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7 worst practices of publishers and developers

Modern games are big projects with big budgets. And whenever money is involved, it's not hard to find various pathological practices, aimed to maximize profit at the lowest possible cost. Here are seven common problems that the industry suffers from.

Singing hymns of high praise

Is Songs of Conquest the Heroes of Might and Magic 3 worthy successor? Do we have a winner? Here's our preview of the Early Access version.

Best games to play on Xbox Game Pass 2022

"Netflix for games" or Xbox Game Pass subscription provides access to over a hundred great titles. Here are 17 most interesting games from Microsoft's subscription service that we find the most worthwhile.

The best microphones for streaming

A good mic like the Blue Yeti X or the Samson G Track Pro is essential if you want to enter the streaming world. Here are the best microphones for streaming, podcasting and gaming in general.

Evil Dead The Game Review: Mostly Groovy

For many of us Evil Dead holds a special place in our hearts - how about Evil Dead The Game? The bloody masterpiece that is Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn is a right of passage for most teenage sleepovers and remains a landmark of horror history.

10 bad games from great series

There are so many sequels nowadays that it's hard for each of them to be great. Sometimes one weak production can seriously damage the hard-earned image of a cult IP. Here's a list of bad games from excellent series.

13 great games that were financial flops

It's no news that artistic success doesn't have to go hand in hand with commercial one. However, sometimes it's hard to believe that the titles which are successful and popular to this day were complete commercial flops in their first years.

Singing hymns of high praise

Singing hymns of high praise

Is Songs of Conquest the Heroes of Might and Magic 3 worthy successor? Do we have a winner? Here's our preview of the Early Access version.

Singing hymns of high praise
Trek to Yomi Review: A Trek Worth Taking

Trek to Yomi Review: A Trek Worth Taking

A beautiful and immersive journey, Trek to Yomi is a game that Akira Kurosawa would have made. Read our review.

Trek to Yomi Review: A Trek Worth Taking
MLB The Show 22 Review: Designated Hitter

MLB The Show 22 Review: Designated Hitter

The start of baseball season is here and with it comes the new MLB The Show 22. Is this the best baseball sim out there you should be playing or is it more of the same?

MLB The Show 22 Review: Designated Hitter
Weird West Review: Outlaws vs Witches vs Werewolves

Weird West Review: Outlaws vs Witches vs Werewolves

A brand new action RPG set in the wild west with a supernatural twist, Weird West balances challenging combat with a fully fleshed out western setting that begs to be explored.

Weird West Review: Outlaws vs Witches vs Werewolves
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: Childlike Wonder

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: Childlike Wonder

The latest Kirby game is here and looks very different from its past installments. Is a 3D format the next big thing for the pink puffball?

Kirby and the Forgotten Land Review: Childlike Wonder
GTA 5 PS5 Review: Great, But Getting Old

GTA 5 PS5 Review: Great, But Getting Old

How many times has GTA 5 been re-released already? Probably too many times to count, and so you have to ask yourself: is this version of Rockstar’s open-world masterpiece really worth the upgrade?

GTA 5 PS5 Review: Great, But Getting Old
Ghostwire Tokyo Review: Hauntingly Beautiful

Ghostwire Tokyo Review: Hauntingly Beautiful

Ghostwire Tokyo takes inspiration from Japanese mythology and culture to brilliantly combine horror elements into an open-world action RPG experience that is incredibly satisfying to play.

Ghostwire Tokyo Review: Hauntingly Beautiful
Elden Ring Review: A Soulful Experience

Elden Ring Review: A Soulful Experience

As merciless as Dark Souls but as liberating as Breath of the Wild, Elden Ring gives you an experience unique to each person and one that is worth discovering.

Elden Ring Review: A Soulful Experience
50 Shades of The Sims - A List of Naughty Mods

50 Shades of The Sims - A List of Naughty Mods

Taking care of the highest quality of entertainment, we searched the Internet (because there's more than the Wicked Whims) so that your Sims 4 become a little more greasy. And maybe sometimes a tiny bit naughty.

50 Shades of The Sims - A List of Naughty Mods
Great Games That Sold Poorly (at Least Initially)

Great Games That Sold Poorly (at Least Initially)

It's no news that artistic success doesn't have to go hand in hand with commercial one. However, sometimes it's hard to believe that the titles which are successful and popular to this day were complete commercial flops in their first years.

Great Games That Sold Poorly (at Least Initially)
10 Bad Games from Great Series

10 Bad Games from Great Series

There are so many sequels nowadays that it's hard for each of them to be great. Sometimes one weak production can seriously damage the hard-earned image of a cult IP. Here's a list of bad games from excellent series.

10 Bad Games from Great Series
Best Microphones for Streaming

Best Microphones for Streaming

A good mic like the Blue Yeti X or the Samson G Track Pro is essential if you want to enter the streaming world. Here are the best microphones for streaming, podcasting and gaming in general.

Best Microphones for Streaming
Best Games to Play in Xbox Game Pass 2022

Best Games to Play in Xbox Game Pass 2022

"Netflix for games" or Xbox Game Pass subscription provides access to over a hundred great titles. Here are 17 most interesting games from Microsoft's subscription service that we find the most worthwhile.

Best Games to Play in Xbox Game Pass 2022
7 Worst Practices of Publishers and Developers

7 Worst Practices of Publishers and Developers

Modern games are big projects with big budgets. And whenever money is involved, it's not hard to find various pathological practices, aimed to maximize profit at the lowest possible cost. Here are seven common problems that the industry suffers from.

7 Worst Practices of Publishers and Developers
Big on Huge Maps and Realism - History of Bohemia Interactive, Masters of Their Craft

Big on Huge Maps and Realism - History of Bohemia Interactive, Masters of Their Craft

From 10-person team in Czechoslovakia, to... a hundred days in Greek prison. Bohemia Interactive are the masters of super-realistic military sims best known for Arma, but there's a lot more to this studio than the famous war game.

Big on Huge Maps and Realism - History of Bohemia Interactive, Masters of Their Craft
More Than Racing Games. A Brief History of Codemasters

More Than Racing Games. A Brief History of Codemasters

Did you know Codemasters was founded back in 1986? More than 10 years before the first Colin McRae Rally. And they weren’t creating only racing games all this time. Let’s look into the history of this well-known studio.

More Than Racing Games. A Brief History of Codemasters
FPS Veterans Talk Genre Future - And I Can't Agree More

FPS Veterans Talk Genre Future - And I Can't Agree More

Veterans of the FPS genre from Electronic Arts have outlined their vision for the future of the genre. It's worth remembering their words, because they are probably based not only on hunches, but also work they're already doing.

FPS Veterans Talk Genre Future - And I Can't Agree More
The Witcher 3's Biggest Hunt - Dragon Age: Inquisition Was Actually a Good Game

The Witcher 3's Biggest Hunt - Dragon Age: Inquisition Was Actually a Good Game

Some games arrive at the wrong time and get squashed by the competition. Dragon Age: Inquisition was such a case, overshadowed by The Witcher 3, and for years I thought it as an RPG unworthy of attention. Until recently...

The Witcher 3's Biggest Hunt - Dragon Age: Inquisition Was Actually a Good Game
GTA 5 Proves Games Have Stopped Aging - And That's Great

GTA 5 Proves Games Have Stopped Aging - And That's Great

High-budget video games have reached a point where the best of them don't really age, and even many years after the release, they still manage to delight new players.

GTA 5 Proves Games Have Stopped Aging - And That's Great
Elex 2 Wants to be Mass Effect, but It's Not Working Out

Elex 2 Wants to be Mass Effect, but It's Not Working Out

I enjoyed Elex 2 on its own terms, and it is evocative of various games. There's a bit of Fallout: New Vegas, a bit of Gothic, and a bit of The Witcher 3, but there's a whole lot of Mass Effect, too – and not in a good way.

Elex 2 Wants to be Mass Effect, but It's Not Working Out
Siofra River, Or How Elden Ring Creates Rare, Genuine Sense of Adventure

Siofra River, Or How Elden Ring Creates Rare, Genuine Sense of Adventure

Elden Ring discards the beaten path of triple-A games and invites the player to do the same thing inside their game. This makes the adventure feel genuine and organic – for it is about secrets, risks and ostensible alienation.

Siofra River, Or How Elden Ring Creates Rare, Genuine Sense of Adventure
Elden Ring is My First Souls and I Immediately Fell in Love

Elden Ring is My First Souls and I Immediately Fell in Love

So far I've been bouncing back from FromSoftware games, and from Elden Ring on the other hand I can't tear myself away. Great exploration, fascinating world or satisfaction from defeating each boss make my adventure will not end soon.

Elden Ring is My First Souls and I Immediately Fell in Love
Assassin's Creed: Black Flag Is The Best Pirate Game Ever

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag Is The Best Pirate Game Ever

Assassin's Creed Black Flag is, in my opinion, the best pirate game ever made – even if it doesn't quite fit the series it represents. But what do I love most about this work of Ubisoft? Let me tell you.

Assassin's Creed: Black Flag Is The Best Pirate Game Ever
Horizon Forbidden West Proves Combat is Paramount in Open-World

Horizon Forbidden West Proves Combat is Paramount in Open-World

The combat system is the key to having quality fun in an open world. It's what made me fall in love with the latest Horizon, and it's what made every hour I spent with Assassin's Creed: Origins dreadful.

Horizon Forbidden West Proves Combat is Paramount in Open-World
The Most Expensive Scenes in Cinema History

The Most Expensive Scenes in Cinema History

Today, we present nine movie scenes that filmmakers and studios paid through the nose for. Which movies are they from? What is their story? See for yourself!

The Most Expensive Scenes in Cinema History
Cult Roles Almost Played by Somebody Else

Cult Roles Almost Played by Somebody Else

There's a ton of cult characters from movies out there, and we tend to associate figures like Han Solo or Daenerys Targaryen exclusively with actors who performed them. Here, we have some fun imagining alternative versions of famous castings.

Cult Roles Almost Played by Somebody Else
What Can CD Projekt RED Teach Netflix About The Witcher?

What Can CD Projekt RED Teach Netflix About The Witcher?

The Witcher 3 set a standard for adaptations that will be hard to match. Over two years ago, Netflix tried it, and while the series didn't do badly, it could learn a few things from the third games.

What Can CD Projekt RED Teach Netflix About The Witcher?
Best Anime Showing Apocalyptic Future

Best Anime Showing Apocalyptic Future

Anime films offer a wide range of genres and themes. One very fertile area, for example, is movies and shows depicting humanity struggling against self-inflicted apocalypse. We present a few interesting animations of this type.

Best Anime Showing Apocalyptic Future
The Batman - Triumphant Baptism of Fire for New Dark Knight

The Batman - Triumphant Baptism of Fire for New Dark Knight

The Batman is another example of why trailers lie. Matt Reeves' film turned out to be simply better than anything the trailers ever suggested. It excels as entertainment for lovers of noir crime fiction, but it is also much more than that.

The Batman - Triumphant Baptism of Fire for New Dark Knight
11 Great Scenes in Bad Movies

11 Great Scenes in Bad Movies

Today we present eleven brilliant scenes and film sequences that we got a chance to see in not necessarily successful productions.

11 Great Scenes in Bad Movies
There's One Real Spider-Man, and He's Andrew Garfield

There's One Real Spider-Man, and He's Andrew Garfield

Spider-Man: No Way Home rules in theaters across the world, even despite the current odds. This fine movie can give you more than a few moments of fun. It could set the foot in for the best Spider-Man actor ever.

There's One Real Spider-Man, and He's Andrew Garfield
8 Best Easter Eggs From Netflix The Witcher Season 2

8 Best Easter Eggs From Netflix The Witcher Season 2

The second season of Netflix's The Witcher is certainly not a perfect one, and we've already discussed its pros and cons in the review. However, let's talk about something more up-beat, like easter eggs.

8 Best Easter Eggs From Netflix The Witcher Season 2