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Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity review

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity may not be the Zelda you've been waiting for – but it's a really good musou game that will let you kill dozens of hours and thousands of enemies.

Best MMORPGs coming in 2021

The year 2020 was not much of a year and we want to forget it already. Since the bar is so low, there's a good chance that the coming months will be much more satisfying – also in terms of new MMORPG releases. Because you can't postpone them indefinitely!

Twelve Most Memorable Deaths in Video Games

Death is almost stunningly prevalent in video games, but it's usually void of emotional charge. There have been "a few" games, though, which weren't afraid to do away with some really significant characters. Here's a list of the most memorable of them.

The history of Electronic Arts studio

Electronic Arts is a legendary studio with a rich history that has been shaping the gaming world almost from the very beginning. And it all started with a financial flop of a board game in 1970.

How Demon’s Souls made trolling an art

You thought the game was frustrating? Well, it is, but not nearly as actual players. Demon’s Souls showed it years ago, and reminds us about it today, with the remake.

EVE Online is the game to outlive its creators

EVE Online is a gaming phenomenon that almost all players have been aware of since more than a decade. Some people might wonder why do people still play this game, but this is a wrongly posed question.

Video game series with most disappointing returns

Some cult-classic franchises kept us waiting for their glorious returns for years. The only problem is that the returns weren't always all that glorious. Here's nine examples of games that kept us waiting for years, just to ultimately disappoint.

Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on preview

Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on preview

This will be one of the most difficult texts I will write in my life. Describing the highly anticipated game, which is on a collision course with exorbitant hype and expectations, is not easy – because this game currently has some flaws.

Cyberpunk 2077 hands-on preview
Demon’s Souls is Hard, But Players are Worse

Demon’s Souls is Hard, But Players are Worse

You thought the game was frustrating? Well, it is, but not nearly as actual players. Demon’s Souls showed it years ago, and reminds us about it today, with the remake.

Demon’s Souls is Hard, But Players are Worse
Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War Review. Cold War, Hot Choices

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War Review. Cold War, Hot Choices

After a great reboot of the Modern Warfare series, the Black Ops series has also been revived. The adventures of Mason, Woods and Hudson are back in style, as Cold War brings one of the best campaigns in the history of CoD!

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Cold War Review. Cold War, Hot Choices
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review - Nintendo Can Make Strategies!

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review - Nintendo Can Make Strategies!

A skillful combination of absurd, Nintendo-style themes, exploration and mechanics based on raw material management. Pikmin 3 Deluxe does not change the face of the series, but a few changes from the Wii U version encourage you to meet again.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Review - Nintendo Can Make Strategies!
Phasmophobia Will Give You the Creeps... Unless You're Playing With Friends

Phasmophobia Will Give You the Creeps... Unless You're Playing With Friends

However, with a few simple tricks, Phasmophobia intensifies everything that we have experienced so far in the classics, making us pant out of fear, but you can't abuse it.

Phasmophobia Will Give You the Creeps... Unless You're Playing With Friends
5 Life Lessons from Among Us, the Hellishly Fun Scumbag Simulator

5 Life Lessons from Among Us, the Hellishly Fun Scumbag Simulator

There are games that try to make us feel for others, arouse empathy, condemn thoughtless hatred. And there's also Among Us, which says : "I bet five bucks that I'll make you a two-faced pig in two rounds." And believe me, it's right.

5 Life Lessons from Among Us, the Hellishly Fun Scumbag Simulator
Baldur's Gate 3 in Early Access - Visiting Construction Site of Fantastic RPG

Baldur's Gate 3 in Early Access - Visiting Construction Site of Fantastic RPG

Baldur's Gate 3 in early access seems the perfect game for the fans of Divinity: Original Sin and Dragon Age, but not necessarily Baldur's Gate... Anyway, a great RPG is in the making – provided the devs can deliver and polish it properly.

Baldur's Gate 3 in Early Access - Visiting Construction Site of Fantastic RPG
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
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
Not Worth It - 9 Disappointing Games Years in the Making

Not Worth It - 9 Disappointing Games Years in the Making

Some cult-classic franchises kept us waiting for their glorious returns for years. The only problem is that the returns weren't always all that glorious. Here's nine examples of games that kept us waiting for years, just to ultimately disappoint.

Not Worth It - 9 Disappointing Games Years in the Making
Will EVE Online Outlive it's Creators?

Will EVE Online Outlive it's Creators?

EVE Online is a gaming phenomenon that almost all players have been aware of since more than a decade. Some people might wonder why do people still play this game, but this is a wrongly posed question.

Will EVE Online Outlive it's Creators?
History of EA - From Table-top Fail, to Legends, to... Anthem

History of EA - From Table-top Fail, to Legends, to... Anthem

Electronic Arts is a legendary studio with a rich history that has been shaping the gaming world almost from the very beginning. And it all started with a financial flop of a board game in 1970.

History of EA - From Table-top Fail, to Legends, to... Anthem
Twelve Most Memorable Deaths in Video Games

Twelve Most Memorable Deaths in Video Games

Death is almost stunningly prevalent in video games, but it's usually void of emotional charge. There have been "a few" games, though, which weren't afraid to do away with some really significant characters. Here's a list of the most memorable of them.

Twelve Most Memorable Deaths in Video Games
9 Fresh MMORPGs Coming in 2021 and Beyond

9 Fresh MMORPGs Coming in 2021 and Beyond

The year 2020 was not much of a year and we want to forget it already. Since the bar is so low, there's a good chance that the coming months will be much more satisfying – also in terms of new MMORPG releases. Because you can't postpone them indefinitely!

9 Fresh MMORPGs Coming in 2021 and Beyond
How Historically Accurate is Assassin's Creed Valhalla?

How Historically Accurate is Assassin's Creed Valhalla?

Assassin's Creed: Valhalla lets us dive in the world of Nordic Vikings as no game before. What part of the game is the creator's poetical licence, and how much is actually accurate? In this text, we answer precisely this question.

How Historically Accurate is Assassin's Creed Valhalla?
The Right Expansion at the Right Time - Interview with Sims 4: Snowy Escape Dev

The Right Expansion at the Right Time - Interview with Sims 4: Snowy Escape Dev

Snowy Escape, the latest DLC for The Sims 4, introduces Zen, Japanese landscapes, and a few new mechanics – we've talked with Graham Nardone, the lead producer, about why these were the motifs they opted for, and what's to come in the future.

The Right Expansion at the Right Time - Interview with Sims 4: Snowy Escape Dev
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
How to Fall in Love at First Sight? - My Impressions of PS5

How to Fall in Love at First Sight? - My Impressions of PS5

In a moment you will run to the stores to get a console, which will be in your homes for another 5 or even 10 years. Are you sure that PS5 fits into your room's decor?

How to Fall in Love at First Sight? - My Impressions of PS5
Ghostrunner is a Linear Game With Only Good Choices

Ghostrunner is a Linear Game With Only Good Choices

Ghostrunner from the Polish studio One More Level is not an ideal game, but it does one thing outstandingly. As for a linear action game, it offers a huge number of choices and almost each of them is good.

Ghostrunner is a Linear Game With Only Good Choices
Lay Down the Pitchfork, Timmy, and Spare a Though for Cyberpunk 2077 Devs

Lay Down the Pitchfork, Timmy, and Spare a Though for Cyberpunk 2077 Devs

I've been working in this business more or less since the release of Skyrim, and I've been following it for a good 25 years. So far, I haven't heard of anyone delaying a game that's already wnet gold. But Cyberpunk 2077 was always supposed to be special.

Lay Down the Pitchfork, Timmy, and Spare a Though for Cyberpunk 2077 Devs
PS5's Low Disk Capacity is a Big Issue For Me

PS5's Low Disk Capacity is a Big Issue For Me

Less than 700 gigabytes of storage space available to PlayStation 5 owners means one thing for most of us – annoying compromises.

PS5's Low Disk Capacity is a Big Issue For Me
Grim Dawn: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grind

Grim Dawn: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grind

Video game developers can make us into doing things we don't want to do. They have much better tools than parents, school and workplaces combined. I was hoodwinked by a game and I never saw it coming. Also: I regret nothing.

Grim Dawn: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Grind
Can We Take a Moment to Admire the Hair in Baldur's Gate 3?

Can We Take a Moment to Admire the Hair in Baldur's Gate 3?

Hair in RPG games is a serious matter. You can laugh as much as you want, but in Baldur's Gate 3 this aspect has been refined like no other game.

Can We Take a Moment to Admire the Hair in Baldur's Gate 3?
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 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