Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all genres. Except horror games. He can't handle horror games. Because he's a child.

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Minecraft Marketplace coming, creators getting a new "way to make a living from the game"

Minecraft Marketplace coming, creators getting a new "way to make a living from the game"

Joey Davidson

As Microsoft and Mojang prep up the large Discovery Update, they’ve made some space to release a large piece of the Minecraft puzzle. Out alongside the update this spring is the Marketplace, an official store that offers in-game content like skins and maps from both Microsoft and the game’s top creators. This is only on offer for any Pocket Edition or Windows 10 version of Minecraft,...

Splatoon's cat judge Judd gets a tiny sidekick called Li'l Judd in Splatoon 2

Splatoon's cat judge Judd gets a tiny sidekick called Li'l Judd in Splatoon 2

Joey Davidson

If you played Splatoon, you know Judd. The cat was parked in the downtown hub area in between matches, but he was the one waving the flag of judgement whenever ink spilled on the battlefields. Judd’s back in Splatoon 2, obviously, but he’s brought someone with him. Those who played the Testfire event a week or so ago saw him, but now Nintendo’s officially introduced the world to… wait...

Mass Effect: Andromeda screenshots, video comparison before and after patch 1.05

Mass Effect: Andromeda screenshots, video comparison before and after patch 1.05

Joey Davidson

There’s a new patch out for all versions of Mass Effect: Andromeda that addresses one of the loudest complaints gamers have regarding the game: it fixes how faces look. Patch 1.05 does some good work, and the most noticeable changes come from the eyes on characters. When you make a video game with people-like characters, the closer you get to realism the more likely it is to widen that...

LEGO City Undercover is so broken on PC that no one can change the 1280×1024 resolution

LEGO City Undercover is so broken on PC that no one can change the 1280×1024 resolution

Joey Davidson

WB has become notorious in the PC gaming world for releasing poorly ported software. Consider, for a moment, the colossal mess that was Batman: Arkham Knight. That port was so bad on PC that WB had to delist it for months on end before they could fix it enough to sell it again. Now? Now we have the newly ported LEGO City Undercover. Once a Wii U exclusive, the game is now heading to...

PlayStation VR isn't selling mainstream, so Sony's set to market to commercial consumers

PlayStation VR isn't selling mainstream, so Sony's set to market to commercial consumers

Joey Davidson

While Sony’s PlayStation VR is the leading gaming platform-based virtual reality headset, it’s not exactly catching on with mainstream consumers. The general public doesn’t seem keen on picking one up yet, and Sony’s facing a tough marketing choice with the headset. A report from the Wall Street Journal‘s Takashi Mochizuki indicates that Sony Interactive Entertainment aims to market...

What does a publisher like EA do with video game reviews? We asked, they answered

What does a publisher like EA do with video game reviews? We asked, they answered

Joey Davidson

Brad Hilderbrand is a Senior Publicist at EA. He works on a bunch of EA Sports properties, and he serves in a senior role on the campaign for Mass Effect: Andromeda. We caught up with Hilderbrand last week over a chat that spanned nearly an hour. We talked reviews, previews, his daily work and what it’s like at EA. We’re splitting that chat up over a few separate stories. Brad talks...

Pokémon GO‏ players caught 589 million Magikarp during recent event

Pokémon GO‏ players caught 589 million Magikarp during recent event

Joey Davidson

Still playing Pokémon GO‏? Admittedly, I’m not. I haven’t fired it up since Christmas. In fact, wait… …Yep, just checking… It’s not even installed on my phone anymore. Anecdotally, you’d think no one plays Pokémon GO‏ anymore. Realistically? They do. They play it a lot. The official Pokémon GO‏ Twitter account indicated that during the recent Water Festival that ran from the 22nd to...