Ways Assassins Creed is Fading out

Assassin’s Creed is a franchise that has been struggling to justify its own existence of late.  Despite its plethora of available material covering the entire breadth of human history – we have seen the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Golden Age of Piracy, and now, the height of Pax Britannica – the franchise seems at times to be stagnant and lacking originality.  Why is that?

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July 14, 2015

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E3 Thoughts

So another E3 has come and gone, and with it we are witness to whole slew of new and exciting things.  This year we certainly were not left wanting, with some of the biggest footage including titles like Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4 (those particular captured my interest the most).  But overall, what else did we learn?

War Never Changes

It is no secret that Fallout 3 was one of my favourites.  Fallout: New Vegas appealed to many, and although I enjoyed it, it never quite struct the same resonant chord with me that Fallout 3 did.  However, the success of both made a sequel inevitable…

Life Is Strange

I took a shot in the dark on ‘Life is Strange’ on Steam – and was very impressed.  It is a five part interactive story set in a sleepy Oregon town, built along the same lines as Telltale Games’ The Walking Dead – however, it tells an original story set in a world that feels very nostalgic.  Definitely worth a go for the low price.

To Digital or not to Digital?

I remember the day, back in the wild times of the mid ’90s, when we were still amazed by Mario Kart 64’s whole eight character roster (Wario, playable?  Wow!).  Back then I’d rush home from the store as fast as the city bus would get me there (not very) – and pop my brand new shiny cartridge into the ’64.  Boom!  New game, product complete, fired up in all its early 64bit 3D glory.  Two years later, that game would be just as was then – awesome.  No patches required.

Bloodborne sales exceeded Sony's expectations

May 17, 2015

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Sony Was Surprised by Bloodborne’s Success

In the middle of a dangerous price war between the PS4 and XBox One, Bloodborne sold so well that Sony had a bit of trouble supplying consumer demand.

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May 13, 2015

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The Witcher 3 Review

In case you had any doubts, here is celebrity endorsement for The Witcher 3.

Just Cause 3 Gameplay Trailer

May 12, 2015

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Just Cause 3 Trailer

The teaser trailer for Just Cause 3 was released complete with wing suits, mid-air fistfights, airplane crashes and truck-top combat. What’s not to like?

Commenters on YouTube are asking – was Michael Bay involved in this production?

Comparing Wii U Graphics

Nintendo’s console has always been de facto considered the lame duck among each generation of consoles, but that hasn’t stopped the company from continuing to see success from its consistently strong IP.

Is there truth to the Wii U’s hardware inferiority complex, or does the system give us more than just a platform for the latest entries to Mario franchise?

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May 1, 2015

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Bloodborne is Deliciously Lovecraftian

It’s no secret that Bloodborne, like many of today’s games and movies, draws inspiration from a huge list of sources, not least of which is Lovecraftian Horror. This style of horror focuses on the cosmic unknowable; man’s place in the vast universe is so infinitesimally small that his greatest achievements are worthless.

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