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We need a commitment to mobile gaming

Gaming on your smartphone or tablet has for some time had a huge stigma, due to the amount of rubbish knockoffs and plain bad games available and the popularity of simple ‘time sink’ games like Candy Crush or Clash of Clans. We need to change this. “Casual gamer” is a term that is used by some people to describe those who play typical smartphone games, usually in a derogatory fashion. I’ve been ca...[Read More]

Will Consoles Ever Be Good for Casual Gaming?

Will Consoles Ever Be Good for Casual Gaming?

We’ve all heard it before: the mobile gaming market will bring the death of console gaming. Experts have, time and again, commented on how the strength and growth of mobile gaming meant only that other markets were shrinking, and while console gaming is still around, experts say only $4 in every $10 is set to come from disc-based games played on consoles and PCs. Much of the strength of the mobile...[Read More]

Frozen Cortex Represents The Future Of Strategy

Frozen Cortex Represents The Future Of Strategy

And it’s MK III with the ball, Heavy Perspective have a good strategic position now, and it’s into overtime at an even score. Coaches have primed their movements, let’s see where it’s going…and it’s gone between two players of Heavy Perspective! An easy touchdown for MK III, and they take the season! I might have been playing a little too much of Frozen Cortex, Mode 7’s newest game. Released...[Read More]

The AAA Price Tag

The AAA Price Tag

It came out recently that The Order: 1886 might be a 5 hour and 30 minute long game, and many reviews seem to support that this is possible, although the average player will take 1-2 hours longer. Gamers certainly seem to be wary of such a short campaign, especially when we have some rather disappointing singleplayer campaigns in many shooters. The reason, I feel, for why this is an especially leg...[Read More]

The Unofficial Battle Royale Games

The Unofficial Battle Royale Games

“Life is a game. So fight for survival and see if you’re worth it.” – Mitsuko, Battle Royale If you play Minecraft, DayZ, H1Z1, or follow certain people on YouTube, chances are you’ve seen the many iterations of the arena combat found in ‘Battle Royale’ or ‘The Hunger Games’. Whether it’s a clearly inspired game mode, like the Survivor GameZ in DayZ, or something a little d...[Read More]

Asymmetrical Multiplayer Is Back In The Limelight

Asymmetrical Multiplayer Is Back In The Limelight

We’re starting off 2015 with two games heavily featuring asymmetrical multiplayer: Evolve and Dying Light, the former being heavily focused on it. Every so often we get another game that truly embraces the style, however it hasn’t had the focus that many fans wish for, until now. Asymmetrical multiplayer modes are those where two or more teams of human players play two or more radically different ...[Read More]

What’s Next For Microsoft

What’s Next For Microsoft

Admittedly, I have never owned an Xbox console. Since the PC giant threw their hat into the gaming arena my allegiance has always been with Nintendo and Playstation. But there’s no denying it, Microsoft has a strong console and a dedicated fanbase, they know how to make an event out of a AAA release and create plenty of excitement and hype for their exclusive games. For the first time in 10 ...[Read More]

Video Games Vs. Depression

Video Games Vs. Depression

We’ve all heard the stories and statistics;  over 50 percent of all people who die from suicide suffer from major depression, suicide is the fourth leading cause of death fro adults between the ages of 15 and 64 years in the U.S., depressions affects nearly 5 to 8 percent of Americans ages 18 and over in a given year. After the recent passing of a loved one I found myself dancing the line of...[Read More]

Small Developers Own The Horror Genre

Small Developers Own The Horror Genre

The horror genre for videogames has been up and down over recent years, with games like The Evil Within not quite living up to the hype, while Amnesia: The Dark Decent still remains as one of the scariest games of the last 5 years by a lot of people’s standards. It really seems like it’s a genre led by the indie and small developers. Over the last 5 years, the horror genre has been absolutel...[Read More]

2014, What Was Awesome

2014, What Was Awesome

Previously I wrote about the disappointments of 2014 and to be frank it really bummed me out. Don’t get me wrong–2014 was a pretty lame year in gaming, especially after the what should now be referred to as the triumph that was 2013. The industry charged into the new year with it’s two new shiny consoles promising life-like graphics, more engaging gameplay and ultimately showing us why we lived of...[Read More]

Sega Game Genie

The Death of Cheat Codes

Cheaters never win…but they do have the code to skip levels on “The Adventures of Batman and Robin” for the Sega Genesis, which means they’re the only ones who beat that…so they kinda win. There use to be a time when cheat codes were prevalent in nearly every game, whether it was something as simple as unlocking all the levels or giving you infinite lives. Some games were so diff...[Read More]

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