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Babylon's Fall Review

Babylon's Fall is one game this year I consider somewhat of a surprise for me in terms of just how much I enjoyed it. This being said, while I also dislike Live Service mechanics and the game's visuals are... questionable, this game has been the butt of the joke since even before it's release even though, in my opinion, it doesn't really deserve to be. First off, I have to get the big thing out of the way - This is indeed a Live Service (GAAS) Title and as such, it already has a stamp of disapproval on my end. This

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A Guide to PC Gaming for Beginners

For beginners, the PC gaming scene might feel daunting to enter. It could be because hardware specifications are complicated to understand, or because there are numerous storefronts and hundreds of games to choose from. There's a lot to consider, and it's easy to become overwhelmed. However, just because you like gaming doesn't mean you have to spend hours reading all there is to know about PC gaming. Knowing the fundamentals is enough to get you started in the gaming world.Games look and perform best on a PC. So, if you want to have a good and professional gaming experience, having a

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Cloud-based Gaming: What can the success of Amazon Luna teach us?

Gaming is a sector that is riding high as a whole right now and the stats around the industry currently back this up. For example, video game revenues rose by 8% in 2021 to an estimated $60bn. Sales of next-gen consoles such as the PS5 and Xbox Series X also fared well and demonstrate the appetite is high for gaming. When you add in other niches within gaming, such as esports and iGaming, also generating billions in revenue each year, the picture is clear to see.One type of gaming that is very popular right now is browser-based gaming. This allows people

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Tabletop Games Will Never Die

Since the implementation of lockdown restrictions and social distancing precautions, more people are turning to games to socialize. It's grown so popular, in fact, that Investopedia reports how the global revenue of the online gaming industry is expected to grow to $260 billion (£193 billion) by 2025. This is a noticeable leap from 2020, where it was valued at $155 billion (£115 billion).With the rise of online gaming, many people would expect that tabletop games would become a thing of the past, but this is far from the truth. Originally a pastime originating from ancient civilizations, board games and other tabletop

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Tangle Tower review

Tangle Tower is a point & click puzzle adventure game featuring Detective Grimoire. For the second time on Steam, Grimoire needs to investigate a murder but this time he’s helped by his partner Sally Spears. They get to visit a very strange mansion where 2 families live, with most of the occupants hiding their secrets, related or not to the death of Freya Fellow.I appreciated that instead of following Grimoire’s thoughts, we get to follow conversations between him and Sally. Dialogues between the detectives were probably my favorite part of Tangle Tower because they’re funnier than most of the dialogues with

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The 15 Most Popular Video Games - 2022 Edition

As a result of the second wave of lockdowns across the globe, the year 2021 has been especially prolific for video games and online casino games. There are games that aim to reach a specific audience, as well as games that are oriented towards a broader audience. We've compiled a list of the 15 most popular video games from 2021.Everyone has played a game at some point, whether it was at an online casino like FanDuel  Casino or playing video games. There is almost no way to compile a list of the 15 most popular games of all time, but we

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A Deep Dive in to Every Fable Game - Big, Small and Forgotten

Lionhead Studios was founded in July 1997 by Peter Molyneux, Mark Webley, Tim Rance and Steve Jackson - the majority of which were former Bullfrog Productions employees and left shortly after it was acquired by Electronic Arts to form Lionhead. The studio was named after Mark's hamster that sadly passed away a week prior to them forming. Despite their debut being the 2001 real-time strategy with a God-game twist "Black & White", which saw an official sequel four years later alongside the film industry simulator "The Movies", Lionhead Studios aren't known for much besides the Fable franchise, the first of which released

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Wargroove Review

A game inspired by the classic Advanced War that evoke nostalgia for those who had played it, and introduce a turn-based grid-based battlefield in the like of chess play to those who haven’t, where being calculative is the key to beating the game.Story vs GameplayFirst and foremost, the core experience of the game lies not on the story progression nor the development of your characters (also known as Commanders in the game). It does however add some cool lore to each and every character that may enhance your experience as you play the custom matches, depending on what you are looking

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We're giving away $100 OP Store Credit!

Hey Opiates! Happy December to you all! To welcome the festive season we're kicking off a fan art competition to win OP store credit and a chance to have your art officially featured in this year's Opium Pulses Christmas Sale. We'd like our community to draw our mascot 'Opius' with a movie theme of their choice (Gremlins, Home Alone, Frozen, Ghostbusters, Child's Play, Toy Story, E.T. etc.) - a picture of Opius for reference has been added below. The winners will be picked sometime before December 17th, when our sale and on-site giveaway celebrations will begin. The winning piece of art will be used as the

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Stranded Deep Review

Survival games come in a variety of flavors, some realistic, others not so much, some focused almost entirely on survival, others with added elements of fantasy or horror, like mythical or not-so-mythical creatures out for your flesh and blood. Few games are focused almost entirely on taming nature and making it play by your rules.One of them is Stranded Deep, a game under development by Australian studio Beam Team  Games.A Little BackstoryThe backstory of your character on Stranded Deep is very thin: you are a person sitting on a private jet in flight over the high seas when something happens: the