Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Passion for Pixels: Ep 38 - Batman Games vs Superman Games



What happens when Batman and Superman, two of the most iconic superheroes, square off? We'll finally see how the action unfolds on the silver screen but no need to wait to find out how the respective video games of Superman and Batman stack up, because that is what we will get into on this brand new episode of retro gaming podcast Passion for Pixels. But how can this possibly be a fair fight when we struggle to even name three good Superman games?



Monday, March 14, 2016

Is Tom Clancy's The Division Worth Buying?



30 minutes into Tom Clancy's The Division I requested a Steam refund - the first time I've ever availed myself of this service. The game hanged at a black screen the first two times I tried to boot it and when I finally started to play the servers went down within 15. I wasn't about to support an unplayable AAA title at launch and felt justified in asking for my money back. A few hours later, my refund still hadn't been processed and I figured I would give The Division one more go with the hour and a half I had left to play before Steam would reject my refund. While I still had some lingering concerns. after this extra time, I felt compelled to keep playing and ultimately cancelled my refund. Now, with over 20 hours invested, I'm about half way through the main content and ready to dispense my insights on whether or not I regret my purchase.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Passion for Pixels: Ep 37 - Unique Ways to Play




Have you ever wanted to squeeze more life out of your favourite game? Have you ever felt the compulsion to gather every last collectible strewn about the game world? Or maybe you've just wanted to a find a way to compete at a single-player game?

From completionists to speed runners, on this episode Stian and Danny dissect the unique ways to play games.