Category: Feature

Fortnite

Why is Fortnite Popular?

At this present moment, it would be hard to argue against any statement suggesting that Fortnite is the most popular game available. The game has broken so many noteworthy records related to player count numbers, play time figures and streaming in the past few months that it is almost difficult to keep track of them ...

Spider Man

Are Exclusive Games Anti-Consumer?

So, the other day, while browsing through several Reddit threads, I came across a discussion regarding console exclusives, in which the original poster asked why the whole concept of “exclusives” was perceived as being anti-consumer in practice. The notion of exclusives within the gaming industry has been contested for some time, with some believing the ...

The Games-As-A-Service Model: Is It Just All Bad?

A few weeks ago, it was revealed that Ubisoft would be planning to move towards releasing fewer titles and placing greater focus on those that they do actually choose to release. The decision comes after the company noticed stronger second year sales numbers in titles that made use of the games-as-a-service model and thus were ...

Can A Video Game Provide Too Much Agency?

So, a couple of months ago, I came across an article in which the author expressed their extreme hatred of L.A. Noire. The author’s problem with the game wasn’t its narrative, its gameplay mechanics or graphics as often is the case with many such articles, but rather, it was the unnecessary abundance of agency the ...

Microsoft EA/Valve Purchase Rumours: An End To The Xbox One Exclusive Crisis?

If Microsoft buys EA, Valve or PUBG Corp, will it put an end to the Xbox One exclusive crisis?

When Hype Makes You Label Things Overrated…

Nowadays, it seems like you can’t read an article concerned with some sort of  popular media (film, music, video game, tech, etc.) without coming across the words “hype” or “overrated.” Click on any piece or witty meme discussing a new movie, television series or some other popular product and you’re bound to find statements along ...

Video Games: A Haven For Bad Writing?

It’s not really uncommon to find gamers lampooning the quality of writing within the video game medium in some discussion related to narratives within gaming. The internet is rife with complaints about video game storytelling being inferior to that seen in other media, such as books, films or TV series, and has even had some ...

Why People Love The Witcher 3

The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is widely considered to be one of the best games to be released over the past few years. The internet is filled with praises for the title and its publisher with many declaring The Witcher 3 to be not only a great game, but a revolutionary one too. These ...

Should Violence Be Used In Video Game Trailers?

There’s no denying that video game trailers are supposed to get people excited about upcoming new titles, so understandably developers and publishers try to do everything in their power to make them as appealing as possible. This could mean including high-speed action sequences with an adrenaline-inducing soundtrack or maybe some emotional scenes from the game’s ...

6 Video Games To Put On Your Christmas Wishlist

So, we’re fast encroaching on the holiday season and for many gamers the holidays are a time in which to stock up on some of the best titles released throughout the year, especially as there should now at least be a little bit of time to be able to play them too. This year saw ...