Category Archives: Articles

Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The summer update

On July 28th a trailer for a new summer update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons (ACNH) was shared on the official Nintendo YouTube channel. To say the trailer was eagerly awaited is a bit of an understatement. The game has been huge, with players in their millions around the world finding it an exciting and…
Read more

How To Throw A Party In Animal Crossing New Horizons

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons there is a ton of stuff to do, pretty much all the time. In fact, it is one of the most feature-packed and content-heavy titles out there right now. You’re not going to get bored, basically. However, a key element of the game is the fluid and responsive multiplayer. It’s…
Read more

The Coolest Characters in Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons has been out for a little while now, and we’ve managed to get into the game and the fun world it presents us with. One of the best aspects of the gameplay experience is the characters, and how they work. We thought we would go through some of the characters in…
Read more

All You Need To Know About Fishing In Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is already a very famous and popular game. And the best thing about it is the absolute wealth of activities and game hours involved in playing. It is potentially endless in possibilities, and players are loving the variety of tasks and quests to take on. One of those activities that is…
Read more

Animal Crossing New Horizons: Tips To Know Before You Start

While you may be chomping at the bit to get through as much of Animal Crossing: New Horizons as quickly as possible, it pays to not jump straight in. There are a few considerations and concepts you have to get your head round first if you are going to get the most out of the…
Read more

Top Advanced Play Tips For Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a new game that already has millions of players hooked. Deeper than its predecessor, this game has plenty for people to do, as well as a real focus on levelled play. You can dip in and enjoy the game, in other words, but if you want to you can go…
Read more

9 Little Known Animal Cross Facts

Animal Crossing is one of those games that is pretty much universally loved. It's cute graphics and even cuter gameplay mean that anyone can be charmed and addicted to the game within minutes. On top of that, it has the mighty Nintendo behind it, and that means it has a ton of marketing muscle and…
Read more

A faulty Console? use console repair services

So we’ve all been there ether with the kids console or your own, the machine has had a good long run of life and has sadly given up the ghost. You hit the power button and via one way or another nothing happens. And worst of all it’s outside of warranty. So what do you…
Read more

8 of the Easiest Video Games Ever Made

8 of the easiest video games ever made Video games were never meant to be ridiculously hard, but sometimes you come across a game that is so incredibly easy that it beggars belief. We’ve put together a list of the eight that we thought were so easy it seemed to almost be a joke on…
Read more

The Sims – 10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know

10 things you probably didn’t know about the Sims The Sims is one of the most successful game series ever. It has become a much-loved way for people to live out second virtual lives on screen. It has also been the home of some seriously weird stuff.  For example… Your character can die of embarrassment…
Read more

Most Frustrating (and Funny) Game Glitches Ever

Most frustrating (and funny) game glitches ever? We all know that games are not perfect. They can be near-perfect, but there will always be some aspect of the gameplay or the story or graphics that makes a very good game a frustrating affair. Even if it is a problem that bothers gamers for two minutes,…
Read more

Top 10 New Horror Games of 2020

Horror games are great stuff. They get you all tense and nervous, and are as close as you can get to a horror movie. The best part of all of this is that you are deeply involved in the action on the screen. It’s a great way to spend time, and the horror game market…
Read more

Ten Best DS Games Of All Time

Nintendo DS console - image credit Nintendo The Nintendo DS is a much-loved machine. It has been responsible for the first gaming experiences for most of the people we know, and the console is still very much a gaming favourite. Of course, it can’t possibly compete with the bigger consoles for graphics and sound, but…
Read more

Most Anticipated Games of 2020

Most anticipated games of 2020 When it comes to gaming, 2020 is going to be an interesting year. There is plenty to look forward to, and also one or two games that are real ‘events’. Cyberpunk 2077 We think this one really does count as an ‘event’ game. When it was introduced at E3 2019…
Read more

10 Outdated Misconceptions About Gamers

We all know that gamers are misunderstood. It’s part of the deal, and generally rests upon a few areas that non-gamers seem to think are part of a gaming life. That’s why when non-gamers say we never leave our homes and would rather spend time in darkness with a screen for company, we just laugh.…
Read more

The Pros and Cons of Rebooting a Series

We’re guessing you’ve seen a ‘reboot’ film. Look at the release schedule for the big movie studios and we can guarantee there will be at least one reboot on the cards. Rebooting a movie often involves taking the basic storyline of the original (or an exact copy) and then populating the movie with a young,…
Read more

Retail Versus Digital Purchases

Anyone who plays video games these days knows that there are more options than ever before when it comes to buying them. It is no longer the case that gamers have to go to a physical store to buy games. And many gamers have collections that are entirely digital, downloaded from an online marketplace like…
Read more

10 Common Misconceptions Non-Gamers Make about Gamers

Sometimes, it can feel pretty lonely to be a gamer. You’re not always understood. People make judgements about you and they think you’re one thing when you simply aren’t. We’ve put together a list of 10 Common Misconceptions Non-Gamers Make about Gamers. We’re sure you’ve experienced them before many times. Games make you violent Of…
Read more

A buyer’s guide to gaming for beginners

If you’re not a gamer, you most probably have one in your life, and at times it can be frustrating to purchase the right present for them on birthdays or Christmas so we built a buyer’s guide to gaming. The most obvious situation here involves parents who have children. Those children may have a games…
Read more

The Problem With Super Mario Maker

Okay, Super Mario Maker has been around for a long while now, so it’s managed to overcome the initial gripes players had. However, it also has issues in other areas that still make it a fundamentally frustrating game to play. And while it still has millions of fans, these problems have turned it into a…
Read more

Should SEGA move back to 2D Sonic Games?

Long-standing gamers often have ‘holy’ games that they played (most often in their youth) and enjoyed massively. The list for any gamer will be quite long, and one of the most beloved characters is Sonic the Hedgehog. He became an iconic figure pretty much after his first game was released. But his star has begun…
Read more

Most Satisfying Achievements/Trophies to Earn

Some achievements are quite easy to get in games. At the same time, it’s true that some achievements are so difficult and complex that getting them brings an immense amount of satisfaction to the player’s journey. here's our most satisfying achievements/trophies to earn in gaming. Mile High Club This achievement belongs to Modern Warfare. It…
Read more

Year of Final Fantasy, 2019

2019 is going to be a very interesting year for Final Fantasy fans, with the momentum Kingdom Hearts 3 had at the end of January Square is continuing its plans to port Final Fantasy games from previous generations on to mainstream consoles. With the 5 titles come this year Gamerspot are happy to say that…
Read more

Path of Exile, a Beginner’s Guide

Path of Exile is a darn good game. At the same time, it’s a deep game that rewards lots of dedication and commitment to some very detailed gameplay dynamics. As a beginner, you’ll need to get a few principles sorted before you get started. Character choice is no big deal (but the build is) Unlike…
Read more

The most anticipated games of 2019

It’s going to be a bumper year for gaming, and if you’re able to keep up, some real gems are to be released. We thought we’d take a look at some of the biggest and most anticipated games of 2019 to be brought to players. We think you’ll be as thrilled as we are. Kingdom…
Read more

When a reward isn’t worth the effort in games

When a reward isn’t worth the effort in games If you like playing video games (and we’re guessing you do) you’ll recognise the thrill that you get when you reach an achievement or manage to acquire a special in-game item. You’ve worked hard for it, and the rewards are worth it. Well, they are most…
Read more

How video games can be used as team building exercises

Good teams are hard to find. Any office manager knows that, and they have probably already tried numerous team building exercises that allow employees to bond. These typically include an outdoor adventure centre, a hotel stay with games and quizzes, or even just taking the team out for a meal. But video games and team…
Read more

Replayability, what is it?

There are hundreds of games out there right now that have plenty going for them. These games have great graphics, the slickest animation and some truly immersive content. However, not every game has the one thing that developers are striving to achieve, replayability. Replayability is that magic component. If a game has it, players will…
Read more

What is the problem with yearly releases in games?

The Problem with Fast and Multiple Game Releases Software houses have plenty of money at their disposal, but this doesn’t always mean they plough that money into making better games. In fact, some software companies may just use the money to build more games, and this often turns into a situation where games are released…
Read more

Value for money in gaming

The gaming landscape has changed significantly over just the last few years. Now, people have their gaming experiences many different ways. Some games are paid for as titles, physical games that you buy in a store. Others are downloaded. There are also games that you can play online for free, and pay extra for certain…
Read more

Are Video Games Educational?

Are Video Games Educational? If you’ve been playing games for a long time then you will probably remember at some point asking your parents to buy you a game because it was educational. We all know it was a flimsy argument, but every now and then there are examples of games that come out and…
Read more

What Factors Cause A Gaming Franchise To Die?

A good gaming franchise can be as popular and rewarding as a movie franchise. They build up stories, and develop characters to a point where they become genuinely loved by fans. They can also become victims of ‘franchise death’, where a franchise literally stops. Sometimes it’s for no apparent reason. Other times, it’s very obvious…
Read more

Streets of Rage, What Went Wrong?

There are many games from the 1980s that are arguably legendary. In fact, some of the earliest games on the earliest systems, including Atari, are simply known worldwide as being the precursors to the modern games that we all enjoyed today. You may not even have played frogger, for example, but you will know what…
Read more

Top Ten RPGs of the Last Decade

Our Top Ten RPGs of the Last Decade There’s nothing like a good old RPG (roleplaying game) to sink your teeth into. You can spend hours developing a character and immersing yourself in a virtual world. It’s rewarding and fun. We thought we’d dip into that world, with our top ten RPGs of the last…
Read more

Top Ten Chilling Elements In Non-Scary Games

We all love a good horror video game. It’s becoming one of the most successful of game genres, with people flocking to play the latest scary episode of a series, for example. But for every Silent Hill game there are, chilling elements in non-scary games that actually has a section or two in it that…
Read more

Pay To Win, The Problem With it In Gaming

No one likes a cheater, but the problem is that cheating is rearing its ugly head in modern competitive video gaming. Or rather, it’s perceived cheating that is the problem. This all started with the phenomenon of 'pay to win', which has now become a major issue in many of the AAA games that are…
Read more

Remakes Versus Remasters

Some time ago, developers began taking old titles and re-releasing them with the title remake or remaster. Without giving us a definition of the difference, even making the words interchangeable. Remasters are just the same game on newer hardware with a fresh coat of paint and maybe new explorable areas or a new boss. Remakes…
Read more

Difficult Achievements And Trophies, A Look At How The Bar Is Set

In modern games we have goals that tell the world, we did a thing! But some of them truly are difficult achievements and trophies, even more, some are considered near impossible. Why? Did the developers just want to make an impossible goal. For that matter who sets the bar and how? How is the Bar…
Read more