VRPlayin with the HTC Vive

I’m no stranger to VR. I’ve tried it a few times, the most notable of which was trying out Rez Infinite on PSVR at a friend’s place; I loved the original, and playing Rez Infinite in VR was nothing short of incredible. A little disorienting for sure, but an incredible experience nonetheless. So when a... Continue Reading →

The Volatile Power Of Nostalgia

As a child, everything is a novelty. With a miniscule attention span and little to no life experience, we ingested as much media as we could and all of it was the best thing ever. Cars that transform into robots, four exterminators busting ghosts, adventurers donning green tunics. Whenever one thinks of those wonderful things... Continue Reading →

30 Years of Consoles, Abridged: Final Thoughts

A lot has changed in almost 35 years. Where consoles were once machines that could only play games, they have become something much more. Throughout the years, consoles evolved into machines that went from playing games to playing DVDs, to machines that could access the Internet, to machines that have every form of entertainment you... Continue Reading →

30 Years of Consoles, Abridged: Who’s Next?

In Parts 1 and 2, I talked about what makes a console successful, past and present. To sum up, the most successful consoles had any combination of these 4 attributes: Convenience (apps, portability, etc.) Power (an attribute not seen before the current gen) Games (whether for first-party polish or third-party volume) Cost/Value (as it turns... Continue Reading →

30 Years of Consoles, Abridged: What’s Working?

We’ve just started 2018 and we're knee-deep in the 8th generation of game consoles. Whatever a "generation" is at this point. But that will be discussed in due time. The PS4 is slaying the Xbox One in sales, due mostly to the Xbox One's shaky press coverage before its reveal. Needing daily Internet checkups to... Continue Reading →

30 Years of Consoles, Abridged: What Worked?

Prior to the release of the Sega Dreamcast in 1998, game consoles were designed to do one thing: play games. You popped your cartridge into your black/brown/soon-to-be eggshell coloured console and turned it on. A splash screen of bright colours and catchy tunes played and you were in. Life was simpler back then. In 2017,... Continue Reading →

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