I’ve previously compared gamers that choose a favorite video game platform, developer, or franchise to sports fans that pick a team and become psychologically invested in that team’s victories. After mulling it over a bit more, I have to say that it was a poor comparison: Gamers are far more justified in “picking a team” than sports fans are, because they receive a benefit more tangible than the sense of pride that comes from people they admire being really good at handling balls. Continue reading Why fans are justified in picking a team when it comes to video games
There’s nothing gamers love more than collective hype, great games, and bragging rights, all things E3 embodies. We’re just over a month away from E3 2017, or Summer Xmas as I like to call it. It’s a time of excitement and hype, as E3 is where dreams can be made real (Sony 2015) or crushed (Nintendo 2015). However, there’s an issue that rears its ugly head around this time every year: Fake E3 leaks. Continue reading Don’t be fooled, the fake E3 2017 leaks are coming
Recently, we claimed that Nintendo Switch would be competing with the PS4 and XB1. Our claims were met with responses from certain fans that ranged from saying it was in a different market to stating Nintendo was only for kids and stood no chance, etc. We’d like to address this with factual information provided by Nintendo itself. Continue reading Nintendo Switch demographics show it is competing with PS4 and XB1
The tale of No Mans Sky and how it became one of the biggest cluster-messes in recent gaming history is a long and winding one. One that was alluded to in my previous article on the hacking of Hello Games email accounts. There is so much to the exact nature of this series of events however that could not have possibly been contained in that one short article. Continue reading How The Sky Fell: An Ethical Tale of Hello Games
Keep your eyes on the PlayStation Store’s offerings next Tuesday, since they’ll most probably turn out quite different from this week’s offerings! Along with the usual suspects like The Walking Dead, Resident Evil and Castlevania, maybe you’ll find a few other unexpected surprises.
A trailer unveiled earlier this morning by Square Enix showed off footage from their new addition to the Kingdom Hearts series. As a celebration of the games 15th anniversary, Square Enix has announced the release of Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 + 2.5 Remix for next March. A compilation of six remastered titles from the series for the PS4. Meaning that fans of the series can relive everything from the very beginning before they play the long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 – whenever they get around to actually releasing it. Continue reading Kingdom Hearts Collection to be Released for PS4 Early Next Year
Consumers in the UK today voiced their displeasure over being charged money to demo the new Playstation VR headset.
Sony has recently launched a UK-wide free demo tour of it’s new VR headset. Though the word “free” seems to be somewhat misleading in this case. GAME, the retailer hosting the country-wide tour, has opted to charge potential consumers for getting a demo of the new technology.