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The Awesome Art of Chiptunes

The Awesome Culture of Chiptunes

October 30, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

What do Shovel Knight, Super Hexagon and Retro City Rampage all have in common? Besides all being pretty damn good video games, these contemporary titles have some of the best Chiptune soundtracks we’ve heard…

Broforce preview

Broforce Preview

October 17, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

It’s a safe assumption that if you’re a fan of video games, you’re probably a fan of classic action movies. Guns, explosions, a splash of gore… You could probably label these attributes to almost every blockbuster action film and first person shooter game in the last 20 years…

Why I Chose Wii U

Why Wii U Was The Only Option (The Late Adopter’s Opinion)

October 8, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I’ve been a PC gamer exclusively for about four years now. Not because I consider myself a member of gaming’s Master Race or anything, I just needed a new PC in 2010 for my burgeoning business as photojournalist and instead of picking up a Macbook like every other “artist” in the western world…

Project Titan

Blizzard Cancels Project Titan

October 1, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

The clandestine MMO that Blizzard Entertainment were so good at keeping quiet about has officially been abandoned, left to rot at the bottom of the digital ocean…

5 best fake gamers on tv

The 5 Best Fake Gamers on TV

September 19, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

We all know that fictional television shows about gamers generally suck, often resorting to outdated mainstream perceptions and terrible cliches. I could only ever get through a couple of episodes of The Guild or Video Game High School before…

minecraft

Microsoft buys Minecraft for $2.5 Billion

September 17, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

The rumours and memes on the internet are true… Microsoft is paying more for Minecraft and its parent company Mojang than Facebook paid for the Oculus Rift. $2.5 billion? That’s a lot of 8-bit blocks…

Shovel Knight review

Shovel Knight Review

September 12, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

I launched into Shovel Knight with some pretty hefty expectations given the buzz about it being one of the standout indie titles of 2014. Catchy chiptunes, uber-hard platform mechanics, old school rescue-the-princess storyline re-imagined with shovels instead of swords…

Secret Ponchos preview

Secret Ponchos Preview

August 27, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

Do you believe in love at first sight? I mean, let me ask that question more specifically… Have you ever fallen in love with a game the first time you saw the trailer?…

Video Games the movie review

Video Games: The Movie Review

August 15, 2014 | by Vince Shuley

Making a documentary on any subject, let alone video games, isn’t easy. It requires a lot of research, finding the right people for in-depth interviews and has a painstakingly long editing process. In 2012 James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot released their tour de force Indie Game: The Movie…