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.
Chella isn’t quite convinced by VR gaming, but new research has been successful in treating paranoia using virtual reality. She looks at the pros and cons of the new tech, as 2016 looks set to be the year of VR.
News of Amazon’s paywall for video games, such as Minecraft and GTA V, unless you’re a Prime member, could see gamers shopping elsewhere. Is it the thin end of the wedge, Chella asks.
Just 10 more days until Banner Saga 2 arrives and Chella is excited to see what it delivers. Until then, she’s highlighting the things that she loves about the original game, Banner Saga.
The rumours keep coming, concerning Sony’s upgraded PlayStation, dubbed PS4K. Chella looks at the implications for gamers and the future of consoles.
When Chella got Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection for Christmas, she discovered a game series she loves, but had been missing all these years. Now she gets why people say the Uncharted games are great.
The #OscarsSoWhite controversy raises the question of #GamesSoWhite. Chella looks at the lack of diversity in games and wonders why we never discuss race and the lack of black and other minority characters.
Up until lately, things have been pretty black and white, in the world of games. Aliens bad, big guns good, kill everything to win. With the likes of Her Story, gamers are dealing with ambiguous tales that don’t tie up all the loose ends. But that’s not such a bad thing.
Chella was in two minds whether to delve into the new Hitman, but now that it’s to be an episodic launch she thinks it makes sense for gamers. They can jump in for $15 and give it a punt, getting a AAA experience for the price of an indie.
Chella’s most anticipated games of 2016 include some big, blockbuster titles, alongside small indie gems you may not have noticed, but which prove how rich and varied this medium is. Read on for the hottest games of 2016 and see if your new favorites made the list.