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5 Defining and Unique Versus Multiplayer Games

By Ashe Youngs – There are a lot of online competitive games that are great fun that I have sunk many a weekday hour into…ok hundreds. This list is a group of games that I feel really broke the boundaries and laid inspiration for other great games in similar styles to follow. As these beauties are all epic, it was hard to put them in order, so in all honesty, I’ve put them in fashion for my absolute love for them.

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VR: Teaching Old Genres New Tricks

By Shaun Quaintance – VR, in my opinion, is the best thing to happen to the games industry in quite some time. It takes games to a whole new level of immersion allowing me to forget even more about just how much of a failure I am in reality and, one of the focuses of this discussion, it opens up the possibility for so many new mechanics and design choices in genres that were once king of the industry until the FPS took over. I genuinely believe that VR is a catalyst that will shape the entire future of the games industry… however, before you take my enthusiasm as gospel please bare in mind that I also thought the Kinect would be fun.*

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2016: This Year in Gaming

By Thom Farquhar – As we come to the close of 2016 I think everyone would agree that this hasn’t exactly been the best of years. Not just in gaming but in general world events. If you look back through the months you start to notice that there have been some highlights that will make you remember that not all has been bad, for the most part. Here we’ll take a quick look at some of the highs, the lows and the lies that have plagued this year in video games and my personal choices for each.

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Top 10 Ways to Geek Out This Christmas

By Nicole Chapman – Naughty or Nice? The question on everybody’s lips as this favourite time of year starts to approach. So as I resist the urge to play festive music and break into the mince pies, it got me thinking, have I been a good girl this year and what are my top 10 nerdy gifts that I’d like Santa to leave me under my Christmas tree?
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E3 2016 RECAP

By Shaun Quaintance – It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Nope, not Christmas but E3 week…although it feels like Christmas.

With the conferences already behind us (a treehouse is not a conference Nintendo), it’s time to look back at what made us laugh, what made us jump with excitement and what made a little bit of pee come out.

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