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WASDuk Review: Pokemon Sun & Moon

The mere mention of Pokemon hits almost every gamer somewhere in the nostalgia sack. Whether it’s a good or bad memory is another case since every game is essentially the same. But each gamer, regardless, seems to have a deep affinity for select creatures from Nintendo’s Pocket Monster roster, which now numbers well over 500.…

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Yo-Kai Watch Review: Phantom Lord

The simplest way to describe Level-5’s Yo-Kai Watch is as Pokemon crossed with Ghostbusters by the talented folks behind Professor Layton. The comparison isn’t perfect, though.  There’s a greater focus on narrative and slightly darker tone than any of the above offerings, not only in the game’s story, but the design of the games collectable Yo-kai. There’s…

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10 Incredible Boss Themes

Game bosses are iconic and yet there is a divide between people. Are they still relevant, or a relic of the past? It’s true that as games become naturally more open, the extremely traditional and linear model of bosses begins to seem shoe-horned, unnecessary and takes you out of the world. Whilst I agree to…

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10 Characters who can’t catch a break

Video game characters, especially protagonists never have it easy. Unless you’re playing Goat Simulator, coz that guy has it made. But games thrive off conflict, constant conflict so your standard character is going to subjected to a round of character developing trials, followed by another round and another round and another round. And if they’re…

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Tembo the Badass Elephant Announced

Tembo the Badass Elephant just just been announced for Xbox One, PC and PS4. If the name does not excite you enough already, then the development team certainly will. Sega and Game Freak have teamed up to bring a brand new IP that stars a commando elephant in a side scrolling action-adventure game with a…

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Qualifying dates for the World Pokemon Championship announced

Do you still play the Pokemon trading card game? How about Red/Emerald/Sapphire/Fire Red/Gold/Alpha/you get the picture? Or even any of the spin offs? Well if you’re a keen Pokemon trainer and you’ve been thinking to yourself, I wish I could go on a real Pokemon journey then good news, the European qualifying dates for the…

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10 Classic Pokemon Fan Theories

We at WASDuk do enjoy a good fan theory. Although sometimes downright weird or far fetched, a good fan theory can capture the imagination and enhance a game, maybe even improve on it. The larger a game’s universe the more theories can spring up, obviously. The world of Pokemon is constantly expanding and with it…

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10 Video game occupations vs IRL jobs

When we play a video game, we’re doing it for the escapism. No one wants to play Desk Clerk Adventure 2012: A Problem with Calendars or Call Centre 3, but most games contain a job that appears in the real world. Unless you’re playing one of the endless Simulator games even the most standard job…

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10 Horrifying Inspirations for Pokemon

Pokemon are inspired by all manner of creatures; real, not so real and definitely not real but with a hint of magic about them. We have Rattata inspired by, of all things – the common rat. There’s Moltres, based very obviously on the Pheonix that pervades a great number of mythologies across the world or…

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Secret Pokemon Bases Revealed

A video that details how players can build secret bases complete with slides, toys and lava lamps, among other things, has been released for the upcoming Pokemon: Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire games. Will you hide in a tree-house, be a cave dweller, or troll other player’s layers just to be that guy? Regardless, “Gotta. Catch. ‘Em.…

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Social Issues in Gaming: Why we Nintendon’t Care

It’s pretty easy to see that the world is becoming a very different place, in a very short span of time.  Society’s honeymoon period with the Internet is well and truly over, and the era of anonymous message boards, cock jokes and zippocat are almost completely at an end.  At some point, probably while everyone…

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10 worst places to live in videogames

We have stopped kidding ourselves about the possibility of leaving the house again.  It’s horrible out there, with chemtrails, and giant rats and those people who keep asking if you’ve had an accident in the last three years.  It’s only really when we check our connection speed that we remember that we even HAVE a…

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10 Awesome Video Game Fan Theories

  If there’s one thing a lot of story based video games have in common, it’s that we can usually spend a great deal of time discussing why we think certain things are happening. Mostly these theories are just fans thinking, ‘wouldn’t it be cool if…’ but every now and then comes a theory that…

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New Digimon Game: December 21st

Click here to see the website announcing a new Digimon game, which will be available on December 21st. Not many details are available at the moment but WASD UK will keep you updated as details digitize. By the way, can you say “Merry Christmas!” in binary. No? WASD UK can. Okay, we’ll share: 01001101 01100101…