Articles from Dave

  1. 2013's Top 3 Potential Flops

    Writer's note: Again, this is all opinion based stuff. So don't get your panties in a twist! Despite each years gaming lineup being cloaked in a veil of excitement, it’s inevitable that a few games will fail to reach the mark and disappoint the masses. Last year, we seen the likes of Resident Evil 6 and Assassins Creed 3 fail to impress, and with 2013 being shrouded in a list of blockbuster titles as far as the eye can see, we can expect to see a handful of hyped games drop to the floor...
  2. 2013's Top 5 Most Anticipated Games

    Writer's note: Before you read, keep in mind this is all opinion based and is by no means an official list! With 2013 now upon us, now’s the time to start thinking about what games we should be looking to invest our money in. This year boasts arguably one of the most anticipated gaming lineups ever; where we’ll witness a plethora of new IPs, sequels and prequels hit the market. As always, some games stand head and shoulders over others, so what are 2013’s top five games to look out for?...
  3. A Closer Look At The Order: 1886

    Developed by the popular PSP outfit Ready at Dawn, The Order: 1886 is a linear third-person adventure game with steampunk-esque shooting heavily integrated. With this year marking the release of the new consoles, The Order is one of the many new IP's that'll hit shortly after the release of the PS4. Originally announced during Sony's E3 2013 press conference, The Order looks to be set in a post industrial-revolution London where players will come in contact with numerous historical...
  4. Are Microsoft at it again?

    The past few months have been decorated with reports of Microsoft stumbling at every hurdle they come across, most notably their lack of coordination between key marketing executives who aim to get the Xbox One's philosophy across to the masses. While they seem to have dodged the no-DRM bullet, it looks like Microsoft are about to transition into yet another slump, this time with their "Games with Gold" promotional campaign on Xbox Live. Many will know of the campaign after Fable 3...
  5. Black Ops 2: Youtube Live Streaming Available From Day One

    With the release of Black Ops 2 now only five days away, more mouth-watering news has begun to surface to wet our appetites further. Today, Activision have announced another Black Ops 2 revolutionary feature: Built-in live streaming. Players who participate in the all new competitive playlist, League Play, will be able to setup a live stream directly from their Xbox 360 or PS3 and then stream it to the masses on Youtube, or Call of Duty Elite. To entice you further, Treyarch will also...
  6. Dead Space 3 To Contain Micro-transactions + N7 Armour

    With Dead Space 3's release creeping close, more news on what the game will entail has surfaced. The news has came directly from Eurogamer's preview of the game, where Yara Khoury, the associate produced of Dead Space 3, had this to say: "You can buy resources with real money, but scavenger bots can also give you the currency that you can use on the marketplace." Khoury then went on to explain how micro-transactions won't be available for the get-go in order to block the possibility of...
  7. Deal of The Day - GOTY For 800 MSP!

    With 2013 rapidly approaching, Microsoft's festive sale is finally coming to a close. Over the past month Xbox 360 gamers have been able to get their hands on some amazing deals (at least by MS standards) on some of the years' top titles; such as Max Payne 3 and the recently announced shooter of the year: Borderlands 2. Today marks the best deal of all however, as Telltale Games' coveted series, The Walking Dead, has went on sale! With the first episode of the five part series already...
  8. First Infamous: Second Son Gameplay Revealed

    Our first glimpse of gameplay from Infamous: Second Son has been released via the official Playstation magazine's YouTube. The video jumps on-board with our protagonist Delsin Rowe while he attacks what seems to be a military outpost. With Second Son set seven years after Infamous 2, the world is a different place; which is perfectly depicted through the series of announcements heard throughout the complex that Delsin is traversing. The country now seems to be under a totalitarian law,...
  9. Gaming Franchises That Need To Die

    Repetitiveness is a common factor in the gaming world, especially with game releases. Typically, once a game becomes popular we see a franchise spawn from it; Super Mario Bros being the perfect example. As time has progressed, we've seen many franchises rise from the ashes and become yearly releases. Games such as Call of Duty and FIFA have honed their popularity and marketed their releases to revolve around a virtuous yearly cycle; making them two of the most formidable names in the gaming...
  10. Gear Up For Judgement in XBL Ultimate Game Sale Day 4!

    Day four of Microsoft's Ultimate Game Sale has hit today, with perhaps the most exciting lineup yet! Today's lineup is decorated with a plethora of the most definitive games in 2013, including the latest instalment in the Gear of War franchise: Judgement. In Judgement, players get to experience the horrors of D-Day through Flashbacks from various members of the Kilo squad, including franchise favourites Cole and Baird. If the campaign doesn't attract your interest, then be sure to check...
  11. God of War: Ascension MP Beta Launches Next Month For PS+

    Today, Sony have announced that the coveted God of War prequel, Ascension, will make its way to Playstation Plus next month. From the 9th of January 2013, PS+ members will be able to sink their teeth into the multiplayer beta; which has already went through a closed beta stage this month. Upon launch, players will be able to dive into Team Favour Rush mode, which is God of War's interesting take on Team Deathmatch. The objective is simple: fight to accumulate the required number of...
  12. GTA V Gets Official Release Date

    Rockstar have announced that Grand Theft Auto 5 will be released on the 17th of September; almost four months after its originally intended release date! Rockstar have stated that, whilst they intended to release the game during the spring, they feel that knocking it back to September will play a vital part in ensuring the game is the exact way they want it. As of now, this announcement only concerns the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions; both the PC (which hasn't been 100% confirmed anyway)...
  13. How it can be improved: League Play, Part 1

    David Vonderhaar’s endearment to the Call of Duty community, particularly the professional part of it, opened up a world of possibilities for fans of the franchise back in November, 2012. Inside the competitive community, one of the most notable additions to Black Ops 2 was League Play; a series of game modes outside of public games where players can compete for ranks outside of the traditional ranking module. Broken down into six different divisions (Iron, Bronze, Silver, Gold,...
  14. Microsoft Announce Xmas Sale!

    With the festive season now well and truly upon us, Microsoft have announced their 2012 Xmas Sale. In comparison to Playstation's recently announced sale, you must say this is a blockbuster lineup that'll be sure to impress Xbox 360 users; where you'll be able to snatch bargains on big name hits such as Max Payne 3, Borderlands 2 and the recently announced Game of the Year: The Walking Dead. As of now, no prices have been announced, but knowing Microsoft, don't expect the greatest...
  15. Microsoft Poised To Announce New Xbox?

    After Sony's explosive conference revealing their next step into the console era, it's no secret that the gaming world is expecting Microsoft to answer back with their rendition soon. Today, further proof has surfaced that the next gen Xbox will have an announcement soon. XboxEvent.com, found by Neogaf user Ekim, suggests that Microsoft are poised to hold an event, outside of E3, to reveal their next gen console. The domain was registered by none other than EventCore; most popularly known...
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