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OPINION PIECES

Load The Game’s experienced editors guide you through the newest gaming trends. Comparisons, charts, analysis and insights about the on-going evolution of the gaming industry are some of the topics the LTG team covers here. Whether you are a Nintendo Wii users, an Xbox One gamer or a PC enthusiast, we have interesting things to share!

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Why Heroes of the Storm Could Be the Next Big MOBA

It seems that every couple of months new MOBAs are being released. Though some of the genre’s new comers are able to find a decently sized fan base, none of been able to truly challenge the stranglehold that DOTA 2 and League of Legends hold on the genre. However, there is a new challenger on the horizon that is looking ...

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Kinect

Have We Forgotten About the Kinect?

I keep my Kinect in a drawer.  Why?  I can’t find a use for it; there is no reason for me to plug it into the back of my One.  Aside from my random recording sessions or Netflix binges, my Kinect is pretty much gathering dust.Don’t get me wrong, the Kinect is great for voice commands, but the last time ...

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Game Sequels

6 Game Sequels That Need To Happen

There is a serious issue in the games industry with developers releasing countless sequels to games in which sequels aren’t even warranted. It’s a case of corporate greed and lack of originality, and incessant demand from easily-pleased consumers. You see it in the film industry and in even within the music industry too, but I won’t bore you with my bitter rants ...

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My Steam Greenlight Frustrations

As some of you may know, I write a series where I cover Greenlight titles, and attempt to spotlight which are the most interesting. Typically, Steam Greenlight is thought of as a derelict pit filled with GameMaker projects and boxy retro platforming games. Very few of us make a daily venture into the Greenlight territory, and those that do are ...

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FFXV

The Final Fantasy XV Boys’ Club: Is It a Problem?

There’s been a lot of discussion and debate recently about the treatment of female gamers within the community as well as female characters within the games themselves. There’s not necessarily a total lack of developed, interesting, realistic female characters (see: Chell, Lara Croft, Hope), but there’s certainly a disparity between the numbers of those and the numbers of developed, interesting, ...

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Zelda Wii U

Without Zelda, What’s Left for the Wii U This Year?

Nintendo’s console has been struggling to stay relevant for a few years now. Particularly with the release of Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Wii U has simply become less and less appealing. The console has trouble scoring any exclusive releases and is instead often cut out of games coming out on both the fellow competing systems. ...

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ReviewScores

Let’s Discuss Review Scores

*These opinions are my own and do not reflect the views of any of my fellow journalists at Load The Game* Review scores have been a hot topic in the gaming community for quite a while now, but have seemed to explode in social media over the past few months. With the popularity of video game journalism and content creators ...

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Game Release Delays

Delays in Gaming: Pros and Cons

Delays of your most anticipated games can often be frustrating. A game that you’ve been waiting months, even up to a year for, has been delayed and now you are forced to wait even longer for it to release. Frustration is the natural reaction to disappointment; however, it is important to understand why it is that games get delayed in ...

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Steam

3 Early Access Games Worth Your Money

Early Access. The two words that make most of us cringe when we are looking at an interesting game on Steam. “Is this game worth my money? Is it worth my time? Will they actually finish the game or am I just paying for a glorified alpha that will remain incomplete?” If you’ve ever heard yourself ask those questions, then ...

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Evolve

Are DLC-heavy games like Evolve hurting the gaming industry?

For years I’ve been trying to figure out where the term DLC popped up within the gaming industry. It’s certainly not a term I’ve grown up with gaming through the 90’s. Initially, I’ve heard people using the term, not even knowing what it represented. Then, learning that it stands for Downloadable Content, I’ve kept wondering “how is it different than ...

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