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How has the GeForce Leak 2.0 held up?

Nearly three months ago the infamous GeForce Leak 2.0 occurred, potentially leaking the release dates of many games. In the lineup of games caught in the fire were many of Xbox Game Studios' own titles. From Avowed. Fable, and even The Elder Scrolls VI. These dates...

The (Master) Race is On

Over the last few years you may have noticed an increase in the usage of the word "acquisition", while it has always been a part of the industry it has received greater fanfare in the last few years. Be that due to a higher personal investment into the hobby by...

2022 is going to be a showcase of Indie talent

 In the days of indie past there was a common sentiment that the scene was oversaturated by metroidvanias and pixel games. That almost every title released was just repetitive nonsense that no one should be worried about. I have always disagreed with this idea that...

Top 10 Games of 2021

The first full year for the new generation of consoles may have been dampened by many different delays of both games and hardware, but out of the games that did release this year there were many incredible experiences spanning all platforms and genres. This list...

Thank you, Halo

On November 15th, 2001 Halo: Combat Evolved shook the world. I was probably still in diapers at the time, but I still remember growing up with the original Halo and Halo 2. I don't believe I managed to beat either until well after the Xbox 360 was on the streets, but...

BC or not BC, that is the question.

Much has been made of the Xbox Series X/S feature set and the value it brings to its customers. Be it Auto HDR, Quick Resume, Smart Delivery or a multitude of other quality of life attributes the hardware offers, it is fairly unequivocal that Xbox have done stellar...

First impression of Xbox Cloud play on an Xbox One

Yesterday Xbox finally launched the beta for their cloud gaming initiative for Xbox Insiders. In the time since, I have been testing the service with a variety of games that I thought would be an adequate challenge for the cloud; games that would require fast response...

Halo Infinite Tech Preview Analysis

Close your eyes and open your ears...listen as Gregorian chants fill the once silent air, and after a long six years you can defiantly say... ”Halo is back.” This past weekend I and hundreds (if not thousands) of other Halo Insiders had the opportunity to test 343...

Craftopia is the weird journey I needed right now

I live for weird experiences. Be they television shows, movies, books, food, and of course, video games. When it was announced for Xbox Game Pass, I had never heard of Craftopia before and didn’t know much about it. Based on the name alone though, I figured it was...

Kaito DLC could hint at future of the Judgment series

Lost Judgment is the highly anticipated sequel to RGG Studios’ hit Yakuza spinoff, Judgment. The action brawler contains a story that will continue the tale of defense attorney turned private eye Takayuki Yagami, but it was recently announced by Sega that there will...

The State of Rainbow Six Siege

Flashback to 2017, I’d just graduated high school and bought Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Operation Blood Orchid was the current season of the game after just going through Operation Health. At the time, playing Rainbow Six Siege was fun for me. Granted, I was new...

2021 Is The Year of Mascot Based Platformers

Mascots platformers are back in fashion this year, with the return of two of the genre’s biggest titles Psychonauts and Ratchet & Clank both releasing new games. While the genre was a staple of the early 2000s, these days the genre is barely touched on but now it...

The Emergence Of The Wholesome Games Genre

These days the gaming industry spans a wider spectrum than ever before, catering for the billion or so gamers unique tastes from all around the world. While some people enjoy the pulse pumping energy of a battle royale, or the time consuming black hole that is the Sid...

Should 343 Delay Halo Infinite Again?

It was announced during Halo Infinite’s ‘August Dev Update’ that the latest instalment of Master Chief’s escapades through space is still aiming for a ‘Holiday 2021’ launch. Unfortunately for fans of Xbox’s premier franchise, the release of Halo Infinite will...

How Xbox is Embracing Early Access

Early Access has become a great asset for games big and small on PC platforms. It allows developers to get direct feedback from players on a more long-term basis than a demo, beta or an alpha would provide. It also lets developers to begin making money off the...

Globalization is Xbox’s last Infinity Stone

I know what many of you are thinking, especially if you live in the US, Canada, UK or other English-speaking regions. What last infinity stone? What could possibly be the answer for Xbox to succeed in the market, actually compete with Sony and Nintendo in the gaming...

The Land of the Setting Sun

The land of the rising sun has long been viewed as the spiritual home of the games industry. Many of gaming’s major players are based in, or originate from Japan, as do some of the most beloved and commercially successful franchises in history. Mario, Pokémon, Final...

Xbox Game Pass And The Dissolution Of Risk

Video games are risky business. Finding the sweet spot between critical success, cultural relevance and commercial viability is a war that has been waged by the gaming industry since its inception. Demands from players continue to grow, with ever more visually...

Is The $70 Price Tag For Video Games Here to Stay?

For the longest time, $60 has been the agreed upon price point for video games. However, the beginning of the newest generation of consoles have shown that change is always possible. Last year, the release of 2K’s annual franchise NBA 2k21 was met with a collective...

Game Pass Spotlight: Spiritfarer

Hello readers and welcome to the Game Pass Spotlight. Feel free to pull up a chair and join me by the fire. Get comfy and stay awhile as we talk about death in our first Game Pass Spotlight game.   Developed by Thunder Lotus Games, Spiritfarer is a beautiful...
First impression of Xbox Cloud play on an Xbox One

First impression of Xbox Cloud play on an Xbox One

Yesterday Xbox finally launched the beta for their cloud gaming initiative for Xbox Insiders. In the time since, I have been testing the service with a variety of games that I thought would be an adequate challenge for the cloud; games that would require fast response...

read more
Halo Infinite Tech Preview Analysis

Halo Infinite Tech Preview Analysis

Close your eyes and open your ears...listen as Gregorian chants fill the once silent air, and after a long six years you can defiantly say... ”Halo is back.” This past weekend I and hundreds (if not thousands) of other Halo Insiders had the opportunity to test 343...

read more
Craftopia is the weird journey I needed right now

Craftopia is the weird journey I needed right now

I live for weird experiences. Be they television shows, movies, books, food, and of course, video games. When it was announced for Xbox Game Pass, I had never heard of Craftopia before and didn’t know much about it. Based on the name alone though, I figured it was...

read more
Kaito DLC could hint at future of the Judgment series

Kaito DLC could hint at future of the Judgment series

Lost Judgment is the highly anticipated sequel to RGG Studios’ hit Yakuza spinoff, Judgment. The action brawler contains a story that will continue the tale of defense attorney turned private eye Takayuki Yagami, but it was recently announced by Sega that there will...

read more
The State of Rainbow Six Siege

The State of Rainbow Six Siege

Flashback to 2017, I’d just graduated high school and bought Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. Operation Blood Orchid was the current season of the game after just going through Operation Health. At the time, playing Rainbow Six Siege was fun for me. Granted, I was new...

read more
2021 Is The Year of Mascot Based Platformers

2021 Is The Year of Mascot Based Platformers

Mascots platformers are back in fashion this year, with the return of two of the genre’s biggest titles Psychonauts and Ratchet & Clank both releasing new games. While the genre was a staple of the early 2000s, these days the genre is barely touched on but now it...

read more

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