Shadow of War, Microtransactions and DLC

The news came out this week that Shadow of War, the sequel to the excellent Shadow of Mordor, will have microtransactions. Players will be able to buy loot boxes containing more powerful weapon upgrades and followers for real money. This news was of course met with uproar in the gaming world, as is always the case... Continue Reading →

One of the Greatest Gaming Sins

Games are a excellent form of escapism. Diving into a long, story-driven RPG is like reading a good book, players are taken out of their real life for a few hours and placed in this fantasy land where they are the most important and powerful person around. Players should be able to imerse themselves in... Continue Reading →

DayZ and the Problem With Early Access

Every few months there seems to be a new early access survival game taking the Steam charts by storm. H1Z1, Ark: Survival Evolved, Rust, The Forest and of course the latest flavour of the month, Playerunknown's Battlegrounds. But one of the first examples of the genre was the standalone version of DayZ. Originally a mod for... Continue Reading →

Mobile Gaming is the Future? I Hope Not

"Mobile gaming is the future!". I've seen this statement, or something like it, numerous times over the last few years. And while there can be no doubt that mobile gaming is a huge industry now, it has never been the future of gaming. Yes, games like Clash of Clans raked in mountains of cash, but... Continue Reading →

Why Hearthstone is the Only CCG I Play

Card games are not new, but since the release and subsequent huge success of Hearthstone, new card games seem to be sprouting up every five minutes. This isn't unusual. A hugely successful game releases and so everyone wants to jump on that trend to make money from it. The problem though, is that collectable card... Continue Reading →

My Top 5 Real-Time Stategy Games

I love a good real-time-strategy game and over the years there have been a hell of a lot of them. Fortunately, many of them are completely rubbish or fail to do anything new or different to what came before them, which makes choosing my favourite much easier. So in no particular order, here are my... Continue Reading →

My Top Five First Person Shooters

First Person Shooters are a staple of gaming. They've been around for a long time and they don't appear to be going anywhere. Many of the most successful game franchises are part of this genre, and it is easy to see why. They're fun, fast-paced but relatively simple. Easy to learn but difficult to master.... Continue Reading →

No Man’s Sky – A Long Walk in Space

It was impossible to avoid the hype surrounding No Man's Sky. It was everywhere you went on the internet with podcasts dedicated to it before it even released, forums full of people excited for the game and news websites fuelling the fire with endless snippets of information. The gaming world had monumental expectations for it,... Continue Reading →

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