Mod Watch: Fallout 4

Non-Immersion Breaking Edition! The best part of PC gaming is the mods, we all love them and they love us, sometimes all too literally (we won’t be showcasing any of ‘those’ mods).  Mod Watch will be showcasing some of the top mods available for some of your favourite games, starting with Fallout 4. Today’s edition will […]

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Welcome to Blot Gaming

Here at Blot Gaming, we love Gamers.  Whether you play Minesweeper or Solitaire on an old ‘386 computer with a monochrome display, Halo on an Xbox or Uncharted on a PlayStation, World of Warcraft on a top-spec Alienware or Razer system, or even Dungeons and Dragons or Magic: The Gathering around the table, we are […]

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Gaming and Sexism

With female gamers now making up more than half the gamer demographic (52% of gamers are female, according to www.theguardian.com) why is the gaming industry still so steeped in sexism, misogyny and even internalised misogyny? Why does it seem like women playing video games is so problematic for so many male gamers? Video games have […]

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Sitting in a lounge room late at night, a 15 year old male gamer is being absolutely obliterated in SWAT mode on Halo. His team was decimating the competition earlier in the night – playing with a group of friends ensured that they all had their microphones on and could co-ordinate themselves appropriately. However, as […]

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Whether it be in the form of an avid fan, or one of its many recent detractors, it is ultimately impossible to deny the influence Ubisoft has had over the video game industry as one of the most successful gaming companies in the world.  A fact that is easily substantiated by its annual revenue of […]

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  From the very first moment that John Carmack and John Romero met as employees of the now practically defunct Softdisk in the fall of 1988, it was clear that something very special had begun to slowly take shape.  However, it wouldn’t be until nearly two years later, during the summer of 1990, that the […]

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As gamers, we all have fond memories of the light-hearted games we once played as children and how they would eventually help mould us into the people we became, yet far more than any other form of entertainment we have today, the video game industry continues to find itself mired in a rather questionable level […]

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