In all of digital entertainment media, video games are perhaps the single best vectors for predatory financial practices. Single products that can keep people’s attention for thousands of hours. Entice hundreds of pounds out of them in single sittings. Be bought multiple times on multiple systems. Once it was discovered […]
It feels like the last two years have been a rush of remakes that didn’t just feel like tune ups. Crash Team Racing joined the portfolio this week with a new coat of paint and over 30 tracks that allow fans to relive the previous two games in full HD […]
Snowhound Games’ Deep Sky Derelicts is a title you’d expect to be utterly indistinguishable from half a dozen others. Borrowing heavily from other procedurally generated dungeon crawlers like Darkest Dungeon, its core mechanics are more or less identical. But it innovates in so many small ways that it feels like […]
Genre definitions often become muddied in the gaming realm, as more and more titles pile into the same category, usually for marketing reasons. For example, the Roguelike genre became so muddied and so far beyond the original 1980 Rogue they had to separate some of the games into a second […]
With the continuation of Sony’s ‘Days of Play’ price promotions and improved hardware bundle offers, we are seeing a very familiar chart to that of last week. Maintaining their podium positions are ‘Fifa 19’ in first, ‘Day’s Gone’ in second and ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’ in third. ‘Forza Horizon 4’ speeds its way from No12 to No4 in the all formats charts. ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ moves down one spot to No5 and ‘Battlefield V’ jumps up from No11 to No6. Unfortunately there are no new additions to the all formats charts this week.
Midgar has always been a focal point for Final Fantasy 7. No matter how far the story progressed, it is the central city of Gaia that stayed fresh in the minds of fans. From Shinra Tower to the SOLDIER headquarters: all of this is what players call back to. An […]
In recent years, the most popular trend in gaming has been to look backwards. Remakes, reboots, and sequels seem to be the AAA industry’s stock and trade, with fresh ideas often lacking the trust and insurance of an already established name. But looking backwards isn’t all bad. Quite the contrary. […]
E3 is all about the big spectacle releases. You’ve got your Halo’s, your Final Fantasy’s and of course, the one or two Zelda’s. Sometimes a game like People Can Fly’s Outriders comes a long though and shows a sliver of hope to a certain type of audience. Outriders is pushing […]
We covered the macrocosmic elements surrounding game narrative in this article, where we discussed narrative in horror. Now, let’s look at first person shooters by diving into the specifics, shall we? First Person Shooters First person shooter is a far larger gaming genre than horror likely ever will be. Countless […]
The start of Sony’s ‘Days of Play’ price promotions and improved hardware bundle offers have enabled ‘FIFA 19’ to shoot back to the top of the All Formats Chart this week.