Recently, mainstream news outlets have started to claim that single player gameplay in videogames is dead. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Single player games are not dead, and never will be. And there is a slew of new single player content to prove it.
EA announces the closure of Visceral Games, the studio behind Amy Hennig’s Star Wars project. Chella tries to determine what it means for storytelling when EA says it has to ‘pivot’ the game away from single-player.
Yes, microtransactions can be done correctly. As gamers, we may generally not like them very much, but if handled correctly like they are in games like Forza Motorsport 7, Middle Earth: Shadow of War and the new Star Wars Battlefront 2, they can actually be a boon for players, even those who never buy them.
You may have noticed that Rockstar dropped a new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer because the internet went rabid for a while. We went over the trailer with a fine toothed comb, and found some interesting things about what will inevitably be one of the most anticipated sequels of all time.
As gamers, we love to complain about developers and publishers when they screw up, or when they turn seemingly tone deaf to our requests and demands. But sometimes, they get it wonderfully correct. Here are three recent examples of smart efforts to do great games right.
Going from beginner to an actual League of Legends player is not easy and requires some help. This article is my first hand experience getting coached in League of Legends from Gamer Sensei and the beginning of a journey. A journey that may lead one day to ranked play.
It’s the autumn equinox today and apart from colourful leaves and longer nights, it’s time to consider the best games of autumn 2017. Chella’s picked the main contenders.
Todd’s life exists in little, labeled cardboard boxes at the moment, but that will all change pretty soon. In the meantime, he’s got time to go back over some games like Ark: Survival Evolved that had been giving him problems. And then there is that whole new XCOM DLC to tackle…
Dean Takahashi posted a video of himself playing Cuphead badly and the internet lost it. Chella looks at the obsession with games being hard and gamers having to ‘get good’ as another form of gatekeeping.
It’s getting close to the time when gamers need to decide if they want to pick up Destiny 2 at launch, engage in some type of pre-order deal making, or simply wait and see if the game is everything that is promised. Todd knows what he is doing. Do you?