DOOM 4′s HUD

The HUD is a fundamental aspect of the FPS but it seems to be getting more and more simplified with every new release. While many gamers believe that a more straightforward HUD leads to greater game immersion, many don’t want to abandon DOOM’s HUD roots. This leads to the big question: Should DOOM 4 (or future DOOM releases) reintroduce Doomguy’s face on the HUD? If you look back at the...

DOOM 4 – The Key Ele...

Id Software’s remake of the 1993 FPS classic was a solid shooter with a truck-load of intense atmosphere and suspense. However, there was one problem…it just wasn’t DOOM. Below, you’ll find links (coming soon) that will outline and discuss the key elements in making the perfect DOOM experience. The Key Elements of Hell - DOOM 4′ s HUD – Simplified (basic ammo, life...

Oculus Rift – The de...

Oculus Rift is the latest development in the craze that is ‘virtual reality’. Although the device may have been purchased by Facebook for a ridiculous amount of money, (more on that soon) there is still no real market for the Oculus Rift. This Means that many are still left wondering exactly what the Oculus Rift is and where the device will go from here. What makes the Oculus Rift different...

Escape from the Planet of ...

One of the most addictive and unique retro 2 player games was Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters. The comic-style narrative was unlike anything else I had ever played and I remember the game being that much more maturer than most. Escape from the Planet of the Robot Monsters used a unique isometric view that was perfect at both surrounding the player in a futuristic world and creating fast and...

Game Show Demos vs Release...

E3, TGS, GDC and PAX are just a few of the major game shows where developers and publishers promote their up-and-coming games. Many are well into development while others are simply tech demos. But it’s the latter that can be absolutely fascinating a year or two down the road. Here are just a few games that underwent some major changes before being released: Zelda 64 – Zelda Ocarina of Time...

A New Nintendo Next-Gen Co...

It’s no secret that the Wii U is seriously struggling against the XBOX One and PS4. Few gamers really understood what the Wii U could offer. Although the Wii U is far from dead and Nintendo should have a few tricks up their sleeve, (more on that soon) we can’t help but think what Nintendo’s next major console should offer. Although a new Nintendo handheld or Nintendo smartphone are...

Mario Kart Arcade GP on Wi...

I still remember that pleasant surprise when finding a Mario Kart arcade cabinet in my local bowling centre. Once you were snug in your seat, a camera would take a picture of your face, to be used on-screen to identify you to other players. Although a nice touch, us Mario Kart fans weren’t exactly lining-up for this mug-shot feature…it was the new engine, unique tracks and exclusive playable...

The Wolf Among Us – ...

After playing Telltale’s superb Walking Dead, The Wolf Among us was a must-play. However, there was one issue…I’d played The Walking Dead on my PS3 and had just purchased The Wolf Among Us on Steam. Was the jump from pad to mouse+keyboard going to ruin my experience? NPC Interaction and Investigation with The Wolf Among Us PC As you would imagine, conversation and exploration is...