Sure, some people still stuck in the console warrior days will gnash their teeth, but lets face facts here: Outside of DOOM, Bethesda has been in a downward spiral. I can’t really blame the development teams, because it’s painfully obvious the problem has been management. Time, budgetary constraints, and trend chasing from upper management has been choking the life out of iconic franchises like Fallout, Wolfenstein, and running Skyrim into the dirt. Is this really the leadership anyone wants making the big decisions on The Elder Scrolls VI? Continue reading Microsoft buying Zenimax was the best possible outcome
DMC returned in spectacular style with the Devil May Cry 5 reveal at E3 2018. While a few were cautious at first glance, thanks to a new visual style and Nero design that could have easily been mistaken for DmC2, the return of the series’ original characters and story line lit a fire beneath the fandom. Of course, Nero’s new presentation and the darker tone of the game’s world has called into question fan’s hatred of DmC: Devil may Cry’s Dante, or “Donte” is he’s often referred to by DMC purists. Continue reading Devil May Cry 5 highlights the tragedy of “Donte”
Before we start, let’s get one thing straight: Don’t blame Casual Gamers for wanting to have fun. You don’t blame an invasive species for flourishing, and consequently ruining an ecosystem, you blame the vector by which it invaded. In this case, the vector is super publishers throwing Gamers under the bus to chase the casual dollar.
“Casual Gamers are not real Gamers!” is something you’re likely to hear around the internet. Some brush it off as elitism, others trolling, and more still fully believe it. Well I’m here to tell you that it’s true: Casual Gamers and Gamers are different species entirely, similar to how Red Pandas are not related to Giant Pandas. There are two primary, irreconcilable difference that separate Casual Gamers and Gamers: Continue reading How casual gamers are indirectly and objectively ruining gaming for gamers
With the fall of NeoGAF, one can only hope that gamer culture really is a microcosm of the world’s politics, as game journalists would have us believe. Surely I can’t be the only one that remembers how they constantly told us gamers were dead, while simultaneously colluding with Russia to alter the 2016 US presidential election, and being the prototype for the recruitment of the Alt-Right’s online Nazi reserves? I know you remember, because it’s still going on today.
However, weathering those malicious assaults is something gamers do best. We forge ourselves in the pixelated flames of war, training relentlessly to do only one thing: Win. Judging by how popular gaming has become, and how those who constantly insult and suppress gamers find themselves wrapped in controversy due to their long buried skeletons rising from the depths, I’d say we’re pretty f*%king good at winning. Continue reading The Fall of NeoGAF: Hopefully gaming is the microcosm
Yet another organization has pulled out of sponsoring an Overwatch team, as Spanish Esports Organization Movistar Riders has announced they’re dropping theirs. Uncertainty about the forthcoming Overwatch League was once again cited as the cause. Continue reading Movistar Riders announce departure of their Overwatch team
After months of speculation, Blizzard has finally announced Doomfist. The West-African Talon leader has arrived on the scene with an animated short, a developer update video, and an impressive kit. Continue reading Doomfist announced by Blizzard, available on PTR
PS4 owners will have to play highly anticipated run-and-gun platformer Cuphead at a friend’s house, as the developers confirmed on a NeoGaf forum that it’s exclusive to PC and Xbox One. Continue reading Cuphead developers confirm it will not release on PS4
Episode Prompto is the second FFXV DLC scenario, focusing on the titular bro. It comes after Episode Gladiolus and continues the trend of including gameplay that’s entirely different from the main scenario. How does it work out? Let’s break it down with as little spoilers as possible. Continue reading Review: FFXV Episode Prompto has great music
It’s that time of the week where the PlayStation blog reveals what you can play on PS4 this week. The highlights include That’s You! The first game using the PlayStation 4’s Link capacity with mobile phones, allowing game to be played using mobile phones to enable a new way to play. Continue reading What you can buy on Playstation 4 this week
The Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy isn’t Dark Souls, but it has soared to the top of charts since its release on Friday. The nostalgia-inducing platformer beat out Horizon: Zero Dawn as the UK’s number one single-format boxed release of the year. Continue reading Activision CEO: We’re ‘experimenting’ with Crash Bandicoot, ‘could lead to other things’