Category Archives: Gaming

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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Deep Down – Supposed “sexism” in the gaming industry

TW: Logic. Facts.

So I read an article yesterday that really annoyed me about the supposed “sexism” in the gaming industry all because the upcoming Deep Down won’t have a playable female character in it. Let’s look into this a little further, since this story has been gaining a lot of attention…

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