With a new year, comes a new beginning, and the knights have returned from their adventures to bring you another slice or two of the gaming world. So I decided to celebrate our revival by taking you back through the wondrous highs and the tragic lows, of what turned out to be possibly the most interesting console generation this incredible industry has ever pulled out of its dark, wire infested hat.
Video games walk a thin line, one niggling feature can make a playable game unbearable, similarly, there are several good games out there that are just one simple change away from greatness. Games like …
“Cheapness” is a term that’s thrown around so much in video games culture that if you trademarked it, you’d be buried and killed by the weight of your royalties so fast and so hard your nuts would turn to diamonds. But I feel that the term is used unfairly, because it’s becoming increasingly popular to simply accuse someone of being cheap rather than admit that there are massive flaws in your own gameplay. Here are three common cheap tactics people love to complain about and why they’re total bullshit …
So, the beta for Playstation All-Stars (We need a longer name) Battle Royale has been out for playstation plus users for a little while now. The Super Smash Bros. inspired mascot brawler is set to try and shake up the genre a little by trying to give the world a casual fighter whilst giving competitive players the depth and balance they long for.
And, with that, The Knights of Gaming podcast is born! Here is the first episode with Ben/Shep0d and Luke/Masterlinkace. Be sure to subscribe to the channel for more videos and remember that we’re always on the lookout for guests for the podcast so if you’re interested just leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you! 😀
Now, I’m personally a huge ambassador of multiplayer in games, especially games that let me play whilst sitting on the couch with my buddies. I’ve spent countless hours playing on Horde mode, screaming with my friend as I watch waves of locust squirt my guts across my lovely TV screen. Today however, I’m focusing on the lesser known games that make me spew happiness out of all my lovely, intact organs.
Okay, So we’ve all been there, (or at least, most of us have). Waking up in the morning, finding yourself half naked on the bathroom floor, with a horrid smell coming from the toilet, and a foul taste partying in your mouth. You attempt to stand up, only to find that the laws of gravity have 3x the power they usually do over you, and your head feels like a 100kg weight, throwing itself to the ground with every bit of energy it has. When you finally get up and get yourself back in (slight) order, you realize what a mistake last night was, and try to remember even the smallest details about the night before, most notably, how you got home. Then, after throwing a bunch of medicine down your throat in the hope that something helps, you vouch to never drink again, as the long day looms before you. What to do, why, what else but game of course, but what to play. Continue reading
There is always a huge amount of credit thrown about in the world of gaming, however, sometimes, the attention gets focused too much on the truly spectacular, massive budget titles, that many amazing games just seem to pass everybody by. So today, I’m going to bring you a list of ‘hidden gems’ from 2011, in an attempt to bring some of those titles into the limelight, like they deserve. Try not to pay too much attention to ranking, just take note that all these games are awesome. Also, if there are any games you feel are worthy to be on this list, please comment and tell me below, after all, there are probably games that I have missed out on too.
Now then, as great as last year was for me personally, that’s nothing compared to how good a year this was for gaming. With Nintendo announcing and releasing consoles, and Sony releasing a handheld, we were not short on hardware for sure. Then there was the question of the games, not only did we have one of the best years of games to date, they came at us consistently throughout the whole year, leaving us almost no time to sit down and appreciate one game, before another game smacked us in the face with its awesomeness and made us play it. In fact, personally, 2011 left me with a backlog of games to play that I’m still chipping away at even now. So to celebrate this amazing year of gaming, I’m going to make a top ten of my favourite games of 2011. Continue reading