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 […]

Gearbox as a developer has a legacy of peaks and troughs. For every wildly successful series like Borderlands, there’s an utter disaster like Aliens: Colonial Marines. For every unfortunately treated gem like Battleborn, there’s an abomination like Duke Nukem Forever. But no matter how far they fall out of favour, […]

Excitement in the gaming world is a very strange thing. Normally, it’s typified by gleeful children kept awake at the prospect of their birthday the coming morning. But in games, it’s an almost compulsive attention to even the most minor of news morsels. As tends to be the case with […]

You guys, the cycle is out of control. What cycle am I going on about? The hype cycle. Once a game gets announced, it then gets hyped out the wazoo for months (or even years at times). Then the game comes out and in come a slew of nine out […]

In recent weeks, the Internet-based rumour mill churned out some very juicy ‘information’ regarding a then-reportedly-upcoming, Switch-centred Nintendo Direct. Shockwaves of excitement perforated amongst the fanbase, as promise after promise was made for this uncomfirmed event. There was unanimous agreement of a January 11th broadcast date, so it was taken […]

A new psychedelic first-person experience is coming to PC in the first quarter of the new year. The game or “experience” is called 0°N 0°W and seems difficult to explain, but coming from the steam page: A cross-country road trip strands you in a mysterious town lost amidst the towering mesas and swaying dunes […]


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