Personal Thoughts

Overwatch – Need for Flex Players

It should come as no surprise to anyone at this point that I’m a fan of Blizzard’s competitive, FPS, Overwatch. After all, I picked the game up the same month it was released and have consistently played it for the past year. During that time, I’ve learned to flex between different characters and different roles; with one of my major ones being tank. At one point, I even had a mate of mine say that “I must really like tanks, because I pick them so often.” My response to that was a bit of a laugh and I mentioned the reason I have so much time on tanks is because no one else would play them – a fact that’s getting more prominent as time goes on.

Back in the early days of the game’s release, I picked up Roadhog as my main, as he had a kit that I enjoyed; hooking people was pretty damn satisfy...

Personal Thoughts

Why You “Probably” Shouldn’t Buy Too Many Games

Ever since I was young, I operated under the philosophy that more was better when it came to video games. After all, it made sense: the more games you’ve got, the more you’ve got to play; where could it go wrong? Well, as I’ve found out in the past year, buying a lot of PS4 games in a short period of time may not have been my best idea to-date. Don’t get me wrong, I love my collection and I’m pretty proud of it (just don’t get me started on the 1,300 video games on Steam that I have) but knowing that I have around 20 different games to finish on that system alone fills me with concern.

As of right now, I’ve been focusing on the incredibly good Persona 5 – which I’ve nearly finished – but during my month and a half of play, I’ve bought about 5 or 6 new PS4 games to play...

Personal Thoughts

Overwatch – My Thoughts on Raging/Flaming

In almost one whole year, Overwatch – one of the most popular FPS games in recent years – is finally about to reach its first birthday. When it came to Overwatch, I didn’t pre-order the game until a couple of weeks before it was officially released, so I don’t have the same sort of experience as some players. Despite this, I’ve been playing pretty solidly for the last year and have not long gotten past level 100 and I can quite honestly say it’s one of my go-to games at the moment. When I hop onto Overwatch, I tend to play until I level up so I can get myself a free loot-box, which is something that keeps me on the game for a decent couple of hours a night when I’m feeling up to it.

As a gateway to my topic, I will admit that I can get quite frustrated at times when playing this game, eve...

Gaming News

Darksiders 3: Leaked/Unofficially Announced

Back in 2012, Darksiders 2 made its way to the public and was sadly the only game that could pull THQ – the publisher for the series – out of the trouble they’ve found themselves in. Unfortunately, the game didn’t sell as well as anticipated upon release, which eventually led to the downfall of a company that no longer exists and their respective properties were sold. Among many of their licenses, Darksiders was one of them that was sold off and scattered to the wind in terms of what could be happening with it.

After a couple of pieces of evidence that appears to have cropped up, it just goes to show that Darksiders might finally be receiving the 3rd installment in the franchise...

Gaming News

Marvel VS Capcom: Infinite Finally has a Release Date

Capcom has been teasing fans of the Marvel VS Capcom franchise for some time now about the upcoming MVC game. By the looks of things, they’ve finally stopped playing around and have decided to announce an official release date – 19th September 2017. Along with the release date, they’ve also dropped a brand new story-related trailer that shows a short handful of the characters you’ll be able to play with – and against – in the story mode of the game.

Feel free to watch the trailer below:

Just by looking at the trailer, we’ve got a vast amount of fan favourites returning into the mix, such as:

  • The Incredible Hulk
  • Thor
  • Chris Redfield
  • Captain America
  • Chun-Li
  • Mega Man

We’re even treated to Marvel’s most favoured space-faring raccoon, Rocket Raccoon...

Fighting Game Venture

My Venture into Getting (Somewhat) Decent at Fighting Games

Throughout my many years of being a gamer – all 21 of them! – I’ve always had a small, secret love for fighting games, but whenever I’ve tried delving into a fighting game I’ve never managed to get hooked enough to keep me coming back to try and get that much better at the game.

So, to completely maneuver around this, I have decided to put an investment behind me getting better at fighting games; at least to some degree. What I mean by this is that I’ve spent about £50 to get me a decent arcade stick to really try and put some leeway behind me improving for this genre.

I have yet to get acquainted to an arcade stick as of yet, so it might take a fair amount of time before it finally starts to sink in a little more for me, but I do feel in the long run I should be able to improve...

Trading Card Games

Journey to Un’Goro – Very Nearly Here (For EU)

As I write this, there’s currently a wait time of about 2 hours remaining until Journey to Un’Goro is finally going to be released to my region. I’m fully aware that America has been enjoying this expansion for the past couple of hours, but that doesn’t mean I’m still going to lament about having to wait regardless!

Be aware, that I’ll be looking at this from a casual player’s perspective and by that I mean I won’t be analysing certain cards because I don’t nearly have enough of an in-depth knowledge about Hearthstone or the changes it’s about to undergo in the next set; either way, I’m very much looking forward to the new set.

I’m a bloke that’s kind of missed Hunter, so by the looks of this expansion I might finally get the chance to have a viable Hunter deck again; although I will be sa...

Gaming News

Hearthstone – Year of the Mammoth Changes

Even as I start to write out this post, I can’t quite believe a whole year has passed; more specifically a whole year for Hearthstone since it implemented the Standard format – a change many players were pleased to witness; with myself included. As the year of the Kraken slowly starts to come to an end, it’s been revealed that the year of the Mammoth will be receiving a number of changes; some small and some really REALLY big!

One of the first major changes to the year of the Mammoth comes along with the obvious rotating out of some of the previous sets.

The sets that are going to be rotated out are:

  • Black rock Mountain 
  • The Grand Tournament
  • League of Explorers

What this means for the player-base is that Reno decks are now going to be a thing of the past, at least for the Standard forma...

Personal Thoughts

My Opinion on the Nintendo Switch

Several weeks back, we as an industry were treated to the release date of the brand new console from Nintendo: the Switch. During this brief period of hype around the brand new console, I quickly found myself getting relatively bogged down by the Switch after seeing the trailer; and I’ve tried my best to put my thoughts and feelings into why.

First and foremost, the main problem I have with the Switch is the fact that it’s coming out in the middle of the current console generation...

Reviews

Let it Die – Dark Souls gone Bonkers

A week after Final Fantasy XV (15) was released, I found myself without a game to focus some of my time on; with the exception of occasionally going back to it to try and get the Platinum trophy – which may take me a sweet while! Anyways, back on to what I was saying; I was perusing the PlayStation Store and discovered a free-to-play game under the name of “Let it Die” and I thought that there wasn’t anything for me to lose and got set on downloading the game.  Up until this point, I hadn’t heard or seen anything about this game in the slightest, so I did not have a literal clue what to expect when I loaded up the game for the first time; and I can assure you that once I finally got into the game, the crazy level went all the way up to 11!

First off, one of the main sources of tips and tr...