Elitism sucks. Metal elitism sucks harder - especially if the community prides itself as the most inclusive and welcoming.
Breaking into abandoned circuses can lead to a darker discovery.
"Black Ops 4" is out and as we play it, we must remember the series origins - now is as good a time as any to acknowledge the faults so we can relay them back to the developers if they occur again.
What you create doesn't obey you but hates you enough to come back from an epic war, survive centuries of torment and horrors; transforming in the process - just to find you.
Breaking free but not out of the darkness yet, something else awaits after years of chasing and stalking.
Dark city, unexpected evil from the latest medium. All alone with everyone knowing where you live, knowing of your immunity and disinterest towards the trend, their aggression grows.
You can't kill your repressed memories and sometimes, they will come for you. Lock your door and hold your breath.
Another gem I found in the melodeath mine; representing the fury and precision of the German metal scene. Think As I Lay Dying does vocals for a darker, more aggressive In Flames that heard Iron Maiden's classic albums.
One of the best German bands, Sodom has influenced many bands from death and thrash metal alike. Progressing from Venom worship to the best thrash metal you heard. A true contender for the title War Metal.
Communities in 2018 do nothing but regress humans into sentient vegetables - read on to see how and why.
Reaching another hospital; it is clear the situation is worse with more players joining the street war between the Soviet system and some segments of its' population.
2008 was an amazing year for most metal bands and this is one of those albums that solidifies that fact. Amon Amarth were enjoying success from their previous raids but here, they establish themselves as THE war chiefs of melodic death metal with a Viking's strength.
A backstory I made up for my character, a male Exo Hunter - ArcStrider. This is just to add depth and make an already fun game more fun. I don't care about "canon" or otherwise.
Join me in exploring one of the best albums the melodeath genre has to offer. Influenced by Soilwork, but fused with its own elements, "The Isolation Game" is an original masterpiece of melody and aggression.
Nothing left to lose, new foes and questionable allies make their appearance here. Improvisation and coming to terms with the situation is the only thing left to do.
A new chapter in the Hospital Fighter saga. I plan to continue this story and maybe, build it into a novel.
"I spit in the eye of Satan! Spit in your eye too!" (Motorhead's Bad Religion) Black metal is hit or miss; mostly miss. Read on to know more.
Bethesda - good publisher, terrible developer. Made a good RPG into a bad shooter while ruining the RPG genre forever with a series hyped for no good reason - same engine, same problems and same reason not to play.
Time to rifle-butt deathcore back in its place of obscurity and irrelevance. An opinion piece on the phenomenon of 2010 that refuses to read the memo.
A sequel to one of my flash fiction stories; evolving further into a full-length story of its own. Hand-to-Hand fighting with a bit of thriller. I plan to continue this in the near future.
When big city problems come to a small town; an angry guy and an old bike take the fight to them.
Sequels to my other works on warfare with a twist.
Inspired by classic shooters and a few horror stories alongside a few crazy ideas I came up with.
Stories of bloodshed, gunfire and abandoned structures where no one dares to go and where death seems to dwell.
Just some crazy ideas I had that I think are totally awesome and hence, should be throw out there for the world to see. Enjoy.
3 stories celebrating courage, fortitude and the desire to win no matter the costs. All meant to be like a emotional guitar solo where everything comes together and no matter what; the hero wins.
Here is a list of some of the coolest songs for some virtual heroics that not only enhance the experience but create new levels of immersion; making things more dramatic, exciting and even cinematic.
A merciless thrash-metal assault old-school style. The Crucifier not only has grasp on the best elements of classic thrash, they know how to enhance them to forge their own unique sound.
Beat to hell and nearly sacrificed; the hero is locked, loaded and ready to kill again in a deathmatch with evil. Fighting tooth, nail, fists and bullets.
A new shooter which takes elements from CoD and CS 1.6 with a modern military setting and classic game modes; there is beauty in simplicity. However, where will it go from here?
A poem about rising up and getting stronger than your aggressor.
Battle between the insane in an abandoned Soviet village of Nizhnie Dorogi. How far will it go and who among them is the most dangerous?
Blaze Steelrage, A half-man-half-gun hero with explosives in his guts and electric guitar strings for veins has only moments to clean up the streets of Neo Islamabad.
Adored by many and falsely credited for "inventing" metal, these bands brought the genre to the low, overly commercialized pandering place it is in currently, riddled with tropes and cliches.
The ACCEPT album that could have been but was picked up by the band's vocalist to kickstart another great band that still goes strong today.
Trapped in the dark you have 2 choices; submit or fight. How far will it consume you and how much of yourself would be left when you are done.
Exploring the genre? Here is something to start you off while giving deserved exposure to great artists of the genre.
Metalcore is a popular genre but the best works come from bands who play underground scenes; free from negative genre cliches and label pressure to abide by them to turn a profit.
During an intense lightning storm, a rogue bolt has fried the security system in an asylum; releasing the aggressive patients who slaughter the staff and seize control. Will I survive?
Beaten and thrown in the dark; it is there the inner warrior rises....
Inspired by the game series "Condemned;" A lone patrol officer responds to a distress call and ends up fighting the night.
A poem about a hero who chose to ride and fight when others were too scared.
A tale of a guy waging a war on the dark web/deep web. Classic Good vs Evil with a modern twist.
One metal-head's incursion to Hell to rescue his crush.
This is dedicated to the beautiful Pakistani ladies I met and interacted with; inspired by the best music ever; 1980's heavy-metal.
Whether its the premise, the character or simply just the thought of doing the actions within; some classic films from the late 1970s to 1980s would make fun games. Spin-off narratives are a given.
Software piracy is illegal and risky but gamers take to it regardless; we will see what makes them sail the seas of virus infections and even malware here and now.
Gaming is an interactive medium and should focus on providing a fun experience, something indie "artful" games fail to do; here is why aiming for artwork status hurts a game.
Be it Futuristic, Modern or Historic; these shooters deserve a tribute and a salute for adventures of their own.
Received a lot of hate on reveal but after playing it I realized that there is more to enjoy than the community gave it credit for.
Depression is more common nowadays and the first-person shooter games are taking aim and firing at it. Pick up your weapon and get briefed on how they do.