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Serious Progression Changes Coming to Star Wars Battlefront II

Better late than never! On Wednesday March 21st, EA is going to start rolling out something called 'The Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Update', a long-awaited bunch of changes to the game's economy - which was the focus of intense controversy late last year. Many of these changes seem to be in direct response to the problems many had with the game's loot boxes, though they're probably arriving rather too late to change perceptions. Read More >>

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The Games Players Love More Than Critics

Believe it or not, I haven’t always been a games critic. Once upon a time I enjoyed games with nary a thought of cataloguing performance and assessing if they furthered the state of the art. There’s a difference in how you look at games once it’s your job, a shift in focus. A critic might value different things in a game than the wider audience does, and vice-versa. Read More >>

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Which Console Has The Best Exclusives?

If you’ve read our breakdown of which platform holders produce the best games, you might be having a little deja vu. But wait! This is a very different question. What we want to do here is look at each of the three major systems while applying a specific set of filters that, in theory, should give us a good idea of each console’s exclusive offering. Read More >>

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For Science! Which Video Game Platform Holder Makes The Best Games?

Unlike eBook readers, CD players, MP3 players and BluRay drives, video games consoles are in the unique position of not featuring standardised hardware. Where any cassette player would play any cassette, video games need to be tailored to the unique rendering hardware of their machines, which incentivises hardware manufacturers to create their own first party exclusives. You buy an Xbox One over a Playstation 4 if you want to play Gears of War more than God of War, which makes first party exclusives a vital deciding factor between similar gaming hardware. Read More >>