Category: Editorials


Xbox One Needs To Come Of Age In 2015

It’s been nearly 18 months since the release of the Xbox One; just think about that for a second. It’s quite a long time, when you get down to it. The Xbox 360 had a lifespan of around 9 years, so by that reckoning we’re, what, 16% (or just under 1/6th for the fractionally-minded) of the way through this generation, if that longevity continues to this one.

That’s actually quite a way down the console’s lifespan, whichever way you look at it… Read more …


Steam Addicts Anonymous

We have a lot of fun here at Z1G, but it’s time we addressed a serious issue that’s affecting PC gamers across the world. I’m talking, of course, about Steam Addiction, and the game hoarding that comes with it. According to completely verified and trustworthy statistics, 70% of the games in the average PC gamer’s library are unplayed. The first step towards solving a problem is admitting it, so JBH, Trent, Chris and Ed decided it was time to get their addictions under control by working through some of the unplayed games in their library, one at a time. Read more …


Why We Game

There are times when I look at the gaming industry and I ask myself if I really want to keep pouring money into it? It is, after all, one extremely expensive hobby to partake in. But then along comes a game (or in this case a series of games) which tug at that part of my psyche that just says, “you’ll never leave us,” and I know I’m in for life.

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