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Morrowind Overhaul

Recently I reinstalled Morrowind and thought I’d try the popular Morrowind Overhaul. Last time I tried it I had lots of issues getting the majority of the mods installed properly, however there is now a nice fancy all-in-one installer that does most of the work for you. Morrowind Overhaul is a large collection of graphic …

Free-to-Play vs Subscription

Free-to-play business models have become very popular as of the last few years, not just for MMOs, but for other genres too. We’ve all seen games that we once paid for become available to all. During the ESO beta I read literally thousands of complaints about the game not being free-to-play, I’m actually amazed that …

Review: State of Decay

State of Decay brings a new style of gameplay to the zombie game scene, incorporating third person action, RPG and community/resource management into a nice open-world zombie survival game. In the game, you control a single character at a time and can switch to others when you become friends with them. Each character has their …

Review: Shadowrun Returns

If you’re unfamiliar with the Shadowrun universe, it’s set in future earth and incorporates both cyberpunk and fantasy elements. Before now, Shadowrun has been a very popular tabletop game, an action RPG on the Sega Genesis and even a team-based multiplayer FPS. Thanks to Kickstarter, Shadowrun has returned as a traditional isometric-style RPG that plays …

Elder Scrolls Online Beta: Alliance War

Last ESO beta weekend I got to try out the Alliance War PvP. Currently it’s the only way to PvP in ESO. It plays very similar to Guild Wars 2’s ‘World versus World’ where three factions battle for control of castles, resources and other strategic locations in Cyrodiil only with a much bigger map. This …

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 …