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Category: Feature

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 ...

A New Hope: Did The Gaming Community Just Beat EA?

Over the last week, the launch of the highly-anticipated Star Wars Battlefront 2 has largely been shrouded by a great deal of controversy. EA’s recent decision to temporarily remove the loot box system from Battlefront 2 has had many contemplating the question of whether or not consumer outcry against microtransaction systems has finally resulted in ...

Can You Trust Video Game Reviews?

Let’s face it; buying a new game can be expensive and often does require a significant time-investment from the player. With so many games having been plagued by issues on release in the past, it really is no surprise that many gamers have come to rely on some sort of review system as a method ...

Who Creates The Most Hype With Regards To New Games?

Whenever a new major video game is announced, there is always some degree of hype surrounding it as people like getting excited about new things. Most major releases follow a very similar pattern in this regard, which can basically be summed up as the following: A new game is announced and people get excited for ...