image source Shadow Arena, Pearl Abyss‘s Battle Royale is now available on Steam Early Access. The Early Access edition comes after several global Beta tests. It is currently free-to-play and will remain that way for future releases. Shadow Arena pits 40 players against one another until there is a single […]

Movie adaptations of video games are notoriously bad. It cannot be easy to translate the story, personality, and tone of a beloved game over to film, and Hollywood frequently reminds us of that struggle. However, there are a few notable exceptions that come close to doing our favorite games, justice. […]

Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.2 — Echoes of a Fallen Star will make its way into players hands mid-February. It will bring even more content to the already fantastic Shadowbringers expansion. Patch 5.2 will be a fairly large update that will add: Main Scenario Quests Eden’s Verse Raids Chronicles of […]

Final Fantasy XIV fans get a brand new patch just in time for the holidays! Patch 5.18 will be released on Christmas Eve, with the game going down at 1:00 a.m. EST on December 24th. It is a fairly small patch update, meaning maintenance will not last long, so players […]

Ernest Cline’s novel Ready Player One demonstrates perhaps the most realistic fictional representation of futuristic virtual reality technology. With much of the tech he explores existing in some capacity even today, one can’t help but imagine that this future fantasy he suggests may not be too far from reality. The […]

Sword Art Online  (SAO)  is one of the most popular animes, especially in fairly recent times. The series had a resurgence earlier this year and late last year due to the first bit of the Alicization arc airing. And although the resurgence was noticeable, SAO has always maintained a steady […]

All throughout games, you can find examples of grinding and repetitive gameplay. Performing the same tasks over and over, for eventual rewards. It’s an aspect of gameplay that MMOs are almost entirely constructed around, to occupy players for often thousands of hours. However, it’s also an aspect of games that’s […]