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Atari: Game Over

Atari: Game Over Sets its Version of the Record Straight

April 21, 2015 | by Vince Shuley

E.T. has long suffered the notoriety of not only being labelled as the worst video game of all time, but also as being the catalyst that lead to Atari falling on its sword in the early ’80s. Further salt in the wound was the urban legend of millions of E.T. cartridges being dumped in a landfill outside of Alamogordo, New Mexico…

video games versus reality

Video Games Versus Reality

April 20, 2015 | by Nathan Anton

Are video games real? This question has an obvious answer. No, they aren’t, the contents of a game are fiction, even if based on reality, it is not reality. Now brace yourself for the next question, rephrased to better reflect the correct meaning this age old question was intended for…

Do graphics really matter?

Do Graphics Really Matter?

April 16, 2015 | by Joe Martin

When archaeologists and historians dig up the remains of an ancient culture, we learn a lot about how they used to live, and what they left behind. When future generations look back on the current generation of gaming, the main thing they’ll discover is that we were obsessed with video games’ graphical power…

Can Fatal Frame Exorcise the Wii U's Drought?

Can Fatal Frame Exorcise the Wii U’s Drought?

April 15, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Another year, another irritating drought for Nintendo’s current home console. Now, while the Wii U has performed astoundingly well critically in what is still an underwhelming generation of consoles, it continues to struggle at retail…

How I learned to love Destiny

How I Learned to Love Destiny

April 13, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

Given that it came out over 6 months ago, it might seem like a strange time to be reading an article about Destiny. The thing is, though, Destiny is a prime example of what too much hype can do to a game, and just how drastically this can impact on its reception from both reviewers and users alike…

5 SEGA Franchises that Desperately Need a Revival

5 SEGA Franchises that Desperately Need a Revival

April 1, 2015 | by Rhys Wood

Sega are without a doubt one of my favourite companies in the games industry. Much like Nintendo, they’ve developed games that have put gameplay and fun above all else, understanding the importance of customer satisfaction, and utilising several high quality franchises to keep those hungry fans coming back for more…

Can Hellblade save the gaming industry?

Can Hellblade Save the Gaming Industry?

March 30, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

You might be forgiven for not having heard of Hellblade; we covered it briefly back when it was announced in August last year, but since then, amidst the slew of highly-anticipated big action/adventure releases like MGSV: The Phantom Pain and Bloodborne…

Why do hard games generally make good games?

Why Do Hard Games Generally Make Good Games?

March 26, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

With From Software’s Bloodborne, the follow-up to the immensely difficult Souls series, creeping onto our consoles this week, it seems like an appropriate time to look at the bizarre correlation in our industry between difficulty and distinction…

Conker's Big Reunion deserves our support

Conker’s Big Reunion Deserves Our Support

March 24, 2015 | by Adam Vjestica

When Conker chainsawed his way through the Project Spark logo during Microsoft’s E3 conference last year, the gaming population collectively held their breath in anticipation. Had the foul-mouthed, beer-swigging squirrel finally returned?…

is there any hope for the ps vita

Is There Any Hope For The PS Vita?

March 12, 2015 | by Ryan Dean

Even though it’s been over ten years now, I can still vividly remember picking up my first PSP back in the day (and by that, I mean 2004). After having saved up countless birthday fivers from anonymous aunts and uncles…