Two and a half years ago, I wrote of John Peter Bain, best known as “Totalbiscuit” on the internet, as he had learned his bowel cancer returned and was terminal. He was one of the most prominent figures in gaming thanks to his cynical but respectful outlook on gaming and life itself. His work didn’t just influence me,…
Steam, Valve’s PC games distribution platform, was created in 2002 to sell Valve products while streamlining the process to make it more convenient for gamers. Today, Steam leads a large part of the industry, controlling the majority of PC sales and influencing gaming as a whole. Sixteen years later, Steam is starting…
Extinction is a game made by developers who love their work and the product of it, but I’m sad to say that the only thing extinct in this game is my will to play it.
The mouse and keyboard are a staple of gaming, one that exemplifies accuracy in shooting, and terrible movement controls. Being able to bind key inputs to the many buttons on a keyboard is nice, but they’re not exactly perfect. On Feb. 19, Microsoft corporate VP addressed the company’s beliefs on the use of mouse and…
Lists of games big publications say should be on the switch are unbelievably abundant, but in the end, they’re mostly unrealistic. Does IGN really think Batman Arkham City could run on the Switch? The Switch isn’t exactly a powerhouse, but it is an indie game paradise, so why not play to the console’s strengths?
Games critique is hard. A well-written review requires expert writing and analysis, sharp focus, great organizational skills, and a thorough understanding of your own writing and opinions. Few writers can achieve all these things, myself included.
When it comes to modern First-Person-Shooters, the competitive multiplayer scene has been changing drastically, with shooters leaning farther towards the extremes of arcade or realistic gameplay. Classic Arena shooters like Quake Champions or Doom are making a resurgence, and realistic shooters like Squad or Insurgency…
Hunt: Showdown is a game that was quietly revealed by Crytek way back in 2014, but due to development issues, the game went back to stage one in mid 2016. In the past year, its turned into what seems like a Co-Op/PvP First Person Horror Rogue-lite monster hunter. Yeah, its that big.
Competitive realistic shooter Insurgency is going to a whole new level in its sequel Insurgency: Sandstorm with a new engine, a campaign with up to 4 player co-op, light combat vehicles, bigger and more complicated map design, and even a new ballistics system.
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From its current UNIQLO deal, to its Vans deal from 2016, Nintendo’s third party clothing has been absolutely fantastic in fashion, quality, and even pricing.
A brand new mod for Fallout 4 which is making splashes across the modding scene, Pilgrim, makes sweeping changes to the atmosphere of the Commonwealth. Rather than the happy-go-lucky soundtrack of Dion’s The Wanderer and a bright landscape, Pilgrim has vault dwellers met by screams of terror in the distance and…
New World Interactive’s pseudo-prequel to Insurgency, a PC sleeper hit, Day of Infamy, does absolutely nothing to change the formula for WWII shooters, but I would be lying if I said it wasn’t any fun.
Freelance game critic and Ludotempus editor Ben McCurry resigned from game review site Brash Games this week when he published a quickly-taken-down review of Pac-man 256 that actually served as a list of grievances against his former employer and editor, Paul Ryan.
Frank Miller and Lynn Varley’s 300 worked in tandem with Zack Snyder’s adaptation of the film to create one of the closest examples to a perfect movie adaptation of a comic book.
Korean PC Bangs place in Overwatch are a primary source of contention, allowing Koreans to play games in a public setting, not having to pay for their own desktops or games while also allowing for a flood of hackers.
Club Penguin, the browser-based, ultra-kid-friendly, Disney-run MMO, is shutting down servers on March 29. Can you hear that? That’s the sound of a million hearts breaking at once.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to explore a secret government research facility inhabited by sentient corn and a angry russian robot teddy bear named Vladdy; all created by a Donald Trump impersonator? Maize has got you covered... or at least it does for a short while.
The Nintendo Switch had a lot of its big launch features announced today including an HD Rumble Pack, a new Mario game called Super Mario Odyssey, and full cow-milking capabilities. A lot of huge information was looked over tonight, so here’s the biggest bits of info people aren’t talking about right now.
Warhammer games, as plentiful as they are, can have some pretty good ideas. Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide provided for a fast paced, well polished fun time with friends, and Warhammer 40k Space Marines had wonderfully violent and meaty gameplay against intelligent AI. Space Hulk: Deathwing is none of these things.