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Is Competitive Gaming the Future?

There’s no doubt about it that competitive gaming is becoming bigger than many of us ever expected. The image of dusty school halls filled with overweight middle-aged men lugging CRT monitors about is now officially a thing of the past. Playing video games to a professional level is now cool and, hell, even women are getting involved. Take that, every 90s sit-com. The writing is on the wall. This is the future – whether we like it or not. Outlive…

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Resident Evil Showcase – January 2021 (Video)

The Resident Evil Showcase just aired and you can just out the replay below. We also has some thoughts on the event too. The Resident Evil Showcase was short but still interesting. The most interesting thing about it, of course, was Resident Evil Village. A new trailer and some new gameplay footage was shown. The game looks absolutely amazing. The graphics are so stunning! Like Resident Evil 7, Village is in first person mode. It seems to work for this…

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The Dangers of Loot Boxes

Loot boxes are just the latest solution to the “problem” of increasing profits within the gaming industry, but really they’re no solution at all. On paper, they’re perfect. Monetise optional extras which can be earned through hard work or, for a small number of whales, be purchased. Fair enough, right? But it’s pretty clear that in recent years, developers are pushing this system to the limit. Overwatch is the perfect example, where little tricks and annoyances have added up to…

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Super Mario 64 – 25 Years Later

Super Mario 64 is old. And that means those of us who played it at release are also old. That’s the most depressing takeaway from my revisiting it nearly 25 years later. The good news is that it’s still the precursor for pretty much every 3D game created since. Yes, it has been bettered technically in every imaginable way, but the heart and soul are still there to beat. When I think of gaming in the mid-to-late 90s, it still…

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The State of Sports Games in 2021

What on earth has happened to the sports game genre? Has there been a mass brain removal among the fanbase in the last 10 years? I get it – sports fans tend to buy one or two titles a year, and they’re always exactly the same franchise. They’re like Call of Duty fans, except without the new maps, the new story levels or the new guns. Instead you get a new roster and, maybe, a slightly new graphical sheen. So…

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Xbox Series X – Three Weeks Later

It was just before the holiday that Xbox Canada was able to send over an Xbox Series X for us to try out, review, and use for Xbox content going forward. And we did a ton of early impressions, and a complete review as well. News flash - all of our staff currently playing on Xbox Series X are loving the experience the console provides, and although it lacks brand new, built from the ground up on Xbox Series X games, what we do have is pretty impressive.

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Open World Games Are Starting to Burn Me Out

There are too many games to play, not enough time and every developer wants to create a sweeping open world with a million question marks to visit. Enough is enough. Open world is the forced stealth levels of the late 2010s/early 2020s. It’s the tower defence that we all got bored of in 10 minutes flat a decade ago. And yet, like that one cookie-cooker enemy that you fight in every single location of an open world game, it just…

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A New Indiana Jones Game Is Being Created by the Wolfenstein Developer

Bethesda, publisher of Skyrim, Fallout, Wolfenstein, and more posted a teaser to Twitter today. It seemed to be teasing a brand new Indiana Jones game. This was quickly followed up by with a statement from the Wolfenstein developer. We have the info, plus the teaser below! The developer of Wolfenstein released this statement today via Twitter: “We’re developing a new Indiana Jones video game! As huge fans of the franchise, it’s a tremendous honor for us to create a brand-new…

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Introducing the new Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red

From the Xbox Wire: Each year, we look forward to bringing many new controller designs to our fans. With the launch of the Xbox Series X|S in November, we were eager to bring you our new Xbox Wireless Controller in three options: Carbon Black, Robot White, and Shock Blue. Today, we’re excited to introduce the latest design in the new generation of controllers, the Xbox Wireless Controller – Pulse Red. With a vivid, fiery-red topcase and crisp, white backcase, the…

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Retro Achievements: A New Gaming Addiction

How do you make old games even more of a good time? Well, for me, you add achievements. Call me a sucker, but those digital trophies are like crack. On one hand, it’s a good way of making sure you get the absolute most out of your purchases. On the other, it’s a guide to things you might’ve missed in a game you’re loving. I get they’re not for everybody. Neither is chocolate or music. I don’t get it, but…

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