Review: Mass Effect 2

Review: Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2 continues the epic story of Commander Shepard, the player-defined hero who thwarted a massive plot to destroy the galaxy in the original Mass Effect. Players always knew that Shepard’s story wasn’t over. The Reapers are still coming, and only Shepard and her crew believe it, so they’re the only ones who can […]

Achievement Unlocked: Read an Article About Achievements

Achievement Unlocked: Read an Article About Achievements

I love achievements. The sound of an achievement unlocking is incredibly satisfying. It makes me feel accomplished. Lately, though, I’ve been reading articles about how achievements could be hurting gaming. Some people seem to think that achievements are changing the way we game – that we no longer see a point to gaming if we’re […]

Is Multiplayer Pressure Ruining Games?

Is Multiplayer Pressure Ruining Games?

Ever since it was announced that the new Tomb Raider title coming out this year will have multiplayer, I’ve seen a common thread of conversation running through forums, articles, and social media platforms. This thread claims that the lucrativeness of a multiplayer model for selling games is ruining the overall gaming industry. Basically, people seem […]

DLC Review: Hearthfire

DLC Review: Hearthfire

Skyrim’s original release had enough content to keep gamers busy for literally hundreds of hours, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t want more. Hearthfire is less of an attempt to deliver new content than to simply add a few features to the game, and although they’re fun for a while, they don’t leave much of […]