Weekend Flashback Review – APB Reloaded

Originally posted February 14th 2012

Something a bit different this week, APB Reloaded is the free-to-play resurrection of the originally Scottish developed APB. A GTA MMO before GTA Online, APB was Realtime Worlds next title after Crackdown, and it had a good premise. Unofortunately, after it was picked up and rebranded, it suffered from pay-to-win weapons, and repetitiveness. While it has evolved a lot over the years, it’s still going. I don’t know how the game stands currently, but if it’s still getting updated then surely there’s a dedicated fanbase that enjoy the game enough to keep it alive. At least now it stands as a monument to a Scottish Developer that had trouble staying afloat.

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Weekend Flashback Review – Unstoppable Gorg

Originally Posted February 7th 2013

Tower defence games are few and far between these days. Recently, we’ve had Defence Grid 2, but mostly, the genre has tended to be a small feature added to other games. Unstoppable Gorg was one of the classic TD games that just felt fun to sit back and play a few rounds. It reminded me of the days of WarCraft 3’s Tower Defence maps, where the game type really evolved from, and for me, was mainly what I played online during WarCraft 3’s lifespan. 

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DOOM Multiplayer Beta – First Impressions

Soon, it will be upon us. The next eagerly awaited installed of the grandaddy of FPS games, DOOM. The fourth main game in the franchise, it’s aiming to get back to it’s fast paced and hectic roots. We get a little taste of what’s to come in the multiplayer beta, with a couple of weapons and gamemodes to try. I’m going to talk about my time with the PC and Xbox One versions of this beta.

Read my thoughts here.

First Rocket League Video!

The first of my Rocket League videos is done and available for you guys to watch. It’s a few games that I have recorded, with more to come soon. Let me know what you guys think, and enjoy!

Check out the Video Below!

Dungeon of the Endless Stream

This title has two meanings. It’s a stream of Dungeon of the Endless that was a couple of days ago, and it was an endless stream (well, for me at least.) Dungeon of the Endless is a bit hard to describe without visual cues. It’s a Rogue-like, tower defence, procedurally generated dungeon crawler, and acts a bit more like a small scale RTS than anything. The stream consisted of a couple of runs of the game, and it was great fun.

See the runs here!

Weekend Flashback Review – Nazi Zombie Army

Originally posted March 20, 2013.

Zombie games are all over the place, as well as zombie co-op games. Nazi Zombie Army brought little new to the party, but was at least an interesting spin integrating the mechancis of Sniper Elite to the fold. Slow-motion gunshots, sniper focused weaponry and traps made the game a little more interesting than just pure zombie killing sprees. Hell, it must’ve been good, because there’s three of them now.

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What’s Coming Soon – April 2016

What’s Coming Soon is a series once a month where I go over what content you can expect from Sitoxic Gaming for that month. This will include planned articles (Reviews, Features, etc.), YouTube Content and planned Twitch Streams. It’ll be different every month and may not go into specifics but it will help you know what to look forward to in the future.

Find out more here!

Are Shooters Stagnant?

Gamers like shooting things in the face. Army men, aliens, criminals, hell anything that breathes. It’s satisfying to vent your frustrations by emptying countless numbers of bullets into something that’s trying to kill you right back. There’s been changes from these games over the years. Even looking through the history of the grand-daddy of them all, Wolfenstein, you can see a vast difference. Not to mention over the shoulder camera angles, authentic shooters like Battlefield, realistic shooters like ArmA and even shooters with RPG elements like the recently released The Division. But what’s next? Is there any innovation left in something so simple as see man, shoot gun?

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Weekend Flashback Review – Space Hulk

Originally Posted September 8th, 20 13

Space Hulk is a Warhammer 40,000 based board game that had been adapted into Video Game form back in 2013. While the game did lack in some ways, it was a faithful recreation of the formula. In 2014, a sequel of sorts Space Hulk Ascension was released, and according to the reviews on Steam, was received slightly more positively. Looking back, this game was a good XCOM-esque distraction and is definitely extremely difficult. It may be worth checking out if you’re a fan of the universe! It’s currently available for £18.99 on Steam (or your regional equivalent.) 

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The Division: Review

We’re starting to enter a new era of games. The Quasi-MMO games. Destiny was the first, and now, The Division enters the fray. An RPG with MMO elements, but without the massively multiplayer environments and engagements like in games such as Star Wars: The Old Republic or the beast that is World of Warcraft. The Division, as opposed to Destiny, is a third person cover based shooter, based in the modern day after a pandemic in the city of New York. But is it any good? Does it work as this new type of multiplayer shooter?  Delve Deeper