With all the buzz and hype surrounding Sony and Microsoft’s press conferences in the run up to this year’s E3, gamers across the globe were shocked and surprised when the biggest announcement instead came from a brief 43 second trailer for Metroid Prime 4 during Nintendo’s humble ‘Spotlight’ video. It has been ten years since […]Read more "CAN METROID PRIME 4 LIVE UP TO THE SERIES’ LEGACY?"
With the recent success of sprawling open world titles The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon: Zero Dawn, the existing open-world template of videogames is being challenged on a variety of fronts. More and more triple A releases are being built around sprawling open worlds, with endless tasks to complete, characters to […]Read more "WHY THE OPEN WORLD COLLECT-ATHON FORMAT NEEDS TO END"
So you’ve built a gaming PC with enough RGB lights to light up a 70’s roller-rink and hardware powerful enough to run your videogame, editing software, music, web browser and live stream, all at the same time. (Disclaimer: no-one needs to do that, ever.) Now it’s time to put that power to use, after all, […]Read more "WHY G-SYNC AND FREESYNC SHOULD MATTER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR SCREEN"
2017 has been an unusual year for the west. With Brexit negotiations due to reach a head in the coming months and president Trump causing controversy on a daily basis, it goes without saying that we are in a state of political chaos that hasn’t been seen in generations. There have been a number of […]Read more "WHY 2017 IS THE PERFECT YEAR FOR AN LGBTQ+ LEAD CHARACTER IN VIDEOGAMES"
It’s hard not to feel nostalgic when the jagged lines of Alien: Covenant’s title flicker onto the big screen and most of us are familiar with the same powerful and eerie moment in the original Alien film. However, whilst Covenant utilises this trope to reignite memories of the 70’s sci-fi classic, the film as a whole fails to hit the same notes of tension and terror that made the original such a memorable achievement in cinema.Read more "ALIEN: COVENANT REVIEW"