How Our Shrinking Attention Spans Have Changed 3D Mario Games

Last year I had the pleasure of playing through Super Mario Odyssey, where I quickly found myself  hooked on a gorgeous 3D platformer with inspiring level design and a classic Nintendo aesthetic. I realized had been missing out on these things for years as, believe it or not, it was my first 3D Mario game. Yet despite the fact that I had […]

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Pokemon Journeys Just Nearly Forced A Blaziken Into Pseudo-Cannibalism

The latest episode of the Pokemon anime featured a bizarre scene where a Blaziken almost committed pseudo-cannibalism with Torchic-shaped food. The lore of the Pokemon series confirmed that humans eat Pokemon, which includes people almost fishing Sharpedo to extinction, due to their delicious fins. It has also been confirmed that Pokemon eat each other. The Pokedex is filled with references to Pokemon […]

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How Chrono Trigger Lost A Song (& How It Came Back)

There was a song in Chrono Trigger that didn’t make its way into the game, but fans discovered it through the soundtrack and a leaked build that made its way online. It took over a decade, but the song finally made its way into the game through the DS port. Chrono Trigger has one of the best soundtracks of all time. This […]

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November Investment Recap: Crowd Equity Campaigns and Growing Esports Portfolios

The Esports Observer tracked 13 investments raised by esports-relevant companies during the month of November. Disclosed investments amounted to $306M USD, bringing the total sum of disclosed investments in 2020 to $6.44B. Financial terms were not disclosed for any deals highlighted in this article. Griffin Gaming Partners Raises $235M Towards its Gaming and Tech Fund Santa Monica-based venture capital firm […]

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