2016: A (Gaming) Year in Review Part 2

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In our last post we looked at the games that had been released in Quarter 1 2016 and were pleasantly surprised by the sheer volume of stuff (so much so that I had written far too much and had to split the article) that had been put out there.

Quarter 2 was more of the same, but with a dramatic increase in the quality of the software. In Q2 we see a few incredibly high quality games and one all-time classic (I wonder what it is!)!

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Playstation Experience 2016 Predictions

…when the fandom becomes sentient.

Today marks the day of the third annual PlayStation Experience, held in Anaheim California. They usually have a couple of surprises in store for the Sony faithful, so I thought I would have a wee stab in the dark about what I think will happen! Continue reading

MrLuvva’s Luv-In #53

Now we have surpassed the year of Luv-In’s (even though in reality it is closer to 14 months) and yet we are still going strong, hopefully it has introduced you to great posts, articles and writers. That is, after all, the entire point of this series!

We are also coming into August, which means that the majority of the year is now, officially, behind us! Looking forward there is Frightfest and my traditional Christmas seasons of posts – as well as a few surprises and experimental posts.

I hope you are all as excited as I am for the real gaming season to come at us with full force! But anyway, back on topic, here are a few of the posts that I have read and really enjoyed this week – as always, if you have a great post you wish to share please do so in the comment section! Continue reading

My Gaming 2016 so far…

Gaming is great, hell it’s better than that – its awesome!

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And yet it’s been nearly three years since the release of the PS4 and Xbox One and aside from the odd exclusive here and there at the end of 2015 it really felt like this generation was yet to begin. The manufacturers promised that this year would be the one to finally kickstart it though, and now that it is July; officially halfway through the year, there is no better time to look at my own gaming this year and decide whether or not this is true!

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Uncharted 4 Review

….For Old Times Sake

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Okay, I know…I promised a Battleborn review last week, but I got a bit swept up by a title called “Uncharted 4” by one of Sony’s indie developers “Naughty Dog” – you may want to keep an eye out for them in future! I want to warn you ahead of reading, this will be spoiler heavy – so if you haven’t completed it do not read on! Continue reading

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly: Game Delays

Another new feature? In this series I will be looking at a topic that is hot, and picking some of my favourite posts! I will be quoting and linking so make sure to check them out! These posts will have a question posed of you so do leave a comment 😀

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When a game gets announced publishers know that the first question they are going to have to field is “When is ‘game x’ out?”

Nowadays; in the digital age, when a game gets announced it is almost always given a tentative date i.e. “Fall 2015”. Its vague and it gives the developers a four month window with which to polish, QA and release.

However there is an art to announcing a release date, too late and you risk people not caring – the internet will be aflame with comments such as “Why are you telling us this is coming now?!?!!?!?” and “TWO YEARS? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?” and of course the cracking out of everyone’s favourite meme:

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Announce a game and give a release date that is too early and you risk much more than this…you are risking the franchise, its reputation and its quality.

Personally I would rather that a game gets delayed if it is going to benefit the title and give it a higher quality (it is seldom a bad thing), I don’t mind waiting an extra four months to play a cracking title…it’s better than the alternative:

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