The Nintendo Switch is Already Well Equipped For Cloud Gaming

Cloud gaming is considered to be the future of gaming by many industry leaders. Tech giants Google even threw their hat into the ring recently with the unveiling of Google Stadia. Whilst Microsoft has been attempting to pioneer the venture for PC and Xbox gamers. Another of the industry leaders, Nintendo, may have had cloud gaming on the backburner when producing the Switch. Word is getting over from Japan of the consoles amazing capabilities for running cloud gaming software. It would explain Nintendo’s current lack of third party AAA titles and the reason they didn’t attempt to match the PS4 […]

Are Game Passes a Feasible Business Model?

Streaming has, without a doubt, upended traditional business models across every major media industry. From music to films and TV shows, and now to games themselves, stream-based platforms are beginning to make more and more sense to consumers. But what about in the case of a game pass catalogue? While streaming videogames is still an oft-buggy experience that is highly dependent on the latency of a connection, offering players a wide pool of ready-to-download games for a fixed price has certainly gained traction – but does it have a future? The last decade has done much to upheave the conceptions […]

Has Scalebound Been Given a Second Chance on Nintendo Switch?

PlatinumGames hotly-anticipated dragon themed RPG Scalebound could be getting a revival from Nintendo. The former Xbox One exclusive was cancelled to the ire of fans, but the game could be getting a second chance. Nintendo is well and truly back on course with the Nintendo Switch. The addition of portability, coupled with some excellent first-party titles has seen the console excel. Sales figures are set to surpass the Xbox One in the next six months despite being released four years later.   If the Switch maintained it’s current rate of sales over the same time period it would even outsell […]

Microsoft is Bringing Halo to PC – And It’s About Time

At this point, this isn’t news anymore – but by God are we still reeling from the announcement that Microsoft is finally bringing Halo to PC. While this is certainly not the first time that a Halo game has found its way onto the PC platform, it does mark the first time in the history of the company that they’ve elected to bring the entirety of the franchise to PC Gaming Master Race. Initially released in 2014 solely for Microsoft’s Xbox console family, the Master Chief Collection on PC will feature every game in the franchise up to Halo 4 […]

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 […]

From Pioneer to Plunderer: The Sorry Decline of Rare

Sea of Thieves was one of the most hotly anticipated releases of the first quarter of 2018. Hype grew surrounding the games’ reveal at E3 2017 but just eight months into its’ life cycle, Rare Studio’s pirate simulator is a ghost town. It was marketed as ‘The Best Game Rare Ever Made’ but Sea of Thieves was immediately panned for a lack of objectives. Whilst co-operatively steering a galleon in search of treasure sounded exciting from the outset, the game devolved into nothing more than a glorified fetch quest. Locate objective, travel the seas, fight skeletons, return home, and repeat […]

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 […]

Looking Ahead: Is PlayStation Already Winning the Next Console War?

It’s the fifth year of this console cycle and time to peak around the corner to predict what might be next. The battle for top spot will be won or lost by the ability to get into our wallets. So which console are gamers planning to invest in when the next generation comes around? The major differences between Sony and Microsoft’s premier gaming consoles have begun to dissolve in recent years. A decade ago it would have seemed unimaginable that Metal Gear Solid, a series which is practically written into the DNA of PlayStation, would ever dare to grace a […]

What Do Gamers Make Of Sony’s Fortnite Cross-Platform Policy?

Boasting millions of concurrent players and even a Twitch stream with Drake, Fortnite is a game that has connected a huge and varied audience. Yet PS4 players are still missing out on the full experience. It’s been a big week for Fortnite, marking one year since its initial release by surpassing $1billion in revenue. First teased by Epic in 2011, the game now feels like an overnight success story seven years in the making. The ever-evolving title has become the new titan of the Battle Royale genre and a symbol of the possibilities of free-to-play and cross-platform gaming. It has […]