We’ve done our look back, now it’s time for a look forward. As tradition dictates for this time of year, let’s make some predictions for the next year in the gaming world. The list will be broken down into 5 industry-specific and 5 game-specific predictions in no particular order, so…
2014 is nearly over which means it is time for the mandatory ‘end of year’ list, where we sum up everything that’s gone on this year. 2014 has been a pretty lacklustre year if I am honest, being that awkward transitional year between last gen and current gen when everything…
We have seen many books that utilise pre-existing game worlds to tell a story but we rarely see books adapted into games. Besides the hilarious 8 bit Great Gatsby game and the Witcher series, I can’t think of many other books that have made a successful transition to games. Bedlam…
I got to play Sonic Boom at Hyper Japan recently and it reinforced how far the Sonic franchise has come from being about speed. The blistering pace from which Sonic had got his name, now replaced with repetitive third person combat and dull platforming. But I thought about it more,…
So far, this generation has been pretty flat when it comes to games. New IPs have not delivered on their promises of truly ‘next-gen’ experiences, reboots have failed to recapture the magic of old franchises and sequels have not measured up to lauded first instalments. Let’s have a look at…
Having played League of Legends for 6 months now, having tried to get into other MOBAs like Heroes of Newerth, the original DOTA in Warcraft 3 and Valve’s DOTA 2, I’d thought I’d give you my thoughts of the game from the perspective of someone who has never been too…
It’s a familiar story these days. An incredible game is released to critical acclaim, everyone you know has brought it, everyone is playing it and those who have completed it are clamouring for more. The developers comply and announce a sequel: bigger, better, stronger. At every turn we see a…
Gamers love to criticize. It is part of our culture. Anyone can do it, it is amazingly simple, that is unless you want to do it well. As far as criticism goes, gaming has a particular amount of venom in it. Forum posts, new stories, opinion articles and reviews are…
After teasing fans for a while, Atlus have finally put them out of their misery by lifting the curtain on four new titles during their streamed announcement event. Between a new handheld Persona 3 and 4 cross-over, a sequel to Persona 4: Arena, a PS Vita Dance Dance style game…
There has always been one thing that has bothered me about RPGs. This is a genre based around the size and scope of a world, full of wonderfully written characters to spend upwards of 100+ hours with sometimes. As the name denotes you play a role, you fill a space…
Steam have just recently announced Steam OS but the countdown did not end with just that. As people have noticed there are three symbols with the Steam Universe announcement and if only one is coloured and links to the Steam OS then it would be safe to assume there are 2…
On the surface the question seems fairly absurd. One is a beautifully crafted tale of redemption set in a floating city and the other lets you beat people around the head with a dildo bat, but hear me out here. Oh yeah for the record… SPOILER ALERT! Do not read…
When it comes to Magic the Gathering every player has the cards they cannot live without. These cards are either the legendary staples, the one-of-a-kind power houses or the unsung heroes. Since everyone's favourite card is completely different, the impressions they leave on you as a player are iconic in…
Much like video games, comics have a hidden depth that most people don't see past the initial portrayal. Where from the outside games seem to be all Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto's and zombies, comics seem to be about superhero with never-ending plots and...zombies. But being the contrarian I…
With the release of Pokémon X & Y just around the corner, I thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone to thank their lucky stars that pokémon aren't real. I know, I know, when you first think about having a pokémon of your own it sounds amazing, but…
Without mixing terms Simcity was a huge cock-up. EA walked away pocketing gamers cash while pushing out an over DLC'ed game which put too many restrictions on the buyer. During the same time an unknown studio produced a Kickstarter project known as "Civitas". Made by a small team of game…
So after collecting all the pigeons in GTA IV, I had somewhat lost the will to live, or at least to play that game anymore. So I headed back to the dashboard to grab a new XBLA game when I see something intriguing; Spartacus Legends, free for gold members. Free…
   Games never go from the original idea to the final product without at least a few major changes. Mechanics and features get shelved, levels get cut and concepts do flying out the window. It happens to every game without fail, and it isn't necessarily a bad thing. A change…