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Adventures of an Altmer Sorceress

The Elder Scrolls Online held another beta test this weekend. This time they have allowed beta testers to release game information, screenshots and videos. Here are some screenshots of my adventure through the Aldmeri Dominion starting area thus far for those who couldn’t participate in the beta.

Female Avatars in Games

Since the recent release of Call of Duty Ghosts, one of the first big-name competitive FPS games to feature female avatars in multiplayer, people have been asking me about my thoughts on the subject. First of all – as a long time gamer of all genres I obviously have no problem playing as a male …

F2P Spree!

Over the last month I’ve been checking out some free-to-play games that have been on my list for a while now; Warframe (Co-op RPG) A very pretty sci-fi shooter with impressive ninja-style gameplay. Levels are randomly generated so if you replay a mission it’s different every time, this can get a bit repetitive when the …

Welcome to the jungle…

What a great week for jungle survival games involving drugcrafting and vicious predators. Both Miasmata and Farcry 3 have thoroughly impressed my inner RPG/survival addict and love for tropical environments. They’re both very different games on a gameplay and story level, but some features feel interchangeable, like herb gathering, syringe making, slipping down steep slopes, …

Hellgate Global

If you were into MMOs back in 2007 you might remember the release of Hellgate London. One of the first pay-once MMOs that hit actually retail stores (I remember paying the standard $100 AUD for a new copy at my local games store). However in 2009 the servers went down because they weren’t making enough …

Review: Mount & Blade: Warband

Game: Mount & Blade: Warband Developer: TaleWorlds Publisher: Paradox Interactive, 2010 Version Reviewed: Patch 1.153 Mount & Blade: Warband is an unique medieval fighting game presented primarily in third person. Warband has impressively combined major RTS elements with immersive third person fighting gameplay, allowing the player to not only command their own army, but fight …

Review: Super Monday Night Combat

Game: Super Monday Night Combat Developer: Uber Entertainment Publisher: Uber Entertainment, 2012 Version Reviewed: Rule Change 11 It’s the year 2036 and watching clones and robots beat each other to death over a giant ball of money has become the new televised entertainment sport for families on Monday night. Finally! A MOBA where I can …

The Tiny Genre of Hardcore Survival Games

What is a survival game? Wikipedia defines survival games has a game that involves resource conservation and a hostile game environment, it then goes on to list almost every 1st/3rd person game that requires you to eat and drink. There are only a few true hardcore survival games out there in which the player’s focus …

Review: Wurm Online

Wurm Online is a harsh survival MMORPG written in java, originally developed by Notch before he started working on Minecraft. Wurm is free to play, however skills cannot be trained past level 20 (out of 100) unless you pay for a premium account, though getting a single skill to level 20 would likely take a …

Review: Gothic

You’ve likely heard of Gothic 3 and the more recent ‘Arcania: Gothic 4’. Both (as most reviews will tell you) aren’t exactly great games… but the original Gothic and Gothic 2 games are absolute gems. This particular review is about Gothic. Gothic was one of the first truly free-roam 3D RPGs, it was released around …