Why are video games obsessed with fishing?

Video games are one of the most interactive mediums out there as they often give players the chance to explore and become immersed in unimaginable worlds. This could be through heroes battling through a kingdom to rescue a princess or simply through building a farm as video games come in different shapes and sizes. One thing that is certain in video games is the fact that players are obsessed with fishing mini-games. Whilst there are many mini-games available out there in the gaming world, the

7 of the best mini-games in video games

There’s nothing better than finding a brand-new video game that completely entertains and keeps the players engaged. Video games have the power to bring people together whilst also providing a form of escapism to others to help them forget their woes for a short period of time. The only thing that is better than a great video game is a mini-game that is even more entertaining. Sometimes, mini-games can even steal the spotlight from the core gameplay and can even lead to a spin-off game based ar

How Space Invaders transcended video games

It’s hard to imagine a world without Space Invaders, but prior to 1978, the world knew nothing of the popular arcade game. Created by Japanese engineer and game designer, Nishikado Tomohiro, Space Invaders was a worldwide success in arcades across the globe and arguably paved the way for a generation of shooting games. There is even a rumour that the game was so in-demand in Japan that it led to a coin shortage leading to the production of the 100-yen coin. By 1980, the game continued to remain

How remakes and remasters keep gamers engaged for decades

The 1970s were an incredible time for new inventions and marvels in technology. Many think of mobile phones, emails and video games as being a modern concept but they were actually invented in the 1970s. It wasn’t until the 1990s that video games truly found popularity as the Nintendo 64 and the original PlayStation elevated video games to another level. Many players are nostalgic to hit video games from this era but sadly the nostalgia is broken once they replay the game and realise all the is

Are People Getting Bored Of Ancient Greece?

When people think of Ancient Greece, they think of the grandiose gods, the sophisticated sculptures, the amazing architecture and the important contributions they made to society. It’s no wonder that people throughout history have been fascinated with Ancient Greece. During the Renaissance, there was a cultural shift and a rebirth of ideas from Ancient Greece which led to a newfound love for the time period. Many artists paid homage to Ancient Greece with paintings and sculptures with masterpie

Are People Getting Bored Of Ancient Greece?

When people think of Ancient Greece, they think of the grandiose gods, the sophisticated sculptures, the amazing architecture and the important contributions they made to society. It’s no wonder that people throughout history have been fascinated with Ancient Greece. During the Renaissance, there was a cultural shift and a rebirth of ideas from Ancient Greece which led to a newfound love for the time period. Many artists paid homage to Ancient Greece with paintings and sculptures with masterpie

Video games that would make amazing slots

There is no denying that video games are ingrained into every life. According to Statistica, there were estimated to be 2.7 billion gamers in 2020 and it’s obvious that many others could’ve been left unrecorded. Playing video games is a valuable pastime that provides people with the chance to escape to a different reality and live out whatever fantasies they want. Gamers come in all shapes and sizes with the traditional gamers on PCs and consoles, and i-Gamers playing online slots.

How Resident Evil 6 almost killed the world's greatest survival horror franchise

There aren’t many horror franchises within the videogame industry that have managed to last as long as Resident Evil. At the end of the 90s, many survival horror games started a trend with the key games being Resident Evil, Silent Hill, Clock Tower and Alone in the Dark to name just a few – yet only Resident Evil remains popular today. Despite the series still being relevant 25 years after the release of the original Resident Evil game, there have been some teething problems along the way. The

Ancient Egypt in popular culture

No ancient culture draws more people in than ancient Egypt – clearly, other mediums agree! Almost everyone on the planet has heard of the ancient Egyptian civilisation and all the glory surrounding it. Ancient Egypt was the most prolific civilization in the Mediterranean world for almost 30 decades. During this fascinating period, a grand civilization just continued to expand. Of course, only the pharaohs and the wealthy side of ancient Egypt got to experience the truly spectacular and fantast

Are loot boxes gambling?

With the growth of loot boxes, the world debates whether they should be classed as gambling The topic of loot boxes are controversial, leading many different people to form their own opinions about them. One thing that is certain, is that they are growing in size leading to various governments across the world getting more concerned about them. So what is a loot box? Ultimately, it’s an item in a video game that can be bought with in-game currency that is purchased by real game cash. Players a

Celebrating Lara Croft and 25 years of raiding tombs

In 1994, development began on a new type of game that hadn’t really been seen before. The game would focus on a British archaeologist who travels the world but would end up in dangerous tombs during their journey. A man was envisioned as the titular character but fears about associations with Indiana Jones were soon brought up and thus Lara Croft was born. Created and developed by Core Design, the first Tomb Raider released in 1996 to universal acclaim with 91% on Metacritic. From that moment o

5 dead franchises we’d like to see return

The past few years have seen a huge amount of dead franchises come back to life with reboots, remakes and sequels to long-forgotten gems. There seems to be no stone left unturned when it comes to dormant franchises being revitalised. It’s a tricky topic when it comes to bringing back franchises as there is always a certain pressure to get it just right. Sadly, sometimes these franchises would’ve been better left alone such as the case with Paul Feig’s ‘Ghostbusters’ reboot. In a rare instance,

Unsung Sports That Found Success In Games

There’s no denying that there are thousands of sports across the globe. Each sport has unique mechanics and dedicated athletes that just attract die-hard fans. Sport has the power to bring people together through the wins and the losses. That being said, there are a few unsung sports that have yet to receive mainstream popularity. Tennis has four major tournaments during the Grand Slam with each one being a hyped event that brings in mass audiences. Players competing literally become celebritie

Top 5 video games that feature gambling

The best gambling mini-games in video games Despite coming from different backgrounds, gambling and gaming have a lot more in common than you’d think. Both gambling and gaming entertain people and provide the excitement that can’t be found anywhere else. So it’s no surprise as to why video games and gambling entwine together occasionally to create something that’s exhilarating for players. They combine the thrills of winning through random chance with other gameplay for a unique experience. I

The BioShock Infinite We Didn’t Get

It’s been 8 years since the release of BioShock Infinite – but many fans are left wondering about the original game promised. Sure, the released version is an incredible landmark in gaming with some of the most innovative gameplay and characters – but the original concept was a little more ambitious. Here are a few things that were cut from the final version of BioShock Infinite, and show us what could’ve been. Obviously, the version we got to see saw conflict between Comstock’s Columbia and t

Ranking The Sims Games

It’s arguably, one of the greatest simulation games of all time. You can create your own character, build your own house and create your own drama. The Sims is literally a game in which your imaginations can roam free. We currently have four titles in the main series, but which one is the best? Created in 2000, this game literally changed the way you play simulation games. You could create yourself as an adult or a child, and live your best life. Unfortunately, the base game only involved a nei

5 Geek Franchises That Grew Way Beyond Their Original Audience

Some franchises have the power to reach the masses – and here are just a few examples. Nothing is ever created with the expectation that it’ll grow into a mega-franchise – it tends to just happen. Often franchises expand through fans recognising an unbelievable world that they have never experienced before. It’s even more surprising when those franchises grow beyond their intended audiences and become household names. They provide unforgettable moments that everyone can enjoy showing the world

Dusk Diver Review

Released in 2019 on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, Dusk Diver follows a schoolgirl, named Yang Yumo, as she becomes part of a huge battle between humans, gods and phantom creatures. Set in a Tawainese shopping district, Dusk Diver follows Yumo around her everyday life. During the start of the game, her friend is attacked and the girls are transported to a different world full of creatures. She meets a god, called Leo, who gives her his power and she manages to fight back. Throughout the ga

Videogame Soundtracks: 5 Of The Best

Music is something that affects everyone, and a good video game soundtrack can change a game from good to great. From setting the horror atmosphere or providing solitude moments, scores and tracks are the perfect additions to enhance music. Here are five of our favourite video game soundtracks. It’s hard to choose just one Persona soundtrack, but Persona 4 arguably has the best. From the juxtaposition of the upbeat pop music and the depressing lyrics, Persona 4’s soundtrack is fabulous. The s
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