Christmas Gift Ideas for Gamers and Geeks

Can you feel it in the air? It is that special time of year where kids start writing their letters to Santa, and people start asking that inevitable question of “So…. What do you want for Christmas?” It can be a trying time to figure out the perfect gift for that special gamer, geek or nerd in your life so we here at Capsule Computers thought we’d help out a bit with our su...

PS TV and a New Direction for Sony

The end of the year is fast approaching and Sony has released a fancy new gizmo to add the console market called a Playstation TV (PS TV) at a press event attended by yours truly. Not a full-fledged console in its own right, but more akin to a set-top box which can work in conjunction with a full Playstation 4 to stream content among other things. At its most basic, the PS TV would allow a user to...

Pokken Tournament New Details and Mock Roster

With the recent announcement of the Tekken cross Pokemon collaboration title Pokken Tournament in the works by Bandai Namco, fans were left wondering which Pokemon would be included in the final roster. Since the announcement provided very little details, Game Director Katsuhiro Harada has taken to Twitter to reveal some more information about the game. A summary of these tweets is summed up below...

Team Mentality – The Anonymity Effect

Trolls. We’ve all seen them, we all feed them, and intentionally or unintentionally, we have probably all been them at some point. Ever since the first badly-dressed gamer from the 70’s altered the size of their paddle in pong, there have always been people who will grief, cheat, and exploit game mechanics to have fun. Nowadays, with the inclusion of multiplayer in so many titles, thes...

Pen meets Paper: Role-playing Games you could try…

The New Year is upon and if you’re like me, that means that you have 365 new days with which you can plan, write, and/or play role-playing games (RPGs) of the pen and paper variety (a number which doesn’t factor in things like consuming food, sleeping, and participating in gainful employment). The question then becomes exactly what systems should one play? There is of course the stock ...

Will Next-Gen gaming suffer from Sequelitis?

In recent weeks, I’ve found myself being asked the same question a lot of people lately. “Are you getting an Xbox One or PS4?” When you work with video games as a profession it’s a pretty difficult question to avoid. It is with some disdain that I honestly answer “Neither” each time I’m asked. This has nothing to do with console favouritism, or a misconstrued PC superiority complex. My choice to n...

Titanfall: Changing the way we Play FPS Games

If you ask any Xbox One owner what their most highly anticipated upcoming game is, you will probably get the same answer; Titanfall. Ever since EA announced the game at E3 this year, Titanfall has been stealing spotlights and bashing down the competition with its giant robotic fists – and so it should, the game looks amazing! I have never been the biggest fan of FPS games, but it is impressi...

Are Disney Testing the Waters for The Incredibles 2?

Disney Infinity launched this August and immediately exploded with popularity. The game that everyone thought would end up being “Skylanders, but with Disney characters” exceeded everybody’s expectations and really did deliver on its promise to recreate the experience and wonder of a child at play. One thing that has been a sour point for many older Disney fans however, has been ...

Why Rift Isn’t Just a WoW Clone

I recently started playing Rift, an MMO released in 2011. The game is focused on the opening of rifts, which are portals that lead to other planes. Each of these rifts introduces different monsters and enemies that will try to kill you if they see you. There are two main factions, Guardians and Defiant, though players are able to interact and play with the opposing faction. I’ve always been ...

Next Gen and Nintendo

With the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One perilously close to release, a new console is on the horizon for a lot of gamers. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a new toy to play with and getting in on the day one craziness is always fun. I’ve been deliberating a lot recently about where my money is going to go, and many people have already made their minds up, slapping down preor...

The Verdict on Valve

Throughout the last week Valve made three big announcements, dishing a little bit of dirt on three forthcoming products that everyone has been suspecting for varying degrees of forever. First to hit the fan was the Steam OS, an operating system combining the existing Steam client with the Linux operating system. Then came the Steam Machines, trampling over everyone’s established opinion by ditchin...

The GTA V Dilemma

As you may have noticed Rockstar Games‘ Grand Theft Auto V came into being this week, raking in a billion dollars in the first three days of its release – marking the fastest time that any piece of entertainment has reached the milestone according to Take-Two Interactive. It took Call of Duty: Black Ops fifteen days to make a billion dollars. GTA V is perhaps the biggest deal that gaming has...

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