Archive for the ‘Editorials’ Category

Keeping Fans Happy is Crucial for Multiplayer Games

Multiplayer has steadily become the rule, as opposed the exception, when it comes to modern gaming. In our super-connected age, solo experiences alone simply don’t offer enough to keep players interested. There’s no question that adding real people to the fray offers a degree of chaos that can’t be replicated by AI and helps to […]

Rant: The Miserable Experience of Paladins

I’m writing this while viewing my profile page on Paladins, the latest title by Hi-Rez Studios and something of a cross between a MOBA and modern day Team Fortress 2. It’s a pretty simple concept, one that has been in beta for the better part of the last year. Two teams fight over control of […]

[Video] RuneScape: Golden City of Menaphos Revealed

Jagex today released the latest trailer for upcoming content in RuneScape, offering the first glimpses at the city of Menaphos, a desert area that has been locked away for years. In the trailer, familiar hero Ozan discusses his feats around the world of Gielinor, stopping short at gaining entry to the city. Menaphos was first […]

[Video] Black Desert Online Shows Off Sorceress Awakened

Black Desert Online is showing off the Sorceress Awakened, with a massive scythe obtained after reaching level 55. Check out the video above to see the Sorceress Awakened in action.

MMOments: Star Trek Online On Xbox One

Xbox, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the USS Aye. Its mission, to explore old worlds and relive episodes of a video game that’s kinda like episodes of a tv show. To infinity and beyond. I’ve been taking a few days to play Star Trek Online and I love this game. Two things I […]

Barely Competent: Dungeon Souls

Today’s Mostly Competent is for Dungeon Souls, a retro-inspired dungeon crawler with perma-death and other buzzwords. Despite that, it is actually quite a fun game, and you should check it out in Early Access on Steam.

[Rant] You Couldn’t Lie Like This In Other Industries

Let’s start this piece by making a bold statement that I’ve repeated to no end on Twitter: The gaming industry is the only one where you can outright lie to customers and just blame the fact that you were really excited to talk about it. This isn’t the first time I’ve made such a claim and it […]

No Man’s Sky: The Game That Broke Refund Policies

The list of unfulfilled promises for No Man’s Sky is at least a mile long, and you can read it for yourself, but those looking to escalate the situation to a full refund may have found an ally: Valve themselves. While Sony and Microsoft have proven unwilling to refund digital purchases even in cases of fraud, […]

Unfinished Early Access Game Divergence Online Spawns New Unfinished Early Access Game

Divergence Online is the Early Access game by Ethan Casner, a man whose abilities as a programmer and businessman I showed no faith in three years ago and who still hasn’t managed to disappoint me to this day. Since its launch, the unofficial Star Wars Galaxies 2.0, complete with interface clones, has completely floundered and […]

[Video] Storm King’s Thunder Launch Trailer

Today, Perfect World Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of free-to-play MMORPGs, and Cryptic Studios announced Neverwinter: Storm King’s Thunder is now available on PC and will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 at a later date. This update marks the tenth official expansion for the free-to-play Dungeons & Dragons MMORPG. Based on a new adventure […]