A real game changer

Virtual reality is the most recent innovation to take the video game world by storm. The immersive technology allows participants to experience gaming in a whole new way, and is…

Warcrafting a new identity

I’m the type of person that has a character on most major MMORPGs (Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games). I haven’t played more than a day on some of them,…

Club spotlight: Computer Student Association (CSA)

The Computer Student Association (CSA) was founded in 2006 as the UFV Computer Information Systems Student Association (CISSA). They exist to represent and support the computing students of UFV. They…

“I’m slipping under”

I miss playing video games, but mostly I think I just miss being toxic. League of Legends (I was a Teemo main) at its peak especially, probably exemplifies everything great…

Are game developers taking advantage of us with pre-planned DLC?

The ability to update and add to games means DLC is likely here to stay, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But the gaming community will have to decide with our feedback and our wallets where we draw the line between getting more out of a game and just letting ourselves be taken advantage of.

The Witcher III is a seasonally-appropriate mega-RPG

In The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Geralt of Rivia, a “witcher” — a specially trained mutant monster hunter — is searching for his lost protege. The main protagonist can make or break a game, so I was happy to find him to be a very fascinating, likable (and totally badass) character, and a lot of fun to play as.

It’s hard not to fall in love with Fallout 4

Five years ago, Bethesda released Fallout: New Vegas, a follow-up to 2008’s Fallout 3. Since then the company has gone on to make smash hit Skyrim, but has left the Fallout franchise alone — until recently.

High stakes and great visuals in Sublevel Zero

Sublevel Zero, released October 8, was created by indie developer Sigtrap Games and published by Mastertronic. It’s a fast-paced, first-person shooter (FPS) with a twist: you can move in every direction. Sublevel Zero reinvents the six-degrees-of-freedom genre pioneered by the series Descent, and does so with a roguelike flare and procedurally generated levels. Sublevel Zero is a well-polished breath of fresh air that makes for a very enjoyable experience, and scratches an itch that not many games can.

Pokémon GO will let you catch ‘em all — in the real world

Pokémon GO is set to be released in 2016 for iOS and Android smartphones, and will be free to download (though they will also be offering in-app purchases, of course). It will continue the franchise tradition of attempting to promote the social factor of the game by making different Pokémon available in certain places in the real world.