Zachary Waller

What's up everyone? My name is Zach and I'm a freelance writer who loves video games, basketball, and hardcore music. If you ever want to talk any of the above please follow me on Twitter @Zukkoyaki and hit me up!

New AAA Game From Civilization Developer Firaxis Being Revealed At PAX

Thanks to the magic of Social Media, I was able to stumble upon a juicy piece of information earlier today: According to their official Twitter account, 2K Games is set to announce a new AAA title from in-house developer, Firaxis Games, during the PAX East conference this weekend. The announcement in question will be made at approximately 11:30 AM Pacific Time at the DragonFly Theatre this Saturda...

Last-Gen Report Cards: 2K Games

The scoring will be done using the same system JumpToGamer uses to rate games: 1-10  in .5 intervals. We will start each new company’s report card by listing some of their most notable games and then proceed to grade on the average quality of their games, grade on the number of worth while games they pumped out, rate them on any form of controversies they caused or faced last generation (the...

PS Vita Slim Arriving May 6th in North America, Borderlands 2 on May 13th

Sony has confirmed today that the latest version of its powerful handheld will finally be available in North American on May 6th. This release may seem a little late to the party considering this Vita model has been available in Japan and Europe for months now but better late than never! The new version (aka: Playstation Vita 2000 Model) is smaller and lighter than the original Vita and will come ...

Square Enix Files Trademark For “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided”

As of yesterday, Japan-based mega publisher Square Enix has filed a trademark for “Deus Ex: Mankind Divided” prompting speculation that a brand new entry in the series is about to be unveiled. Deus Ex of course is a classic FPS with RPG and Stealth mechanics set in an incredible cyberpunk world that borders on dystopian. The last primary entry was Deus Ex: Human Revolution released in ...

Last-Gen Report Cards: Activision

The scoring will be done using the same system JumpToGamer uses to rate games: 1-10  in .5 intervals. We will start each new company’s report card by listing some of their most notable games and then proceed to grade on the average quality of their games, grade on the number of worth while games they pumped out, rate them on any form of controversies they caused or faced last generation (the...

Some thoughts on the recent Sony layoffs

If you frequent virtually any video game news site, you have more than likely learned of the recent personnel departures and sizeable layoffs at some of Sony Computer Entertainment’s in-house development studios. Namely: Sony Santa Monica, Evolution Studios, Sony London, and Guerrilla Games. We also know that two Sony in-house projects were cancelled as a result, including a new open-world s...

Last-Gen Report Cards: Ubisoft

The scoring will be done using the same system JumpToGamer uses to rate games: 1-10  in .5 intervals. We will start each new company’s report card by listing some of their most notable games and then proceed to grade on the average quality of their games, grade on the number of worth while games they pumped out, rate them on any form of controversies they caused or faced last generation (the...

Last-Gen Report Cards: Electronic Arts

What’s up everyone?! I’m Zach from JumpToGamer and welcome to a new piece that I will be doing over the course of the next few weeks. I see this early new generation as a great opportunity to reflect and have a bit of fun. The idea is to take a look at the work of all the major third party publishers this past generation and report back on how I feel they did. I’m receiving some ...

Chroma: A Musical/Rhythm FPS Revealed by Harmonix

“Just crazy enough to work” seems appropriate here. The rhythm and musical game juggernaut Harmonix, alongside Hidden Path Entertainment, has revealed their latest title: Chroma Chroma is an ambitious first person shooter that combines all the standard tropes of the genre including multiple guns, classes, loadouts, modes, etc, with music/rhythm based gameplay akin to what you might fin...

The Evil Within Release Date Announced

The new game from legendary game developer Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, Vanquish), The Evil Within, will be released on August 26 in North American and August 29 in Europe. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC. The Evil Within is a monumental return to true survival from the man who pioneered the genre in the 90’s. The game thus far looks absolutel...

Nintendo Direct 2/13/14: Recap

The Big N held it’s first Nintendo Direct of 2014 this afternoon from their headquarters in Japan. At the time of announcement, Nintendo revealed that this direct would clock in at approximately 41 minutes meaning it would be tied with the E3 2013 edition for the longest direct ever. Considering that particular direct was quite a doozy, this ignited a great deal of anticipation and speculati...

The Order: 1886 To Be Single-Player Only

In what may be music to the ears of many gamers, the upcoming third-person action-adventure PS4 title from Ready At Dawn Studios, The Order: 1886, has been confirmed to not feature any multiplayer modes. “better to do one thing well than a whole bunch half-assed. We are trying to make a SP experience you will enjoy,” said Andrea Pessino, the chief technical officer for Ready At Dawn, w...

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