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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...

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...

We Happy Few Is Nothing Like Bioshock, Avoid Disappointment

We Happy Few Is Nothing Like Bioshock, Avoid Disappointment

We happy Few has seemingly got many people confused. When ever you see a gameplay video or Early Access lets play, you’ll be sure to see someone mention Bioshock. The unfortunate thing, at least for them, is We Happy Few has little to no shared Bioshock vibes. Gameplay is based purely on survival, this is not a simple case of shooting your way through. The player is vulnerable, struggling to keep their head above water. Areas are open, allowing the player to explore and discover. Yes, We Happy Few is played in the first person, but that’s one of the few similarities the two games share. The tone of the...

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Console Release Officially Dated

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Console Release Officially Dated

The console release date for Wahammer: End Times – Vermintide has finally been announced.   Coming this October 4th, consoles players will be able to get in on the Skavern slaying fun, complete with all the DLC. Last Stand, Drachenfels and Sigmar’s Blessing are all included as standard.  Vermintide was one of last year’s surprise hits, replicating the Left4Dead formula while adding onto it. Although the game had its initial gripes and annoyances, the console version will be free of that.   Fatshark’s regular updates and new content allowed the game to thrive, carving out a nice spot for itself in the market. Even if Warhamemr isn’t your thing, Vermintide...

New Map, Operators, Game Modes, Features and Attachments Coming to Rainbow Six: Siege

New Map, Operators, Game Modes, Features and Attachments Coming to Rainbow Six: Siege

The next update for Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six: Siege is set to add a whole bunch of new content to the game.   Known as Operation Skull Rain, the update will add two new operators along with a new weapon attachments, map and game mode. Set in Brazil, the two new Operators are boasting some interesting abilities -   “Caveira is the defensive Operator of the two,” says Ubisoft. “As such, she possesses the “Silent Step” skill that enables her to sneak up on enemies to immobilize and then interrogate them to reveal their teammates’ location. Her arsenal includes an M12 and SPAS-15 for primary weapons, a PRB92 as a secondary,...

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...

How Well Does Ana Fit Into Overwatch?

How Well Does Ana Fit Into Overwatch?

Ana, Overwatch’s newest hero, has been around for a few days now, but how does she fit in? She’s one of the more curious heroes that doesn’t directly compare to her peers. It’s not a bad thing, even though it has left a number of players seemingly playing her incorrectly. At her core, Ana is more of a secondary healer and crowd controller. Her primary attack heals a fair amount, but nothing that till carry a team. She thrives on situations in which she can stay out of the action. Distance and positioning is key to getting the best out of Ana, even if that means feeling a little left...

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...

Console Version Of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Will Be Playable At Gamescom

Console Version Of Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Will Be Playable At Gamescom

One of last year’s better games, Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, has been on a very long journey to consoles. The four player co-op title charmed users and critics alike, garnering praise for its gameplay mechanics and chaotic nature. In simple terms, it’s the closet anyone has come  to successfully replicating Left 4 Dead’s formula. After a number of patches, free content and paid DLC, Vermintide is finally ever closer to a console release. It will be playable at this year’s Gamescom, at least behind closed doors. Members of the press will be able to get hands-on time with the console build. There’s still no solid release date for the...

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