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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...

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...

Amiibo Fever: How Will They Be Remembered?

Amiibo Fever: How Will They Be Remembered?

It doesn’t seem that long ago when Amiibo fever swept the world. Those little pieces of plastic, they had their way with Nintendo fans. I can still remember the sheer amount of fanfare that spawned across Twitter. Support accounts to help people find certain Amiibo, trader accounts and customs. Amiibo created its own little culture. For small models, they made a large impact. A large amount of video media covered Amiibo for various reasons. The rise of the e-bay scalper gained traction. Stores hiking up prices while withholding stock. Nintendo admitting to low production numbers. Amiibo even became a target of large scale robbery in the UK. Hunting Amiibo became...

How Was The Wii U’s 2015?

How Was The Wii U’s 2015?

The Wii U has had a pretty quiet 2015. That’s not exactly a bad thing though. For a system that was written off by so many critics and sites, its relevance is still going strong. Nintendo have done a fairly good job of keeping their latest home system in the minds of the consumer. New IPs, spin-offs and sequels provided the biggest additions to the Wii U library in 2015. Oddly, one of 2014′s biggest games was still at the very forefront of Nintendo’s plans. Super Smash Bros is still a big deal, even a year after release. Nintendo’s support of their ‘killer app’ is admirable, but smart. Adding new...

Games of The Year: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

Games of The Year: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker

With 2015 coming to a close, it feels like a good time to reflect. It’s been a mixed year of sleeper hits and bitter disappointments. Micro-transactions became a hot topic, as did the continued growth of season passes. We’ve seen big name franchise depart from their creators and promising games cancelled. When all is said and done, looking back at the good games is what this is all about. ( Captain Toad Treasure Tracker was released in Europe on 02/01/2015) Games of 2015 featured so far* Splatoon Rocket League Until Dawn Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt   Captain Toad Treasure Tracker: Spin-off titles have been something...

Games of The Year: Splatoon

Games of The Year: Splatoon

With 2015 coming to a close, it feels like a good time to reflect. It’s been a mixed year of sleeper hits and bitter disappointments. Micro-transactions became a hot topic, as did the continued growth of season passes. We’ve seen big name franchise depart from their creators and promising games cancelled. When all is said and done, looking back at the good games is what this is all about. Xenoblade Chronicles X is not featured at any point, purely because it’s came out at the worst possible time…for me. It’s impossible to fit in such a large game, and playing it like it deserves, while I have so much ‘on’...

Zombi U: Can The Cult Classic Truly Be Reborn?

Zombi U: Can The Cult Classic Truly Be Reborn?

For all the stick the Nintendo Wii U has suffered, at least when it comes to a lack of adult games, Zombi U always remained a firm favourite. The misunderstood Ubisoft effort was a genuine step forward for survival horror. Touch screen gimmicks were transformed into viable gameplay elements that provided some truly intense moments. The slow and sluggish nature of the gameplay, the way in which a single zombie posed a genuine threat, Zombi U was fantastic. Unfortunately, Zombi U was met with a number of struggles. The Wii U’s initial launch was a troubled on. Slow sales aside, the Wii U inherited the Wii’s image of being a...

Bethesda Goes Big At E3, Doom Emerges As Potential Game Changer

Bethesda Goes Big At E3, Doom Emerges As Potential Game Changer

It’s beautiful, it’s gorey, it’s Doom. The gameplay shown was pretty much exactly what most die hard Doom fans wanted. It’s literally a jaunt through various corridors making a utter mess of the various hell spawn the Marine encounters. Gun porn was also included, as too was some cheerful chainsaw footage. It started violently, and ended violently. Doom, much like the original, is a complete package. Single player, old school multiplayer (power ups, rocket jumps, no dial up internet), editing tools. This is a modern Doom in every sense. Snapmap could the difference between the game being a flash in the pan, or online power house. Doom showing closed with...

Splatoon’s Main Problem Is Amiibo

Splatoon’s Main Problem Is Amiibo

Splatoon is great, it’s a triumph in almost every sense…but there’s one nagging issue. Every time I boot up the game I’m treated to a instant reminder of this issue, it’s always there, it can’t be avoided. Who would of guessed a piece of plastic would be the only fault Splatoon truly suffers from, them god damn Amiibo. While Amiibo’s are merely a novelty in other games, Splatoon treats them with more respect, perhaps too much respect. The three Splatoon Amiibo’s unlock challenges, which in turn unlock items. These items just so happen to be some of the best items in the game, and not just cosmetically. The way in...

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