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It’s Time For Xbox Live Gold To Go

In an age where you can play anywhere with Xbox, it’s a little unfair that only a portion of users have to pay for Xbox Live Gold. “Because it makes money” is not a good justification for a service or product. “It makes money because it is good value” or “because it provides something unique and entertaining” is fine. “Because we shut out part of our service if you don’t pay” is not. And I know Xbox isn’t the only…

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Thirty Years of id Software

Doom is probably one of the most influential titles of all time. Why? You had to be there. id created something that changed the course of video game history. It’d be a lie to say there was nothing else like it at the time, although it wouldn’t be too big an exaggeration. Wolfenstein – again from id – had come out the year before. But there was something that just clicked with Doom. It probably helped that it was eventually…

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Sega – It’s Time For a Buyout

For a company most famous for its speedy mascot, Sega has been pretty backward about coming forward. Let’s face it, the glory days of Sega are far, far behind them. Gone are the genre-leading Dreamcast and Megadrive days. Instead, we’re left with a company not really pushing to its limit. Revivals of old IP – even the brilliant Sonic Mania and Streets of Rage 4 – are experiments outside of the main teams that develop these games. Besides that, we’re…

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Re:verse has potential – even if it doesn’t seem it

Re:verse – finally! It’s the third-person action shooter starring characters from the Resident Evil franchise – you know, the one we’ve all been asking for? Okay, it’s the weird multiplayer addition nobody ever even hinted at wanting, but get through the initial shock and maybe, just maybe, it won’t be as bad as all that. See, there’s one simple issue: hype. If this was some rubbish little tie-in that was just an extra option in Village, nobody would care. It’s…

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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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