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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 ...

New Pokémon Cafe Opening in Japan

Video game-themed cafes are a pretty popular concept within Japan, with several renowned titles receiving cafe treatment over the past few years. It seems that fans of Pokemon will soon be able to visit some such cafe. According to their website, Japan’s latest Pokemon Cafe will open its doors on 14 March, with patrons being ...

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 ...

Ubisoft Releases Trailer Revealing Two New Operators For ‘Rainbow Six Siege’

Rainbow Six Siege’s upcoming Outbreak DLC/co-op event will seemingly be introducing several novel aspects to the title and over the past week or so, Ubisoft has released a few details about these new additions. The most recent such detail to be revealed was a trailer featuring the two new playable operators within the Attacker class ...

Rumour: Lunar New Year Steam Sale To Start Today

Although the Winter Sale only just ended at the beginning of last month, it has been suggested that another Steam sale may be due to take place sooner than many would think. According to a tweet from Steam Database, the next Steam sale will be the Lunar New Year Sale and is due to run ...

‘The Evil Within 2’ Receives First-Person Mode With New Update

There are some who believe that playing through a horror game in first-person leads to a more terrifying experience. A recent update to The Evil Within 2 will now make it possible for players of to test this theory with the title. In a recent announcement, Bethesda stated that the latest update for The Evil ...

Two ‘Sea of Thieves’ Xbox One Bundles May Be On The Way

Oftentimes, when a new highly-anticipated exclusive title is released for a particular console, the hardware developer in question will create a new console bundle to promote the title. According to a recent retail listing, it seems that this will also be true for the upcoming Microsoft exclusive, Sea of Thieves (due to be released on ...

‘Call of Duty: WW2’ Player Reaches Master Prestige Using Only Knives

As many Call of Duty players will know, grinding to reach the level of Master Prestige can take some time and thus it is generally viewed as some accomplishment when a player eventually does get there. Now, imagine trying to reach this feat without actually firing any bullets. YouTuber, TheseKnivesOnly did just this, when he ...

Nintendo Switch May Have A Longer Than Average Console Lifecycle

Despite some scepticism from the gaming community before launch, the Nintendo Switch has been selling incredibly well, eclipsing the lifetime sales of its predecessor, the Wii U, in less than a year. In response to this warm reception, Nintendo has now suggested that the Switch may see a longer lifecycle than their previous consoles. In ...