Category: Videos

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Patrick Sounds Off: It Got Yoshi-P, Too…

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 05 May 2023

Just like Hajime Tabata’s “Final Fantasy Disease” comments, it’s hard to take Naoki Yoshida’s statements about the JRPG genre label entirely in good faith, given the circumstances…

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Patrick Sounds Off: What I Really Think of Sega Dreamcast

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 01 May 2023

There’s no question the Dreamcast was a great system, but does the whole postmortem deification of it strike anyone else as a bit creepy?

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Patrick Sounds Off: Sega’s Evo Choke

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 23 Apr 2023

Sega may never get as big an opportunity to announce Virtua Fighter 6 in front of unified FGC attention as they had at Evo Japan. That they failed to do so is maddening.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Concerning Developments at Square Enix

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 04 Mar 2023

That video where I talk about Yosuke Matsuda without making a single NFT joke. Because the broader implications of his departure from Square Enix aren’t funny.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Nintendo’s (Long) Road to Next-Gen

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 18 Feb 2023

I deal in realism, not hype. There’s a lot of buzz about a Nintendo Switch successor at the moment, but not a lot of reasonable expectations surrounding it. I guess that’s where I come in.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Postmortem

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 16 Feb 2023

Now that we know $70 is a thing for the Nintendo Switch moving forward, it’s time to examine some of the real likely causes and implications.

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Patrick Sounds Off: The Lengths We Go

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 10 Feb 2023

Back to system launch commentaries. Wasn’t planning to take part in this one, but Nintendo was insistent and knew exactly how to bring me around.

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Cook Serve Forever & The Last Starship – SmashPad Demo Fest

author image by Chris Selogy | Videos | 0 Comments | 09 Feb 2023

We check out some of the demos in the Steam Next Fest event. Cook Serve Forever by Vertigo Gaming Cook Serve Forever is the fourth title in the Cook, Serve, Delicious! series that takes place in a future city as…

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Patrick Sounds Off: Virtua Renaissance

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 08 Feb 2023

I love that a new Virtua Fighter looks inevitable with Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown headlining EVO Japan 2023, but upwards of a decade is a long wait for a new game in any series, and I can’t help wondering…

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Patrick Sounds Off: The Smokeless Fire of E3 2023

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 06 Feb 2023

The news that E3 is back this year, but that the big three aren’t participating, is being spun every which way by news outlets and content creators. Either it’s treated as a declaration of E3’s irrelevance or a sign that…

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Patrick Sounds Off: Buyer Beware

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 23 Jan 2023

Being an early adopter comes with some implicit risks. The first of anything to come off of the production line could be especially faulty, and I ran face-first into that reality on November 15, 2001…and the weeks that followed.

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Patrick Sounds Off: Sometimes Your Best Move is Not Making One

author image by Patrick Mifflin | Patrick Sounds Off Videos | 0 Comments | 21 Jan 2023

You know me, I see poorly-founded hype and I just can’t resist pouring cold water on it and telling the world to cool its jets. There’s no reason to suggest a next-gen Nintendo platform is conversation-worthy in 2023. Digital Foundry…

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