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Skill Up: An Investigative Report on the History of Pay-2-Win Lootboxes

by Curt Callawayon November 27, 2017
Apparently, there’s been massive fallout centered around Battlefront 2’s Lootbox system. Stories like this and this have been making their rounds in mainstream media because we as a community have said enough is enough when pay to win microtransactions show up in the main sections of our AAA game titles, and we didn’t say it quietly. Social Media […]

E3 2017 Impressions: Sea of Thieves (GO Best of E3 2017 Winner!)

by Curt Callawayon June 23, 2017
Pirates had a huge presence at E3 this year (Two games as a matter of fact, but in my mind only one matters). After the roaring success Rare Ltd. had a last year’s conference they came back had had some very cool things to show off. In all honesty, I was not at E3…. that was […]

Flash Back Friday: MAR10 a GO Team and Friends Collaboration Article

by Curt Callawayon March 10, 2017
Today is Friday March 10th. Normally not a big deal but this year a few planets have aligned….. Mainly the Flashback Friday feature here at GameOctane, Leet speak for an abbreviated March 10 equals Mario, and with only some exceptions the GameOctane team totally has Nintendo on the brain due to the past week being […]
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Flash Back Friday: The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker – Review

by Curt Callawayon March 3, 2017
Just to do something a little different for this week’s Flash Back Friday I wanted to play and review a an old game I’ve never played before. Because today the latest installment in The Legend of Zelda franchise debuts to the world, I decided to review The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker. This game […]

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Guest Review by Badastle: For Honor

by Curt Callawayon February 19, 2017
A good friend of mine took part in the For Honor Beta and was super excited about what he played. He told me about his adventures with his closest PC playing buddies and even shared some game play he captured. I asked him if he’d be interested on doing a review of the game once […]

Flash Back Friday: Gun * Nac

by Curt Callawayon February 17, 2017
In 1990 there was a huge collection of really great games for a variety of systems. The NES was in its heyday having a good solid 5 years of major success in the North American market. This super hot and open market leads towards some crazy obscure titles, games, stories and themes. Gun Nac was […]