The Game Awards: 2018 Noms

Official Excerpt: This year more than 100 games and individuals have been nominated for The Game Awards. Winners will be announced live on December 6th at The Game Awards. Find out where to watch the show here. Link to The Game Awards official website: here GAME OF THE YEAR Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute…

Insomniac’s Marvel Spider-Man Does Whatever a 2018 Game Does

I don’t think any developer has more experience in modern AAA game development than Insomniac Games does. Initially the developer for Spyro before it was sold to Activision Blizzard unlike its sister studio Naughty Dog (located in the same California neighbourhood) Insomniac remains an independent second party studio that miraculously has developed exclusives for both…

Father & Son Deities Take an Arduous Journey in God of War

Game Director: Cory  Balrog (God of War II) Writers: Richard Zangrande Gaubert & Matthew Sophos (Lost Planet 3) Cory Balrog (GoW: Ghost of Sparta & Chains of Olympus) Music: Bear McCreary (The Cloverfield Paradox, The Walking Dead, Outlander) Starring: Christopher Judge, Sunny Suljic, Danielle Bisutti, Jeremy Davies (American Gods, Twin Peaks, Saving Private Ryan), Nolan North…

Opinion: ‘The Last of Us Part II’ should be rated ‘Adult’s Only’

Video Game audiences have matured, and developer ‘Naughty Dog’ shouldn’t pull punches when telling its story, but neither should the Entertainment Software Ratings Board. By: William Robertson Hume Editors note: updated for clarity. The following video contains: Intense Violence – Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. Extreme and realistic weapons and depictions of human…

Aaron Sorkin Turns ‘Molly’s Game’ into the Cinemax Version of His Work

On paper, a match between Molly Bloom and Aaron Sorkin and is perfect. They’re both slick operators who hail from the bottom of over achieving families, they are both seeming meticulous and simultaneously prone to getting suddenly sloppy, and they both seemingly suffer soundly from inferiority complexes. Of course it’s nothing new to report that Molly’s Game…

Most Anticipated Video Games of 2018

Sea of Thieves (March 20th) Studio: Rare (Kinect Sports, Rare Replay, Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts) A game that just looks like pure fun and a bit less of an Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag simulator than other 2018 title Skull and Bones, Sea of Thieves looks like it might take to Destiny model of…

Last Impressions of Gaming’s Most Anticipated of 2017

For Honor I was ready to leave For Honor on a high note before its release with my wonderful two game comeback that matched developer Ubisoft’s ambitions to make a game that was as fun to watch (if not funner) than it was to play, eSports cometh! However in my last year of university I…

The Shifting Audience of Gamers

Intro: Who “Gamers” are, and who we thought they were has changed. As Will Hume from FilmGamer.com demonstrates via storytelling and analysis, the most recent available data shows how accessible games have become over the years and who they now play to directly and indirectly. From the Gamer culture to the Canadian economy and back…

Throwback: “How Grand Theft Auto III Put Games on the Media Map”

Originally written for Dr. Hazel Atkins ENG 1100 Class / Dated: Monday, October-01- 12 Released in October of 2001, Video Game “Grand Theft Auto III” by Scottish developer Rockstar North came into worldwide infamy. It was banned and censored in one country, and was the subject of two court cases in another and was the highest selling…