Author Archives: Grant Stoner

Escape From Tarkov Review: Disabled Recruits Need Not Enlist

*Header image courtesy of Battlestate Games* I tend to avoid military simulations. The intensity of micromanaging every aspect of my character overwhelms me to the point of detracting from the experience. Despite the utilization of traditional simulation mechanics, Escape from Tarkov’s hectic encounters are exhilarating, yet an egregious amount of keybindings may mar the game for physically disabled players. Developed

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2018: The Year Of Nintendo

*Header image courtesy of Patch* After what feels like an egregious amount of time, 2018 is finally coming to a close. Personally speaking, this past year was filled with numerous experiences, including; finishing my last fall semester of graduate school; undergoing exhaustive medical procedures; presenting at two conferences; making incredible new friends; meeting one of my favorite musicians; and finally, seeing

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Let’s Go Lose Another Fan

*Header image courtesy of The Pokémon Company* On May 29, The Pokémon Company held a surprise press conference, unveiling new information regarding Nintendo Switch titles. Junichi Masuda discussed news pertaining to the latest core Pokémon entry, revealing a 2019 release window, as well as its appeal to longtime fans. Yet, the Internet entered into a hyped frenzy when Pokémon: Let’s

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Thank you, Microsoft

*Disclaimer: I participated in the testing phase of this device* It’s a great time to be a disabled gamer. Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled to the public the Xbox Adaptive Controller, a unique piece of technology that allows gamers to FULLY customize button layouts and positions. This controller was built solely for the disabled. So, why am I telling you about Microsoft’s latest

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The Video Game Scapegoat

*Header image courtesy of CNN* Last Wednesday, high school students and faculty members became the victims of yet another mass shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida. A 19-year-old gunman ended the lives of 17 innocent people with a modified AR-15 rifle. As is tradition in the wake of these tragedies, politicians and self-proclaimed denizens of social media began to search

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Monster Hunter: World Review: A Hunter’s Heaven

*Header image courtesy of Capcom* The Monster Hunter franchise is notoriously difficult. Without a decent understanding of the incredible battle subtleties, each fight can devolve into a chaotic slugfest between your hunter and the beast. Thankfully, Monster Hunter: World is one of the most immersive games in the series, one which continues to cater to me despite being a series

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