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Dualshock 4 PS4 Control Pad Speaker – Gimmick or Useful?

Dualshock 4 PS4 Control Pad Speaker – Gimmick or Useful?

A small audio speaker on the control pad? What is the point in that? These were my words when I first heard a speaker would be included on the PS4 control pad and now I humbly eat my words. (Nom, Nom, Nom!)

Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn beta

Impressions of Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn beta

The Final Fantasy games have a distinct style about their environments and worlds whereby all of them are beautiful, atmospheric and downright magical in their appearance, style and generated atmosphere. Final Fantasy XIV is no different in this aspect, the environments are beautiful and the game utilises some of the processing power of the PS4 and puts it to good use to generate these visually intriguing and awe inspiring masterpieces.

Why The Ludonarrative Dissonance Is Video Games Biggest Challenge

Why The Ludonarrative Dissonance Is Video Games Biggest Challenge

Everyone involved with video games from the people playing them all the way through the spectrum to the people that make them will agree that video games have came a hell of a long way in the past 10-15 years. The graphics and visual aesthetics of the games we play has evolved from being a collection of hastily placed together blocks of pixels, to being full blown, realistic looking character models. It is safe to say that video games have came a long way visually. Video games have never managed to tackle the ‘Ludonarrative of Dissonance’ object. This is an object that many game developers have tried and failed to conquer…

Remember the Creed!

Remember the Creed!

This is my love letter as to why I love the Assassins Creed series with faults and all. I await every year for a new release and so far I have enjoyed every single one.

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Extinction Mode Guide

Call Of Duty: Ghosts Extinction Mode Guide

‘Zombies’ mode is gone and ‘Extinction’ mode steps up to the plate for COD: Ghosts. My verdict of the new mode? It’s Genius. This game mode is one of the most creative, imaginative and original additions to happen to the COD franchise for years. This game mode is what Aliens Colonial Marines should have been.

Tips And Tricks For War Thunder By Jonathan Wilsonington The Third

Tips And Tricks For War Thunder By Jonathan Wilsonington The Third

I have been playing War Thunder on my shiny new Playstation 4 and for the duration of this article I shall be writing it as my World War II persona: General Jonathan Wilsonington. (The Third)

The Play Vault And Destination Gamer Unite!

The Play Vault And Destination Gamer Unite!

We are very proud to announce the beginning of a new era for The Play Vault! We have joined forces and united with Destination Gamer!

Where Have All The Quiz Games Gone?

Where Have All The Quiz Games Gone?

This generation of consoles has been the generation for the rise of online, multiplayer gaming. The vast majority of players, play their games online or have the functionality in place to do so. Last weekend I decided to buck the trend and play a game (Wait for it…Brace yourself…) in local multiplayer with both of us playing on the same Xbox console, in the same room! (Gasp!)

Need for Speed: Rivals Announced

Need for Speed: Rivals Announced

Ghost Games, which is EA’s newest studio, today announced that the first game they have been working on is Need for Speed: Rivals which will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November with current gen versions coming out sooner.

Fallout 3 Deserves Completion Before The Next Generation Of Consoles

Fallout 3 Deserves Completion Before The Next Generation Of Consoles

More people have played the game and not completed it than those who have experienced the ending, enjoyed the journey and played it through until the end. Here is why YOU should complete the journey.