Grapple Goodness

There’s one complaint I hear more than any other: “Man, I wish there was a game where you could play a gooey space blob, that flies around the stars by latching itself onto magical floating platforms and also sticks to them in order to reach a black hole at the end.” Well… As oddly specific as that wish is, today I’d like to show you a game that FINALLY caters to you poor space-blobless souls! Grapple, a 3D puzzle platformer where you swing around a lot. Like Spiderman, minus the brooding and angst. The goal is simple, reach the black… [Continue Reading]

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Deleted Scenes

What a strange beast Counter-Strike: Condition Zero Deleted Scenes is… A single player game shaped from the success of an exclusively multiplayer phenomenon, trying to walk in the original Call of Duty’s footsteps. Bungled from Valve, to Ritual Entertainment, to Gearbox and finally a mix of the three resulted in Counter-Strike’s single player debut. The world unanimously came together, and after much thought, finally came to an unprecedented agreement amongst both gamers and critics, that it was completely and utterly~! Mediocre… As well as being automatically outdated by other titles upon release as it was finally kicked out the door… [Continue Reading]

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Toybox Tinker!

I didn’t grow up with the N64… I remember briefly playing GoldenEye 007 and Pokemon Snap on it for about 10 minutes each one time. That’s pretty much the extent of my time with it. So when I was older, I felt annoyed I’d missed out on the golden age of 3D platformers that Banjo-Kazooie had led the charge with. I’d dabbled in a lot of 3D platformers from the PS1/2 but rarely finished them as the games (and the system I played them on) didn’t belong to me and would often be sold or traded before I could. But… [Continue Reading]

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Overrated

Okay, seriously, it’s not a bad game. But I don’t like it and (again) that title was too damn good to pass up. Think of this as an extension to Medic’s article except written by someone far less competent. I wanted to like Overwatch, really, I did. (Lower your damn pitchforks!) I tried the beta, which for some reason would cause my router to crash and freeze every time I launched it, forcing me to play it offline. Even when it was in a playable state in the free trial after the full game came out, I tried to ignore my… [Continue Reading]

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Day of Deceit

A couple of days ago I was watching a YouTube video showing upcoming shooters. Overall, nothing really caught my eye. The “new” ones I’d seen before and I hadn’t found them interesting to begin with, and the others were remasters. But one game… One game most DEFINITELY caught my attention. Days of War. Now you may be pondering why this one game had caught me hook, line and sinker while the other games hadn’t even managed a blip on my radar. There’s a very, VERY good reason for that. You see, I was a Day of Defeat: Source player for… [Continue Reading]

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Battlefield and Me

I remember my first confrontation with the Battlefield series fondly. I was growing more curious of PC gaming and my big brother had recently set up his own rig with the help of a friend in his tiny, cramped room. As he booted it up he talked to me about a new game he’d bought and what it was like. I’d not heard anything like it, and console games of the time couldn’t hope to offer an experience on the scale of what PC titles were, especially with multiplayer. Then he launched the game saying I could play it… Seeing… [Continue Reading]

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I SMITE Thee – The Bad

After getting back from the dentist, or more accurately, their drill, this seems like the perfect time to talk of the pains of SMITE. For as much as I love this game, there are an equal number of obstacles that make me hate it. I’ve never played a multiplayer game where my mood can jump up and down so quickly. Some days, you feel like the god you’re playing. Powerful, feared, unstoppable. Others, you wonder why the hell you wasted 300+ hours of your life when your team is feeding and dragging you down with them or aren’t doing their… [Continue Reading]

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Mod it until it dies

“Mod it until it dies” has always been one of the unofficial taglines for the Elder Scrolls series, particularly Skyrim. Bethesda games in general have a lot of freedom not in the actual games themselves, but with what you can do with the games. From the look of your character, to badass armors to menus to entire gameplay overhauls, the Bethesda game modding community almost has a mod for everything. So when Valve and Bethesda tried to make money off community modders, under the pretense that modders could also make money, we kicked up a huge fuss. Bethesda games aren’t… [Continue Reading]

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FashionFrame

I know I’ve mentioned Warframe a few times lately, but I have suddenly found myself quite addicted to it. Warframe is a genuinely beautiful game, and because of cosmetics, you see a lot of fancy people walking around. Go to any Relay (casual chat and trade area) when the Void Trader is around (an NPC who sells pricey but cool mods, cosmetics and weapons) and you’ll be astounded by the amount of fanciness you’ll see. People like to jokingly call the game FashionFrame, just because the game can be so fancy. Thing is, there’s a LOT of customisable stuff. You… [Continue Reading]

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I SMITE Thee – The Good

I’ll be honest, I’d heard of SMITE far before a friend told me there was going to be a beta for it on PS4. But I’d always brushed it off due to it being a MOBA. I expected the typical isometric view, the lack of control over your character that usually came with it, the weird robotic movement and heat-seeking attacks that were commonplace in this genre, only adding to the sense you’re watching an amazing character instead of playing one. SMITE, on the other hand, has a centred Max Payne style camera, while the gameplay has a heavy emphasis… [Continue Reading]

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