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Talkingship – Video Games, Movies, Music & Laughs | August 21, 2014

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The System is Not Broken: “Good” Journalists Succeed

June 25, 2014 | 1

There’s been a lot of talk in recent days about the financial viability of game journalism – every day, more and more journalists are turning to Patreon as an alternative means of funding. This has inevitably led to cries that the system is broken. Well known figures such as Brendan Keogh or Leigh Alexander have said that “good” journalists aren’t earning a decent living, and that more must be done to fix this.

But these people are wrong: the system is not broken. “Good” journalists do earn decently. “Bad” journalists don’t. Let’s explore this. Read More

Exclusive Report: Nintendo is Making a Phone

June 24, 2014 | 2

Investors have been clamouring for Nintendo to enter the mobile market for years, and now it finally seems like they’re doing so in a big way. Read More

The Music of E3 2014

June 22, 2014 |

It’s been a while since E3 2014, but we’re still feeling the weight of all the hype. It’s almost too much to soak up. Don’t you wish you could return to a gentler time, when we were on the edges of … Read More

Five Ways to Survive the Steam Summer Sale

June 19, 2014 |

It’s here: the moment your wallet’s been dreading. Steam’s Summer Sale is officially live, and no matter how hard you try, you will be spending money. But how do you prevent bankruptcy, and ensure you get the best bang for your buck? Here are five tips on how to survive a Steam Sale. Read More

E3 2014 Conferences Ranked: Who Won E3?

June 17, 2014 | 11

It’s time for a little deconstruction of what went down at E3 this year. We’re pushing aside all the hype, bombast and showy PR tactics, and focussing on what really counts: the games. After last year’s conference, Sony came away as the clear winners, but this year the lines are a little more blurred. In fact, when we break it all down, it appears Microsoft wins. Let’s take a look. Read More

E3 2014: The Six Best Trailers

June 16, 2014 | 2

E3 2014 has been and gone, and we’re all now reeling in the aftermath of a busy, busy conference. As always, trailers have been popping up here, there and everywhere, and it’s our duty here to sort through them to find the cream of the crop. So here they are, ranging from indie titles to the most expensive AAA games on the planet: the six best trailers of E3 2014. Read More

No, Ubisoft Doesn’t Hate Women. Here’s Why.

June 11, 2014 | 6

If you’ve been on Twitter this morning, you’ll have seen that there’s a lot of controversy surrounding Assassin’s Creed Unity, the latest open-world title from Ubisoft. The issue is that the game doesn’t feature any female assassins, but the rest of the gaming media have unhelpfully put a misleading spin on the story (and Ubisoft’s mixed messaging doesn’t exactly help). Here’s why Ubisoft aren’t sexist, and why it makes perfect sense for AC Unity to only have male assassins. Read More

E3 2014: Sony Dazzles, But Is It Enough? (Conference Summary)

June 11, 2014 |

After Microsoft’s competent but predictable showing, denizens of the gaming sphere were waiting with baited breath to see how Sony would respond. Did their slate of explosive blockbusters manage to counter Microsoft’s stable of sequels? Not quite. Here’s what went down at Sony’s E3 press conference. Read More

E3 2014: Nintendo Finally Saves the Wii U (Conference Summary)

June 10, 2014 |

Nintendo were fully aware that this E3 was their opportunity to redeem themselves, save the Wii U and restore themselves to their former glory. And boy did they deliver. Here’s what went down at Nintendo’s 2014 E3 conference. Read More

E3 2014: Nintendo Press Conference Live Blog

June 10, 2014 |

Join us for Nintendo’s final attempts to save the Wii U. Read More