Overwatch: The Five Darkest Backstories You May Not Know.

Overwatch presents us in a world blessed with technological advancement and a golden age of exploration, where the vast unknowns of space are within reach, and robotics are a normal part of life. In truth, for a game with no campaign and seemingly little backstory, there is an insane amount of lore available if you’re…

Nintendo Switch Announcement Recap and First Impressions.

Nintendo’s long awaited console, the Nintendo Switch, finally has a release date of March 3rd. Along side this rapidly approaching date, we learnt some new information about the console, which games and studios will be featured, along with a bigger look into the workings of the console, and – as always – some general Nintendo…

Top Five Xbox One Indie Games of 2016

Every year we all take the time to reflect back on what the past 365 days have brought us, and 2016 was no different. Here at Can’t Pause This, we voiced our collective (and differing) opinions on the years’ best games, TV, movies, and even wrestling. But for all the discussion and fanfare of those…

The CPT Big Gaming Review 2016

2016 was a big year for Gaming, with the art form and the industry only getting bigger and moving faster, we thought we’d stop it in it’s tracks for a moment to think about what the year gave us. Doing the checks on the year is Captain Falling @CapnCogaming, who went from Zero to Hero…

Final Fantasy XV – First Impressions

There is no doubt that Final Fantasy is one of the greatest series in gaming. From pixel beginnings to hair that Treseme would be jealous of, it has shaped much of the gaming world and has hit hard as a JRPG powerhouse for as long as I can remember. I have written before on how Final…

Gears of War 4 Review

With Microsoft buying out the original gears franchise from Epic Games and handing the mantle to in-house developer called Black Tusk Studios later renamed The Coalition. I felt uneasy with the dramatic change behind the scenes but then as Rod Fergusson, former Director of Production at Epic Games on the Gears of War franchise, joined Microsoft and…

Virginia – Indie Games’ new cult darling

Virginia is a game that lends itself to spoilers. It is full of nuanced movements, emotionally charged silence, and stunning storytelling. It hit me right in the chest. It delves into parts of human life which we often shun, and parts we wish to embrace. It effortlessly brings us close to characters who do not…

Xbox One – A Backwards Compatible Top Five.

With next generation gaming systems firmly entrenched underneath most of our television sets after a three year tenure, previous generation consoles have mostly been cast aside for either an Xbox One,  PlayStation 4, PC gaming rig, Nintendo’s Wii U (in comparitively small numbers admittedly) or a varying combination of the above. In this article I…

Murder on the dance floor – Party Hard review.

We’ve all been there, laying awake at 3AM, unable to sleep because of inconsiderate noisy neighbours. Why can’t they have parties in the day? Why can’t they just make a microwave meal and hit the hay like normal people? Your mind races with ways to make them quiet down: you could call the police, or…

Indie Game Spotlight – Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is a lovingly crafted homage to the 16- bit classics of our childhoods. It presents us with a play-style so seeped in nostalgia that you find yourself breathless as you play; completely encapsulated by the dreamlike landscapes and violent, erratic monsters infesting the world. The games developer, Alex Preston of Heart Machine,…