We take a look at what politics in games actually does, why people don't like it and whether it's a good idea to get rid of it altogether.
Couples that play together, stay together---and we've got the 7 best titles for you and the special geek in your life to laugh, cry, and ragequit over. 1. Portal 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0K5EXfgJnk Just when you thought Portal 2 couldn't get any better, you start playing the co-op campaign. The simple mechanics but devilishly difficult puzzles... Continue Reading →
Shadows of War. Deus Ex. Destiny. These are just a few of the beloved franchises that have introduced (or re-introduced) microtransactions to the latest title in the series---and people are pissed about it. Shadow of Mordor's sequel, Shadow of War, has introduced a marketplace where you can buy everything from new enemies, new equipment and... Continue Reading →
They've both received incredible reviews, but is War of the Chosen or Enemy Within the more successful XCOM expansion pack? Read more: Is an XCOM 2 expansion pack on the way? [UPDATED] Let's face it: a single review is a pretty awful way of determining the success of a game---and it's the same for DLCs and... Continue Reading →
It's a proven fact that music has a significant effect on your brain, your mood, your concentration and your ability to endure even the most boring of tasks. But it might surprise you to find out that it's video game soundtracks that are the most effective productivity-boosting tunes out there. Read more: 6 sites for all... Continue Reading →
You're either with them or against them---cults are polarising at the best of times. But every so often, there's a cult in a video game that is so powerful, so strong, so undeniably cool that you can't help but try to join up. But sometimes, heartbreakingly, you simply aren't allowed to.
Cults in video games are kooky, crazy, violent and dangerous---but also sometimes right. Sure, they might sometimes want to bring about the apocalypse through the raising of an evil god, or they might feel the need to kill literally everyone and merge them into a big ball of dead flesh. But sometimes, just sometimes, they... Continue Reading →
Cults: fearsome, strange, and fascinating. These zealots have been the subject of a hundred books, a thousand papers, tens of thousands of blog articles and news stories---and no small number of games over recent years. Now, as a new AAA game is set to use a cult as the primary protagonist (Far Cry 5), we... Continue Reading →
Everybody's been burned by a AAA game that didn't deliver at some point. But would it have been better to put away your wallet, head to the bargain bin and wait for a Steam sale instead? Are expensive video games really more fun, or is it just the result of hype and a bigger marketing... Continue Reading →