Archive For Editorials Category

The Price is Right: Why Competition and Second Hand Sales Are Necessary

The Price is Right: Why Competition and Second Hand Sales Are Necessary

If you're reading this, the likelihood is that you play games. Whether you appreciate gaming as nothing more than a hobby or wax lyrical about the artistic achievements of your favourite franchise, it... Read More

Retrospective: Age of Empires III

Retrospective: Age of Empires III

Age of Empires 3 was sort of a mixed bag for me, especially after coming from the highs of Age of Empires 2: The Age of Kings. I cannot deny the fact that I played AoE 3 online for almost three year... Read More

OPINION PIECE: BioWare’s gone too far with Mass Effect 3’s DLC

OPINION PIECE: BioWare’s gone too far with Mass Effect 3’s DLC

As we all must know by now, a DLC for Mass Effect 3 was recently announced- the previously rumoured, "From Ashes" DLC. BioWare earlier said that they have a "really good DLC" planned for the game, a... Read More

The new GamingBolt is here- A note from the editor

The new GamingBolt is here- A note from the editor

Please check the contest update here. What a fantastic three years it’s been- in the last three years, GamingBolt has grown from being just a blog to a full fledged site, where we cover more than w... Read More

EDITORIAL- The Dichotomies of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

EDITORIAL- The Dichotomies of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Nintendo's latest masterpiece in its long running The Legend of Zelda series released three months ago to some massive critical acclaim. The newest installment was met with some massive praise for it... Read More

PREVIEW: Mass Effect 3 Co-op Is Awesome

PREVIEW: Mass Effect 3 Co-op Is Awesome

The Mass Effect 3 demo was recently released, and we posted our impressions of the single player component of the demo here. As promised, here're our impressions of the co-op mode. There are two inhe... Read More

Mass Effect 3 Demo Impressions (Single Player)

Mass Effect 3 Demo Impressions (Single Player)

NOTE: Spoilers follow. Mass Effect 3's release is looming large on the horizon, and the hype is at an all time high. As promised, BioWare has released a demo for the game, to give players a taste of ... Read More

Editorial: PlayStation Vita launch in India – Absurdity at its finest

Editorial: PlayStation Vita launch in India – Absurdity at its finest

Dear Sony India, let me ask you a simple question. How many PlayStation Vita's are you guys expecting to sell in India? Surely, you can't be expecting a decent launch? Yes, this is a rant about the ... Read More

Video game design – why developers should move away from linearity

Video game design – why developers should move away from linearity

[caption id="attachment_38340" align="aligncenter" width="505" caption="Yeah, this is what I mean by linearity."][/caption] Yes, the argument between linearity and non-linearity has been done to de... Read More

Xbox 360 In 2011: Was It Microsoft’s Year?

Xbox 360 In 2011: Was It Microsoft’s Year?

Kinect was unleashed upon the world last year, in hopes that it would somehow boost Xbox 360’s sales to the stratosphere. Considering the console was on its 6th year, that seemed to be a daunting ... Read More

How Uncharted 3 Will Be The Last Game That Showcases PS3’s Graphical Prowess

How Uncharted 3 Will Be The Last Game That Showcases PS3’s Graphical Prowess

[caption id="attachment_32295" align="aligncenter" width="505" caption="It's beautiful."][/caption] Remember when the PS3 launched? That's right in 2006. There was a lot of hype over the super... Read More

Why Insomniac Should have Gone Multiplatform a lot Earlier

Why Insomniac Should have Gone Multiplatform a lot Earlier

Yeah, so... Resistance 3. It performed really poorly in the September NPD, and I really don't think Insomniac were expecting the game to sell a lot in the US. SCEA released the Uncharted 3 TV Spot r... Read More

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Beta Preview

Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One Beta Preview

Another Ratchet and Clank game by Insomniac and this time with co-op modes. Should you be excited if you didn’t like the last two games and one expansion on the PS3? Well then you pretty much won... Read More

Renegade Ops Review

Renegade Ops Review

Renegade Ops surprised me a lot. To an extent that I just keep on recommending the game to everyone. What makes it so good? Yes, let’s forget about everything else and I’m going to tell you the ... Read More

Assassins Creed: Revelations Multiplayer Beta Preview

Assassins Creed: Revelations Multiplayer Beta Preview

Ubisoft, to the surprise of many, managed to get people interested in the multiplayer component of Assassins Creed: Brotherhood. The scenario was kind of reminiscent of Naughty Dog and Uncharted 2, ... Read More

Resistance 3 Review

Resistance 3 Review

There haven’t been many games made where you have nothing worth fighting for, or have no chance of completely eliminating the enemy. Resistance 3 portrays that scenario. The game takes place in th... Read More

Call of Duty XP EVENT – Recap With Video Footage

Call of Duty XP EVENT – Recap With Video Footage

[HTML1] Call of Duty XP Recap Call of Duty XP has got to be the best experience for the biggest Call of Duty Fan. From a life size replica of the map Scrap Yard from Modern Warfare 2 to a zip line t... Read More

Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta Preview

Resistance 3 Multiplayer Beta Preview

Resistance has been a conflicted franchise, with a difference of opinion splintering the fanbase. Developer Insomniac has been pretty attentive to what the community wants, although, we know it is i... Read More

Hands On ‘Sound Shapes’ for PS Vita

Hands On ‘Sound Shapes’ for PS Vita

As I attended a Sony event there was much to see there including Playstation 3 titles that have yet to be released and a couple of PS Vita Games.  One of them was Uncharted: Golden Abyss which by now... Read More

Didn’t Go to Comic Con? Here is What You Missed

Didn’t Go to Comic Con? Here is What You Missed

Comic-Con hosts some of the most satisfying surprises of the year for pop culture. Whether you like comic books, movies, video games or other forms of entertainment you are sure to find something you ... Read More