see what games I liked from their first party studios. I came into the PS4 generation in the middle …

Could Movies Come To PS Plus Service?

Newly leaked image on Sony’s Polish website leads to speculation Earlier today a newly leaked image suggests Sony may be bringing movies and/or video content to their PS Plus subscription service, titled Playstation Plus Video Pass. The image was leaked on their Polish website and on their homepage, which was captured by VGC and has …

10 Nintendo Games You Have To Buy Now!

There have been a lot of games that Nintendo have published for the Switch. Some of these have been Wii U ports so in fairness to games that are new, I did not put any ports on this list. Meaning, games like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze or Tokyo Mirage Sessions: #FE Encore are not …

Deals of The Week

Save some money on your gaming purchases Welcome to the latest feature of the Chipz-N-Stix website where every week you’ll get a round up gaming deals for all platforms, brought to you buy yours truly. As of right now none of the games below are associated with any affiliate links, so I’m not making any …

April PlayStation 5 System Update.

On Tuesday, April 13th, an announcement from PlayStation came out of nowhere about a new update coming to the PlayStation 5 System; along with the PlayStation Mobile App. The update followed a day later on Wednesday April 14th, and added many different features for the system; including the ability to move PlayStation 5 games to …

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Gets Beefy Update

Latest patch 1.2.0 to include bug fixes and fan requests Ubisoft is set to release their latest update for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla on all platforms as part of their on-going effort to support this installment much after it’s initial release. Set to go live tomorrow on March 16th, 2021 will include a new seasonal activity …

Persona 5 Strikers: Persona Vibes With Musou Combat

Platform Played: Playstation 5 Through Backwards CompatibilityAvailable On: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via SteamDeveloper: Omega Force / Koei Tecmo, P-StudioPublisher: Atlus / SegaSingle Player, RPG, Action, Hack/SlashWestern Release Date: February 23, 2021Written And Played By: Nicholas Ahlgren This game is a spin off of the original Persona 5 that came out on September …

Kena: Bridge of Spirits Launches in August 2021

Written By: Nicholas Ahlgren This game has been on my personal radar for the past 8 months since it was shown at the Playstation 5 event on June 11th, 2020. The game was original due to come out by the end of the year, but was pushed to 2021 without a date. Finally, during the …

Little Nightmares 2: Review

Platform Played: Nintendo SwitchAvailable On: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4, PC, and StadiaDeveloper: Tarsier StudiosPublisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment Single Player, Adventure/PuzzleRelease Date: February 11, 2021Written And Played By: Nicholas Ahlgren Little Nightmares 2 is a sequel to the first Little Nightmares game that was developed by Tarsier Studios and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Little …

Mahershala Ali Out Pedro Pascal CONFIRMED for The Last of Us HBO Series

Pedro Pascal has been confirmed to play Joel **UPDATE 2/10/21 11:09pm EST** According to Dealine, Pedro Pascal, star of Disney+ hit TV series Star Wars: The Mandalorian has been confirmed to take on the role of Joel. His popularity and Emmy winning status has garnered him multiple attractive roles from some of the top networks …

The Star Wars Hype Continues!

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic may possibly come back A new rumor surfaced recently that Lucasfilm Games may be working on a new game for the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic franchise. This rumor comes directly from Bespin Bulletin and the B.O.B. the Podcast. Bespin hasn’t said where they got this information from …

CYBERPUNK 2077 HAS BEEN TAKEN DOWN BY PLAYSTATION

If you purchased a copy of Cyberpunk 2077 you can now get a refund In case you haven’t been aware of what’s been going on lately in the gaming scene, Cyberpunk 2077 recently released half-baked – and not in a good way. The scandal here is that CD PROJEKT RED ONLY allowed reviews of their …

UK Politicians Band Together To Hurt Entrepreneurs

 Scottish National Party members want to ban resale of gaming consoles According to a new article from VGC, six members from the Scottish National Party have called for legislation that would ban the reselling of gaming consoles and computer parts. If you’ve been living under a rock, allow me to bring you up to speed. …

Spiderman Miles Morales: Friend and…Foe?

Roxxon Corporation and The Tinkerer, and maybe one more Spiderman: Miles Morales is only a few weeks away with the debut of the Playstation 5. Thanks to Insomniac Games’ social media feed and other press releases, we’ve seen a few of Miles’ friends. A video that was shared on Insomniac’s Twitter recently shows a text …

Raji: An ancient Epic is the indie world’s latest underdog

Raji: An Ancient Epic is a game from indie developers Nodding Head that draws inspiration from hit games such as the original God of War, Prince of Persia, and I dare to say Tomb Raider. I’ll explain how later in this article.One thing I want to make clear is that THIS IS AN INDIE GAME! …

Spider-Man Swings Onto The Scene Cross-Gen Style!

Spiderman: Miles Morales comes with a much welcomed addition If you haven’t seen the latest Playstation 5 event then you need to see it. Like…RIGHT NOW! They showcased some games that we knew about from the previous games showcase mixed in with some new exclusives. At the end of the showcase they also revealed the …

Enjoy The Process

My mom always tells me “everything happens for a reason, both good and bad”. So if something doesn’t happen right away for you it’s because it’s just simply not your time to have it. Maybe something 100x better will come your way – and when it does you’ll appreciate it more. For those of you that aren’t content creators, the same rule applies to you. Not everything that you deserve will come your way when you want it to. Keep your head up. Keep working your ass off. Enjoy the growth. Enjoy the process.

Is Pokemon Sword & Shield Worth Your Money?

Early game play of Pokemon may change your mind It’s been quite some time since my last blog post – and a lot has happened. I’ve been working on my YouTube channel and I’ve been facing…let’s just call it “creator’s block”. What re-invigorated me to get back to blogging and working some more on my …

New Combo System in Kingdom Hearts 3

Longer Combos and higher damage Kingdom Hearts is a game that’s not known for fancy combos and hard-to-do button inputs. However, there is a system that hasn’t been quite tapped into yet with the latest installment, Kingdom Hearts 3 that will have you rethinking how you head into battles. Due to the new battle mechanics, it’s much …

Kingdom Hearts 3: Early Impressions

So far so good… Hey everyone!I know it’s been a long time since I’ve actually posted something, but I wanted to come back strong and with some content that’s actually worth your while. With that being said, I wanted to share some of my thoughts on Kingdom Hearts 3 for the PS4. I managed to …