GPS Episode 55: No Man’s Sky Update, Spider Man, Far Cry 5, and More

GPS is available on all podcast services including Stitcher, iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Castbox, and all RSS feed. Episode 55 of our gaming podcast, The Gamer Pros Show (GPS), is now live! We recorded this just before PAX East, so expect our next episode to be full of great indie game content! We’re closing out our discussion on Far CryContinue reading “GPS Episode 55: No Man’s Sky Update, Spider Man, Far Cry 5, and More”

Here’s Why AAA Developers are Starting to Ignore Linear Games…

With monetization processes under scrutiny following the Battlefront II saga and its subsequent effect on EA’s share price, the gaming community has begun to lament the decision by many AAA developers to move away from linear gameplay with developed story lines. Consequently many are now calling for greater focus on single-player focused formats to renewContinue reading “Here’s Why AAA Developers are Starting to Ignore Linear Games…”

Do we really need Battlefield: Bad Company 3?

Rumor has it that next year’s Battlefield game will be Bad Company 3. Granted, this could be hear-say but it was enough to get me really excited. However, that excitement soon turned into skepticism. I find myself somewhat pessimistic, and thinking to myself: “Do we really need Battlefield: Bad Company 3?” For me, Battlefield: BadContinue reading “Do we really need Battlefield: Bad Company 3?”

CD Projekt Red Responds to CyberPunk 2077 Concerns

Just earlier this week, CD Projket Red’s President Adam Kiciński conducted an interview with Polish investment website Strefa Inwestorów. The interview, translated by TechRaptor, conveyed many interesting tidbits of information regarding the team’s highly anticipated follow-up to their Witcher franchise, CyberPunk 2077, but Kiciński’s wording on one topic has given raise to some level of alarmContinue reading “CD Projekt Red Responds to CyberPunk 2077 Concerns”

1 Minute Rant – Do We Really Need Another Article on The Truth About Microtransactions?

Of course we do. A million times yes. There are probably already thousands of other articles out there on the internet, but we cannot let our outrage at what’s happening to the industry fade out. So in this episode of our 1 Minute Rant series (video above), I express concerns, in rather strong terms, aboutContinue reading “1 Minute Rant – Do We Really Need Another Article on The Truth About Microtransactions?”

EA “Turning Off” Microtransactions is Not a Win

Despite growing concerns, that we ourselves share, microtransactions are becoming the norm. And right now, there cannot be a discussion about microtransactions without mentioning EA, perhaps one of its biggest peddlers. EA has been the center of the gaming community’s frustration over microtransactions with their inclusion in Star Wars Battlefront II. Well, just last night,Continue reading “EA “Turning Off” Microtransactions is Not a Win”

Micro-Transactions and Loot Boxes: The New Frontier of Digital Gambling?

As anyone with a grasp of general developments in games will know, the use of micro-transactions and other forms of ‘pay for loot’ systems has long drawn ire and served as a particular highlight of what many see as the key issue with profit-driven game development. The chance to pay money for extra in-game featuresContinue reading “Micro-Transactions and Loot Boxes: The New Frontier of Digital Gambling?”

How Money Is Destroying Our Video Gaming Experience

I was hugely excited to play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Having been a massive fan of the franchise since its inception, I had expected the initial entry in the series reboot: Human Revolution, to let me down. Despite some of the video game’s flaws, it captured the essence of what a Deus Ex game was; the music, the story, the gravelly voicedContinue reading “How Money Is Destroying Our Video Gaming Experience”