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Are Online-Only Games Ruining Gaming?

The World Wide Web has become a normal component of modern day life; we use it for social networking, videos, news, even gaming. Customarily, an Internet connection is established as an optional item to play games—usually allowing players to connect on servers to play against each other in multiplayer matches or together in cooperative experiences. However, recently a trend has appeared in the gaming world in the form of “Online Only” games. With these types of games it is mandatory to have the Internet to play the game at all—even in single player (if there even is one).

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Weight Loss Through Gaming

I used to be heavier than I currently am.  Then I lost weight and that was nice.  But a year later, I’ve put back on some weight and that’s not so good.  But it’s the New Year!  It’s practically required that I make some token gesture towards losing some extra pounds.  But while most people would do something silly like sign up for a gym membership or buy some jogging bottoms and trainers in bloody January, I am taking a much more sensible approach.

It’s the same approach that I took to lose the weight in the first place.

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2014: The Year in Review

2014 was a strange year for video games. It was the year that saw the PS4 and XB1 smash console sales records, despite not having any truly compelling games to play on them. It was the year of buggy, broken or just plain disappointing 3rd party titles. It was the year of “GamerGate”. It was the year in which Nintendo sat in the corner and quietly released smash hit after smash hit. In short, 2014 was a bit of a roller-coaster.

With the year behind us and 2015 beckoning us hither, I wanted to take a moment and reflect on where we are and how we got here.

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2014 – Game of the Year

As 2014 draws to a close, it is a time for reflection. to my mind, 2014 has been potentially the most disappointing gaming year in some considerable time. Great expectations have turned into damp squibs as the next console generation has failed to get into its stride, and time and time again anticipation of the next big title has let us down. That said, its not all been doom and gloom – there have been some real gems nestled in the mound of mediocrity, and the guys at Zero1Gaming have got together to bring you their highlights. Let us all hope that Paul doesn’t bang on about Dragon Age too much….  (Ed’s note: What? It’s awesome!) Read more …