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  • Bangladesh’s Valorant wunderkind

    Sami Ar Rahman, better known as SSSami shares what it means to be a top Bangladesh-based esports player.

  • The Last of Us Part II: Where did it go wrong?

    Beware! Spoilers and opinions ahead.

  • In conversation with the brains behind agontuk

    Agontuk is an open-world game in development by M7 Productions, and Attrito. It’s something that is being talked about on social media as well as among the gaming community of Bangladesh for a while now. Agontuk has a dedicated team of 35 members working behind it, and we sat down with four of them recently — Mehraj Maruf, Zahin Adeeb, Rayhan Sharif, and Koushik Sarker, to talk about the game, and what we can expect from it.

  • Free to play, free to win

    The PlayStation 4 is one of the bestselling consoles of all time. They operate like a dream and bring joy to people through their games. However, games on the PS4 cost a lot of money.

  • Chainsaws and Guided Missiles Galore

    The Gears of War series has never been one to shy away from delivering some of the most over-the-top action that video games can offer today. Does Gears 5 continue that steamroll? Or does it feel like a beat-up monster truck running on fumes?

  • DOOM MODS you have to try

    ​Blood, demons, danger, and high-octane entertainment.

  • Life cycle of a game

    Since the 1980s, video games have been a popular form of entertainment and a big part of modern pop culture. Ever since the first video game,


    For the longest time, the only cricket game of note was EA’s Cricket 07. Recently, however, the cricket game market has belonged to

  • Exanima: Isometric RPG meets Mordhau

    Okay, perhaps comparing this to Mordhau is a bit of a stretch. However, Exanima is such a unique game that I can’t find a better comparison than that. Bear with me while I explain exactly why this game is so difficult to place into a category. One thing I can

  • GAMING LAPTOPS: Legit or lagging behind?

    Gaming laptops have long attempted to bring about the revolution and oust the desktop PC from its throne in the gaming empire. Unfortunately, as those who bought these laptops would tell you, they couldn’t quite live up to the mark.

  • CRICKET 19: The Best a Fan Can Get

    After the massive disappointments that were Don Bradman Cricket 17 and Ashes Cricket (2018), I decided not to buy a Big Ant cricket game anytime soon.

  • E3 2019: A Different Spectacle

    Despite Sony’s decision to pull out this year and the growing discontent in the gaming industry in general, E3 2019 has been an event full of hype and anticipation. The fewer bells and whistles and a heavier focus on games and hardware were a welcome change. This is how the E3


    Few of us adults have the luxury of being able to play video games. It is a hobby that most abandon when they transition to their job lives. I’m still one of the lucky few but it’s still not the same as before.

  • Sekiro: Player dies countless times

    Given that it is a FromSoftware game, I was aware people would struggle with Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. What I didn't expect was that I, a disciple of Bloodborne, would struggle with it quite so much.


    With recent controversy with GameFreak’s announcement of no National Dex for the newest Pokémon games, and some claiming Nintendo’s E3 presentation was lacklustre (only further proof of the Switch’s weak points as a console), Japanese game developers are being scrutinised

  • There's a bleak world out there

    The series which has garnered a cult following for its eerie atmosphere, heart-breaking stories, and brutal gameplay is back with its third entry. We dove right into post-apocalyptic Russia to find out if it's worth it.

  • Not just another Battle Royale

    Apex Legends is a new Battle Royale (BR) game from Respawn, the developers behind the Titanfall series. The game was kept under wraps right up to its release day. So how does it stack up against other BR titles?


    When I first booted up the demo, I expected to find a large server queue seeing as how Anthem was hyped beyond measure. What I didn't expect was being locked out of the game for more than a day due to technical issues.

  • Do not go gentle into that good night

    I'm sprinting, trying to navigate through the maze-like tunnels of this deep mineshaft. To my hypothermic, overburdened self, the flickering matchstick makes every wall and turn look identical.

  • Team Fortress

    Released back in 10th October 2007, this game is very much alive and still kicking strongly to this very day.