In the games industry, it’s a given that games are art. However, the general public are yet to be convinced.
Last weekend, Z1G dropped me into what is probably the most anticipated MMORPG of all time, The Elder Scrolls Online. Armed only with a staff and a bad attitude, I set off on my epic journey into Tamriel, hungry for adventure.
We all know the story. Some ambitious, misty-eyed game developer decides to make an MMORPG to rival the ubiquitous World of Warcraft, and after a few years of obscurity they fall to the wayside, nothing more than a footnote in gaming history. Up steps Neverwinter, the latest contender.
I slump back disappointed in my chair after playing half an hour of the latest Star Trek tie in game. Disappointed, but not surprised.
After four tiresome and dreary months, the second instalment of Telltale’s latest episodic adventure game The Wolf Among Us was finally released.
The games industry today is abuzz with talk of the next generation of gaming. With the WiiU already with us, the Playstation 4 having been announced a while ago and, by the time you read this, Microsoft being about to or having just announced the next Xbox unit, you can’t move around the gaming web […]
Computer games, as much as any other medium, are mysterious things. They can stir our souls, hotwire our adrenaline glands or disappoint us to our core. For every person who plays a game there is a valid and varied opinion. It’s one of the things that make the subject of a game’s relative quality a […]
Across every genre of entertainment there are specific titles or releases that become synonymous with failure, that in the eyes of fans and critics alike embody the worst that the genre has to offer. They become the universal butt of any joke in that medium, the yardstick against which every other poorly-received release is measured. […]
Over recent years there has been a shift in the focus of the gaming industry towards online multiplayer as a gaming model. Indeed, the biggest sellers of this generation of titles have been primarily online competitive titles, such as Halo 4 & Call of Duty. Over this time there has developed a very distinct separation […]