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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...

Why The System Shock Kickstarter Deserves Your  Attention

Why The System Shock Kickstarter Deserves Your Attention

Kickstarter has had its image tarnished lately. The release of the Mighty Number 9 has produced a number of questions surrounding the concept of crowd funding. Just how efficient is it? Can we really trust people with our money? When does ambition get in the way of practicality and ability?There’s been a number of Kickstarter success stories, Shovel Knight and Divinity: Original Sin being the one that stands out. The latest big project to hit the site is System Shock by Nightdive Studios. Their goal is to completely remake the 1994 classic. So what’s so different about this project over any other? Well, for a start there’s already a playable...

Four Ways To Improve Overwatch

Four Ways To Improve Overwatch

Overwatch is hugely enjoyable, but it’s not without its flaws. There’s a few niggles that can detract from the experience. While it may be nothing game breaking, there’s a few things that could be done to improve the game. The following are just a few ideas to help solve some of Overwatch’s annoyances. Remember, these are just suggestion based on the opinions of someone who no-lifed the game.     The Role No One Wants  I think we’ve all been there. The game starts, 80% of the team pick their hero and get ready to start. 15 seconds before the game is about to commence and it turns out your...

The Best Alternative To Call Of Duty Costs Less Than £4

The Best Alternative To Call Of Duty Costs Less Than £4

The Steam sales act as the best possible time to try out new games and genres. Low prices mean we’re far more willing to drop money on a game we might not normally be interested in. There’s a fair amount of choice in the current sale. In the grand scale of things, there’s one game that stands out as a relevant title to talk about, Insurgency. We’ve all heard people cry out for a alternative to Call of Duty and other shooters in the same vein. Insurgency is exactly that, the perfect retreat from shooters that focus on instant gratification over tactics or skill. Brutal and unforgiving, Insurgency does not...

Video Games Have Already Shown Us Britain After The Brexit

Video Games Have Already Shown Us Britain After The Brexit

With Britain deciding to leave the EU, It feels like a good time to look towards the future. Video games have a number of worlds set upon changing political scenes, disgruntled civilians included. Which video games worlds could give a glimpse to Britain’s EUless future?     Dunwall – Dishonoured Ravaged by plague and corruption, Dunwall is dark and depressing. Every street corner is drenched in misery, with very little light in the eternal gloom. With Britain’s economy in question, their streets could soon be looking very much like a 4k screenshot of Dunwall. Boris Johnson is already preparing his Oversees to mark the unruly. It won’t be long till...

Battleborn’s Poor Matchmaking & Microtransactions Continue To Sink The Game

Battleborn’s Poor Matchmaking & Microtransactions Continue To Sink The Game

Battleborn’s hardships have no end in sight. As a fan of the game, I’ve invested around 35+ hours in the game. The combination of MOBA and shooter elements had me hooked. Interesting characters and mechanics kept the game fresh, for a time at least. Critical and user reviews had been rather positive, including on Steam user reviews. The honeymoon period is over. Battleborn’s rating now sits at ‘mixed’, with a number of players becoming disillusioned with the game. There’s a number of reasons to why Battleborn is dropping players as the weeks go by. Matchmaking has been a mess since release, often setting low levels against high levels. It’s a...

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild United People Together

The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild United People Together

Nintendo has had a pretty rough few years when it comes to public lashings. You can easily find forums, sites and media figures constantly declaring them dead or out of touch. The 3DS was kicked from pillar to post upon it’s original release. Now, the hand-held is considered a classic system, boasting some great games. Nintendo’s Wii U has shared some similar traits, just without as much glory. The point is, Nintendo has been wrote off numerous times, reduced to a punch line by many. With all this being said, E3 2016 united a huge proportion of video games fans. The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild brought everyone...

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