Editorials

The latest opinions surrounding topics from within the world of video games.

  • GTA VI Will Likely Utilize the Power of a PS5, Arriving in 2020

    We’d argue that, if there’s one series that has consistently pushed each consecutive console to its absolute limits, it’s Grand Theft Auto. We may scoff at how basic something like GTA 2 seems, looking back now. At the time, however – and particularly on the first-generation PlayStation hardware – an open-world game like that, whose setting was also so detailed, was simply revolutionary. The PlayStation 2 was obviously a big technological step forwards, but still, the leap that was made by GTA III, Vice City and then San Andreas is simply staggering when you think about it. The perspective was brought down to eye-level third-person, the graphics were fully three dimensional, and the worlds – particularly that of San Andreas…

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  • The Best Games from the Wolfenstein Series

    The phrase ‘gaming royalty’ might sound overly grandiose, but if this category of games does exist, then the Wolfenstein series certainly belongs in it. The first Wolfenstein game was released in 1981, and there’s a new one – Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – scheduled for release later in 2017. That means the series has been running for a frankly ludicrous 36 years! In fact, it’s the second longest-running story-based game franchise in existence, with the Mario series being just a few months older. All of the Wolfenstein games have been action-based, and they’ve all revolved around fictional plots involving the Nazis, with William “B.J.” Blazkowicz as the main character. There have, however, been several distinct eras in the history…

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  • Playstation VR Year One Must Haves

    PlayStation VR’s 1 year anniversary of it’s original release on October 13, 2016, is right around the corner, and now is the time to look back at the many releases that have come and gone. Among the many games and experiences, there have been great and breathtaking moments, as well as frustrating and poorly optimized, headache inducing experiences. Among these, there are a few must-own titles for PlayStation’s stab at the virtual reality scene. Until Dawn: Rush of Blood Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is a on-rails survival horror that puts the player in the place of an unnamed protagonist, travelling through horrifying levels hoping to get to the end of the living nightmare. Rush of Blood is a fun…

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  • The Best Racing Games and Franchises

    Regardless of platform, whether it be on one of the consoles or PC, racing games have always proven incredibly popular. Developers have been churning them out for decades now (the first true racing game – Gran Trak 10 – was released all the way back in 1974), and gamers have been more than happy to lap them up! There are a select few titles, however, which in our opinion stand head and shoulders above the rest of the racing games out there. And so, without further ado, here are the best racing games ever created. Gran Turismo Series When it comes to racing games, for many people Gran Turismo is the unquestioned daddy. This will be particularly true for PlayStation…

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  • Tomodachi Life: How To Create a Perfect Mii Personality

    Tomodachi Life, famously called Tomodachi Collection: New Life in Japan and Friend Gathering Apartment in South Korea is one of the most famous life simulation video games out there. This Nintendo’s creation came out in 2013, yet is still very popular among people of all ages. A healthy serving of this game revolves around personalities created in the game. The personality you create decides how the game goes for you. Called Mii in the game, it interacts with others in the game and hence you need to be careful when designing your personality. The personality mechanism in the game is not very easy to comprehend, however how the end result would be is pretty hard to predict. Understanding Personalities Your…

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  • diskAshur PRO2 Review

    In this day and age, with hacking and the theft of data – whether it be cloud-based or physically stored – being more prominent and widespread than ever before, protecting that data has taken on an even greater level of importance. Rather than being an afterthought, computer security has well and truly been forced to front of people’s minds. Accordingly, a sizeable industry has sprung up around providing relevant security solutions. iStorage are one of the smart companies who have seized this opportunity. This British outfit were only founded back in 2009, but in a relatively short space of time they’ve risen quickly, built a sterling reputation, and now provide equipment for government departments, defence departments and financial institutions. They…

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  • PAX West 2017 Impressions: Rocket League’s port to Nintendo Switch and Sony’s Knack 2

    Impressions on the upcoming Rocket League port to Nintendo Switch After walking away from Rocket League for the Nintendo Switch in the Nintendo booth at PAX West, I was left with an assortment of reactions. In most aspects, Rocket League on the Switch feels right at home. Some of this is due to much less input lag when put against its console counterparts, becoming comparable to the likes of the PC version. Another reason to take into consideration is its great feeling local multiplayer. Rocket League will be supporting LAN multiplayer without wifi necessary. With an addition to Rocket League feeling right at home on the Switch’s portable screen, it is undoubtedly a definite purchase for any Nintendo fan out…

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  • Divinity: Original Sin II Preview – Rivellon, and on, and on

    Our last trip to the bright and colourful world of Rivellon was a treat the likes of which we rarely get to experience. And it’s getting a sequel which apparently makes everything better. And in the game. Let’s take a look at some of the best things to come our way when Divinity: Original Sin 2 launches on September 14. (Un)Cooperative playthrough The first Divinity: Original Sin, among its many features had a spectacular co-op mode for two people. It even allowed you to resolve your differences during conversations peacefully and playfully. Original Sin 2 goes a couple steps further to gain momentum and make a big leap forward. First of all, instead of two players with a single hireling…

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  • Day One Pax West impressions

    With PAX West beginning yesterday, many larger companies are trying their hand at gaining the attention of the thousands of people who travelled into Seattle. Here’s a breakdown of what you need to know when attending some of those companies’ booths: SONY: Sony’s presence at PAX West is relatively small in comparison to the likes of Xbox. A large notable chunk of Playstation’s booth is taken up by some new PS VR IPs. Inside the center of the booth you will be able to try your hand at titles such as Knack 2 and Detroit: Become Human. On the outer edges, smaller IPs can be found such as the upcoming remastering of Secret of Mana, as well as one last…

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  • Video Game Mysteries That Remain Unsolved

    The world of gaming is full of mystery, and why shouldn’t it be. Mystery, as an entity, is a big part of video games, as many titles sell solely on the suspense that they generate. Many of these mysteries could just be there due to a glitch or to tease gamers and have a little fun. Sometimes, these are planned by developers, and sometimes they just end up being there naturally. However, some of these mysteries still remain unsolved to this day. Do not believe us? Check out this piece on a few mysteries in the gaming world that have still remained unsolved. Pokemon: What Does Diglett Look Like Under the Ground? There are many Pokemon whose designs have always…

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  • The Best Games Out This Month – September 2017

    If you enjoy games then this piece is for you. Throughout gaming history, there have been games we know will be great before even playing them. We see gameplay trailers, teaser trailers and just get hooked onto them. We wait in great anticipation for the chance to be the first ones to get our hands on them. In this article, we have compiled such games. Below is a list of seven games that are expected to come out in September 2017, and are a must for all game lovers. FIFA 18 Let’s just go ahead and say it, FIFA is the best football game out there and for more reasons than you can think of. It’s a football simulation game…

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  • The Best PS4 Travel Cases

    PS4 travel cases have become big business over the past few years. That’s because, of course, there’s a sizeable demand for them. There are plenty of reasons why PS4 owners are shopping for cases to protect their precious, costly console. The number one reason, obviously, is to travel with them! Whether you’re taking the PS4 round to the house of a friend who hasn’t got one, bringing it along with you on holiday, or you simply move around a lot, you need something that’s going to reliably protect your console. Alternatively, plenty of people use travel cases to simply house their PS4s in the home, protecting them from the dangers of dust, bangs and scratches. Whatever your reasons for buying…

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  • The Best PS4 Anime Games

    Anime games are the talk of the town. Sales indicate that more and more people are now turning towards anime games, largely due to the popularity of anime TV series. A few years ago, their popularity was confined to a few countries, like Japan. However, today, the demand for anime games is on a constant rise and they are sold like hot cakes even in the US. If you are new to the world of anime, or if you’re looking at some good titles to try, then you have landed on the right page. Given below are six of the best anime games you can enjoy on PS4. Without much ado, let’s get to know more about these games: 1.…

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  • Reasons Why We Can’t Wait for Red Dead Redemption 2

    When it comes to new releases, Rockstar Games sure do like to take their time. They’re one of the most profitable publishers in video games, and yet they’ve definitely resisted the urge to churn out titles over the years. Really, that’s great for us, the fans. Because over nearly two decades in business, games which have been both developed and published by Rockstar have been consistently excellent. The time that they take between releases is spent dreaming up fascinating characters, fleshing out detailed worlds, honing razor-sharp scripts and, of course, hiding endless Easter eggs. It was with mixed emotions, then, that we learnt that Red Dead Redemption 2 was to be delayed. Having originally been expected during the autumn of…

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  • The Best Open World Games

    The genre of open world games took off in earnest during the early 2000’s, when rapidly advancing technology allowed developers to create the likes of GTA III and Morrowind. Fast-forward fifteen years or so, and open world games are more popular now than they’ve ever been before. Gamers want the freedom to explore a living, believable world at their own pace, and publishers – led by industry giants Ubisoft – have been more than happy to oblige. 2017 has already seen us blessed with not one, but two of the finest open world games of recent times (more on those later). Without further ado, let’s look at five of the best open world games currently available on the market. The…

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  • The Best Stealth Games Ever Created 

    There’s nothing like an intense stealth game to sharpen the senses. For years, gamers have been inching there way round hordes of unsuspecting enemies. Anything but complete slickness will be punished with a wave of unwanted enemies and attention. Below, we take a look at the best stealth games ever created, just to keep you on your toes!  Hitman 2: Silent Assassin First on our list is the violent extravagance of Hitman 2: Silent Assassin. Throughout the game you’ll need to stay in the shadows to evade your enemies before taking them out. You’ll have a number of methods at your disposal to dispatch your enemies, but the go to choice has to be the piano wire, which you can…

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