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Remembering Call of Duty – The Underdog That Went On To Conquer An Industry

Remembering Call of Duty – The Underdog That Went On To Conquer An Industry

Call of Duty’s origins of being the ‘under dog’ are laughable when compared to its current status. After Medal of Honour flooded the market with World War 2 shooters, often replicating over and over, Infinity Ward came to be. Their aim was to create the next step in World War 2 shooters, pushing new ground where Medal of Honour dare not tread. EA’s powerhouse franchise was all about the player. Their games were essentially over the top one-man army tales. While they were enjoyable, there was always that crave for something more visceral and in tone with the setting. Using id Tech 3, Infinity Ward wanted to make the player...

The Division’s Future On PC Looks Bleak

The Division’s Future On PC Looks Bleak

The Division may be Ubisoft’s hottest new property, but it just can’t seem to catch a break. The core release impressed initially, but soon became bogged with with grinding and numerous bugs. One of the more potent issues is surrounding how easy the game is to hack and alter on PC, prompting the community to become disillusioned. While content may be thin, it’s still not a major issue in terms of how playable the game is. Sure, grinding the same areas and missions in order to gain loot may be boring, but there’s bigger problems. Standing above all of the other issues in The Division is the leaking of Ips...

Blizzard Removing ‘Sorry’ From Hearthstone Is A Step In The Wrong Direction

Blizzard Removing ‘Sorry’ From Hearthstone Is A Step In The Wrong Direction

Blizzard have removed the ‘sorry’ emote from Hearthstone, to help people feel better while playing. Players would spam the emote in a sarcastic context, ‘triggering’ some players. The odd thing about this affair is those same offended players did not use the Squelch option. Blizzard has replaced the with the emote with ‘wow’…which can also be used in a sarcastic content. Just what are Blizzard doing these days? Source of ‘safe space’ reference can be found here...

Nice Cards, Shame About The Transactions – Magic Duels: Shadows Over Innistrad Review (PC)

Nice Cards, Shame About The Transactions – Magic Duels: Shadows Over Innistrad Review (PC)

While the likes of Hearthstone may sitting upon the throne of video game card combat games, Magic The Gathering still dominates the physical realm. It’s has been around for decades, becoming a culture within itself. The video game equivalents have been something of a mixed bag, especially in its latest formart. Magic Duels was a noticeable departure from the Duels of the Planewalkers series. In an attempt to fit into the growing market, Duels launched as a free-to-play title with microtransactions. The new format, and indeed version of the game, was met with mostly mixed reviews. After various patches and updates, Duels has welcomed in the Shadows Over Innistrad update....

Dark Souls 3′s Commercial Success Validates The Lack Of Easy Mode

Dark Souls 3′s Commercial Success Validates The Lack Of Easy Mode

Dark Souls 3′s strong sales has surely put to bed the idea that its difficulty is a problem. One of the core arguments about adding a easy mode was that the inclusion would increase sales. While that may have some truth to it, kudos should be paid towards From Software for sticking to their proven formula. From Software has saw their franchise make history for publisher Bandai Namco. Dark Souls 3 has became their most successful launch day game to date, all while recording a personal best for the franchise. Dark Souls 1 & 2 failed to reach number one in the charts after their respective release. The third, and...

Are Ubisoft Leaving The Division To Rot?

Are Ubisoft Leaving The Division To Rot?

After leaving Rainbow Six: Siege to wilt in the corner, it seems Ubisoft are slowly doing the same with The Division. Boring updates and a lack of bug fixes are slowly killing the game. The lack of direction in how to deal with hackers (not to mention the IP{ leaks when using voice chat) in the Dark Zone is also a issue.  ...

Promising Potential – Battleborn Multiplayer Beta Impressions

Promising Potential – Battleborn Multiplayer Beta Impressions

* Based Purely on the PVP multiplayer* Battleborn’s Open Beta event has cleared up a number of things. The general worry was that this Battleborn was a cheap cash-in on ‘Hero shooters’ has thankfully been proved wrong. That doesn’t mean the Beta wasn’t without its flaws, or suggestions of problems that could arise in the retail release. At the heart of the game is MOBA-like flow, with similarities to Monday Night Combat. Two teams push into the opposition’s side of the map. Depending on the game mode, the end goals are different but are essential achieved in the same way. Incursion tasks players with taking out the enemy team’s towering...

Broken, Buggy & Laboured – NightCry Review (PC)

Broken, Buggy & Laboured – NightCry Review (PC)

NightCry is supposed to be a throwback to the nostalgic days of the 90s with the likes of Clock Tower. The problem is, the game is literally playing and performing like a game from that period on modern systems, without any patches or optimization. This could be the first time in which a review on this site has been delayed purely because the game in question was so broken. Upon launching NightCry a small settings box pops up. Setting resolution, tinkering with video options and such. After trying to run the game on full screen I was met with crash after crash. As of 14/04/2016, I could not run this...

This Is Not A Doom For Doom Fans, It’s For New Fans – Doom Multiplayer Beta Impressions

This Is Not A Doom For Doom Fans, It’s For New Fans – Doom Multiplayer Beta Impressions

Doom was shaping up well, the trailer looked fantastic. How could you not be drawn in by the return to old school FPS? Bunny hops, rocket jumps, carrying an entire arsenal on your back. It was supposed to be beautiful, it was supposed to be great…so why did they have to go mess it up? After 2 hours with Doom’s mutliplayer Beta I don’t think I could hate the game more. Hate may be a strong word, but it’s used correctly in this case. Doom 2016 is not Doom, it’s just a cash-in on the franchise. They’ve stripped all but the art style away from the game, replacing it with...

Arcadian Atlas Officially Greenlit

Arcadian Atlas Officially Greenlit

After launching its Kickstarter and Greenlight campaigns not so long ago, indie tactical RPG Arcadian Atlas has officially been Greenlit. The Kickstarter campaign is progressing well after reaching $38,033 of its $90,000 goal in 24 days. With the success on Greenlight, developer Twin Otter will surely be happy with how quickly things are progressing. Arcadian Atlas is a 2D isometric tactical RPG that looks to pay tribute to classic games of the same genre. With the promise of challenging battles and plenty of job classes to experience, the game sounds promising....

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