Classic Game Remakes: Great Reminders of the Past or Shackles of the Future?

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In the last decade, the games industry as we know it has changed drastically. Thanks to massive technology improvements, the smartphones of today are as powerful (if not more) than the computers of five years ago, our PS4s and Xbox Ones are approximately 15 times more powerful than their predecessors and the rise of crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have allowed even the wackiest games to get made.

And in turn, this has given us access to bolder and better looking games as well as games that would never be funded by a publisher. It also means that we are now seeing a lot of classic game remakes as developers realise that it’s been just long enough without [insert classic game franchise] that it’s time to revive it. But is this a good thing? And is the remake revolution harming the games industry of the future?

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5 Video Game Characters You Would Have Rather Spent Valentine’s Day with

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Two of these characters are in love - guess which two.

How was your Valentine’s Day? Did you have a wonderful evening spending time with your loved one, eating a myriad of clichéd heart-shaped foods, or was it an abysmal, depressing turn of events, that resulted in a lovesick mess of feelings?

Just imagine being able to trade in that terrible company to hang out with (or even romance) one of the video game characters of your dreams, in either a ‘best bro’ or a ‘future Mrs. Video Gamer’ sort of way…

Like an overbearing mother who cares too much about the company you keep (but ultimately means well!) I’ve put together a list of the top 5 video game characters who would have kept you in high spirits during Cupid’s own holiday.

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