It's time to appreciate how good it is to be a geek right now because, not to end on a downer, it will eventually come to an end. The grip that Tribe Geek has over the popular culture will slip eventually and we will be forced to look backwards with our trademark nostalgia.
Now, two generations of consoles on from the PS2 and original Xbox, Konami has decided to play catch up with their release of PES 2016. This iteration offers advanced graphics, more intimate controls coupled with all of the simple pleasures that made PES so successful during the PS2 days.
This book will have you laughing out loud one minute, then firmly raising your eyebrows the next. She surely has another book in her (not to mention a screenplay) - I'd like to see her focus on her family, especially her relationship with her well-meaning but misguided mother.
Whether you're a hardcore console crusader, a casual gamer or someone who occasionally dabbles in the odd spot of online gaming, this brief gaming timeline is sure to perk up your pixels...
Destiny: The Taken King (otherwise known as Destiny 1.5) has been causing something of a stir in the gaming community. Simultaneously angering and exciting players the expansion that launches almost exactly a year after Destiny first arrived is going to be game-changing in every sense of the word.
The company itself has been in a weird state of limbo for much of the following years after the 64's dominance faded, and recently the current iteration of the company announced a smartphone. But what's weirder is it really drives home how far the technology sector has come.
While this throwaway culture is definitely good for games companies and the business at large, it's turning gaming into a more commodity-driven industry that's just not quite as soulful or special as it used to be - which is a shame.
Lara Croft is no longer wearing hot pants and yes, she probably knows more about ancient archaeology than you. Do you still want to play it? Of course you do, because you're not a moron.
It's hard to hate Nintendo. After all, they are behind many beloved franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and the Metroid series. But their latest venture, the Wii U and 3DS compatible amiibo, has managed to antagonize a large number of its consumers.
Glitches have become a great way of expanding the lifespan of a title. You may have completed a game's objectives, but it is possible there could still more to uncover within its code. This could be a way to clip through an area, avoid a cut scene, or even leap an invisible wall.
Step forward EA Sports. On the release of Fifa 16 - which will be the 23rd version of the game to feature in the series, excluding any of the 'street' and World Cup editions - there will be an option for players to take control of women's teams. The most baffling aspect of the announcement was that it was done at a time when the Fifa organisation, entirely separate from the game series, is coming under fire over allegations of corruption by some of the most senior officials.
Silent Hill, as a franchise, is hard to concisely explain. It's scary, sure. But there's some truly magnificent story moments shown throughout the series, and it consistently used great creature and world design to tell them.
Mods have been a free resource for close to twenty years. Mod creators have never gone into development thinking about making a profit, and the main goal has always been to make something cool or interesting to share with people.
The "good feeling" of success is called in neuroscience "dopamine reward system", and it reinforces neural successful connections: we thus become better, smarter, and faster, at solving problems.
I'm a 40-year-old man and I'm about to play Minecraft for the first time. I'm doing it for you, for me, for all of us that have no rational idea of what it is, what it does or what it means. Is it Adolf Hitler's second, more 'downtime' book? Or some trending subterranean hobby that they're all psyched about on the QVC channel? From the look of the screen in front of me, no.
The content of video games can affect how we think, especially the young people that grow up with them. Video games have the potential to be an incredibly positive influence, the Mario and Zelda franchises can get people playing in groups, the Mass Effect series has great representation and series like Total War and Age of Empires can spark interests in history.