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Goodbye The Wii U, My Treasured Unloved Friend

Goodbye The Wii U, My Treasured Unloved Friend

The Wii U had a pretty rough time. At its lowest moments, people mocked it, laughing at the lack of games and third party support. Even when the system was in a good run of form, people still looked down on it. Like the toaster, from the film The Little Toaster, the Wii U was still appealing. A number of us cheered it on, trying to motivate it. You can do it, we believe in you! Now the Wii U’s production is ending. The Nintendo Switch has been revealed, the Wii U is fading into a memory…but a good one. Oh yes, it may not have set the market on...

Super Powered Battle Friends Looks Like 2D Smash Goodness

Super Powered Battle Friends Looks Like 2D Smash Goodness

I remember back when I was just a wee lad and my friends and I would haul a television and an N64 console outside onto his front porch and play Super Smash Bros all night long while sipping on cokes and munching away on cheetos and chips. Ever since then I’ve been a huge fan of games like Super Smash Brothers and I’m constantly looking for new games that delve into that formula to scratch my constant Smash itch. So you can imagine my glee when two friends of mine in the development community started developing their own 2D smash-like game called Super Powered Battle Friends (originally titled Wolf Pack...

Battlefield 1′s Four Most Annoying Traits

Battlefield 1′s Four Most Annoying Traits

Battlefield 1 is currently storming the charts, as well as earning high praise from consumer and critics alike. With amazing visuals, intense multiplayer action, and a campaign that’s not too shabby. There’s plenty to enjoy, but it’s not perfect. Frustrations and annoyances float around very aspects of the game, not all of them are exactly DICE’s fault however. These are three worst things about Battlefield 1 -     Scaled Back Destruction - For a game set during a time where the power of explosives and artillery was stunning the masses, not much can really be blown up. A number of walls will remain standing unless hit by certain weapons...

This Is The Police Adds Free Language Support And Additional Content

This Is The Police Adds Free Language Support And Additional Content

This Is The Police has been gifted a free update. Gangsters have taken the city by storm, along with some new language support patches. Players in Frace, China, Spain and Portugal will be happy to know their home tongue is now fully support within the game.   As a way of saying thanks, developer Weappy Studio have added gangs from their respected homelands to the game. French players will tackles the ”Uterus Magna” while Brazilian-Portuguese players have to deal with ”Circo Mambembe”. Each gang promises three investigations, beefing up the game’s core content in the process.   ”Wheels of Empire”, a new investigation offered to all owners of the game,...

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel – Review

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel – Review

This review is based on the Xbox One version of the game. Ashes of Ariandel is the first DLC release for Dark Souls III and it takes place in the new area known as “The Painted World of Ariandel”. Immediately upon entering the new area of the game I was impressed by what I saw. We are presented with a beautiful snowy landscape filled with blowing snow and just an eerie sense of it all. You exit through a cave and find yourself smack dab in the middle of a small clearing with a hill off to the right, the sounds of enemies in the distance and the ever blowing...

Mordheim: City of the Damned – Console Edition Review

Mordheim: City of the Damned – Console Edition Review

I seem to be in the Warhammer-themed mood, so of course I got my hands on Mordheim: City of the Damned. Mordheim is a tactical-rpg based on the tabletop game of the same name, where you control one of five factions (now with the DLC you can play as Witch Hunters) each of whom have their own abilities, classes and play-styles. The factions include the Sisters of Sigmar, Mercenaries from the Empire, Skaven, Cult of the Possessed and he Witch Hunters with the recently released DLC. Since the game is a tactical-rpg you’re in control of a small warband with a set amount of units who move about in a...

No Man’s Sky Backlash Represents A Possible Consumer Turning Point

No Man’s Sky Backlash Represents A Possible Consumer Turning Point

No Man’s Sky may be Steam’s most poorly reviewed game, but that doesn’t reflect the game itself. If Hello Game’s product was merely disappointing, maybe even bad, no one would have been talking about the game this late after release. Reaction to the game speaks volumes about the state of the modern industry, at least from the consumers point of view. Some critics and publications may have went into overdrive trying to defend the game, but the consumers had no time for it. No Man’s Sky was sold on lies, not just a few white ones either. From features being promised then revoked only to be subsequently hidden under stickers...

When Is A Game’s Player Base Truly Toxic?

When Is A Game’s Player Base Truly Toxic?

Overwatch, Counter-Strike: GO, DOTA2, League of Legends and even Rocket League. All of these games have one thing in common, but it’s critical praise. Toxicity within the communities is a something nearly every player will experience. We’ve all played a fair amount of matches peppered with insults, trolling and rage quitting. The problem isn’t exactly new, every single multiplayer games suffers from the same problem. With popularity comes a wider audience, thus the exposure to toxicity becomes greater. The definition of ‘toxic’ within game communities is seemingly shifting however. Competitive play represents the core of most multiplayer games. Those who wish to enjoy quick, more casual, matches have plenty of...

Warhammer: Vermintide – Console Edition Review (Xbox One)

Warhammer: Vermintide – Console Edition Review (Xbox One)

Last year, our very own Sean Halliday got to sit down and review the PC version of Vermintide, which you can read here. Fast forward roughly a year later and I got the chance to sit down and play the console version of Vermintide. Let’s get down and dirty with the Skaven. – If you’ve ever played Left 4 Dead you’ll notice some familiarity upon jumping into Vermintide. The game is a co-op first person game where you take control of one of five heroes and must proceed from Point A to Point B all while completing a series of objectives and taking on hordes of humanoid rat creatures known...

Demons Age Preview

Demons Age Preview

A number of games have tried to relive the glory days of late 80′s and early 90′s RPGs. Demons Age is the latest offering in development. Although it may be in its early stages of development, there’s still enough to promise interest. Demons Age won’t be to everyone’s taste, this is made abundantly clear within the first half hour. Grid set turn based combat, stat management and plenty of lore are all at the heart of the game. In all fairness, this is very much a love letter to how RPGs used to be. It’s refreshing to have so much control over a characters stats. Every little adjustment can lead...

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