Ian Stokes

Final Fantasy

A Belated Apology to the Kid I Stole 'Final Fantasy VII' From

I'm sorry, man. I'm sorry, and thank you.
Ian Stokes
5.19.17
Dino Crisis

If There’s to Be a Dino Crisis Comeback, Please Make it a Terrifying One

If Capcom does choose to revive its survival-horror series, it needs to emphasize the scary side of it over anything else.
Ian Stokes
4.7.17
For Honor

The Story of ‘For Honor’ Is the Most Fantastic Nonsense

It makes zero sense, and its makers don’t even try to root it in realism. But that’s what’s wonderful about it.
Ian Stokes
3.1.17
Xbox

Xbox Live Clubs Keep Smaller Gaming Communities Alive

Without the console’s Clubs and Looking for Group features, games like ‘Necropolis’ and ‘Armello’ would be wastelands.
Ian Stokes
2.3.17
Lost in Translation

Here’s How to Create a Convincing Constructed Language for Your Video Game

We speak to Paul Frommer, who created the Na’vi language for ‘Avatar’, about making fictional tongues feel authentic.
Ian Stokes
1.21.17
Pokemon Go

Congratulations Niantic, You’ve Broken ‘Pokémon Go’

The decision to shut down the monster-tracking Pokévision has left players aimless and angry.
Ian Stokes
8.1.16
Gaming

Congratulations Niantic, You’ve Broken ‘Pokémon Go’

The decision to shut down the monster-tracking Pokévision has left players aimless and angry.
Ian Stokes
8.1.16
Gaming

Don’t Throw Away Your Kinect Before You’ve Played ‘FRU’

Microsoft's peripheral that nobody asked for is as good as dead—just in time for its killer app to emerge.
Ian Stokes
7.21.16
What We've Played

Don’t Throw Away Your Kinect Before You’ve Played ‘FRU’

Microsoft's peripheral that nobody asked for is as good as dead—just in time for its killer app to emerge.
Ian Stokes
7.21.16
Gaming

Why the Villain of ‘Quantum Break’ Is Its Real Hero

Paul Serene is "the bad guy" in Remedy's new shooter. But the way the story plays out, he's more in the right than the hero trying to stop him.
Ian Stokes
4.8.16
Gaming

Why the Dead or Alive Games Need More Dongs

Look, guys, nobody's saying you can't keep your tits and ass. But it's high time we got cock and balls, too.
Ian Stokes
3.16.16