FilmGamer’s Most Anticipated Video Games of 2017

For Honor (Ubisoft Montreal) Valentine’s Day I spoke to a former game developer at Ubisoft and pro gamer who revealed in a talk that the company has been pushing really hard for e-Sports with this latest effort, and from playing the alpha (captured above) I can tell. For the first time in forever I began…

The Game Awards 2016 Nominees

Uncharted 4 & Overwatch lead nominations w/ 7 & 6 respectively. Titanfall 2 w/ 4 & Quantum Break shutout. It is interesting to note the changes from year to year; as performance categories have smartly melded into one of voice and performance capture gender inclusive category. VR is a new addition and curiously, the best…

‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’ Review

Developer: Naughty Dog, Price: 79.99 CAD, Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment What makes an ending? I can tell you that Uncharted 4 has a beginning middle and end, references past entries in the series with characters and events and even reflects on other aspects of Naughty Dog’s history. But I don’t think of the whole series…

Case 3: Crisis Communication – The Microsoft Xbox 360 Red Ring of Death

Analysis/ Context of Microsoft’s Billion Dollar Problem Affecting Stakeholders Figure 1:Crisis framing applied to the Xbox 360’s life cycle The scope of Microsoft’s Billion-dollar problem: ‘Xbox 360’s Red Ring of death’ coined by the early social media age of the mid 2000’s is difficult to discern, because it is so unique in nature. Its place…

“Among Thieves” Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360 Review)

Release Date: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015 I’m a big fan of Uncharted and I wish we had an action adventure game of that ilk. We’ve started some, and we’ve looked at them. But we don’t have one today of that quality. This is an opportunity. Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox Review: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves…

The Intrinsic Formula – ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Review

Director: Glen Schofield (Dead Space) & Michael Condrey Developer: Sledgehammer Games, High Moon Studios (Port), Raven Software Publisher: Activision Plot: You play as private Jack Mitchell (Troy Baker) a U.S. Marine who is wounded from the ongoing Korean War. You are recruited by Jonathon Irons (Kevin Spacey) to join Atlas, a private military corporation in order to track…

The New Older; Wolfenstein Review

Developer: Machine Games Publisher: Bethesda Approximate Running Time: 15 Hours Directors: Jerk Gustafsson and Jens Matthie Writers: Jerk Gustafsson, Tom Keegan, Jens Matthies Representing the cutting edge of next generation, I ran Wolfenstein: The New Order over 4 discs on my Xbox 360 after a lengthy install. The graphics seemed nothing to ride home about as it seems compromised for the…

The Definitive Gaming Awards

I am slightly peeved by this year’s rebranded VGX awards. I can tell you before even the year started it was set for; Bioshock Infinite, The Last of Us, and Grand Theft Auto V to be Game of the Year nominees. It’s a hype train that the industry buys into. I know I’m not supposed…

What did you think? Need For Speed: Official Trailer

And another video game rolls in. As a fan of both mediums I am cautiously optimistic for this title as the trailer surprisingly has some style to it (generic looking title card aside). Its well cut and sound mixed, doesn’t give too much away, good music choice. Most importantly It has momentum! As far as…

Hall of Game: First Person Shooters – Matter of Perspective

I love how unlike all other entertainment industries Video Games are the one whose entire development rests under one worldwide stage, (China bearing exception). Movies, TV, & Music are all so isolated culturally via several regions and territories. But gaming is one thing we can all relate to one another. Because of this worldwide audience…

Decrepit Conditions; Metro Last Light Review

Metro 2033 was one of the best video game experiences I’ve ever had, an anomaly that despite tepid reviews I got around to checking out. Draped in a thick atmosphere with a refreshingly foreign flavour, the under the radar game (with disastrously poor stealth) had the benefit of no hype and came across as a…