What’s Next for Mario Kart         

Decades in the making and multitudes of iterations later, it feels as if we’ve finally reached the pinnacle of Mario Kart. Nintendo’s party-romp approach to Motorsport has always been one of the most enduring video game legacies ever since we first booted up our rudimentary consoles way back in yesteryear. Now, with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released on the Switch, we have what is arguably the most fleshed-out version of Mario Kart to date. But we can’t help but wonder – what else could Ninty come up with? So far, we’ve seen everything from double-racer karts to anti-gravity tires to […]

Cloud Gaming: The Replacement?

With Google, Microsoft and Electronic Arts all pushing for cloud-based game streaming, the competition is hotter than ever, which in turn will advance the technology faster. Is cloud gaming finally a viable alternative to local gaming systems? What hurdles have game streaming yet to face? The premise and appeal of game streaming is simple: play games at maximum settings using a device that never would be able to run the game in the first place. Why spend 1500 pounds upgrading your PC when you can play the latest games already with your five-year-old laptop? However, in practice, it has had […]

Social Gaming: The Ties That Keep You Plugged In

To the outsider, the act of spending hours entering inputs into a video game may come across as not only mind-numbing, but possibly sociopathic. All those hours spent isolating ourselves from the world, it’s no wonder that gamers are some of the weirdest and most antisocial folk about – right? Well, it’s an understatement to say that gamers know better. Although we’ve had to endure years of misconceptions regarding our favorite pastimes, our convictions toward the marvel that we see in modern videogames remains steadfast. While the uninitiated will see nothing more than cretins blaring at changing shapes on a […]

A Welcome to Our Procedural Generation: The Future of Gaming

Procedural generation is becoming an increasingly popular tool in open world and sandbox games. Ambitious games such as Star Citizen and We Happy Few, intend to make use of the emerging trend in game design. With the success of the system in Ark: Survival Evolved it could become a major part of the future of game design. So what is procedural generation? Where did it come from? And will it be beneficial for the future of gaming? What is it? You’ve probably already encountered procedural generation, even though you may not know it. Put simply, it’s when game developers use […]