August 16, 2015

So, you like video games. Good for you, so do millions of others. The gaming industry is a major juggernaut in the entertainment business these days, so it’s only natural that everyone wants a slice of the pie.   Normally, ordinary saps like yourself get in on the action by recording themselves looking silly while […]

August 9, 2015

★★★★ As someone who thinks deeply about these kinds of things, I often have to sit back and ponder on the state of the games industry when one of the most popular games of the year comes around with absolutely no expectation that it would ever amount to anything. Rocket League, a physics-based vehicular soccer […]

August 2, 2015

The gaming world has lost one of its greatest heroes. Nintendo’s president and CEO Satoru Iwata tragically passed away on 11 July 2015 after a battle with bile duct cancer, aged just 55. This news has stunned the gaming world, with Iwata leaving behind a legacy that few in the industry can say they have […]

July 19, 2015

Praise Gaben, for he has seen the light and given power to the consumer once more. And boy have we put it to use! Just when I thought it was about time to give up on Steam ever giving a shit about customer service, they totally redeem themselves by announcing a new refund policy. Before […]

June 16, 2015

★★★★½ Shovel Knight is a delicious blend of the old school and the new. It’s a side-scroller adventure game that reminds the player of the 8-bit era, while packing in heavy RPG elements, Dark Souls-esque death mechanics, and replayability. At first glance it might appear that Shovel Knight can’t contend with the AAA titles which […]

June 1, 2015

House of Wolves, the new downloadable content for Bungie’s Destiny, dropped last week. Like the main title, it is both great and sometimes disappointing. Destiny is polarising. People seem to love it or hate it. Destiny is paradoxical. In some ways it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played; in others it’s undeniably, well, […]

May 24, 2015

Well, Konami has certainly put on a clinic in how not to run a video game company. They have pretty much alienated their consumer base by making one big blunder after another—blacklisting and censoring critics, cancelling their biggest and most expensive projects, holding insane and nonsensical press conferences. I’m willing to bet no sane developer […]

May 11, 2015

How Valve nearly ruined everything with paid mods Valve Corporation has had an excellent reputation amongst gamers for a very long time. Their bibliography of titles includes some of the most ground-breaking and critically acclaimed games of the past 20 years, most notably Half-Life and its sequels. Steam, a major Valve project for over ten […]

May 3, 2015

This games column has in past focussed first and foremost on reviews. The thing is, being a gamer isn’t just about playing games that are out; it’s also about getting unreasonably excited about games to come. This week I thought we’d spice things up and take a look at two of 2015’s biggest upcoming titles. […]