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8:26 AM on 11.09.2013

The farce that is current video game journalism

A lot of you may have noticed a few "video game journalists" (Adam Sessler being one of them) acting rather un-professional lately, by either constantly contradicting themselves, making ludicrous, biased statements and gene...   read

9:07 AM on 10.31.2013

The 5 best Horror games to play this Halloween

You really can't beat a good ol' Survival Horror game, cautiously wandering the lonely, creepy, creaking corridors, pre-emptively cringing as you open a door or turn the corner, and conserving your health items and ammuniti...   read

11:09 AM on 10.24.2013

The Let's Play Phenomenon

Today I want to talk about the cultural phenomenon that is the "Let's Play" and how important I feel it is not only for gaming as a culture but also for the industry. First of all, what is a "Let's Play"? Well for those ...   read

8:50 AM on 10.20.2013

What is a video game and does Beyond: Two Souls challenge our preconceptions?

What is a "video game"? When you hear the term what do you personally expect? And to what extent of your own pre-conceived notion of what a video game is would you allow to be challenged? These questions and more are th...   read

7:46 AM on 10.18.2013

The pros and cons of console exclusivity.

There's a debate that often arises amongst gamers as to whether or not console exclusive games are such a good idea anymore, seeing as how many who purchase only one console will inevitably miss out on the exclusive games o...   read

10:07 AM on 10.13.2013

The decline of innovation and the rise of replication.

"Innovation", innovation is a word you hear thrown around quite a lot in the videogames industry, either coming from publishers and developers who claim to be striving for it, or from gamers who complain about the growing ...   read

7:29 AM on 10.07.2013

The Videogames Industry: How far we've come.

How far we've come. Way back in the late 80's early 90, when videogames were first becoming popular as a entertainment medium, who would ever have guessed that the videogames industry would come as far as it has today? It i...   read

9:54 AM on 10.01.2013

TIR: Mighty No.9. The rebirth of a classic.

Mighty No.9: a new breed of Japanese sidescrolling action shooter! Mighty No.9 (touted as the spiritual successor to Megaman) is the first project currently in development by indie videogame company "Comcept" founded by the...   read

7:29 AM on 09.25.2013

How the publisher imposed status quo and gamer ignorance stagnates the industry

Every one of us has our preferences when it comes to certain videogame genres, sub genres and artistic styles, but it seems these days many gamers out there are under the mistaken delusion, that certain games (especially ga...   read

9:29 AM on 09.21.2013

Capcom failing: Shelved IPs and wasted potential.

As most of you are likely already well aware, recently news has come about that Capcom are in a bit of trouble financially, it's nothing too desperate right now but the news of their less than desirable situation was enough...   read

10:03 AM on 09.15.2013

The inner ramblings of a videogamer: Enemy obstacles and player progression.

Enemy obstacles and player progression. Enemy obstacles and player progression. Throughout videogame history, the player being required to kill enemies in order to make progress has been a popular and recurring gameplay mech...   read

6:47 AM on 09.10.2013

The inner ramblings of a videogamer. Next gen: Here we go again

Here we go again. So here we are again, another "next gen". I'll apologise right now if I don't seem very excited at the prospect of another decade of pointless bickering between varios factions over which is the most techn...   read

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