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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity needs this!

Breath of the Wild has a plethora of amazing features, from paragliding to shield surfing. With Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity on the horizon, here is a list of features we hope it holds onto.

Medieval Dynasty is the hot new survival sim

Exploring medieval Europe in Kingdom Come, fishing in Animal Crossing, building, and managing people in strategy games? Medieval Dynasty has it all, and then some.

Brilliant move, or panic buy from Microsoft?

Will the new Fallout be released on PS5? Without any prior announcement, Microsoft announced the purchase of ZeniMax Media, owner of Bethesda among many others. This grand purchase could seriously change the balance of power in the gaming industry.

Mafia: Definitive Edition review

The final edition of Mafia caused much excitement among the fans after all, the studio known for problematic Mafia 3 tackles a legend. The final result is more than satisfactory, although not without a few blemishes.

Port Royale 4 Review; sail & play!

Port Royale 4 is here. Will the game let us forget the rather unflattering part three of the series, created by the same studio, Gaming Minds? The answer is simple: "No, but..."

12 Most-Wanted Upcoming RPGs

Waiting for new RPGs? Here's a list of most-wanted upcoming role-playing games, with one notorious absentee, and a strong suit of classic, isometric adventures.

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion unfairly forgotten

I have fond memories of Morrowind. I don't have too much memories with Skyrim, because I'm still playing it. And what about Oblivion? The fourth installment in the series seem the most forgotten, though it's certainly an important link.

Medieval Dynasty is the hot new survival sim

Medieval Dynasty is the hot new survival sim

Exploring medieval Europe in Kingdom Come, fishing in Animal Crossing, building, and managing people in strategy games? Medieval Dynasty has it all, and then some.

Medieval Dynasty is the hot new survival sim
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion  Once Slayer of PCs, Now Nearly Neglected

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Once Slayer of PCs, Now Nearly Neglected

I have fond memories of Morrowind. I don't have too much memories with Skyrim, because I'm still playing it. And what about Oblivion? The fourth installment in the series seem the most forgotten, though it's certainly an important link.

The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion Once Slayer of PCs, Now Nearly Neglected
Mafia: Definitive Edition Review  Proper Remake You Can't Miss

Mafia: Definitive Edition Review Proper Remake You Can't Miss

The final edition of Mafia caused much excitement among the fans after all, the studio known for problematic Mafia 3 tackles a legend. The final result is more than satisfactory, although not without a few blemishes.

Mafia: Definitive Edition Review Proper Remake You Can't Miss
Flight Simulator 2020  Amazing Details You Might Have Missed

Flight Simulator 2020 Amazing Details You Might Have Missed

Microsoft Flight Simulator is among the most sophisticated video games to ever be released, but like any large game, it comes with a lot of interesting details. We've caught the best of them for you.

Flight Simulator 2020 Amazing Details You Might Have Missed
Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review  Old-school Mustache on Switch!

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review Old-school Mustache on Switch!

The release of Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy on Nintendo Switch is a great way to bring the cult and genre-defining platformers to the generation of players who haven't even been born 25 years ago.

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review Old-school Mustache on Switch!
How Can EA Get Away With It? The Answer: IKEA Effect

How Can EA Get Away With It? The Answer: IKEA Effect

EA gives us more and more extension to the Sims. They're small, but they're not cheap. Thanks to one simple trick, however, the community can't really criticize it anyway.

How Can EA Get Away With It? The Answer: IKEA Effect
Call of Duty: Black Ops  Cold War Multiplayer Hands-on Preview

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Hands-on Preview

The first impression after testing the multiplayer modes of the upcoming CoD: Black Ops Cold War are positive, but it's hard to resist the feeling that the game won't be able to live up to the huge success of the latest Modern Warfare.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Hands-on Preview
New World Preview  Unrefined, but Could be Amazing MMORPG

New World Preview Unrefined, but Could be Amazing MMORPG

New World is extremely promising, and if only the devs would start hearing the feedback, we could have one of the best MMORPGs on our hands.

New World Preview Unrefined, but Could be Amazing MMORPG
50 Shades of The Sims  A List of Naughty Mods

50 Shades of The Sims A List of Naughty Mods

Taking care of the highest quality of entertainment, we searched the Internet (because there's more than the Wicked Whims) so that your Sims 4 become a little more greasy. And maybe sometimes a tiny bit naughty.

50 Shades of The Sims A List of Naughty Mods
12 Most-Wanted Upcoming RPGs

12 Most-Wanted Upcoming RPGs

Waiting for new RPGs? Here's a list of most-wanted upcoming role-playing games, with one notorious absentee, and a strong suit of classic, isometric adventures.

12 Most-Wanted Upcoming RPGs
20 Best Classic Strategy Games for PC

20 Best Classic Strategy Games for PC

We used to present a list of the top twenty strategy games of recent years. Today it's time to go a little further into the past and look at the top twenty strategic classics.

20 Best Classic Strategy Games for PC
Is AI Takeover Possible? Rebellion of Machines Could be Different than We Think

Is AI Takeover Possible? Rebellion of Machines Could be Different than We Think

Artificial intelligence makes our lives easier, increases unemployment and raises concerns even among those who make money on it. Is it possible for it to rebel against humans at some point?

Is AI Takeover Possible? Rebellion of Machines Could be Different than We Think
9 Concerns We Have About PlayStation 5

9 Concerns We Have About PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 is drawing near, and most people are heralding more successes for Sony. But not everything is certain, and there are some issues that may be of concern.

9 Concerns We Have About PlayStation 5
How to Start Playing Video Games? 9 Perfect Games for Beginners

How to Start Playing Video Games? 9 Perfect Games for Beginners

What games should you recommend to a friend who wants to start playing? Maybe you yourself would like to get hooked, but don't know where to start? This selection of games will let you pick up the perfect game to start the gaming adventure with.

How to Start Playing Video Games? 9 Perfect Games for Beginners
7 Star Wars Games Without Jedi We'd Like to Play

7 Star Wars Games Without Jedi We'd Like to Play

When EA bought the Star Wars license in 2014, I was sure the brand would be squeezed like a lemon. In the meantime, I still feel they haven't realized a fraction of its potential.

7 Star Wars Games Without Jedi We'd Like to Play
The Best Video Games Releasing in September 2020

The Best Video Games Releasing in September 2020

The dry spell of the summer ends in September we will see the debuts of many anticipayed hits such as Mafia: Definitive Edition, Marvel's Avengers or early access of Baldur's Gate 3.

The Best Video Games Releasing in September 2020
10 Things Netflix has to Improve in The Witcher Season 2

10 Things Netflix has to Improve in The Witcher Season 2

The Witcher rocking Netflix, and we're looking for holes in the whole thing, dismantling the American production to the first factors and wondering what could have been done better.

10 Things Netflix has to Improve in The Witcher Season 2
The Real Monsters were Racists  Lovecraft Country is Scary in Its Own Way

The Real Monsters were Racists Lovecraft Country is Scary in Its Own Way

"Stories are like people," says the hero of HBO's Lovecraft Country, "They're never perfect, but you love them despite their flaws." This is how he explains how a Black American can like a book, in which a racist is saving the day.

The Real Monsters were Racists Lovecraft Country is Scary in Its Own Way
Absolutely Worst Video Game Adaptations  Uwe Boll Would be Proud!

Absolutely Worst Video Game Adaptations Uwe Boll Would be Proud!

Hollywood has been awkwardly flirting with electronic entertainment hits since the early nineties. Already then, the general rule was that the movies mostly sucked, and yet, Uwe Boll was only getting started. Here's the selection of terrible movies.

Absolutely Worst Video Game Adaptations Uwe Boll Would be Proud!
Absurdities of Epidemics in Movies

Absurdities of Epidemics in Movies

Epidemics are currently one of the hottest subjects in media. Many movies were made about such occurrences, few of them were good, and almost none were realistic.

Absurdities of Epidemics in Movies
What Home Alone and Sex Education Have in Common?

What Home Alone and Sex Education Have in Common?

Sex Education from Netflix is family cinema that makes the family blush unlike Kevin in Home Alone. But these two titles have more in common than it seems!

What Home Alone and Sex Education Have in Common?
Pleasant Movies That Will Make You Feel Better in Quarantine

Pleasant Movies That Will Make You Feel Better in Quarantine

The coronavirus has a huge impact on the whole society, including popculture. However, in order to keep the weather, it is worth refreshing a few positive classics. However, in order to stay in a good mood, it is worth refreshing a few positive classics.

Pleasant Movies That Will Make You Feel Better in Quarantine
Crime Shows to Watch on Netflix

Crime Shows to Watch on Netflix

Crime, punishment, chase. Criminal series have become wildly popular in recent years. Incidentally, in 2020 Netflix has a large number of stories about criminals and detectives. Here's our recommendations.

Crime Shows to Watch on Netflix
9 Greatest Absurdities of Disney's Star Wars Trilogy

9 Greatest Absurdities of Disney's Star Wars Trilogy

Wait, what I just watched made no sense. Star Wars have closed the third trilogy and it's high time to ask if all that we've seen holds any water.

9 Greatest Absurdities of Disney's Star Wars Trilogy
What's Epic Games About: Robin Hood of the Industry or its Future Dictator?

What's Epic Games About: Robin Hood of the Industry or its Future Dictator?

For more than a year now, we've been watching Epic Games' spectacular attempt to snatch the PC retail market from Valve. But it seems to me that this is not Tim Sweeney's ultimate goal. There has to be more to it.

What's Epic Games About: Robin Hood of the Industry or its Future Dictator?
The Bethesda Purchase  Brilliant Move, or Panic Buy from Microsoft?

The Bethesda Purchase Brilliant Move, or Panic Buy from Microsoft?

Will the new Fallout be released on PS5? Without any prior announcement, Microsoft announced the purchase of ZeniMax Media, owner of Bethesda among many others. This grand purchase could seriously change the balance of power in the gaming industry.

The Bethesda Purchase Brilliant Move, or Panic Buy from Microsoft?
10 Zelda Breath of the Wild Features We'd Love to See Return in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

10 Zelda Breath of the Wild Features We'd Love to See Return in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Breath of the Wild has a plethora of amazing features, from paragliding to shield surfing. With Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity on the horizon, here is a list of features we hope it holds onto.

10 Zelda Breath of the Wild Features We'd Love to See Return in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
War Mongrels Will be the First Game Actually Showing World War 2

War Mongrels Will be the First Game Actually Showing World War 2

The Polish War Mongrels has a chance to become the first game to seriously tackle the Holocaust. While it's bound to generate controversy and discussions, it's undeniable that video games in general shy away from difficult themes like that.

War Mongrels Will be the First Game Actually Showing World War 2
That's What Bad Games Look Like? We Live in Gaming Golden Days

That's What Bad Games Look Like? We Live in Gaming Golden Days

I played Generation Zero, a game averaging 5/10. Yes, it's a weak game, but if that's what weak games look like today, it must mean that we live in amazing times.

That's What Bad Games Look Like? We Live in Gaming Golden Days
You Don't Have to Kill Those Rats  In Defense of Side Quests

You Don't Have to Kill Those Rats In Defense of Side Quests

Empty fillers, artificially prolonging the game? Or maybe side quests have a bigger role, which we underestimate? Today we stand up for them.

You Don't Have to Kill Those Rats In Defense of Side Quests
Ghost of Tsushima Shows The Witcher 4 Shouldn't be RPG

Ghost of Tsushima Shows The Witcher 4 Shouldn't be RPG

The Witcher 3 is a great game, but Ghost of Tsushima proved to me that the formula used by CD Projekt RED is rather outdated and can be improved... by getting rid of some core RPG mechanics.

Ghost of Tsushima Shows The Witcher 4 Shouldn't be RPG
It's About Time Games Became Part of the Curriculum!

It's About Time Games Became Part of the Curriculum!

This War of Mine became (not mandatory, but still) part of the curriculum in Polish high-schools. Can we agree it's about time games became part of the education program? They often carry the same message as books, yet in more accessible form.

It's About Time Games Became Part of the Curriculum!