Destiny 2 is a mean-spirited, broken mess – and I can’t stop playing

Destiny 2's first major DLC release, The Curse of Osiris, dropped a fortnight ago. As is usual for most Destiny updates there were a range of weird idiosyncrasies and bugs, including one example of particularly wild balancing issues (RIP Prometheus Lens) which Bungie handled in either the most tactical or ham-fisted way possible, depending on your point of view on last week's Osiris Exotics-dominated Crucible. The Curse of Osiris reached players in the sixth week of Destiny 2. It introduced...

Gaming Trends: How Online Gamers Communicate and Why

Back in 2007, Science Daily published a report by Marko Siitonen of Jyvaskyla University covering online gaming communities. At the time, web-based multiplayer media was relatively new, and everyone involved was intrigued as to where the new interaction platform would take us in the future. Even then, the study showed that online games caused long-lasting relationships between players who would transcend chat systems by meeting in real life, talking on the phone and speaking via email. The report also acknowledged...

Gambling Meets Investing: How Bitcoin Casinos can be good news for Gamblers

Gambling and investing have long been linked. For some, gambling on the financial markets is analogous to gambling on the roulette wheel, and while there are some obvious differences, the level of financial risk coupled with the uncertainty of each bet or trade poses a somewhat closer likeness than many would care to admit. While not always the wisest of strategies for long-term investment, gamblers are increasingly taking advantage of digital currencies like Bitcoin in their gambling, which can often...

Access to Information Has Made iGaming a £40 Billion Industry

It's been said a thousand times or more over the last two decades, but every year the phrase "we live in an age of information" becomes more relevant. Now, unlike any other time in history, more people have access to more information, and that's changing almost every aspect of our lives. From the ways we socialise to the way businesses perform, technology's ability to give us new insights and a better understanding of things has changed the world around. Indeed,...

Nioh: Capturing the ‘Soul’ of Dark Souls

Last week I got my greasy mits on Nioh, the new 'dark samurai fantasy' from Team Ninja (the minds behind the  Ninja Gaiden series) and it’s safe to say the game has sunk into my conscious like so many poison shuriken. Twenty hours in, I'm traversing Japanese lands of legend, slaying Yokai (demons, scary demons) and yes, getting my face ground into paste over and over. 'Freed from this mortal coil' indeed. Nioh reviewed well, too, unexpectedly well for a title that could be...

Is the Casual Gaming Trend Still Relevant in 2017?

The gaming industry has exploded over the past two decades, and there have never been more options for gamers in terms of genre, platform and online capability. A recent study led by ESA found that 155 million people play video games regularly just in the US, with four out of every five households owning a video game console of some variety. There’s no doubt that gaming is one of the most popular forms of home entertainment, but what type of...

The Best Game of 2016

It’s mid-December and we’re up to our necks in Listmas. Look at your social feeds. Everyone from the loftiest critic to your grandmother is blurting their Top 5s all over our screens to the point of meaninglessness. Still, they’re fun, aren’t they? And when it comes to videogames in 2016 we were spoiled for awesome releases. This year saw long-anticipated projects burst into life in the form of Final Fantasy XV and The Last Guardian. Uncharted 4 closed out Nathan...

Bingo Picks

Why are Sun bingo, dream bingo, bingo diamonds picked for the top bingo sites? There are so many online casinos and UK bingo sites to choose from that we’re spoilt for choice nowadays. So, let’s take a look at some of these bingo sites and see just what makes them so brilliant: Sun Bingo Sun Bingo is the official bingo site of The Sun Newspaper and first opened online in 2006. It won the WhichBingo Award 2014 as well as...