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    Comparing the Digital Distribution Platforms

    In 2004, Valve revolutionized the games industry with the launch of their digital distribution platform, Steam. Steam’s pioneering success owes a great deal to Half-Life 2, which was launched in tandem with Steam. While the Half-Life series sadly faded away, Steam went from strength to strength. Today, the platform is synonymous with game distribution. For…

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    8 December Indie Games Worth Checking Out

    Now that the festive season is in full swing, we understand that—between mouthfuls of fruit mince pie and the frantic opening of presents—it might be difficult to find a spare moment to squeeze in some gaming. However, if you do manage to slip away from the celebrations, we’ve got some indie gifts that’ll make the…

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    Ode to the OG XBox

    After Atari closed its doors in 1984, video games became largely the domain of Japanese companies. For the remainder of the 20th century, titans like Sony, Sega, and Nintendo battled it out for supremacy of the gaming industry. The video game crash of 1983 had shown just how difficult it was to enter the home…

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    5 Video Games I Want to See Remade/Remastered

    A lot of video games that I played as a kid have unfortunately been lost in the void of time. Games that I think a lot of gamers of the new generation would enjoy. Or maybe I’m just a selfish, nostalgia-riddled twenty-something wanting to see some of my childhood favorites made with current-gen technology. Probably…

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    The Devil’s Advocate: In Defense of Microtransactions

    A strong and well-considered argument should, first and foremost, give honest consideration to any opposing standpoints. By understanding opposing views, we can reinforce our own views while arming ourselves with the ability to tackle opposing arguments. That is the purpose of The Devil’s Advocate. In these articles I will take what is considered to be…

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    More Than A Game, An Experience: Death Stranding

    Once, There Was An Explosion… In 2015, Hideo Kojima and Konami parted ways. After being employed by the company for nearly three decades, the love story between creator and corporation came to irreconcilable differences, and following the release of the final piece of the Metal Gear Solid franchise, the future seemed uncertain. Hideo Kojima was…

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    Warhammer 40,000: Requiem Infernal

    This piece will contain some minor spoilers for Requiem Infernal.  ++The circle closes, then spins anew++ Rarely do I come across a Warhammer 40,000 story that makes its way into my top 10 Warhammer 40,000 book list. Requiem Infernal rockets straight into my top 10 with what is easily the most original take on the…