Xbox One Experience: Big changes are coming

  Your Xbox One console is about to go through a transition that will essentially take it through puberty coming out the other side looking pretty damn attractive. Starting from November 12 a redesigned user experience will bring new features, tweak some existing ones and tart up some interfaces. Oh, and finally there will be some backwards compatibility so you can play some of your favourite...[Read More]

Believe the hype: Halo’s greatest ads and trailers

-James Orr Halo has been a monumental part of gaming for almost 15 years now, and a monumental franchise needs monumental marketing. Playing host to some of the greatest and most innovative marketing campaigns and trailers of all time, Microsoft, Bungie and 343 Industries have consistently built the hype leading up to the release of each one of their major releases. So with Halo 5: Guardians just ...[Read More]

Silent Hill 2: masterpiece of horror

– Karly Taylor I was a tender fifteen years of age on my first trip to the sleepy town of Silent Hill. Deep in the bowels of the Historical Society, I stood at the end of a large, winding hallway. The choking darkness enveloped me as faint static crackled from my pocket radio, indicating that there were still enemies nearby, despite the gore dripping from the end of my rusted pipe. With my h...[Read More]

Is it time we crossed the platform divide?

– Kyle Tander Console wars have been fought ever since multiple gaming platforms have been in existence. These wars are fueled by the fact that two people can’t buy the same game, made by the same developer and play it with or against friends on a competing platform. Imagine a world where console wars could be settled in competitive modes of Call of Duty, Battlefield or Evolve. Imagine...[Read More]

Nominees for Gamescom 2015 awards announced

– Tom Heath With Gamescom 2015 taking place this coming weekend, it is therefore the time for the nominees for the Gamescom 2015 awards to be revealed. Makes sense! Announced over on IGN, Star Wars Battlefront leads the nominations with four categories, followed by Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Final Fantasy XV and Anno 2205 with three each. There’s also a people’s choice...[Read More]

Men who abuse women in games are literally losers

– Charlie Braithwaite Certain levels of trash talking are okay, telling your team you are king before pulling a Leeroy Jenkins is perfectly acceptable. What isn’t cool is when people get personal with their insults. I’m sure many of you have experienced the pain involved when a bunch of preteens are trying to sound cool by picking on female gamers. “Get back in the kitchen....[Read More]

In Memoriam: Red Dead Redemption

-Charlie Braithwaite In this new LoadScreen series we will be paying tribute to the game characters who didn’t Mario it out of their game and slide down a flag pole to victory. This article contains all the spoilers, because of course it does. If you don’t want to know who shuffled off their mortal coil in Red Dead Redemption please don’t read anymore. Scroll past this picture of me contempl...[Read More]

Sea of Thieves: A pirate MMO, E3 2015

– Charlie Braithwaite British game developers Rare are making an MMO pirate game, which they describe as their most ambitious game by far. Sea of Thieves was announced during the Microsoft conference at E3 and its colourful design and intense sea battles quickly made it a fan favourite. Here is the trailer if you missed it: What do we know about Sea of Thieves? Well the official site states ...[Read More]

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