What am I talking about? There has been speculation in the gaming community for years that certain websites, namely, IGN, have received payment to positively review a video game. For obvious reasons this has raised some eyebrows and has created a lack of trust between consumers and reviewers. The review sites have obviously denied taking … Continue reading Are game reviews paid for?
Like it or not, micro-transactions are here to stay. Micro-transactions are transactions between player and developer for items within a game. For example, some games may offer experience point bonuses for players for a small cost or access to certain cosmetic items that change how your character looks in the game. The business practice has … Continue reading Micro-transactions in Video Games
Having trouble in ranked play? Then you should take a closer look at your deck. Does it capitalize on the hero's strength? Do the cards have good synergy? Does the mana curve make sense for what you want to do with the deck?
My cousin and I were in the basement of my grandparents' home waiting for the school bus. Hooked up to the TV was a Super Nintendo and a Sega Genesis both of which saw plenty of use when we weren't rollerblading on the spacious, but unfinished, concrete floor. We shared turns either speeding through … Continue reading How I became a video game nerd
Gaming is a costly hobby. A few hundred dollars for a console or PC upgrade, sixty for the latest and greatest game, the inevitable DLC costs, and the memberships required to play online. So, for me, it seems the worst habit I can think of is stopping, or moving on, before my playthrough is completed. … Continue reading Overcoming my worst gaming habit
So, you've been watching all of your favorite superheroes come to life on the big screen every summer and cannot believe that those bodies are attainable. I, being more Bruce Banner than Incredible Hulk, decided I would never be as big as The Hulk, but Wolverine? That seems doable, right? Begin your super hero … Continue reading Look like a superhero by working out like one.
Sledgehammer and Activision are returning to the basics this year, and that is the best decision they have made in years.