Author Archive: Mark Cuerden

Mark Cuerden

Hoy~! If you're reading this, wow! I'm impressed! I suppose you probably would like to know some details about me then? Fuufuufuu, I'll never tell. You'll never find out that I'm a 25 year old video game hobbyist, currently residing in London, Ontario. I'll also never tell you about my passion for video games, coffee, and sushi. Nope. Too bad for you.

Square Enix, 2015, and a New Era of (Mobile?) Gaming.

There’s something I’ve been personally averting my eyes to. It’s been sitting there in the back of my head, tinkering away. Why am I trying so hard to fight it? You see, I grew up in great era of storytelling…
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Old Games Had Some Crazy Commercials

Today’s video game commercials are very straightforward. Generally they will depict some gameplay video, show some screenshots or other in-game assets, and then call it a day. In ancient times though, during the age when a game featuring being able…
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Mark’s Best Of Gaming – Bravely Default: Flying Fairy (2014)

Bravely Default has everything I ever wanted from an RPG, an intricate and yet simple battle system, solid writing, an incredible soundtrack (especially for a 3DS game), and with a lot of very nice details and extras that are the…
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Nintendo, and it’s Role in the Rise of Female Characters in Video Games

Nintendo has definately realized what they’ve stumbled upon. The gears have shifted, and wave after wave of first party titles are feeling a lot more acceptable to both genders, not by changing how the games are made or play, but simply by including more accessable and relatable female characters, and by not being afraid to include more traditionally feminine and cute imagery.

Nintendo’s Wierd Regional Differences in Video Games

Surely, playing a game, whether it’s PAL, NTSC, or JP region will be exactly the same, right? Well, I may not have been the first one to tell you, but that’s simply not the case. Especially in Nintendo games it…
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Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 speculative comparison

Today in Smartphone land, the Mobile World Conference 2015 happened, and some announcements were made about some of the Flagship android phones that will be released this year. Samsung made some controversial decisions about their very popular next iteration of…
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Mark’s Best Of Gaming – The World Ends With You (2007)

Mark’s review the Best Of Gaming in this article featuring Square Enix’s “The World Ends With You” for DS, Android, and IOS.