Modern society is a tricky little beast isn’t it? Security, liberty, and freedom, three pillars of governance that seem to be in a constant state of tumultuous war with one another. But this raises an interesting question: which do we value more? I’d argue that that depends on the time of day that you ask us. Enter Orwell, the first […]
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The first-person shooter renaissance that we have been living through for the past year has provided the industry with some of the best FPS games in recent memory. As someone who not only loves the FPS genre, but FPS games from the nineties, I believe that it’s fair to say that we live in some truly beautiful times. The release […]
With the release of Mafia III, and the unequivocal frenzy it has conjured up, I’ve felt particularly compelled to talk about the nature of Open-Worlds. Mafia III has been riddled with performance issues and glitches, in large part to poor coding and design, but also, possibly to a lesser extent, the scale of its Open-World. I’ve been following the development of […]
Gears of War. The name itself holds a nostalgic tinge to it. It’s a game that, even if you didn’t play it during its hay day, is understood to have fundamentally manipulated the identity and understanding of Video Games. I remember a few months after the Xbox One was released people continually asked themselves “What’s going to be this consoles […]
Halcyon 6: Starbase Commander is one of the most fascinating games I’ve played all year, not just because of its excellent combat system or its gorgeous art style. What initially began as a frustrating foray to mimic the combat systems of other recognizable strategy titles like XCOM, expands and adds intricate levels of depth and complexity all while looking—and playing […]
The human experience is one that is marked by either goodness and beauty or pain and suffering. In a reasonable world, our lives would be balanced equally with the good and bad. Sadly, for far too many people, the balance tips just ever so slightly in favor of the latter. Loneliness and isolation slowly compresses all emotions and feelings until all […]
The newest trailer for Battlefield 1’s single player campaign dropped recently and, suffice it to say, the game looks spectacular. The two-minute trailer was packed with high octane action sequences and a surprising amount of heart. The action looking spectacular is a given, this is a Battlefield game after all and one thing that modern first- person shooters can do […]
The walking simulator (as it has been so humorously deemed) has achieved an unprecedented level of success over the last few years. A large chunk of the genre’s prominence and significance has been helped, in large part, by games such as Gone Home, Dear Esther, and The Stanley Parable. Yet, while these games are wildly successful and revered, they have […]
Playdead’s Inside is a game that left a deep emotional imprint on me. It left me confused yet satisfied. The harrowing tale of The Boy through an Orwellian wet dream is one of the best stories to have graced the Video Game scene in years. You here the argument that Video Games have bad stories but Inside single-handedly shattered […]
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