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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...

Space Hulk: Deathwing Showcases It’s Brutal Arsenal

Space Hulk: Deathwing Showcases It’s Brutal Arsenal

Focus Interactive has been publishing a healthy stream of decent titles based on both Age of Sigma and Warhammer 40K. Their latest Warhammer licensed title looks to keep up that trend. Space Hulk: Deathwing, set for release in November on PC, is currently teasing players with a glut of trailers and information. Set within the confides of huge hulking ships. Deathwing places players in the heavy boots of the Dark Angels’ Terminators as they clear out the Genestealer hordes that infest lost ships. As with all things Warhammer 40k, everything is loud, proud and brutal. Streum On Studio, whose past work includes the ambitious E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy, have set out...

Where’s The Content? – I Had A Break Because Video Games

Where’s The Content? – I Had A Break Because Video Games

I’ve pretty much posted something new everyday in 2016 on PixelGate.co.uk. That’s not been in the case for the last two months, purely because I needed a break. While talking about video games is all fun, there’s still very little reward to get out of it when posts become ‘popular’. When people’s trolling skills come into full swing, things can get pretty repetitive. No one is free from criticism. If someone has a issue with something I say/post on the site, they’re welcome to have their say. There’s a difference between having your say and being a dick however. When spam comments consisting purely of abuse, with no merit or...

Engaging Simplicity – This Is The Police Review (PC)

Engaging Simplicity – This Is The Police Review (PC)

This Is The Police is possibly the most erratic and frustrating management to be released in some time. For all its good ideas and concepts, there’s a glut of niggling issues that result in eye rolls and sighs. With all that taken into account, there’s something still a bizarre charm at the heart of the game. The concept is simple, players must manage the day-to-day running of the local Police department. Selecting which officers work a shift, deploying them to crimes across the city and overseeing the results. Simple, direct and effective. Depth comes in the stats each officer posses, determining how effective they are in the field. Small time...

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,...

President Of The Universal Society Of Hinduism Asks Blizzard To Remove Skin

President Of The Universal Society Of Hinduism Asks Blizzard To Remove Skin

Rajan Zed, the president of the Universal Society of Hinduism, has ask Blizzard to remove a skin in their game Overwatch.   The skin is question in the Devi legendary skin for Symmerta.  Rajan states that the skin as ”trivialized” Hinduism’s revered figure. He goes to to say that ”Moreover, Devi and its movements depicted in Overwatch did not match with characterization of the goddesses in the scriptures, Rajan Zed noted.”. Mr.Zed goes on to question Blizzard’s core values and questions why they would misrepresent such a key figure in his faith.   His whole statement is as follows:   ” Hindus are urging Blizzard Entertainment to withdraw Devi (Goddess) skin...

From Skill To Skins & Scams  – The Changing Faces of Counter-Strike

From Skill To Skins & Scams – The Changing Faces of Counter-Strike

At this point, everyone has heard about the scummy behaviour surrounding Counter-Strike GO gambling and two bell ends exploiting the trust of their tween fans. It oddly says a fair amount about the current state of Counter-Strike, a series once treasured as the retreat from the gimmicks of main stream multiplayer. Counter-Strike is one of the most important video games ever. Its MOD roots grew from the thriving scene in the 90′s, a scene that incubated so many great ideas and talents. There’s no short cuts or gimmicks to Counter-Strike, it was the most raw version of team based multiplayer. Skill was king, communication and team work was vital, a...

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...

Magic: The Gather – Eldritch Moon Coming to Xbox one, PC & iOS July 20th

Magic: The Gather – Eldritch Moon Coming to Xbox one, PC & iOS July 20th

The latest round of new cards, known as ‘Edlritch Moon’, are set for digital release this July 20th. These new cards take influence from the works of H.P. Lovecraft, boasting various strange creatures and even more stranger card effects. With 126 new cards, new story and a archetype deck, the Eldritch Moon update is pretty bulky. As of July 18th, booster packs of Magic Origins will be discounted to 100 coins each, allowing players to fill out their decks....

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