Are Developers Making Video Games Too Easy?

The other day I was talking to one of my friends about recently released games, when the subject of video game difficulty was brought up. Basically, what brought about the conversation was the supposed high level of difficulty faced when playing when playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This conversation sort of had me thinking ...

What Is Bethesda’s Unannounced 2017 Game?

A couple of days ago it was reported that Bethesda may actually have a new unannounced title in the works that is set to be released at some point in 2017. This news came after Bethesda executive, Pete Hines, suggested as much in an interview with Tek Syndicate at #PAX2017. There has been quite a bit of ...

Should All Games With Game-Breaking Bugs Receive Bad Reviews?

Last month, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was released and raised a rather important question after famed #videogame critic, Jim Sterling, gave the title a harsh score after encountering a rather rare #gamebreakingbug. This action did receive a lot of coverage after the title received favourable reviews from both critics and the general public, with many stating that it did live up to the idea ...

Gaming: The Most Successful Social Media Platform?

A few weeks ago, I was at a party with a few of my friends, where I was introduced to a whole load of new people that my friends had met through playing #LeagueofLegends. Sometime, throughout the night, the topic of #gaming’s ability to connect people with each other through in-game #chat and co-operation was discussed and most were rather astonished ...

Is Video Game Addiction Real?

Recently, a study was published in the US which suggested that young men are spending more hours playing #videogames than actually working. Now, this suggestion did get a lot of people speaking about the idea. As with every potentially controversial study ever published, there are people who agree with the inference and those who disagree with it. Personally, ...

4 Games That Need HD Remakes

Two weeks ago, Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy was released on PlayStation 4 to the great excitement of many long-time fans of the series. Gamers were so excited to delve back into the famed 1990s platformer that it even bested Horizon Zero Dawn’s first week sales in some countries (which is quite some feat when looking ...

4 Tips For Beating Your Gaming Backlog

Over the past two weeks, #Steam, the #PlayStation Store and the #Xbox Games Store have all been holding major #sales, in which it was possible to pick up a lot of great games at very cheap prices. If there is anything that a good sale and the desire to purchase a ridiculous number of #games at one time reminds me of, it is my ...

Why Do New Multiplayer FPS Games Struggle To Maintain Active Communities?

Earlier this year, Evolve: Ultimate Edition was included in the Xbox Live’s  Games with Gold service. I have yet to play it due to the fact that supposedly the game doesn’t have a very active community and this kind of had me thinking about the title and how many gamers were very excited for it when it first ...

Microtransactions Vs. Season Passes: A Star Wars Battlefront Story

Earlier this year, it was suggested that #StarWarsBattlefront2 would have no season pass and that, in turn, all #DLC for the game would be free. Despite the ambiguity surrounding this suggestion for some time, #EA confirmed this fact at #E3 last month saying that DLC will be free to all players. However, in order to recoup the losses faced from ditching the season pass scheme, ...

‘Destiny 2’ Will Have Timed Exclusive Content for PS4: Do You Care About Timed Exclusive Content?

Timed exclusive content seems to be something that has become more prevalent within gaming over the past few years. Basically, what timed exclusive content refers to is the action of making a new game or an upcoming #DLC exclusive to one platform for a limited time and is largely associated with consoles. Probably, the most popular example ...