Everything That Went Down At Nintendo Direct 08/03

I do love a good Nintendo Direct. They cut the bullshit and give us what we want, fast. Tonight's download was no different, and provided headline after headline of new release date information, rumour confirmations, and last minute revelations - Super Smash Bros. anyone? 

Breaking News: Nioh Is Not Dark Souls

Disclaimer: This is not a butthurt fan-raving, while I will certainly sing the praises of Nioh it's far from my favourite gameplay experience. This is simply a recognition of the way we're beginning to ignore certain elements of game design in efforts to place every experience in a box with the breakout game that has come to 'signify'... Continue Reading →

The ‘Skip Mission’ Button is Changing Gaming

And i'm not convinced it's for the better. Disclaimer: I love the fact that modern gaming has taken to nourishing its storytelling potential, manipulating narrative form in innovative ways and using the interactive medium to access a deeper quality of meaning. However as games focus more and more on the storytelling aspects of their experience,... Continue Reading →

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