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  • Morgan Davies
    Published 30 days ago
    Portable 'Overwatch'? How Does Blizzard Switch It up from Console and PC?

    Portable 'Overwatch'? How Does Blizzard Switch It up from Console and PC?

    I've been a regular player of Overwatch since mid-2017 and I've racked up over 1000 hours during my many triumphs and even more failures. Since the game is over three years old, and has arguably been losing popularity over the last year, along with Blizzard's recent controversy over the Hong Kong protests, the transition of Overwatch into the world of handheld gaming couldn't have been at a more inopportune time.
  • Keran Mourning
    Published 3 months ago
    The Most Expected Games in the World This Year

    The Most Expected Games in the World This Year

    Whether you are looking for bone-shaking scares or adrenaline-raising thrills, we have it all under one roof.
  • Jord Tury
    Published 3 months ago
    PS4 Exclusives that Crushed the Xbox One

    PS4 Exclusives that Crushed the Xbox One

    As we enter the final greatest hits era of the current-gen consoles, I think it's fair to say we've seen some magnificent titles over the last five years. And that even goes out to Microsoft, too. Because as much as I'd like to fangirl over the idea that Sony produces the superior exclusives, I can also vouch for Xbox and some of their golden titles, too. But sadly, as I look back over the years and try to shove back the biased opinion over the two consoles, I still always manage to come to the same conclusion. And that is that Playstation just has better games overall. I'm sorry if that offends certain players, and I bloody know it more than likely will.Yes, I've played Forza. Yes, I've played Gears of War. But do those two or three good experiences make up for the handfuls of stunning journeys I've encountered with the PS4 exclusives? No, I'm afraid not. Because Sony knows how to make a good game, and once they produce gold, they strike it and milk that mine for all it's worth.So let's take a look at some of the most memorable and successful PS4 exclusives to date, and should you be in a position to choose between consoles, perhaps this will whet your appetite for the better choice! *wink wink*It's not too late to switch sides, Microsoft fans. There's plenty of PS Exclusives for you to get your hands on. And when the time finally arrives where you can pick up current-gen consoles for bargain prices, hopefully, you'll know what to do.Allow me to enlighten you.I present to you, PS4 EXCLUSIVES THAT CRUSHED THE XBOX ONE.
  • Max Brooks
    Published 7 months ago
    Ten Year Lag

    Ten Year Lag

    You know what I'm playing right now? For the first time ever?Batman: Arkham City. I'll give you a second to check the date this article was uploaded. No you aren't reading an article from 2011. Yes, I genuinely haven't played the game before and no I didn't manage to avoid spoilers for eight years.Especially not THAT spoiler.But man, even though I'd seen the Let's Plays, compilations, and heard what happened from friends it was nice to see it myself. It was nice to earn that ending for myself.Playing old games isn't a new phenomenon, my best friend plays Shadow of the Colossus religiously, even today, and retro-gaming is still alive and well today, lot's of indie games on Steam have that pixelated art-style and synthesized music meant to evoke the age of the SNES and it's ilk. And it's especially not something new for me. My first game console was a Sega Mega Drive (a present from my favourite auntie). I'm sure it was lot's of other people's first game console but mine came in a cheap blue plastic box with no instructions and three games (Sonic 2, G-Force and a version of Sonic 1 that didn't work properly). More tellingly, I got this in 2002 or 2003, about six years after the Mega Drive had been discontinued.I didn't care, of course, I was about eight years of age. We plugged it into the TV in my parent's bedroom and I would play it whenever I got the chance—even trying to get my sister or cousins to play it with us. Sadly, being tiny children, we weren't great at it.We were actually fairly horrible at it to be quite honest.I later acquired a copy of Sonic & Knuckles from a car boot sale. The feeling of finding a new game, a game I'd never heard of, for the game console I had was incredible. Nine-year-old Max was over the moon about it.It's not so hard nowadays, to pop into your local game shop and find a cabinet or shelf full of games for the NES, the SNES, the Dreamcast, the Mega Drive. Hell, I've even seen a couple of Atari 2600 cartridges at a second hand games store before. But back then, whenever I went into gaming shops everything was for the newest consoles, or the previous generation and I was left a little sad.There's been other consoles since the.: (My poor little Mega Drive got it's wires crossed and ended up flickering black and white and making a horrible screeching noise.) I got a Game Boy Advance for Christmas one year, but that was the closest I came to being on top of the console market.The next console I got would have been a cheap Sony Playstation, and at this point most of my friends had gotten Play Station 2's or GameCubes. It was around this point I started to notice that I had a few advantages over them:
  • Edwin Betancourt
    Published 8 months ago
    'Watch_Dogs 2:' My Review of the Season Pass!

    'Watch_Dogs 2:' My Review of the Season Pass!

    Hello! I'm back with another Watch_Dogs 2 review!
  • Steve Fusinato
    Published 8 months ago
    The Nintendo Switch—Two Years Later

    The Nintendo Switch—Two Years Later

    It's March 3rd, 2017, and I'm about to catch a flight to Barcelona, Spain for a three-day work escapade out of the endless Canadian winter.
  • Johann Hollar
    Published 9 months ago
    Ninjas Reappear

    Ninjas Reappear

    For those of you are familiar with the game For Honor you recognize this nameless Shinobi from the game For Honor.
  • Patricia Sarkar
    Published 12 months ago
    The Worst Gaming Consoles Ever Made

    The Worst Gaming Consoles Ever Made

    Gaming elicits passion in so many people. Everyone has their opinion about the best systems, but even more have their opinions about the worst gaming consoles in existence. Video games have become such a huge part of our pop culture today. Pac Man and Donkey Kong solidified themselves as part of society, and video game culture has never looked back.
  • Delaney Stidham
    Published about a year ago
    Being Player 2

    Being Player 2

    I was introduced into gaming at a very young age. Whether it was on the GameCube, the PS2 or the Wii I was enthralled. My love for gaming can be attributed to my loving and caring older brother. However, my beginning memories of gaming consistently followed the same pattern. I was always second player. No matter what we played, yours truly regularly occupied the second port.
  • Hugo Clarke
    Published about a year ago
    Remakes: Celebrating the Classics or Milking Them Dry?
  • Elric Sullivan
    Published about a year ago
    10 Classic Retro Gaming Consoles

    10 Classic Retro Gaming Consoles

    The consoles we have today are amazing entertainment units but sometimes we like to reminisce about the good old days and look back at the pioneering consoles that paved the way for modern console gaming. There are plenty of retro consoles that are still playable today with libraries full of classic titles that you should play at least once.
  • Kyle S.
    Published about a year ago
    Your Favorite Classic Console Just Got a Downgrade!

    Your Favorite Classic Console Just Got a Downgrade!

    Sony has announced its own mini version of their classic original console, the PlayStation 1. The company today announced the PS1 Classic, a mini version of the iconic gray PlayStation. It comes with 20 "generation-defining" games, including Final Fantasy VII and Wild Arms, and it launches in December.