Alex Avard

Alex Avard

Freelance Journalist

Video Games, Video Game Industry, Film, TV, US Politics, UK Politics,

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Nightmare Mode Is Dying Light's Best New Feature - Gamemoir

Dying Light’s new difficulty mode turns the night into a living nightmare.

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From Deus Ex to BioShock: Is There Any Point to Choice Without...

Why make decisions when they have no ramifications? In a recent interview with GamesTM magazine, Warren Spector – the creative force behind the original Deus Ex – was contemplating on the nature of player choice in video games, asserting that “if there is no... #deusex #masseffect3 #thewalkingdead...

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Five Hyped Games that Came and Went – Gamemoir

Where were you when these came out? Yeah, I can't remember either... #gearsofwarjudgment #rage #singularity...

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The Cancellation Of Titan And The Future Of Blizzard – Gamemoir

Are Blizzard entering their own snow storm? #blizzard #diabloiii #hearthstone...

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Co-op in Bloodborne: a Necessary Aid or a Betrayal of the Game’s...

Bloodborne's co-op is great, but does it take away from the experience? Many a Bloodborne player has spoken of that pure sense of euphoria following the defeat of one of the game's many bosses, and I know how they feel. The experience during the final moments of an... #bloodborne #fromsoftware...

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Fallout 4’s Story: A Great Set-Up Lost Amid A Muddled Execution

Fallout 4 kicks off with a bang, but ends with... well, too many other bangs.   There’s a reason why Todd Howard and Bethesda really pushed the first opening scenes of Fallout 4 in their marketing for the game throughout 2015; it represents the best parts of the... #bethesda #fallout3...

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Super Mario Learns How to Kill Goombas With Advanced AI – Gamemoir

German researchers have modified the AI of Super Mario so the Italian plumber can figure out how to kill goombas on his own. You can find out more about their efforts here. #artificialintelligence #supermario...

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Dealing With Fallout: How Lara Croft and Co. May Struggle This...

You Bethesda watch out, you Bethesda not cry... The holiday season has always been a crazy time for gamers. During the cold, dark winter months where we’re mostly likely to settle indoors with our console of choice, publishers scramble all at once to... #blackopsiii #fallout4 #riseofthetombraider...

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Batman Arkham Fright: How Rocksteady Turned the Jump Scare On its...

Amid all the controversy, there’s something Batman: Arkham Knight really excels in. As video games continue to evolve towards more sophisticated forms of storytelling, the traditional cut-scene is beginning to be eschewed by developers in favour of more... #batmanarkhamknight #bioshock #gearbox...

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Virtual Reality, Genuine Health Risks?

At what point does powerful game immersion become something to fear rather than commend? I got to try out the PlayStation VR Headset for the first time at PlayStation Experience last week and…wow, this is something that could change the way we play games... #evevalkyrie #morpheus #oculusrift...

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2015’s Best Games are too Big for Their Own Good – Gamemoir

2015's best games require a lot of time and energy from gamers. We, quite frankly, need a breather. Man, am I tired. It turns out that hunting beasts, dismantling nuclear powers and saving elder-blood riddled children of prophesy is exhaustive work. I... #bloodborne #justcause3 #metalgearsolidv...

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Hideo Kojima And The Dangers Of Listening To The Critics – Gamemoir

Kojima reigned in the 40 minute cut-scenes in The Phantom Pain, but lost a decent Metal Gear story in doing so. Coffee? Check. Comfortable seating position? Check. Toilet break taken? ……check and check. I had just bought Metal Gear Solid V – my first ever... #hideokojima #konami #metalgearsolidv...

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Still Going Strong: The Magic Behind Destiny’s Staying Power –...

Destiny is here to stay, but what did Bungie do to achieve such consistent popularity? It’s September 2015 and I must admit that I am unexpectedly impressed with Destiny still being a thing. Bungie’s big, sometimes controversial space opera of a video game could have so... #bungie #destiny #evolve...

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Journey and the Art Of Environmental Storytelling – Gamemoir

Behind every setting lies a great story waiting to be told. If you were to type in something like “What’s going on in Journey?” or “The story of Bloodborne” into Google, you will come across thousands of discussions, explanations and theories regarding the plot and... #bioshock #bloodborne #journey...

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Fallout 3: How Leaving Vault 101 Defined the Game

We all remember leaving Vault 101, but why? It’s been called one of the most memorable moments in gaming and the defining scene in a game beloved and adored by so many. If you have yet to play Fallout 3 and are unfamiliar with what I'm talking about, then I’d...