Author: Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.

REVIEW: Konrad’s Kittens — VR

Reviewing VR games is tricky. This is my first VR review, and I realized I cannot approach it the same way I would approach a “traditional” game review. VR goes beyond traditional games in that it mus...

7 Good

REVIEW: Sniper Elite V2 Remastered — PC

Note: At the time of review, multiplayer servers were not available, so the following will be a review of the single player campaign only. Sniper Elite V2 originally released in 2012 on last gen conso...

7.5 Good
Fortnite vs PUBG

OPINION: The Numbing Tragedy Of Abusive Crunch

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A game studio’s workers are forced to crunch for a year or more in order to deliver a game on time. Developers and workers of said studio are driven to mental brea...

Ray Tracing

OPINION: About That PS5 Ray Tracing…

By now, I’m sure at least some of us have read the PS5 article from WIRED. Personally, there wasn’t anything there that I wasn’t expecting. Keep in mind, a lot of the information presented was kept de...

OPINION: Atlas Broke My PC

Gather round, children, for this is a tale of one man spending quite a lot of money to fix an issue. It is a tale steeped in hilarity, perceived wealth, and one absolutely awful video game. It is a ta...

Anthem Deep Dive Bioware Incompetence

OPINION: BioWare’s Unsustainable Incompetence

By now, I’m sure many of us have read Jason Schreier’s exposé on Anthem’s deeply troubled development. Jason’s report details a complete lack of vision at the highest levels of BioWare which led to ma...

Returning To The Witcher 3

OPINION: Returning To The Witcher 3

I’m loving The Division 2. I generally don’t play these looter shooter GaaS because I just don’t like them. I don’t like their frustratingly slow drip feed of loot, their lack of content on Day One, a...

ROADMAP

OPINION: “The Roadmap” Problem

Conceptually and in theory, a roadmap is a good thing. They allow developers to chart objectives and upcoming content to existing games, and provide consumers with some level of transparency and excit...

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