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.

OPINION: The Division 2 Is Everything Anthem Is Not

OPINION: The Division 2 Is Everything Anthem Is Not

I was cautiously optimistic towards The Division 2 after my time in its PC beta. It ran well enough, looked great, and had competent gunplay. After spending 13 hours in the final game, I am thoroughly...

OPINION: The True Power Of VR

I’m not a newcomer to VR. I first tried out this tech in May 2016 when the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive hye was reaching its zenith. It was a series of experiences distilled into a roughly 13 minute demo ...

OPINION: AMD’s Looming 7nm Flaw

In our review of the Radeon VII, Joseph Bradford did like the card while also stating, “The question arises when you look at the whole picture of what the competition has to offer. The 1080 [T]i perfo...

OPINION: Metro Exodus Is An Inflection Point In The Industry

There have only ever been three games which have completely blown me away with their graphics and visuals: most recently Battlefield V, last March’s Kingdom Come Deliverance, and perhaps most importan...

Division 2 PC Beta Impressions

I was very lukewarm to The Division. I remember playing it and had some fun, but in the end, it simply couldn’t keep my interest. Despite all the updates it received, I never really felt the need to g...

Anthem

Anthem PC Demo Impressions

Before I dive into the meat of this discussion, allow me to set up some context. It’s crucial to remember that the Anthem VIP demo is not representative of the final build. Moreover, I’ve never played...

OPINION: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Me Hooked

I originally intended to write my initial impressions of AMD’s Radeon VII reveal and explain my frustration. I was planning on explaining why charging $699 for a product in 2019 which does not have an...

Xbox Scarlett Cloud

OPINION: Microsoft Is Best Positioned For Next Gen

It is hardly outlandish to state that Microsoft and Xbox had a justifiably rough start to this current console generation. Their console was underpowered compared to the PS4 (itself underpowered, but ...

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