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The Media Pins Shooting On Video Games. Just Another Witch Hunt

The Media Pins Shooting On Video Games. Just Another Witch Hunt

*Note – As someone who has grown up watching British media outlets sell lie after lie, this post comes from frustration and disbelief. The real topic on this latest event is not video games, for the media to try and frame that way is highly disrespectful towards the victims. They’re not your soap box.   It seems like the media can’t help themselves these days. Fresh off another tragedy, the media has promptly stood onto the fresh corpses in order to use them as a soap box. What’s their topic? Violent video games of course. The case in question is the recent shootings in Germany, in which a young male...

Nostalgia Is Not Ruining Video Games

Nostalgia Is Not Ruining Video Games

There’s been a few articles popping up lately suggesting nostalgia is a ‘problem’. I’ve always found this concept quite confusing, as it seems to ignore any positives in the name of trying to approve a point. These very same articles never mention genuine issues like bloating development costs, DLC, pre-order bonus trickery or shady business practices. Is nostalgia that big of a problem? Well no, not really. It seems odd that nostalgia and throw backs are seen as a issue. The very fact one of 2016 best games (Doom) is literally fuelled, inspired and motivated by nostalgia is proof enough it’s not a issue. Classic game design and concepts are...

Which Console Exclusive Represents Its System The Best?

Which Console Exclusive Represents Its System The Best?

With three consoles on the market, each with their own line up of exclusives, choosing one definitive title from each system is tricky. Is there even a game on each system that represents exactly what the consoles and brand stands for? The following is based on opinion, quality and impact within video game culture. The chances are everyone will have differing answers, proving that each system has a fairly healthy amount of options.     Xbox One -Killer Instinct Admittedly I did not have much faith in Killer Instinct’s return when it was first announced. Double Helix, known for their film licensed games like Green Lantern, Battleship and their one...

Battlefield Continues To Be Watered Down, But That’s Fine

Battlefield Continues To Be Watered Down, But That’s Fine

The more I see of Battlefield 1, the less interesting it becomes. Ever since Battlefield 2, the series has been on a downwards spiral in terms of depth and complexity. Gimmicks and fancy effects became increasingly important than gameplay and variety. It’s not to say that this has been a purely bad thing, but it’s starting to become worrying. Battlefield 1942 still remains as one of the most important video games of the modern era. The sheer size and scale opened up a whole new world of multiplayer video games. It was the first time that large scale combat could be enjoyed outside of 2001′s World War 2 online. After...

From Skill To Skins & Scams  – The Changing Faces of Counter-Strike

From Skill To Skins & Scams – The Changing Faces of Counter-Strike

At this point, everyone has heard about the scummy behaviour surrounding Counter-Strike GO gambling and two bell ends exploiting the trust of their tween fans. It oddly says a fair amount about the current state of Counter-Strike, a series once treasured as the retreat from the gimmicks of main stream multiplayer. Counter-Strike is one of the most important video games ever. Its MOD roots grew from the thriving scene in the 90′s, a scene that incubated so many great ideas and talents. There’s no short cuts or gimmicks to Counter-Strike, it was the most raw version of team based multiplayer. Skill was king, communication and team work was vital, a...

The Motivation To Play Overwatch Is Slowly Dwindling

The Motivation To Play Overwatch Is Slowly Dwindling

Overwatch isn’t just a game at this point, it’s became a culture. So many communities spawning from the game, a gigantic sub-reddit…and all those memes. The game has done what most Blizzard games do, become more than ‘just a game’. The confusing thing for me is this, Overwatch is becoming less enjoyable as time rolls on. It’s not that I dislike the game, far from it in fact. Each week seems to produce more annoyances without fail. Toxic team mates, players who refuse to play and the meme masters. Oh yes, the players who just want to be really cool and funny by playing awful (on purpose) while spamming memes...

Battleborn Now Needs To Go Free-To-Play

Battleborn Now Needs To Go Free-To-Play

Battleborn’s continued free-fall into irrelevance is a little saddening, but not all that unexpected. Poor marketing and a release window choice never left the game with much hope to truly succeed. The fact is, Battleborn isn’t a ‘bad’ game, it’s just been utterly buried. Given a fair chunk of the game is multiplayer, the current player numbers leave the game in a very poor state. Things haven’t really improved either. The addition of microtransactions left the player base, albeit a small one, rather bitter. It was always one positive the game had, you couldn’t just pay your way to an advantage. How does the game go from dead in the...

Evolve Stage 2 Is One Of The Best Free-To-Play Games Around

Evolve Stage 2 Is One Of The Best Free-To-Play Games Around

Evolve has gone free-to-play, it’s something many expected and predicted. The original retail release was bogged down with pre-order content, retailer exclusives and season pass trickery. Things were so messy that charts were created in order for customers to see what they’re money entitled them to. The backlash was glorious, people widely rejected the game and bemoaned the DLC heavy model. Evolve’s player base tanked, barely reaching respectable numbers. Turtle Rock Studios still produced content, but what was the point if no one was playing? Known as Evolve Stage 2, the new free-to-play format is exactly what the game needed. Evolve was never a bad game, it was just bogged...

Should Known Scammer ProSyndicate Still Be Part Of EGX 2016′s Line Up?

Should Known Scammer ProSyndicate Still Be Part Of EGX 2016′s Line Up?

*As of yet, Eurogamer have no comment to make on the situation. Post will be updated whenever/if ever they do* Eurogamer Expo/EGX has been one of the most enjoyable events i’ve been to. They’ve supplied me with press passes in the past, which i am grateful for, but this is a topic that i feel must be covered. The event has a lot of young children/early teens in attendee, mostly for the guest youtubers. Recent events had led me to express a little concern on the topic…   Syndicate, a well known Youtuber, has been exposed as a scammer. His links to CS GO Lotto have left him in a...

Jotun – The Best Indie Game You Probably Haven’t Play Yet

Jotun – The Best Indie Game You Probably Haven’t Play Yet

Taking a punt on a random game during the Steam Sales can throw up some surprises. Browsing the cheaper side of things (anything under £6), I came across a curious game. I’ve not heard much about it, which is shocking given how willing people are to gush about the latest darling. It’s striking art style stood out instantly, as too did its premise. Jotun is a hand-drawn action/exploration game set in Norse mythology. How could anyone resist that? Without a second of hesitation, I bought and installed the game. My god, Jotun is a true treat. The sheer beauty of the game is jaw dropping. Each enemy, every single environment,...

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