Blizzard Has Butchered Battle for Azeroth

More than half a year into Battle for Azeroth, and we must call things for what they are: dead in the water. Sometimes, no matter how much we adore playing a game, we must be dreadfully honest regarding its faults.  And let us be frank: World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth is beginning to feel like a work that is suffering the weight of some incredibly poor design decisions. To say that there isn’t anything of value being offered by Battle for Azeroth would be grossly untrue and unnecessarily inflammatory. The expansion certainly has its fair share of worthwhile attractions – […]

The 4 Best Winter Holiday Events

It’s that time of the year again: the Yule season. The time when we all gather ‘round our hearths, boot up the latest and greatest in this year’s winter events and take them around for a spin. But what about those games that are always just so good to go back to? The games that can keep you engaged month after month with seasonal events aplomb. Well, let’s just say that we’ve been neglecting friends and family in favor of these gems. Guild Wars 2 Ah, Wintersday. Whatever would we do without you? Each year during the season, the massive […]

The Best Video Game Soundtracks – Ever

An often overlooked aspect of some of the genre-defining games in history is the soundtrack. Nothing builds immersion quite like it. So let’s take a look back and resurrect some of the best original soundtracks to ever grace our headsets. Half-Life 2 Did you really think that you were going to get more than a paragraph into this list without it? If you’re staring at the screen without the ability to recall any of the iconic tracks that graced locales such as Nova Prospekt and Ravenholm, do us all a favour and drop what you’re doing to listen to them right […]

WoW Classic – Is Going Back a Good Idea?

In a short amount of time, the gates of WoW Classic will be thrust upon the world, and we will bear witness to what is likely to simultaneously be one of the most illuminating, captivating, and painful moments ever to be experienced by the WoW Fanbase. Yes, it seems that Blizzard is truly biting the bullet and giving fans what they’ve been asking for: good ol’ vanilla. While we don’t know many of the specifics, the version of the game that Blizzard seem to be pitching is the last patch right before Burning Crusade launched back in the day. This […]

Azeroth is Bleedin’ – Badly

Over a month into the new WoW expansion and the dust and hype has finally settled. So, now that we’ve stormed the entrance of an ancient titan facility, helped two separate kingdoms deal with usurpers, and established yet another foothold in an unknown land – it’s time to take a wider look at what Battle for Azeroth has to offer to its player base. And truthfully? It’s a bit of a mixed bag. When the unwashed masses first stormed the shores of Zandalar and Kul Tiras, there was much enjoyment to go around – and with good reason. Hot on the heels of […]

RaiderIO: Assisting the World of Warcraft Elite

The race for world first. The battle has been ongoing for over 12 years, and won’t end until the popular MMORPG World of Warcraft shuts its doors. The players don’t compete for money, but for bragging rights, and the respect of the community. Thousands of players line up with their guilds when Blizzard releases new end-game content, with many taking time off from work or school to accommodate the gruelling schedule that accompanies the race. Top end guilds will often battle for 16+ hours a day in their quest to become a part of WoW history, and claim the title […]

Twitch: The Platform That Changed The Way We Play Games

With over 3.1 million unique broadcasts per month Twitch is changing the face of entertainment. We trace the rise of the streaming platform and look at how it influences the playing habits of the gaming community. This September will herald the fourth annual TwitchCon event. It’s the corporeal representation of a service that has evolved dramatically over eleven years, establishing itself as one of the most visited sites on the internet. Starting out as Justin.tv in March 2007, Twitch’s forefather was the first 24/7 streaming platform. Originally just one station following the life of Yale graduate Justin Kan, it soon […]