Everyone is nostalgic for the games we played as a kid. They’re usually the first instances of us learning the meaning of escapism, of excitement, of the ‘unputdownable’ experience. However, as we get older and our tastes mature, these games tend to lose their appeal. We no longer get the […]

Microtransactions are a huge problem for most of the gamers around the world as they have to purchase things from the in-game store in order to enhance their gameplay experience. Well, some may find these things advantageous as they could use the microtransactions to have extra perks over other players. […]

When gaming videos first started appearing on YouTube, many gamers were a little unsure. Of course, now there are many people who have become celebrities by showing off their gaming skills online, as well as reviewing games. Many of these people have also earnt a lot of money by becoming […]

Preface I want to start this off by saying there is a difference between localization and censorship. Localization is the translation of a game from it’s original language to the local language, along with tweaking some hard to understand cultural differences. One example that immediately comes to me personally is […]

Crying Suns is the latest in a long and storied lineage of tactical space-age rogue-lites. But while other games of its ilk are mired in complexity, it embodies their best features, forgoing their worst. The same could be said of the game’s narrative and tone, which proudly borrow from some […]

Unsurprisingly, there’s an immense crossover of fandoms between video games and shonen anime. The two are alike in many ways, being cartoonish but earnest parodies of real life. They’re beloved for their gratuitous violence, over the top characters, and untold capacity for societal introspection. If you ever want to experience […]

There are a select number of games that fit industry monetization perfectly. Whether through some ominous prophetic wisdom or simply through sheer miserable coincidence, they’re structured perfectly to accommodate greed. From the inherently milkable longevity of MMOs to the potential for cosmetic peacocking in every single death-cam shooter. But perhaps […]

If there’s one thing media has never been shy of warning us away from, it’s the dangers of robotics. From Terminator to Wall-E, robots are associated with the cessation of human life as we know it. Video-games are no exception to this, with robots primarily ruling wastelands and ruined worlds. […]