Category Archive: Op-ed pieces

Apr 03

An Open Letter to Nintendo – A Time for Innovation

For the first time in my history with video games, I think I can honestly say I am disappointed in Nintendo. While the company has always been known for making fun and enjoyable titles that cater to their fans, their recent games are barely reaching the minimum requirements for innovation. As an example, Donkey Kong’s …

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Jan 20

Do we Really Need a Steam Machine?

Our News Editor D’Arcy gives you his opinion on the upcoming Steam Machines and whether they’re actually something you need in your living room.

Dec 02

A Gamer’s Wishlist for 2013: REVISITED

At the start of the year we made a list of the things we would like to see in gaming during 2013. What can we say, pretty much everything on our list came true! Nintendo is starting to show signs of getting itself together, Sony is now most definitely showing the Vita some love, indie games …

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Oct 04

Beyond The Glory: The Sports Game Ceiling: Part Two

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Woah, woah, slow down, have you read part one of this article yet? If the answer is yes, proceed onward. If the answer is no, well, go read it then. Now, based on the pre-release review scores of 2K14 seen around the Internet, the common opinion of 2K’s newest release is that while it is still …

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Oct 04

Do Specs Really Matter?

In a few short months, the latest consoles from Sony and Microsoft will be hitting store shelves. While many stories discuss upcoming game releases and system functionality, rumblings about ‘which system is more powerful’ have been getting more and more popular. Techradar claims that the PS4 is 50% faster than the Xbox One, while others …

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Aug 30

Don’t Forget About Nintendo

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Let me preface the rest of the article by stating that this is of my own personal opinion and not necessarily that of the site. Both the Xbox One and the PS4 are going to be released this year, that means that in less than 4 months the next-gen of gaming will be upon us. …

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Jun 04

The Trends that Defined this Gaming Generation

The end is nigh! Come this fall and winter, we will be welcoming in a new generation of consoles and saying goodbye to our Wii, 360, and PS3. Both Sony and Microsoft have told us about what their new systems will do, and Nintendo has already shown us their future with the Wii U. As …

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Mar 31

Looking Past the Shiny Lights of the Battlefield 4 Trailer

Remember when Battlefield 3 was first announced? Remember how the trailers promised deep engaging gameplay? That destructible environments would enhance and intensify the combat experience. Remember how all that ended up as a really bland single player shooter with all those big moments shown in those trailers turning out to be heavily scripted, glorified cut scenes. The controls were …

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Mar 27

Tomb Raider: Where are the Tombs?

Let’s start by saying the newly rebooted Tomb Raider is a fantastically fluid, beautiful looking action game.  It’s as close as I’ve ever got to playing a big, box-office smashing action movie on my PC. Including all the eye-candy and quickened heart beat inducing scenes that Hollywood provides. But how would you feel if you …

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Feb 18

Hopes for the PS4 and XBOX 720

A little speculation never hurt anyone I suppose.

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