Golem builds in Path of Exile are reliable and balanced. Boasting impressive defense and utility, they ain’t too shabby when it comes to offense either. So it’s no surprise that they’re quite popular to players who have enough prowess to handle well-off characters. The new league, Synthesis, didn’t make these facts any less true, so it’s still just as viable. If you want to make a Golem build exile, here are two examples you can choose from. What’s Up, Witches? Before we start, do note that ascendancy classes make the best base for golem builds thanks to their passives. But that doesn’t mean that other classes can’t have golem builds or won’t have a build that can be just as good. However, if you want a golem build for those classes, you’ll have to either go someplace else or co
Zombies are everywhere today. Not literally, thankfully, but there can be no denying that the craze itself has stumbled into mainstream visibility in the recent years, almost becoming a genre in and of itself. With that in mind, we look at what made these brain-hungry monsters so popular, as well as the most popular examples we see today. While the general idea of zombies had been around for a long while before the explosion in the modern media age, the origins see much of their popularity through a different avenue. This is the concept of the Egyptian mummies and life after death. It was here that the idea of the supernatural curses and practices kept our rapt attention for centuries, maintaining popularity long before zombies first shambled their first steps. These still enjoy con
Early Days Online gaming has been evolving at a rapid pace in the last few years. When the internet exploded in popularity back in the early ’90s, a few gaming companies started to look to the future of what gaming could become. An early adopter of the internet was Never winter Nights which is an RPG game based on Dungeons and Dragons and it was the very first multiplayer RPG game that could be played online. It was the very first game that took advantage of the internet’s capabilities and allowed players to compete with each other and test their skill against one another. FPS games where next in line to adopt the internet in order to match players all over the world. Games like Doom and Quake gained massive popularity in their time for their faced paced shooting and competit
What is it about wolves that makes them such a popular topic in fiction? They’re animals just like many others in our world, but they seem to crop up again and again when other creatures don’t. You’ve likely never seen a goat or an ostrich in your favourite fantasy tale, and they certainly don’t make horror movies about them, but wolves appear all the time. We don’t just mean were wolves either. Although they’re a film staple (and ‘An American Werewolf In New London’ is an absolute classic), regular wolves get more than their fair share of action, too. Look at ‘Game of Thrones’ and you’ll find Jon Snow’s faithful dire-wolf ‘Ghost’, never far from his master’s call. In ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’ you find Maugrim policing the dark side of Narnia. When we do throw the doors
How the gaming industry is reinventing the classics If you go back to review the past trends of the gaming industry, you will notice that it has gone through numerous changes since the 70s, when video gaming first became a commercial rage. Like all the other sectors – from design to technology – gaming trends are constantly evolving and transforming. The first recognized example of a video game was Nim, and having seen its excellent reception, the trend was followed by Tetris and Nintendo. While these have stepped aside to hand over the spotlight for various other successors, they still hold an iconic position in every seasoned player’s memory. In simple terms, they are associated with times when games were simple, with a clear goal for gameplay so that almost anybody could start pl
It's been a long, strange, and often frustrating journey but now, in 2018, we have finally entered the real age of proper cross-platform gaming adaption. For those unaware, this term generally refers to the concept of the same game sharing multiplayer communities over different platforms. While the origins of cross-platform gaming are rather diverse, the more modern adaptions tend to take this simple multi-platform route. How did we get here, and why is this concept so important? Early Efforts The earliest and most generous displays of cross-platform concepts are two-fold. The first major effort, at least in the same way we see today, came from the early attempt at a cross-platform Quake 3 Arena. As one of the biggest series in the world at the time, Quake had an enormous communi...