World Of Warcraft And The Big Bad: What Makes A Good Villain/Antagonist

*WARNING: This article contains spoilers for the story of World of Warcraft and its recent expansion Shadowlands.* I’m a big WoW lore fan. Even the recent expansions where the writers have essentially jumped the shark have had some good moments in them. I like talking about the lore with other WoW fans and I can’t even count the hours spent theorising about the meaning of … Continue reading World Of Warcraft And The Big Bad: What Makes A Good Villain/Antagonist

Frost spells, Bandit Grunts and Soundtracks

I’ll never forget the sheer wonder I felt when experiencing Bethesda’s latest entry in The Elder Scrolls series in 2011. I could wake up on a Saturday morning, inhale a bowl of cereal and boot up my PlayStation 3. I explored this new world of magic, dragons and endless opportunity, birthing in me an addiction to the fantasy genre in all its forms. Time truly … Continue reading Frost spells, Bandit Grunts and Soundtracks

How Gaming has Changed in the 2010s-2020 and how it will Change by 2030

The last decade has been an exceptional year for studios and gamers alike. If you told a Hollywood executive in 2010 that Fortnite would rake in more cash in a year than the box office’s biggest blockbuster they would probably tell you to do something else with that big mouth of yours. Crazy how those guys talked before Weinstein and Epstein were caught huh? Just … Continue reading How Gaming has Changed in the 2010s-2020 and how it will Change by 2030

Chat with Little Martian developers

Crash-landing on an uninhabited planet isn’t the best way to start your week. But for the Little Martian, it’s certainly the best way to start your adventure! Play as a stranded alien on a massive and mysterious planet in Little Martian, an exploration survival game from debuting developer Little Martian Games. Collect resources, build your settlement and escape back to civilisation. Repair your ship by … Continue reading Chat with Little Martian developers

Star Wars: What I think the future is for the story from a long, long time ago

Whether or not you enjoyed the most recent Star Wars trilogy, it’s hard to deny how controversial they were. Before you jump to the comment section to defend or decry them, this article has nothing to do with my opinion or that of the staff here at Power Spike. Instead, let’s talk about what happens next. At the end of the original trilogy, the flood … Continue reading Star Wars: What I think the future is for the story from a long, long time ago

What To Expect From The Two Upcoming Monster Hunter Games

The Nintendo Direct has just hit and if you weren’t already dizzy from yesterday’s PS5 showcase then Capcom has certainly sent you spinning with their announcement of not one but TWO brand new Monster Hunter titles coming for the Nintendo Switch next year. The first being Monster Hunter RISE releasing next March and the second being Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin. The latter … Continue reading What To Expect From The Two Upcoming Monster Hunter Games

Where game journalists are going wrong

We can all agree 2020 has been a write off of a year, but it also happens to be the year I graduated with a first-class degree in journalism. During the pandemic I wrote and completed my dissertation for my degree on the subject of video game reviews and the presence of news values in their content, and what differs between that and the norm … Continue reading Where game journalists are going wrong

Legacy Code First look: The Rogue-like you didn’t know you needed

Legacy Code is a game I’m surprised I haven’t seen more in the same vein of. It has such a fluid and interesting concept that honestly I can see it being a speed-runners dream when it releases in 2021. Developed by Cytosoft, Legacy Code is a rogue-like action with solid platforming with a focus on combat and platforming. The game is very must still a … Continue reading Legacy Code First look: The Rogue-like you didn’t know you needed

World of Horror Early Access Review – or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Praise Azathoth

The thing at the door rumbled as Haru took a final drag on his cigarette. His hand trembled. Sweat and blood dripped from his nose onto the dusty floorboards of that decade-shrouded manor. The searing pain where his right eye had been wasn’t so bad now, and the bleeding slowed to a trickle after he’d cauterised the socket. “̷͓̘̊͛Ẏ̸̢̩̞͕͙̹̏̋̌͒̒ö̸̝̯͑Ṷ̶̝͍̃ ̵̺̮̹̼̓̀̔͋h̷̨͎͎͖̃͒̔̑A̶̦̱̖͂́̇͗̓͝ͅv̵͍͊͊E̷͓̊̈́̉̍̚ ̴̡̨͖͍̼̗̆̌m̷̝͔̽̏̿̀E̴̩̤̝̯̐̎̉t̷̖͍̂̐̒̀̀̕ ̴͙̲̬̉̚W̶̨͓͙̞̋̆̄̕͜ḭ̶̧̼͖̂ͅṬ̴͉̖̪̳̈́͛͒̽̑̚h̵̨̖̳̝͐̓͂̚ ̴̪̯̙͈̀̀͝Ä̴̺͇̱́́͐ ̶̢͓̳̜͑̎̈́̀ͅt̵̙̂E̷̻̔̇̓̚r̵̯͙͗̏͑̆R̴̮̈́̊̏͐ï̵͎B̵̲̌͋͒b̵̧͈̀͌̕L̶͖̙̅̒͂͛̍͘ȇ̵̮̜͔͛ ̷͎̪͙̊̀̀̏̔̒F̶̨̢͍̠͓̋̑̊̀̾͝a̷̝͓̻͋̐͆T̵͎͎̉̿ȇ̶͚̙̆́̋̒,̷̥̑͌̔͝͝͝ … Continue reading World of Horror Early Access Review – or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Praise Azathoth