Best of Gamescom 2017 Winners Selected by Gamescom Committee

gamescomEvery year, Germany’s Digital Gaming Culture Foundation (Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur) supervises the Gamescom Committee, a small group of journalists who choose the best games that were present at the Gamescom expo. The Gamescom expo is held in the Summer, and serves as the European equivalent to the Los Angeles-based E3 Expo.

While most of these titles are still in development, you should keep them in mind when you add games to your collection this Fall and into 2018.

Super Mario Odyssey was named “Best of Gamescom,” and the full list of winners and nominees can be found below. Continue reading

Best of E3 2017 Winners Selected by Game Critics Awards

e3Every year, the Game Critics Awards, a collection of editors from more than 40 major publications that cover the video game industry, get together to choose the best games at the E3 Expo.

While all of these titles are still in development, you should keep them in mind when you add games to your collection this Fall and into 2018.

Super Mario Odyssey was named “Best of Show,” and the full list of winners and nominees can be found below. Continue reading

Game Book Holiday Buyers Guide 2016 @ Destructoid

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, so Destructoid created a helpful Holiday Buyer’s Guide featuring the best books about video games now available on store shelves.

And I’m sure there’s at least a few books on list that any game-playing patron would find interesting as well:

Print media about video games is on the rise again, so we had a lot of options to work with this year for a book-specific gift guide. No need to focus on just one publisher anymore. In fact, it’s arguable that we have too much material to work with this year. That’s also why books that we’ve previously covered, like A Profound Waste of Time, Super Mario Adventures, and Diablo III: Book of Tyrael/Diablo III: Book of Cain, won’t be explicitly included in the list below. This darn thing is already big enough as it is!

VGL Pick of the Week Roundup: August 2016

vgl-pickThe Video Game Release Calendar is about to start picking up any minute now, especially after all the big games set to be revealed at this weekend’s PAX West expo.

But a (very small) number of new games were also released in the last five weeks, so if you missed any Video Game Librarian Pick of the Week selections during the month of August, I’ve collected them below. Continue reading

Best of Gamescom 2016 Winners Selected by Gamescom Committee

gamescomEvery year, Germany’s Digital Gaming Culture Foundation (Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur) supervises the Gamescom Committee, a small group of journalists who choose the best games that were present at the Gamescom expo. The Gamescom expo is held in the Summer, and serves as the European equivalent to the Los Angeles-based E3 Expo.

While most of these titles are still in development, you should keep them in mind when you add games to your collection this Fall and into 2017.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named “Best of Gamescom,” and the full list of winners and nominees can be found below. Continue reading