Latest Soapbox

December2019

November2019

October2019

September2019

August2019

July2019

June2019

  • Soapbox Are We to Blame for the Lack of Gameplay at E3 2019?

    Sammy reckons outrage culture may have played a part

    I’ve been thinking a lot about the lack of gameplay at E3 2019, and I’m starting to wonder if we’re to blame. Do you remember ‘Puddlegate’ at all? It was a ridiculous controversy that marred the launch of Marvel’s Spider-Man, driving thousands of views to our website – even though we...

May2019

  • Soapbox Why 3D Audio Will Be PS5's True Game Changer

    Sound

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: diminishing returns. Whenever there’s a new console lurking around the corner, you can guarantee you’ll stumble upon at least one spoilsport, cynically proclaiming that video games have reached their peak. The insinuation is often that, even with all of the computational power in the world, it’s...

  • Soapbox Days Gone Is the Biggest 180 I've Ever Done on a Video Game

    Liam actually likes Days Gone now

    Had you told me a week ago that I would be thoroughly enjoying the Days Gone experience in seven days' time, I'd assume you had gotten me mixed up with someone else. I couldn't stand the opening handful of hours, but the more I forced myself to play it, my opinion began to change. You may have picked up on that...

  • Soapbox Why Syphon Filter Must Make a Return

    Sammy's pining for Gabe Logan

    I really like Days Gone. I wouldn’t say I was particularly excited for the apocalyptic open worlder, but somehow it’s become one of my favourites of the year. I can accept that it’s a flawed title that’s not doing anything especially special, but occasionally a bang average game comes along that appeals to me...

April2019

March2019

February2019

January2019

December2018

November2018

October2018

September2018

August2018

July2018

June2018