Category Archives: Video Games

Ah yes, the ever so wonderful topic of the “Console Wars”, where people seem to think their preferred system they play on is the most superior and the only one that should be in existence. Alright, so maybe it’s not that drastic yet but you get the point. In June of every year the Electronic Entertainment Expo, most commonly referred to as E3, rolls around and gets everyone excited over new games and sometimes even new consoles. It also has the unfortunate side effect of fueling the “Console Wars” to an insane amount.

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Overwatch, Blizzard’s foray into the mashup of the FPS and MOBA genres, has been quite successful for them since its launch back in May.  It’s also netted them roughly about 10 million players, and as with all games you’ll have your fair amount of people wanting to cheat in order to win.  Blizzard has been known to not hold back when swinging the Banhammer on cheaters.  A couple weeks after Overwatch was released, the hammer was swung on nearly 2,000 people who were using third-party programs to help them gain the upper hand in the games PvP matches.

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So this is something new for me (and us here at Frantic Talks)…this whole writing a guide thing.  Hopefully this lengthy guide will help you grab a Black Spindle the next time the “Lost to Light” mission pops again as the daily mission in Destiny.  However, I make no promises that this will actually help you either; so find some friends and see what their plans are and maybe just try some of these tips if those ideas don’t work. Continue reading

Almost an exact month after Bungie releases The Taken King expansion for Destiny, they announce and implement micro-transactions into the game world.  By now you already know how Frantic and I feel about micro-transactions in general; they work at earning some extra revenue for developers, but should be limited to cosmetic items only.  Luckily the micro-transactions in Destiny are following this “golden rule” so far.

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Hello again loyal followers!  Despite rumors that may or may not be circulating, Frantic and I actually are not dead.  That thing called life has been getting in our way the past several weeks.  However, we have been working on some stuff to bring you more articles on a regular basis and I think you’ll enjoy them.  You can find Frantic and Luke posting all sorts of regular articles about Magic on our…well Magic portion of the site, go check it out!

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I’m having a hard time coming up with the right way to type what I’m about to say because I realize the moment I step “out of line” in terms of wording I’ll be attacked.  Nonetheless I’ll do my best but I figured I’d let you know this isn’t going to be your standard article that typically comes from Frantic Talks.

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One of the numerous debates within the gaming world over recent years has been whether or not games can be considered art.  Quite simply yes, games should be considered art just as much as society looks at paintings and classic literature as art.  At the same time, we should not necessarily be comparing them to those forms of art either.

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Last week I was reading an article from Polygon on how the Entertainment Software Association (ESA for short, or the people who own and operate E3) are going to allow exhibitors to invite “non-industry prosumers” to E3.  Unfortunately, I made the mistake of reading the comments section of an online article and in doing so I discovered that there are all kinds of people upset about this.  Many of them taking the “E3 is for the industry, not the average plebeian” attitude, which if you ask me sounds rather elitist.

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