Microsoft stole the spotlight early this week with major Xbox news. Preorders rolled in for Xbox Series X and S on September 22nd to major retailers. Microsoft also made a big surprise announcement in acquiring Bethesda Studios. A big week for the creators of the Xbox. While Sony and PlayStation […]

Today on Culture of Gaming, we’ve got something quite special, writers. Will & Mike have a theory. Animal Crossing does more in line with sin than Doom. We’ve seen all the memes and the Isabelle x Doomguy fan art. To that, we say nay! On the surface, Doom certainly looks like it […]

A copy of DoomEternal was provided to Culture of Gaming for the purpose of this review. Doom or Dewm, as some like to call it, finally got a sequel. A little game called Doom Eternal, which released for all consoles (apart from Nintendo Switch) and blends fast-paced combat with some […]

Recently I’ve been playing a lot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom: Eternal. Clearly id Software and Nintendo have made very different games. But I’ve noticed that both developers implemented very similar design strategies. They deliberately chose to make games with mechanics and styles that are clear-cut and specialised. Many players may not like these decisions, so they’ll cheat […]

You’ll encounter silent protagonists in every genre of gaming. Many of those protagonists accomplish monumental tasks, defeat rivals and archnemeses, and even save the world (or in many cases, the entire universe). However, many of those same quiet protagonists are nothing but a vessel with which the player completes missions. […]