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I love First Person Shooters. The immediacy of them, the way they can build tension and the ease of which I can lose myself in a new role as protector of the universe all manage to put a smile upon my lips.
Neil Young once famously sang the line, ‘it’s better to burn out, than to fade away’. As a quick opening point, if you are currently scratching your noggin questioning, ‘Neil who now?’, then this article isn’t for you…yet.
Choosing your online gaming alter-ego’s name should be a fairly simple task you’d think. Well, you’d almost certainly be wrong, and yes, I do talk from bitter experience.
As I browsed the corridors of Twitter and Facebook earlier this month it was with interest that I read what some appear to believe is a vital need for the Playstation 4 side of PS Plus to be adorned with ‘triple A’ titles as soon as possible.
Something has been bothering me, and that something goes by the name of Titanfall.
Has it really been seven whole weeks!? Seven weeks of smashing the hell out of Resogun, Don’t Starve and Battlefield 4 while contemplating how vital a decent games catalogue is to a console’s success. Incredible, I swear it only feels like six and a half.
I have been cast out. Shunned and alienated by my band of brothers. Discarded beneath the long shadows of frown laden faces.
Here in my own little bubble where reality takes a backseat to fantasy and I’m a reasonably respected writer and authority on all things gaming, it also stands to reason that the good folks at both Microsoft and Sony are willing to do what it takes to make me buy their new consoles.
Although the latest generation of games consoles are still alive and kicking the end is definitely in sight.
The opening lines in the next chapter of the Playstation and Xbox have been read. Microsoft read them like a dyslexic Brit holidaying in some far flung land trying to order a full English. Much confusion ensued, followed quickly by a mix of anger and disillusion, before the translator rushed in and hastily mended the …
As gamers we all seek something different from our games. For some it’s the competition served up by online gaming, for others it’s the throwaway arcade fun that allows the brain to sit back and instinct to take over, and for others still it’s a need to get lost within lives and worlds a million …