Category Archives: Gaming

Destiny expansion not so expansive

Destiny’s first expansion: The Dark Below was released today. Destiny launched on September 9th this year. A mere 3 months later and Destiny has its first expansion pack. After finishing the raid for the first time last night I’m keen to see what Bungie has next in store for Destiny.

Unfortunately, the list of features and the price for the expansion just doesn’t add up to anything that could be considered good value for money. The Dark Below isn’t an “expansion”, it’s DLC.

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Target ban on GTA V sets a dangerous precedent

Target’s ban on Grand Theft Auto V is just another example of political correctness gone insane. This week Target in Australia (Sharing many similarities, however not affiliated with Target of North America) pulled GTA V from it’s shelves because of an online petition.

Yes, you read that correctly. An online petition actually did something.

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The social justice cancer spreading through games media

In the past couple of years there has been a lot of talk of sexism in the gaming industry. In light of current events (The Zoe Quinn scandal), I’d like to write my thoughts on the matter. Rather than focus on the corruption of gaming journalism, I’d like to focus on another cancer spreading through the games media…

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The myth of girl gamers and other demographic studies

Anyone involved in serious discussion about gaming will often hear that “almost 50% of gamers are female”. Anyone actually involved in gaming will quite simply say “bullshit”. In this article I’m going to dismantle some demographic myths perpetuated over and over again. Next time someone gives you a misleading statistic, link them to this article and perhaps you’ll educate them.

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Why higher Field of View is important in First Person Shooters

Field of View (FoV or Field of Vision) is the representation of what your playable character can see on your screen in a first person shooter.

In recent years field of view has been decreased in many games despite wider screens becoming the standard which has a negative impact on many games and can even cause motion sickness in some people.

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DLC can subtract from a game and divide a community

Downloadable content (DLC) is supposed to add to a game. New maps, weapons, game modes and cosmetic upgrades can keep players interested in a game long after the original release date. A lot of developers used to include tools into games to allow customisation and map creation and sometimes they would even release free map packs periodically.

Unfortunately this has been lost on most producers and developers and now it’s just another way to milk every last cent from gamers. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes DLC is awesome and some developers pour their heart and soul into making awesome new map packs, weapons and even story additions. Too often however, DLC seems like nothing more than a cash grab.

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Blizzard, it’s about time “Oceanic Realms” were moved to Oceania

With the next World of Warcraft expansion Warlords of Draenor on the horizon many people are jumping back into WoW, gearing up and getting ready to for their next fix. I’m one of those people.

I’ve played WoW on and off for a few years now, starting shortly after Wrath of the Lich King was released. I’ve never really taken the game too seriously and it’s more of a casual game for me that I enjoy playing because I’ve got quite a few friends all on the same realm. That said, ever since I started playing the game I’ve been bothered with the lack of Oceanic realms and confused as to why Australia is getting the shaft when there seems to be a very large WoW population here and demand for Australian servers.

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