A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Tue, 26 May, 2020
Tue, 19 May, 2020
Tue, 12 May, 2020
Tue, 05 May, 2020
Tue, 28 Apr, 2020
Tue, 21 Apr, 2020
Tue, 14 Apr, 2020
Tue, 07 Apr, 2020
Tue, 31 Mar, 2020
Tue, 24 Mar, 2020
Thu, 19 Mar, 2020
Tue, 03 Mar, 2020
Tue, 25 Feb, 2020
"Sweet dreams are made of this – who am I to disagree?" We certainly don’t disagree in the case of Dreams, a PS4 game that hits the sweet spot.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020
Can you spare ten minutes? If so, that’s enough time to complete The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. That’s right — a game that should take 30 or 40 hours can now be completed in less time than it takes to monetise a YouTube video.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2020
When we think of core gaming consoles, we don’t think of Apple. Until now.
Tue, 04 Feb, 2020
Twitch will no longer be the home of esports for Call of Duty, Overwatch and Hearthstone, with those games (and more) going to YouTube instead.
Tue, 28 Jan, 2020
“Finish him!” It’s one of the most famous lines in video games – in fact, they pretty much built the entire series around it. Mortal Kombat is notorious for brutal finishing moves, in which the characters kill off their opponents in horrific (and often humourous) fashion.
Tue, 21 Jan, 2020
Speed is of the essence, especially for Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), where players come together to finish their favourite games as quickly as possible.
Tue, 14 Jan, 2020
From the 1970s to 2010, it’s fair to say that the gaming industry followed a steady trajectory of evolution.
Tue, 07 Jan, 2020
Now that we are living in the future,gaming is no longer about ‘consoles’ and ‘controllers’. In the year 2020, we have realised that life itself is a simulation, constructed by humans long gone, who left us to fend for ourselves in the system.
Tue, 31 Dec, 2019
If you have a gamer to buy for this Christmas, here are some suggestions about suitable presents.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2019
Star Wars had fallen down the pecking order in the gaming industry. Now, ironically, a fallen order has taken it back to the top. It may not be a perfect game, but Respawn’s jedi adventure is a real treat for fans.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2019
SOMETIMES, the journey is more important than the destination. And sometimes, we just want to sit at home eating a bag of jelly beans, while thinking about more jelly beans. Life is only as significant or special as we make it.
Tue, 12 Nov, 2019
It's a zoo out there.
Tue, 05 Nov, 2019
The nightmare never ends for Bethesda, the creators of the Elder Scrolls series and Fallout developers. Fallout 76,released almost two years ago, had a bad start back in 2017 — but things got far worse this past week.
Tue, 29 Oct, 2019
Poor old Luigi! The brother of Mario barely ever gets a mention — but he does get a mansion.
Tue, 08 Oct, 2019
Football is a game of two haves — the ‘haves’ and the ‘have nots’. There is always a champion and a loser. There is always a veteran and a youngster. And there are always the rich, and the poor.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
Did you hear about the guy who wanted to become an astronaut? He couldn’t make space on his schedule. Still, plenty of gamers will be making room on their calendars for The Outer Worlds, a game that takes players to space — but not as we know it.
Wed, 25 Sep, 2019
In some parts of Ireland, the word ‘deadly’ means excellent. We couldn’t have known how good Deadly Premonition was going to be. In fact, no one had this premonition back in 2010
Wed, 18 Sep, 2019
Comical, colourful characters, fighting over borders, while scrambling for power.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019
Some developers become washed up as they get older. They lose their creative spark. Not Hideo Kojima, though. He has taken the concept of ‘washed up’ and made an entire game out of it.
Tue, 27 Aug, 2019
While most people wait with excitement for the next season of Love Island, we usually have our eyes on a different island. The new season of Fortnite is here, but is it love at first sight?
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
You might block someone on Twitter, but have you ever shut out a game? That’s what happened to us with Roblox — while we were ignoring it, Roblox has quietly become the world’s most popular game. As of this month, there are 100 million active users, making it more popular than both Minecraft and Fortnite.
Tue, 06 Aug, 2019
There can only be one. Highlander may have coined the phrase, but Fortnite has owned it. On Sunday, it was the high ground (not the highland) that won the day, with a peerless performance by 16-year-old Kyle Giersdorf, better known as Bugha, crowning him World Champion.
Tue, 30 Jul, 2019
There was a time when Nintendo were plumbing new depths to keep Mario relevant. Games like Doctor Mario and Mario Party are decent efforts, but they hardly compare to the real deal.
Tue, 09 Jul, 2019
Back in 1997, cloud gaming only meant one thing — you were playing Final Fantasy VII. The main protagonist of Squaresoft’s seminal RPG, Cloud Strife, was the definition of edgy back then, right down to his iconic (and literally edgy) giant sword.
Tue, 18 Jun, 2019
A lot of gamers passed on Microsoft this generation. After a poor launch, their Xbox One console never gained any momentum, for one simple reason — the games weren’t good enough.
Wed, 12 Jun, 2019
We keep plaguing developers to do something different. Gaming, we tell them, needs different voices and different stories.
Tue, 30 Apr, 2019
Valve’s hugely popular zombie shooter was abandoned by its developer after the second game was released, ten years ago, leaving fans desperate for more.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2019
Unlike its name implies, Fortnite will be around for some time yet. Last week, Epic Games announced they were pumping $100m of prize money into the game globally, in an effort to keep the competitive scene thriving.
Wed, 27 Feb, 2019
This year, if you hear bells at Christmas maybe you should stop subscribing to so many YouTube channels? Or perhaps those are alarm bells you hear, as you panic-buy a gamer gift? If you are still hunting for a gaming present, we’ve got you covered. Below are some last-minute suggestions.
Wed, 19 Dec, 2018
When you’re looking to take things to the next level, sometimes you can be too ambitious. But with their Next update, developers Hello Games, led by Irishman Sean Murray, have finally taken No Man’s Sky to the level they always wanted. It’s one of gaming’s greatest comeback stories.
Wed, 01 Aug, 2018