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PES: A Look Back at the Years

It’s the 20th anniversary of the Pro Evolution Soccer series this year, and it’s been one hell of a bumpy ride getting here. As with any series that has been running this long there are bound to be ups and downs. It’s comforting to know that the PES series has had far more ups, but what would those be without the downs right? I wish I could say that I have been there since the beginning. The PES s...

5 “old school” things we miss in gaming

Gaming has come a long way since I started playing. The obvious improvements and changes have resulted in a massive industry and the amount of people involved in gaming in one way or another has probably surpassed what anyone could have anticipated. It’s not the only thing that has changed though, other things change depending on your age and how long ago you remember when it comes to gaming...

The Burning Question: Why do gamers hate each other?

I miss the days when I would meet somebody new, find out that they were a gamer and we would spend the rest of the day discussing our favourite hobby. Our favourite genre, platform or personal politics were irrelevant because all we wanted to do was to do was talk about games. I met a guy the other day who, as it turned out,  was a fan of the Call of Duty series and I happened to mention that I fe...

What is your gaming “guilty pleasure”?

Two nights ago I found myself watching National Treasure for about the 50th time. You know that movie with everyone’s favourite actor Nicholas Cage? He finds a clue which leads to more clues and so on until they possibly find a treasure. It’s pretty much a poor man’s Indiana Jones, and yet every time it is on TV I find myself watching it. I know it’s not a good movie, but I...

Voice Actor Tuesday – Jennifer Hale

We’ve taken a look at two of the the biggest men in the voice acting business over the past couple of weeks, so I thought it was time to feature at one of video voice acting’s leading ladies, Jennifer Hale. Jennifer Hale Jennifer Hale has been voicing characters in video games for more than two decades now, and her resume is an extensive one. Chances are you’ve heard her in numer...

Which games can make you swear like a trucker?

I don’t know about you, but  the most colourful language in my vocabulary generally makes an appearance when I’m gaming. After a few deaths, the rampant accusations of cheating start to fly and curse words make up about 90% of the sentence. This is often accompanied by screams of, “That’s unfair!” that are so loud that I could probably win a stand-off with a bratty 4-...

What’s Next for Rocksteady?

The immediate answer to that question is probably to fix their PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight and I suppose more DLC plus a GotY edition… but that aside, I have been wondering what Rocksteady might work on next now that they have completed their Batman trilogy, with much success I might add. There are always thoughts and suggestions going around as to what Rocksteady might bring us next. G...

Franchises That Would Make Great Rhythm Games

There’s been a lot of Rockband and Guitar Hero speak lately and unfortunately I can’t quite relate to any of it. I’ve never played any of the games before, but I’m really interested in them now. However, there is one game that got me hooked in the musical/ rhythm genre: Final Fantasy Theatrhythm. I never thought it would be an interesting game to play, let alone addictive, ...

The Burning Question: What’s your take on mobile gaming?

Mobile games. No, no I’m not referring to the PlayStation Plus title you occasionally download for free on your Vita or the first party Mario spin-off on your 3DS. I’m looking towards those pay-to-play pieces of digital heroin on your favourite iOS or Android device. Many gamers seem to be quite embarrassed to admit that they spend a large portion of their time poking or swiping away a...

Voice Actor Tuesday – Troy Baker

Last week Abigail decided to go with her favourite voice actor, so I decided to follow suit with my favourite, Troy Baker. Troy Baker I’ve been a massive fan of his since I heard him in Final Fantasy XIII a few years ago. Slowly but surely I started to hear his voice pop up in all kinds of games, anime and animated TV shows. His voice and even his likeliness can be found in some of the best games ...

Replay your games. It’s good for the gaming heart

Whenever I tell most people that I like replaying older games I receive the, “OMG, that’s so lame. I only play new games” remarks. I fully understand that sentiment. After all, we’re all in it to see the progression of the games industry. What if I told you that there’s more to it than just simply replaying a game? Last week I had a glorious week of leave. There was n...

How do you feel about the ‘music game’ return?

It’s been a long time coming, but this year music games finally make their return. We have the new Guitar Hero and Rockband releasing on the new-gen consoles in just a few months and I thought I would ask you all how you feel about this? For me, I remember distinctly getting Guitar Hero 2 as my first plastic instrument game, and I was almost instantly addicted. I had hand cramps like never b...

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