After the Success of Apex Legends – What Will Titanfall 3 Look Like?

We’re all upset that Titanfall 2 came out when it did. It could have seen a lot more adoption and play if they hadn’t bungled the way things did. But that’s all in the past – and hell, even Apex has helped in its own way. But the real question is, what exactly could Titanfall 3 look like? It should go without saying that what is to follow is going to predominantly be speculation. As such, nothing substantial has been leaked regarding the third instalment in the Titanfall franchise, but we don’t need leaks when we’ve got our imagination. So […]

Death Stranding – What’s Coming Our Way?

There has been a long-standing meme floating about the intricate series of tubes we know was the internet that Hideo Kojima has been living his life as a film director in a video game designer’s career. Yes, yes, we all know that those Metal Gear games are classics worthy of their place in gaming history, but the more that we see from his upcoming project – Death Stranding – the more we worry that this might be the one that takes us far off the deep end. Let’s get one thing clear right out of the gate: Death Stranding looks absolutely […]

How Firestorm’s destruction changes the Battle Royale game

There is no shortage of Battle Royale games on the market and every newcomer must find a way to put its own spin on the genre. What does Battlefield V: Firestorm do? Destruction. Dice and EA recently released the long-awaited Battle Royale game mode Firestorm to Battlefield V. It is safe to say that it is late to the party; six months after the biggest competitor Call of Duty and released a mere month after the launch of the excellent Apex Legends. Same, but different I have played nearly every Battle Royale title on the market so far. What Firestorm […]

The Division 2 – What a Sequel Should Be

Ever since Ubisoft announced The Division 2, we were highly skeptical. When the first of the franchise was released, initial impressions were over the moon. Then, came the endgame. Or rather, the complete and utter lack of it. Although the Division series bears some of the hallmarks of the traditional Ubisoft gamut, they deviate far from the rest of their titles in that they’re the closest that the international publisher has to an MMO. As such, the initial “campaign” through the 30-or-so levels serves just as levelling in any other MMO does: as a primer for the endgame. The endgame is […]

How Forza Horizon Beat Out Forza Motorsport

We know better than most that our inclinations toward our favourite games are utterly subjective, but there comes a time when we all have to admit when our favourite franchise must bend the knee to another. Yet how often does that threat come from within? Such is the case with Microsoft’s Forza. Originally ushered into this world as a competitor in the Motorsport simulation market, Forza has built up quite the following since its humble beginnings. Decked-out to the nines with all of the stats, graphs, data, and tuning specs than any self-respecting motorhead would desire, Forza Motorsport earned its laurels […]

A Second Chance: A Succesful Switch After All?

Somehow, Nintendo has managed to do it again. After the lacklustre performance of the Wii U, we can officially say that Nintendo has struck gold with the Switch. While many still consider the hallmark signs of a console prowess to be graphical horsepower, the Switch proves that Nintendo is ready to defy that sentiment for yet another console generation. Where the Wii U languished, the Switch soars. Bucking the crucial mistake that the Wii U made and establishing a strong brand image has been precisely what the Switch needed to do – and it knocks it out of the park. […]

Bungie and Their Bright New Destiny

The dust has cleared, and the smoke has settled after one of the most unexpected separations to shake the industry in quite some time. Bungie – after nearly a decade – has elected to end their relationship with their publisher, Activision. For some, this may be a shock. For others, it’s been a long time coming. Yet, now that it’s here, what does it mean for the future of their beloved spacefaring franchise? It’s no secret that Destiny 2 shared the same rocky beginning that its predecessor did, but now – it very much feels like its in a place […]

The Brilliance of Tetris 99

With the astronomical popularity of battle royale games, it was only a manner of time before all of the big publishers threw in their variant to stake their claim. So far, BR can be found on every major gaming platform – but there was always one publisher that was missing: Nintendo. And now, they’ve shown up with their very own BR variant of… Tetris? Announced as a free-to-play title offered to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, Tetris 99 is perhaps one of the most refreshing, challenging, and downright insane versions of Tetris ever offered to the public. The premise is simple, […]

Counter Strike Global Offensive: The Comeback

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive went free-to-play and had an official Battle Royale mode added to the game last month. Long-time fans of the franchise were initially both confused and highly sceptical, but new numbers show that the game was played by over 20 million people in December alone, which is the all-time record. What does this new direction mean for the classic shooter? What is the thought process behind it from Valve’s side? Danger Zone There is no shortage of Battle Royale games. As we head into 2019, the genre is still as hot as ever, but few expected Counter-Strike to […]

Has the RTS Genre Gone the Way of the Dinosaur?

It seems that only yesterday we were enthralled with the prospect of irreparably ruining our surrounding ecology purely for the purpose of acquiring enough materials to dominate our opponents, and now…? Well, the battlefield lies barren. That’s not to say that there aren’t new entries to the RTS foray out on the market these days, but it does seem nigh-impossible to throw a shoe into the crowd and not hit a disgruntled fan at how little prevalence the genre holds in today’s market. This perception, however, requires deeper analysis. Did the genre EVER hit the highs that some of its […]