Halo has become one of the most successful gaming series and a household name, but it was in 2002, developed by Bungie for the Xbox, the first incarnation was born, Halo: Combat Evolved. The game promised to be a blockbuster of epic proportions and it didn’t disappoint, delivering a tight, story driven experience with many innovations that helped to redefine the FPS genre.
Ever since I was young I wanted to make a living out of playing computer games. Not testing them, not reviewing them, just playing games over and over again until my eyes bled. Sound familiar? Well, now, thanks to eSports, I can!
eSports is essentially professional gaming. Where the best players in the world compete against each other in a series of leagues and tournaments for cash prizes and reputation. eSports has been around for quite some time, but only recently has it taken off in Europe and the US. The majority of console gamers seem unaware to this gaming phenomenon which is sweeping the nation, so allow me to provide you with the briefest of histories. Continue reading
Another year, another Call of Duty. This time around it’s Tecyarchs turn to give us our dose of rage inducing, profanity filled, first person adrenaline with Black Ops 2. Ever looming in the ominous shadow of Infinity Ward, the developer has pulled out all the stops this year with a host of new features and some similar faces, but has it paid off?
While for most gamers the campaign is not the main pulling power of the franchise, Treyarch have been successful in providing what we expect in a Call of Duty game: over the top action, gunplay and set pieces aplenty. Black Ops 2 puts you in the shoes of David Mason, son the main protagonist Alex from the previous game and a commander of the Navy Seals, as the world is once again on the brink of destruction, Mason must do battle with the terrorist Raul Menendez, while trying to discovered what became of his father with the help of an old friend, Frank Woods. Continue reading