Square Enix, Terrarria and Sonic Storm


Good Friday folks. To celebrate the best day of the week, we’ve prepared a little treat for you – that’s right, it’s time for the weekly roundup of TheGamer’s best features.

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This week, we’ve got a huge variety of topics, ranging from Square Enix’s NFT shilling, unique experiences with a brand new gaming PC, and an interview with one of the creators of an ambitious Sonic fangame.


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Sonic Storm interview: Azura Hardware on creating a 5th gen 3D love letter

Let’s start with something that will make anyone who calls Sonic badly eat those words. Editor-in-chief Issy van der Velde interviewed Azura Hardware, the developer of Sonic Storm, a fan-made game that takes the internet by storm (pun intended) by combining Jet Set Radio and Sonic the Hedgehog. It’s rare to see a fangame being received so positively by gamers and creators, but as Azura Hardware says, “I think the current situation is perfect. Sega allowing fan games to exist and even to recognize or bring in fan makers for celebratory plays is in itself amazing already, as long as no one pushes the bear. ”

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Please shut up about JK Rowling

Speaking of eating those words, here’s JK Rowling, someone who absolutely should be doing just that. In it, editor-in-chief Stacey Henley argues that we need to stop talking about Rowling and her transphobic views backwards, stop giving her a platform and stop making her a martyr. Warner Bros. is clearly trying to distance herself from her, so it’s about time we did the same.


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Square Enix no longer thinks games should be fun and that should scare us

Sorry, but the next post isn’t on a very positive topic either. Here we have Feature Editor Jade King discussing Square Enix’s recent open admission that he’s interested in the metaverse, NFTs, and thinks fewer gamers are “playing for fun”. As Jade rightly points out, it’s a load of ass and a worrying sign for the future of Square Enix and its games. Hopefully the next Kingdom Hearts won’t have NFT Keyblades.



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I have a new gaming PC and the first game I played was Terraria

Okay, that’s enough studio silliness, let’s have fun. Then we have specialist Harry Alston telling us all about his new gaming PC and how the first game he played was Terraria. Harry argues that we all have this comfort game that helps us settle into something new, and that just so happens to be Terraria for him and his brother. Here is your dose of well-being for the week.


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Pokemon The Movie: I Choose You, The Spayed Ash Origin Story

Finally, let’s have our own comfort food – feature editor and Pokemon movie master Eric Switzer has given us reviews of every Pokemon movie every week and it has finally hit the rebooted generation. Bad news though, it’s mostly a purse of the best moments from the anime without any of the context-worthy episodes that make them so powerful. He also gets negative points for getting Pikachu talking. Raw.


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