Piece by Piece: Microtransactions in Premium Games

As the above chart shows, microtransactions are here to stay in the games industry. Unsurprisingly of course they have been a bone of contention since they have amassed popularity in games development. In some instances they only add to a games experience, taking nothing (or very little) from the overall experience. Other times though they … More Piece by Piece: Microtransactions in Premium Games

(No Man’s) Sky’s the Limit: Over-hyping Video Games

The amount of times a game like No Man’s Sky has been hyped up to absurd proportions is baffling. Halo 3, Overwatch and every game that Peter Molyneux has made after Black & White. To enter into hype culture is to enter into a world of child-like wonder, where all possibilities are accepted, regardless of the feasibility, or the credibility … More (No Man’s) Sky’s the Limit: Over-hyping Video Games

‘Haters Gonna Hate’: The Power of Hatred

It’s hard to avoid social media posts from celebrities on the internet these days. So many of these posts will either consist of ‘be yourself, but like/follow/subscribe for fashion tips/album links’ or ‘I don’t like X, but that’s just my opinion haters gunna hate’. ‘Haters gonna hate’ has become such a common internet stance that … More ‘Haters Gonna Hate’: The Power of Hatred