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Category: Feature

Do People Get Worse at Gaming with Age?

There's a load of people out there that believe that your skills as a gamer declines as you age. Is it true though?

Post-Game Depression: The 5 Stages of Grief You Experience When Finishing a Good Video Game

Post-video game depression is real! Find out about the five grieving stages every gamer goes through when finishing a really good game!

5 Video Game Bosses That Made My Life Hell

5 Video Game Bosses That Made My Life Hell

So, last week I was playing a lot of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and I got stuck on a boss level. It literally took me almost the entire week to beat one of the bosses in Chapter 9. My insane frustration with the game actually got me thinking about some of the boss fights that I ...

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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 ...

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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 ...