Author: Marshall Garvey

  • LTG Book Review – Versus

    LTG Book Review – Versus

    As evidenced in recent years by the likes of outstanding authors like Brett Weiss and Patrick Hickey Jr., the time for writing video game history at a high level has truly arrived. Yet as more books come out, it’s becoming a bit too obvious to merely say that. While gaming may now be more profitable…

    As evidenced in recent years by the likes of outstanding authors like Brett Weiss and Patrick Hickey Jr., the time for writing video game history at a high level has truly arrived. Yet as more books come out, it’s becoming a bit too obvious to merely say that. While gaming may now be more profitable…

  • Video: Capital Creative Showcase 2020

    Video: Capital Creative Showcase 2020

    Since its foundation in 2013, Last Token Gaming has proudly been a part of the local game development scene in Sacramento, CA during its exponential growth. That mission only expanded in 2018, when we were recruited to help produce GPU the Show, a variety show that covers all aspects of gaming culture, including the local…

    Since its foundation in 2013, Last Token Gaming has proudly been a part of the local game development scene in Sacramento, CA during its exponential growth. That mission only expanded in 2018, when we were recruited to help produce GPU the Show, a variety show that covers all aspects of gaming culture, including the local…

  • LTG Interview: Patrick Hickey Jr. – Gaming Journalist, Voice Actor, and Developer

    LTG Interview: Patrick Hickey Jr. – Gaming Journalist, Voice Actor, and Developer

    Marshall Garvey: Hello everyone, and welcome to another installment of Last Token Gaming’s interview series! Today we are joined by a very, very special guest, Patrick Hickey Jr. He’s a Brooklyn-based gaming journalist, yet “gaming journalist” is but one way he can be referred to. A renaissance man if ever there was one, Patrick is…

    Marshall Garvey: Hello everyone, and welcome to another installment of Last Token Gaming’s interview series! Today we are joined by a very, very special guest, Patrick Hickey Jr. He’s a Brooklyn-based gaming journalist, yet “gaming journalist” is but one way he can be referred to. A renaissance man if ever there was one, Patrick is…

  • LTG Hall of Fame Review: Cuphead (2017)

    LTG Hall of Fame Review: Cuphead (2017)

    By Marshall Garvey A Devil of a Gamble, and One Hell of a Triumph Year in and year out, developers and players across the world hunger for the next big thing. When E3 convenes every June (well…almost every June), the hype machine kicks into overdrive for the next title that promises bigger worlds, crisper graphics,…

    By Marshall Garvey A Devil of a Gamble, and One Hell of a Triumph Year in and year out, developers and players across the world hunger for the next big thing. When E3 convenes every June (well…almost every June), the hype machine kicks into overdrive for the next title that promises bigger worlds, crisper graphics,…

  • LTG Book Review: The SNES Omnibus, Vols. 1 & 2

    LTG Book Review: The SNES Omnibus, Vols. 1 & 2

    By Marshall Garvey As video games continue to soar as a cultural juggernaut, now making more money as an industry than both the film and music ones combined, the need for books that aptly compile their history grows accordingly. Not just any kind of book, but more specifically big books, the kind of exhaustive tomes…

    By Marshall Garvey As video games continue to soar as a cultural juggernaut, now making more money as an industry than both the film and music ones combined, the need for books that aptly compile their history grows accordingly. Not just any kind of book, but more specifically big books, the kind of exhaustive tomes…

  • LTG Halloween Review: “Man of Medan” (2019)

    LTG Halloween Review: “Man of Medan” (2019)

    By Marshall Garvey In 2015, UK developer Supermassive Games added a pinnacle chapter to the survival horror genre with their first foray into it, Until Dawn. The game’s story of a group of attractive teenagers isolating themselves in a remote lodge to mark the anniversary of a friend’s death seemed like one unbecoming of a…

    By Marshall Garvey In 2015, UK developer Supermassive Games added a pinnacle chapter to the survival horror genre with their first foray into it, Until Dawn. The game’s story of a group of attractive teenagers isolating themselves in a remote lodge to mark the anniversary of a friend’s death seemed like one unbecoming of a…

  • The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked Worst to Best

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Ranked Worst to Best

    By Marshall Garvey   In 2018, Last Token Gaming marked the release of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One with LTG’s first month-long project, Spielberg Month. In addition to a review of the film and other pieces on Spielberg-related video games, I concluded it with a thorough ranking of all 32 of the director’s movies. The…

    By Marshall Garvey   In 2018, Last Token Gaming marked the release of Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One with LTG’s first month-long project, Spielberg Month. In addition to a review of the film and other pieces on Spielberg-related video games, I concluded it with a thorough ranking of all 32 of the director’s movies. The…

  • Progressive Game Jam – Sacramento Gaming’s Best Kept Secret

    Progressive Game Jam – Sacramento Gaming’s Best Kept Secret

    By Marshall Garvey Making a video game is a painstaking, exhaustive process whose scope many (myself included) may never fully appreciate. It is an artistic grind where every last detail must be built from the ground up. Every move, every NPC, every cutscene, every background, every level must be programmed to the nth degree. There’s…

    By Marshall Garvey Making a video game is a painstaking, exhaustive process whose scope many (myself included) may never fully appreciate. It is an artistic grind where every last detail must be built from the ground up. Every move, every NPC, every cutscene, every background, every level must be programmed to the nth degree. There’s…

  • LTG Movie Review – The Lost Arcade (2015)

    LTG Movie Review – The Lost Arcade (2015)

    By Marshall Garvey What was the arcade you loved? More specifically….what was the one you lived as well as loved? The place where you spent a GDP level of quarters, where friendships began and ended with rivalries at fighting games, where everyone came to marvel at the local king of Street Fighter, where the cooing blips and bloops…

    By Marshall Garvey What was the arcade you loved? More specifically….what was the one you lived as well as loved? The place where you spent a GDP level of quarters, where friendships began and ended with rivalries at fighting games, where everyone came to marvel at the local king of Street Fighter, where the cooing blips and bloops…

  • Exciting News: Last Token Gaming is Heading to Television!!!

    Exciting News: Last Token Gaming is Heading to Television!!!

    By Marshall Garvey For over five years now, Last Token Gaming has brought fans top-notch, heartfelt articles and videos covering all facets of gaming. Of course, an indispensable part of that has been our dedication to promoting the outstanding local gaming scene in Sacramento, our hometown starting with the argent gta game. That we’ve grown…

    By Marshall Garvey For over five years now, Last Token Gaming has brought fans top-notch, heartfelt articles and videos covering all facets of gaming. Of course, an indispensable part of that has been our dedication to promoting the outstanding local gaming scene in Sacramento, our hometown starting with the argent gta game. That we’ve grown…