Massively Multiplayer Online games were once a niche preserve. A corner of the gaming landscape which was fiercely, and proudly, reserved for the existing close-knit society. As time has passed, the MMO has opened up in terms of genres, gameplay styles, and player base. Games like Minecraft and Rust have shown that the idea of inhabiting a world with others, while … Continue reading Worlds Adrift: The MMO To Be Watching?
Now that the dust of E3 has well and truly settled, we can properly look back and inspect it. If you were to do so, you'd find a great E3 but nowhere near the last couple of years in terms of wow factor. Put simply, there just weren't enough genuine surprises. In fact, probably the only real … Continue reading Beyond Good And Evil 2: Ubisoft’s Biggest Gamble?
Kickstarter. You either love it, don't trust it, or have only vaguely heard of it. Regardless of your opinion, crowdfunding has changed the face of business across the world. This is especially true in two separate but closely linked fields: video games and board games. Kickstarter has brought us Dark Souls: The Board Game, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, … Continue reading How Did Hand Of Fate: Ordeals Win At Kickstarter?
Controversial opinion time: I really don't care about trophies, achievements, gamerpoints or any other 'reward' system offered by gaming services. That's not to say I don’t see their value, nor does it mean I have any issue with 'Achievement Hunters'. Each to their own. However, there are rare occasions where a trophy list will grab … Continue reading Final Fantasy XV: My First Proper Platinum Trophy
Unless you've been living in lead-lined shelter, you'll have heard about the Nintendo Switch. You'll have heard about it being sold out pretty much everywhere. Now, you'll even have heard that Nintendo are overjoyed with the Switch's sales. It's been such a success that some outlets are reporting the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has somehow … Continue reading The Top 3 Legend Of Zelda-likes for the Switch-less
Role-playing games are a main staple of gaming nowadays. However, as they have become more mainstream, they have had to become further and further removed from their source origin and, ultimately, the core reasons role-playing is still going strong today. The Role-Playing Source Although it has become a go-to synonym for nerdiness in pop culture, … Continue reading Role-Playing, Choices, and Torment: Tides of Numenera
Over the last couple of years, hacking and infiltrating technology has seemingly found its way into every game. Sometimes this is obvious, sometimes a little more subtle. Horizon: Zero Dawn allows you to hack into robots to take control of them, and upcoming title NieR: Automata uses hacking as a means for unlocking loot chests … Continue reading Hacking: Why Is It Everywhere In Gaming?