I wake up every morning, tired and lethargic, desperately clutching for whatever feels like a vitamin D tablet. Once that struggle is over and done with, I boot up my computer. No time for games, though; uni beckons and I intend not to fail the […]

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Asymmetric design is the art and science of making factions unique and play out differently from each other. It’s a subject that’s difficult to critique since asymmetry is a spectrum; RTS games tackle asymmetric design in different ways and to varying extents. Some don’t even […]

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“SEEEGAAAA!” Man, do I miss the sound of that angelic voice singing the company’s name. But wait… I can hear it again once more – through backwards compatibility and the Steam virtual games room! I know, I know, Sega re-release stuff all the time, and you […]

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Casuals, Man

Well hello there, good-looking reader. Aren’t you looking gud today, and while we’re on the topic, lemme tell you about a running joke of mine (and show you how much I love parentheses). It started a bit before PAXAus 2015. I don’t know exactly when […]

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As I sat here in this very spot, casually passing the 100-hour mark of the Division and bemoaning, once again, my agent’s propensity to get stuck in a wall, I had the strangest sense of deja vu. I’d made this complaint before, and not just […]

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I work in the city as a Graphic Designer and have been for nearly nine years. It’s a good job –sure, but the biggest perk for me is that I could go into the city centre on my lunch break. To be a 10-minute walk […]

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For those who don’t know me, my name is William Kirk, and I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of GameCloud. Hm. Maybe that opening is a bit too formal for a blog entry? (Probably… Okay, definitely.) It’s 03:30 am, Sunday, April 17th, 2016, and I […]

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If you’ve ever been to a Company of Heroes 2 forum, it doesn’t take long to hear someone protest that a game can’t possibly succeed as an eSport if it has an influence of RNG (random number generation), suggesting that luck negates skill. It’s a […]

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Here ends my three part series on the Nintendo ‘NX’- the device that may or may not exist in the mechanical flesh sometime in 2016. [...]

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FOREWORD If you type “Nintendo NX” into Google, I can almost guarantee* you that the first dozen articles listed will be speculative or presumptuous in nature. Why? As discussed in Part 1 of this series, Nintendo has been tight-lipped about their upcoming console since former […]

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