Category: OPINION PIECES

Assassin’s Creed Unity too Ambitious?

Everyone knows about the problems that have been marring Ubisoft’s new addition to the Assassin’s Creed saga, Unity. But why did it happen? Was it too ambitious? Did Ubisoft rush the production in time for Christmas? Did they try to utilise the full power of next generation technology too quickly? Production of Unity began shortly ...

Top 5 most popular eSports games right now

In recent years Electronic Sports have become ridiculously popular even among people who weren’t much into gaming before. I’ve dabbled in competitive gaming on more than one occasion and I can’t begin to tell you how glad I am to see that we live in a time when it’s finally being taken seriously. But things are ...

Top 5 must-play wild west-themed games

Anyone who is even remotely aware of my passion for the wild west genre knows I’m a sucker for any kind of game, film, or book related to these glorious, lawless times set between 1607 and 1912 in the United States of America. From riding across the frontier to organising a good old hunt, drinking ...

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void – new units and changes overview and analysis

Blizzard Entertainment finally revealed the long awaited cinematic for Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, which means that the game’s release date should’t be too far away now. Moreover, Beta registrations for the expansion are now live, although Blizzard has yet to announce when the first phase of testing will begin. What’s clear however is ...

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – PS4 vs Xbox One Multiplayer graphics analysis

Digital Foundry has recently released a couple of test footages in which the graphics performance of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’s Multiplayer mode is analyzed on both current-gen consoles, PS4 and Xbox One. Previous assessments revealed that the PS4 is struggling to keep a 60FPS level in certain points of solo play, while the Xbox ...

Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void, Hearthstone expansion and other Blizzcon 2014 announcements

Blizzcon, the favorite time of the year for any die hard Blizzard fan is literally just around the corner. Thus far, we know that the company plans to host several eSports tournaments, some cosplay contests, and even a Metallica concert, but what about any game related announcements? As you might imagine, Blizzard has been quiet in ...

eSports family: League of Legends community helps promote the Starcraft 2 WCS on Reddit

There’s plenty of rivalry in the world of gaming as I learned some years back when every new MMORPG was challenging World of Warcraft for its crown. This rivalry was less between the companies who made the games and more between the people who were playing them. The situation hasn’t changed much nowadays, although the ...

Can Heroes of the Storm hope to compete with the other MOBAs?

The Massive Online Battle Arena genre – better known as MOBA – has been around for over a decade now, but only received widespread awareness in the last few years. As you may or may not already know, the game that started it all was the original Defense of the Ancients, aka DotA. The game was created ...

The importance of resolution in games

Far Cry 4 creative director Alex Hutchinson recently stated that, in his opinion, resolution is not an important aspect of a game. At least not more important than the game being fun, interesting and enjoyable. “It’s certainly not something I care about in a game,” Hutchinson said in an interview with Total Xbox, “It feels ...

Civilization: Beyond Earth gets free Steam demo and why that’s important

Remember demos, those things that let you play a certain game for a while before deciding if you should purchase it or not? It is indeed a pretty rare sight to see something like that these days, but Firaxis and 2K Games are offering just that. The latest installment in the highly acclaimed Civilization series ...