Over this summer, I've thrown myself into the Smash Bros competitive scene. Naturally, this involves going to a lot of tournaments and spending a lot of time in cramped venues with a lot of other sweaty people. While they are a hell of a lot of fun, tournaments can be…
Comedy games are a tough genre that hasn't really been cracked yet. Sure, they are a lot of games which are comedic and many style themselves are 'comedy games', a rare few actually achieve the status of being both a great game, as well as a funny one. Like with…
Last month Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away, causing wide-spread grief across the gaming world. Iwata was a true legend in the industry having played a part in many iconic titles like Earthbound and the long-running Pokemon series. This couldn't come at a worse time as Nintendo have come under a lot of…
Graphical adventure games have been around for many years, but few have been as influential as the Kings Quest series. Created by Roberta Williams, one of the co-founders of Sierra Entertainment, King's Quest portrays the exploits of the royal family of Daventry. A fictional country that holds many similarities to…
What are The Worst PC Ports of All Time? We can all agree that the recent Batman Arkham Knight PC port was an absolute shambles, it was capped at 30fps, was visually inferior to the console equivalent and required computers with monolith specs in order to run half-decently. So yes,…
In a recent interview with Fortune, Nintendo bigwig Shigeru Miyamoto gave his opinion on why he believed the Wii U failed: "I feel like people never really understood the concept behind the Wii U and what we were trying to do. I think the assumption is we were trying to…
So, we’ve covered traditional fighting games like Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat, now onto Smash Bros. Smash isn’t your typical fighting game, as the focus is not on taking down an enemy’s lifebar but by racking up enough damage onto an enemy to send them flying off stage. Due to…
It’s getting into fighting game tournament season, with CEO on the horizon this weekend and then the holy grail of FGC events, EVO, following soon after in early July. This means fighting game coverage will start to dominate Twitch and many people will start watching competitive fighting games for the…
E3 2015 is over and the dust has settled over what was certainly an impressive showing. The Last Guardian is back, Uncharted 4, Halo 5, Final Fantasy VII, Shenmue 3. It reads like a wish-list rather than an after show discussion, but everyone came out in full force for the…
This E3 is being heralded as the best one for many years. Blockbuster announcements, revivals of old franchises and games long though dead have risen from the graves for studios to parade around as the conquering heroes for fans to throw money at. On first glance, this year's show is…
In Persona 4 Dancing All Night, the Investigation Team have been transported to the Midnight Stage, a place that has mysteriously appeared within the Midnight Channel. The group learn that the Shadows are immune to their regular attacks, and can only be vanquished by dancing in time to the music that fills the…
ATLUS are well known for releasing multiple versions of their Persona games, and Persona 4 is no exception to this rule. In a break in tradition, the newest games in the franchise have mostly been spin-offs featuring the Investigation Team, rather than expanded re-releases of the same adventure like in previous…
Nintendo's cephalopod-themed shooter, Splatoon, has finally landed and we have already been putting in many hours into the game's multiplayer mode. With it being unlike many shooters out on the market at the moment, we'd thought we'd compile a short guide to have you splatting like the best of them.…
Ahh, the Electronic Entertainment Expo. If the consoles and PC are indeed at war, here is where the gladiatorial combat actually takes place. We’ve come to expect the news on games in our favourite franchises, and to see new games in those franchises get announced. That’s all well and good,…
As E3 2015 closes in gamers from around the globe anticipate big news from the giants of gaming, whether that be Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo or any of the other exhibitors. My focus and biggest interest in this year’s expo is not one specific developer or publisher but rather a genre.…
At last years E3, one particular moment stuck out in my memory. After a short trailer for the début Battlefield title by Visceral games, it was announced that a closed beta was available right then for any who could make it through the traffic to get themselves a code. This,…
If you follow Super Smash Bros in any capacity, you will be aware of the recent hubbub that consumed the Sm4sh community for the last few days. For those of you who don't know, the best Sm4sh player in the world right now, Gonzalo 'ZeRo' Barrios, called out a bunch…
This week has seen the launch of yet another spiritual successor Kickstarter, with Koji Igarashi revealing Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night and having it funded fully within a matter of hours. This is on top of the continued success of Yooka-Laylee and the release of Broken Age Act 2, signalling…
A month from today, gamers up and down the land will be boarding hype trains and getting their press conference bingo cards ready, as E3 2015 begins to usher forth a whole new wave of announcements and news. We have covered Microsoft's list of things it needs to do and…
There was a time when the name Resident Evil caused waves of excitement. These days it’s lucky enough to generate a bowel movement. Let’s face it friends, the Resident Evil franchise has become the very thing it made us fight. A shambling, bloated, husk of a being. Shuffling around awkwardly,…
The dust has settled in Blaine County; GTA V is finally readily available on the PC. One question I pondered many times was whether it’d be worth the wait, and I think I can answer that now. Bear in mind that I haven’t made the effort to complete the singleplayer…