Category Archive: ii. Console

Steam Link/Controller – The Couch MMO Solution?


Oh, hello there! It’s been a while! No, I’m not dead or lost, just inundated with work and parenting (like many of you!). That said, there’s always time for a game or two, right? Which brings me to this point: It’s hard to play MMOs with little kids in the house! These days, I find …

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Prepare For Holiday Gaming Bundles


It’s that time of year again, folks. With the holidays just around the corner, companies all across the gaming industry are preparing new ways to interest players in purchases. We’ve reached a point in 2015 at which gaming is always going to be expensive, unless you happen to prefer mobile apps and online arcades to …

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#NBI2015: How Did GamerGate Affect Me?


It’s May and that means it’s time for another Newbie Blogger Initiative. I probably wouldn’t have participated since I’m far from new to games blogging but Belghast of Tales of the Aggronaut convinced me on his latest AggroChat podcast. The call, as he put it, was also to blogger who may have stopped blogging, and …

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Companies Successfully Have Gamers Looking Forward to November

Gamestop Line

Every year just before the start of the holiday season, an influx of new games hit the market. Companies look to attract those with a little extra income from end-of-year bonuses while reminding others how a new game makes for a perfect gift. This year is already proving to be no different. One of the …

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ESO: Do It Right the First Time


I’ve been thinking a lot about Elder Scrolls Online lately. Ever since my post about Keeping Up With the Joneses, I’ve been hovering over the purchase button. Well it’s a good thing I didn’t! Out of the blue, I received an email from the Zenimax notifying me I had “purchased the game” and reminding me …

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Good stuff for eyes and ears, volume #1


I read a lot of gaming blogs but you know what posts I really like coming across? The ones where the author shares some of the other things they’ve been enjoying lately. You know… books, movies, podcasts – that kind of thing. It’s like a window into other things that I might enjoy, so today …

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How Technology Has Changed Gaming Outside of the Home


It used to be that you would have to go to an arcade or some kind of gaming tournament if you were looking to have a video game-related experience outside of your home. Because if you didn’t decide to take on either of those options, you were basically stuck with playing against your friends and …

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Shifting Review Scores


If you pay any attention to the mainstream gaming press, you’ve probably heard about the mess that is Battlefield 4. Ever since the game released on next-gen consoles, there has been a constant crap-storm of commentary: How could DICE release a game in this state? It’s not worth buying! Go get your money back! All of this underlined …

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Gaming For the Greater Good: ingenious charity projects which have changed our world


It feels like the video game industry – and, more importantly, its consumers – have just about cast off the shackles of social stigma. Mainly owing to the explosion of mainstream gaming, it’s no longer commonly seen as a pursuit of the lonely nerd (or violent psychopath in the making). The act of making a …

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Defiance: The PC MMO Totally Unprepared for PC!


I suppose it’s about time I share some of my thoughts on the latest entry to our MMO library, Defiance. My enthusiasm for this game has ebbed and flowed during the PR cycle but never much broke lukewarm. To be honest, I felt like an outlier. When most of the internet seemed to join in …

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