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Game critic TotalBiscuit dies at age 33

Gaming commentator and critic John Bain, aka TotalBiscuit, has died at age 33. The announcement came from Bain's wife Genna, who tweeted a poem in remembrance today, on May 24. Rest in Peace my Dearest LoveJohn @Totalbiscuit BainJuly 8, 1984 - May 24, 2018 pic.twitter.com/hg9ytHsItJMay 24, 2018Bain hosted the podcast World of Warcraft Radio from 2005 to 2010, before joining a Youtube network making videos on World of Warcraft. He was best known for his Youtube channel TotalBiscuit, which grew in

By | 2018-05-25T00:20:48+00:00 May 25th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Not sure whether to watch Netflix’s Mute? You should read this critic round-up first…

Netflix has been firing on all sci-fi cylinders as of late. Directed by Moon’s Duncan Jones, it hits the streaming service today and is apparently set in the same universe as the cult sci-fi classic. You can read them below, but if you’d rather just watch the movie yourself, I won’t judge you. Mute's disappointing lead performance - The Guardian (1/5)“Foremost among them is Leo Beller, your run-of-the-mill Amish bartender at Berlin’s premier robot strip club circa 2058. Not just because of the g

By | 2018-02-23T03:07:40+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Open Critic Will Add Loot Box Filter to Reviews

Video game review aggregator Open Critic is going to “take a stand” regarding the increased, and often ignored, existence of loot box microtransactions. Loot boxes, in particular, are increasingly common additions to full-priced games but are rarely fully detailed prior to a game’s launch. Open Critic plans on taking the initiative to inform consumers. Just what kind of information Open Critic shares and how it’s labeled is another matter entirely. Cosmetic loot boxes are of a different nature t

By | 2017-10-09T10:30:15+00:00 October 9th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why I love video games

“Why do you hate games?”That’s the question I’ve received the most as a video game critic. Of course, no video game critic hates games. If not for a love of games, a bottomless, nagging, nonnegotiable sort of love, no one would become a professional video game critic — or any critic, for that matter. I love video games, but what I might love more is the opportunity I’ve had over the last decade to share the imperfect games with other people, people who might have otherwise passed them on their o

By | 2017-09-10T17:00:00+00:00 September 10th, 2017|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Interview: Breath of the Wild Director Talks Speed Runs, Critic Response and Future of Zelda

As a frontrunner for the best game of 2017, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild managed to turn heads upon its initial release. It’s because of this that I was so eager to speak with the director of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Hidemaro Fujibayashi, about the game him and his team created via a recent email interview. GR: Are you surprised by the reaction that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has garnered from critics and fans thus far? The entire staff did all they could

By | 2017-06-02T04:36:09+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|companies|0 Comments
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