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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!

What's next for virtual reality?

What’s Next for Virtual Reality?

I can understand if this seems a little preemptive; there aren’t even any virtual reality headsets available commercially at the moment. So, wondering what will come next for VR seems a little hasty, especially if they haven’t even happened yet. For that, we will probably be waiting until sometime next year for VR headsets to actually take off among consumers. I wouldn’t ...

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Sexism and The Witcher 3: What the Polygon Article Got Wrong

In what appears to be a customary routine with every new game release, I find myself having to attempt to address and dispel seemingly absurd claims regarding the nature of The Witcher 3’s content. CD Project Red, developers of this gorgeous, new role-playing epic, received some unexpected flak from Polygon, where journalist and editor Arthur Gies criticized the game for allegedly ...

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Esports

eSports Don’t Need To Be Considered A ‘Sport’

The incomparable Jessica Conditt, senior reporter at Engadget, recently put up an article about eSports, and their merit as sports. This has been a debate that’s raged on since the dawn of eSports, and everyone seems to have an opinion. In her article, Jessica likens hockey to a real-life game of League of Legends, with players all having designated positions and ...

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Murdered

Bargain Bucket: Murdered: Soul Suspect – Re-Review

Some games get unfairly slated by critics at the time of their release, with reviewers focusing more on technical deficiencies rather than humour, story-telling and soul. A game like Deadly Premonition which was bashed in the media at its time of original release for Xbox 360 is a prime example. The game was a clunky mess, but had a story ...

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PC vs Xbox One

PC vs. Console: Converting to the Master Race

You may be familiar with the console wars in which the fans of three factions; Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, battle it out on discussion boards and comment sections, determined to prove why their console is better than the other. Until very recently there has been a faction mostly overlooked, which is actually showing its face more commonly in these discussions, and ...

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Witcher 3

Is Hype Really So Bad?

As E3 grows ever-closer, the eternal conflict between cynical games journalists and PR specialists wages on. The former warning us against the dangers of getting excited for unreleased products, and the latter trying to get us all to board the hype train for these new releases, keeping the community buzzing. While hype can, in fact, be dangerous to the consumers, it’s ...

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A Sinking Ship: the Rise and Fall of SEGA

SEGA was founded in 1940; in Honolulu, Hawaii. Originally calling themselves “Service Games,” the company at the time produced coin-operated slot machines. But it wasn’t until more than 40 years later that the soon-to-be monolith would really establish itself in the hearts and minds of many. With SEGA SG-1000 video game console and onwards, the famous and once-king of the video ...

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What happened to Motion Controls?

Christmas 2006, my family and I crowded around the TV after the turkey had been picked clean and watched in amazement as my little brother flailed his arms around hitting tennis balls, and throwing bowling balls, he was having a temper tantrum because I had taken over his brand new Nintendo Wii. It was the first time me or any ...

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