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Talkingship – Video Games, Movies, Music & Laughs | July 24, 2014

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Gaze Longingly At This AC Unity Gameplay Trailer

July 15, 2014 |

It has begun. The traditional Ubisoft PR assault has started over, and this time it’s concentrated on Assassin’s Creed Unity. By now you likely know that the game’s set during the French Revolution, features 4 player co-op and a hugeRead More

REVIEW: Watch Dogs

July 2, 2014 | 2

Watch Dogs is not an original game.

It is an amalgamation of all that has come before. It is an iteration on Grand Theft Auto, Assassin’s Creed and Far Cry. It is not new. It is not special. And it isn’t very good. Read More

REVIEW: 0RBITALIS (Early Access)

June 30, 2014 |

When I was a kid, my family would take the hour drive to the nearest mall two to three times a year as a way to entertain me and my rambunctious sister. My sister and I had very different … Read More

Forget the System: “Good” Journalists Serve Us

June 30, 2014 |

Our lovely editor compiled his thoughts on the funding of games writing a few days ago. He defined “good” games journalism by tying it to profitability. This is a viable metric for determining the relevance of a journalist’s content to the … Read More

PREVIEW: Destiny (Alpha)

June 29, 2014 |

Bungie’s Destiny is an ambitious game. Retaining the atmospheric sci-fi feel of their Halo series, the team is trying to redefine gaming for the new generation. Mixing together open world, MMO-style gameplay, deep story-based dungeons, seamless four player co-op and competitive multiplayer, it would be awfully easy for Destiny to collapse under its own weight. It’s impressive, then, that it doesn’t. In fact, based on our weekend with the alpha, Destiny could be one of the best games this year. Read More

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