If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you know about all the times I comment about sports. In fact, my girlfriend even teases me about how I talk about it as much as I do games (but in her defense, she is almost just as bad, at least when it comes to independent wrestling.) But yes, I do talk about it a lot, as it is almost always on in the background when I’m not playing anything. But as we’ve noticed lately, there has been a big rise of what is called “e-sports,” competitive gaming events that showcase the … Continue reading E-Sports on ESPN, Competitive Gaming Done Right
This week, Pokemon GO proved that you should never underestimate Nintendo. Chella considers the AR phenomenon that has sent Nintendo’s share values soaring and seen people walking into lampposts.
Todd is binging out, playing lots of great games this summer after acquiring many of them in the ongoing Steam Summer Sale. Todd bought 11 games for $70, which would have normally cost about $280. The Steam Sale is mostly great, but it’s easy to get a bit carried away.
Chella takes stock and picks the best games of 2016, so far. It’s been a great start to the year, but it looks set to get even better.
Todd dives into his half-year list of the best videogames that he has played in 2016 so far, and also, of course, the worst of the bunch. In a year that has been a little bit bland for gaming so far, Todd offers up some of the highs and lows.
Looking beyond the blockbusters, Chella picks out the best indie games of E3 2016.
Todd has spent so long in the Commonwealth that he’s starting to speak with a Boston accent. And now, just when things were getting a bit old, console players suddenly have access to Fallout 4 mods. Todd names the five best that he has discovered so far.
The women in Uncharted 4 were sidelined to make room for the men, who had the bigger story. Whilst I appreciate Naughty Dog’s effort, the notion that we should pat them on the back, simply for including some women is insulting.
Just like an engine makes or breaks a vehicle’s performance, the same can be said for game engines, especially for titles like shooters. Lately, we could almost review a game by looking at its engine. Titles using CryEngine have looked great, but suffered horrible performance, especially on consoles.
A game about the Palestine/Israel conflict, Liyla and The Shadows of War, has proved too political for Apple, claiming it isn’t a game. Apple’s double standard regarding politics and its attitude towards games as vehicles for more than just entertainment is problematic, says Chella.