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How Important Is Gameplay In Video Game Trailers?

How Important Is Gameplay In Video Game Trailers?

E3 2016 is over and done with. It was a pretty decent few days of reveals, news and previews. Watching the reaction to each conference is always interesting. This year, more than ever, presented a question. Do people value surprise and reveals over gameplay? We all love to be blown away with a surprise reveal. The buzz of seeing a dormant franchise or new IP appear on those big screens. Social media explodes with people’s reactions, both good and bad. But as a whole, do we place too much value in trailers over gameplay? Kojima’s latest game, Death Stranding, showed nothing. A brief trailer covered in confusing imagery. People went...

Solid Action-RPG Thrills With A Story To Tell – The Technomancer Review (PC)

Solid Action-RPG Thrills With A Story To Tell – The Technomancer Review (PC)

* Review based on the PC version of the game* The modern video game market has shifted greatly in the last decade or so. Triple A games and indie titles share the same space, often leading some to believe that they are the only option. Found slotting in the middle of the two giants is the middle market. The gap between big budget and small scale games, a market left somewhat unappreciated. Publisher Focus Interactive has established themselves firmly as the modern leaders of the middle market. Pumping out games such as Styx, Sherlock Holmes and a healthy line of Warhammer games, they’ve garnered quite a reputation for themselves. French...

Video Games Have Already Shown Us Britain After The Brexit

Video Games Have Already Shown Us Britain After The Brexit

With Britain deciding to leave the EU, It feels like a good time to look towards the future. Video games have a number of worlds set upon changing political scenes, disgruntled civilians included. Which video games worlds could give a glimpse to Britain’s EUless future?     Dunwall – Dishonoured Ravaged by plague and corruption, Dunwall is dark and depressing. Every street corner is drenched in misery, with very little light in the eternal gloom. With Britain’s economy in question, their streets could soon be looking very much like a 4k screenshot of Dunwall. Boris Johnson is already preparing his Oversees to mark the unruly. It won’t be long till...

Indie Developer Threatens G2A With Three Day Ultimatum

Indie Developer Threatens G2A With Three Day Ultimatum

It seems the feud between G2A and TinyBuild Games is far from over. A recent press releases from TinyBuild discusses  G2A’s ‘aggressive’ statement, with some interesting developments coming out of it . This has resulted in the indie developer/publisher issuing athree day ultimatum. TinyBuild have taken issue with how G2A have ‘questioned’ a story regarding Punch Club’s piracy, which was published soon after the game’s release. G2A are currently being accused of trying to discredit the story, as well as TinyBuild Games.   G2A’s finger pointing at bundle sellers is also mentioned, with TinyBuild claiming the likes of Humble Bundle are being used as a ‘escape goat’. TinyBuild have even...

The Five Best Things About The LawBreakers Closed Alpha

The Five Best Things About The LawBreakers Closed Alpha

After a dirty weekend with the closed Alpha for LawBreakers, there’s a fair few things to reflect upon. LawBreaker has garnered a steady amount of hype, and for good reason. These are the five best things about the Alpha No Guff There’s no perks, loadouts or any of the elements that plague modern shooters. It doesn’t sound like a big deal, but it gives the game a sense of freedom. Each character posses a set of skills and two unique weapons. Flowing into roles and counters, the weapon and skills on offer work in a similar method to rock, scissor, paper mechanics. Loadouts and customization options are great, as long...

G2A Sells $450k Worth Of Game Keys, Game’s Developer Receives Nothing

G2A Sells $450k Worth Of Game Keys, Game’s Developer Receives Nothing

*As of 21/06/2016 – TinyBuild have updated their blog post, including a statement from G2A   Sites such as G2A.com have been commonly used for a fair while now. Their low prices provide a more appealing method to purchase games from across the years. There’s always bee some curious stares thrown towards G2A.com, mainly with suspicions of wrong doing. TinyBuild games, know for the likes of Punch Club and Party Hard, have spoken out on the topic. A recent press release claims that G2A sold $450k worth of keys for the likes of SpeedRunners, Party Hard and Punch Club. The problem is, TinyBuild didn’t see a single dollar of that...

Ubisoft Continue To Disrespect Ghost Recon’s Legacy

Ubisoft Continue To Disrespect Ghost Recon’s Legacy

Ghost Recon used to be the pinnacles of its genre. A slow paced, tactical squad based shooter, each movement could spell death. The series was infamous for how intense it could be, a single bad move could result in failure. As time went by, Ghost Recon changed. The focus on tactical play was eroded away. Developed by Red Storm Entertainment, a studio founded by Tom Clancy himself. Their work had always been made for what many saw as a ‘niche’ market. In a world dominated by run-and-gun shooters, Red Storm provided a more true to life experience. Rainbow Six was brutal for its time. Permanent death, tactical planing and a...

Battleborn’s Poor Matchmaking & Microtransactions Continue To Sink The Game

Battleborn’s Poor Matchmaking & Microtransactions Continue To Sink The Game

Battleborn’s hardships have no end in sight. As a fan of the game, I’ve invested around 35+ hours in the game. The combination of MOBA and shooter elements had me hooked. Interesting characters and mechanics kept the game fresh, for a time at least. Critical and user reviews had been rather positive, including on Steam user reviews. The honeymoon period is over. Battleborn’s rating now sits at ‘mixed’, with a number of players becoming disillusioned with the game. There’s a number of reasons to why Battleborn is dropping players as the weeks go by. Matchmaking has been a mess since release, often setting low levels against high levels. It’s a...

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...

God of War’s Human Heart Makes It One of E3′s Most Interesting Games

God of War’s Human Heart Makes It One of E3′s Most Interesting Games

God of War’s E3 reveal was one of the more surprising factors of Sony’s conference. The franchise has long been a staple for the last three Sony home consoles. We may have expected to see God of War at some point, but not in this manner. With a whole new setting, tone and style, the latest God of War is wonderfully different. We’ve witness Kratos cut a bloody path through most of the Greek Gods. We knew his motivation, we saw his faults and failures. We were there for all of his violence, rage and butchery in the name of revenge It’s a smart move to remove Kratos from his...

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