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Gameverse | November 18, 2019

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Should Diablo 4 Be More Like Dark Souls?

October 22, 2019 |

There are no guarantees in life, but it’s really starting to feel inevitable that Blizzard will announce Diablo 4 at BlizzCon 2019. Aside from the avalanche of rumors that hint at the game’s pending reveal, there’s also the fact … Read More

Does Fortnite Need a “Classic” Mode?

October 14, 2019 |

Fortnite is more than a video game. It’s a cultural phenomenon that elevated the battle royale genre and captured the attention of older and younger gamers alike. It was even featured in the highest-grossing film of all-time, Avengers: Endgame.

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PlayStation 5: Five Possible Launch Games

October 8, 2019 |

Sony recently shocked absolutely nobody by confirming their next console will be called the PlayStation 5 and that it will release late in 2020. Now, though, questions regarding the console turn to some of the more interesting specifics.

With … Read More

Why Destiny 2 is Gaming’s Most Successful Failure

October 1, 2019 |

It’s strange that success and failure are often treated as two opposite things when most people and things you’d consider to be a success probably had to fail at least a few times to “make it.” It’s just the … Read More

Where Do Games Go When They Die?

September 28, 2019 |

As we trend ever deeper into a world of games that require servers maintained by the developer or publisher, we see more and more games disappearing from the world. What was once a fate reserved for MMORPGs like The Matrix Online, … Read More

Why The Last of Us Part 2 Needs a Multiplayer Mode

September 26, 2019 |

2014’s The Last of Us is best remembered for its incredible single-player campaign. It told the story of a man with little left to live for who must escort a young woman who could very well be humanity’s last … Read More

DLC and the Death of Expansions

September 18, 2019 |

I was recently asked “What is your favorite DLC?” and I immediately jumped back to some of my favorite expansions like Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne, Half-Life: Opposing Force, and Homeworld: Cataclysm. I then noticed many other people were referencing … Read More

15 Years Later: What Was the Best Game of 2004?

September 17, 2019 |

With the possible exception of 1998 and 2007, 2004 might just be the best year for video games ever. It was a special time that saw some of the best games ever made released within a few weeks of … Read More

Can Homeworld 3 Succeed in Reviving the Franchise?

September 16, 2019 |

With the recent announcement of Homeworld 3, we’re seeing the ultimate culmination of an effort to revive a franchise. Game franchises usually don’t last forever. Some rarely make it into “trilogy” territory. Others disappear after a single game. However, … Read More

Why Disney Selling Foxnet is Good for Gaming

September 12, 2019 |

There’s a chance you’ve never heard of Foxnet, but believe me when I say that you need to know about them.

Foxnet was a gaming division of Fox that primarily focused on making mobile titles. Three of their biggest … Read More

How Many Gaming Subscriptions Will You Have?

September 11, 2019 |

Subscription services for games are becoming immensely popular. While services like Gamefly have been around for quite a while, the growth of digital-only services has been a more recent endeavor – and one that has caught on across multiple game … Read More

Apple Arcade Official Release Date & Cost Announced

September 10, 2019 |

At Apple’s big event today the company announced Apple Arcade will launch on September 19 at $4.99 per month and will be playable on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, and Mac. The subscription comes with a free one-month trial and up … Read More

Is World of Warcraft Classic the Best Game of 2019?

September 9, 2019 |

World of Warcraft is a 15-year old game that has received 15 years worth of updates. While it has outlasted just about all of its MMORPG competition, World of Warcraft‘s retail version is not where the game was 15 … Read More

Are we in a Space Sim Renaissance?

September 9, 2019 |

It may be because of the popularity of Elite: Dangerous and Star Citizen starting 2012 and their ever-growing high profile status going forward, but the trend of taking players into space has certainly caught on. Recently, I played Rebel … Read More

Homeworld 3 Announced… with Crowdfunding?

August 30, 2019 |

Today, the announcement of Homeworld 3 rocked longtime fans of the series.  It has been nearly 16 years since the last proper release in the Homeworld franchise. While Deserts of Kharak certainly fit the narrative and was good, it … Read More

10 Most Divisive Games of All-Time

August 12, 2019 |

The most divisive games of all-time typically share one thing: they blend the brilliant and the bad.

If the following games were just bad, they wouldn’t have a legion of defenders. If they were strictly brilliant, they wouldn’t inspire … Read More

How Long Do Games Have to Be?

August 9, 2019 |

Throughout my life, my expectations for game length has inverted. When I was a kid, if I completed a game in a matter of hours and had no reason to ever play it again, that was a disaster. I didn’t get … Read More

Bring Back the Real-time Strategy Epic

August 6, 2019 |

 

The real-time strategy genre was once a cornerstone of the PC gaming world. As the age of 3D acceleration dawned, their popularity started to waver. However, in this period, developers started expanding on the relatively lean story elements that these … Read More