Fraser Vigrass

I am a student studying video games and business at the University of Portsmouth. Current platforms are Xbox One and PC.
  • A Look Back: Star Wars Battlefront

    Star Wars: Battlefront was a landmark franchise within the Playstation 2 era. Releasing alongside the prequals, the game fulfilled the satisfaction of being one of the Rebels and later the 501st. Battlefront (2004) Fighting alongside Stormtroopers and the Rebel Alliance brought with it a sense of being one of...
  • A Look Back: Lego Games

    Lego, famous for its building bricks decided to expand their franchise into multiple lucrative industries. Video games were one of those industries, from Lego Racers to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. What has changed? Lego Racers, developed in 1999, was a racing game with combat mechanics. The first game...
  • Jak and Daxter: A Look Back

    Jak and Daxter was a favourite from the PlayStation 2 era. Consisting of a trilogy with a spin-off racing game. The series drew people in and kept them there. Naughty Dog did a number on parents’ wallets, with good reasons. The Precursor Legacy The Precursor Legacy saw Jak begin...
  • Base Building Ruined the Fallout 4 Experience

    Base Building Ruined the Fallout 4 Experience

    Developers can sometimes second-guess the consumer and throw in a mechanic that depletes the overall quality of a game. Sometimes it can be as simple as changing a game genre after rebooting a series or creating a grind where there doesn’t need to be one. Bethesda recently did this...
  • Game Experiments Can Become Full Releases

    Game Experiments Can Become Full Releases

    Experimentation is a very interesting topic within the tech industry. The major graphics card manufactures show projects off all the time to show the capabilities of their latest hardware or software. Conferences such as CES and E3 allow for the industry to share ideas and build upon the frameworks...
  • Sandbox MMOs: Why Are They Better

    World of Warcraft is the most famous example of the classic MMORPG. It has held onto its dominance for over a decade. Many have tried and failed to snatch the crown off of Blizzard, all have failed. The numbers populating Azeroth have dwindled, but it still remains the pioneer...
  • VR Gear: Will It Revolutionize Games?

    Virtual reality (VR) is creating headlines.  Within the games industry, VR gear is being marketed as able to promote the best immersion to date. The Technology: VR Gear The Oculus Rift started the trend in 2012 when the Kickstarter of the first development kit obliterated the goal of $250,000....
  • Pit People Review

    Review: Pit People by The Behemoth

    The Behemoth are the developers of the Xbox Live Arcade bestsellers Castle Crashers and Alien Hominid. Battleblock Theater followed, a sidescroller where you completed trials set out by a clan of psycho cats that have kidnapped your best friend; Hatty Hattington. The Behemoth have seen an astounding success within the console...
  • Vampyr Preview: From the Developers Of 'Life is Strange'

    Preview: Vampyr, From the Developers Of ‘Life is Strange’

    You might know the name DONTNOD Entertainment, but do you know Vampyr? People know DONTNOD Entertainment as the small studio in the heart of Paris behind the Life is Strange series. They plan to continue their success with their latest game, Vampyr. The title is set to release later this year and...