Commonly seen in online games, the pay-to-win model is a feature that offers in-game advantages for real-world currency. This in-game content provides often allows gamers to progress faster than those unwilling to pay. Though the content may become available to gamers who work hard instead of paying, it is usually […]

One of the biggest trends of this last generation of gaming was the rise of live service games. Back in the day, a game would be lucky to get maybe one or two expansions or pieces of downloadable content (or see a “Street Fighter” style re-release of the same title). […]

With the recent presentation from Microsoft and upcoming content for the Xbox Series X, gamers were less than excited. Whether if you wish to say “I was expecting Xbox Exclusive titles!” or “These aren’t good games to showcase for your upcoming console!” many argued that Microsoft dropped the ball for […]

Hype is a double-edged sword. On one hand, I love hype. I love feeling excited about the latest game in my favorite series, or a new developer’s beautiful, innovative project. On the other hand, hype can be abused by publishers and developers, leading to false promises or monumental expectations. In […]

If one had to describe the issues with this generation of games, they’d be able to summarize it with a few words. The first things that probably come to mind are loot Boxes or microtransactions, to which I say: you’re not wrong. However, there’s a term going around that better […]

Recently, Sean Murray of Hello Games and No Man’s Sky fame gave a keynote where he effectively advocated that game developers should stay silent in the wake of a poor launch situation. Murray also went on to cite the ongoing cases of EA, Microsoft, and Bethesda with their…less than up to snuff titles (Anthem, Sea […]

Spoilers for the first two Mass Effect games below! The Mass Effect series is chalk-full of brilliant decision-making moments. As someone who just finished the second game recently, I was surprised at how often a conversation put me in difficult situations, forcing me to judge two sides of an argument […]