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Games

May 13, 2013

Love-child of French developer Quantic Dream, Heavy Rain is video-game experimentation done right.

May 6, 2013

It’s got all of the usual things you’d expect from a blockbuster role-playing game. However, there’s also a complex political environment worthy of taking a look at.

April 29, 2013

The way that women tend to be treated—in development, the press or games themselves—is pretty emblematic of this pimply, wispy-stachioed stage in the industry’s life that it quickly needs to grow out of.

April 15, 2013

In defence of that most misunderstood of mediums: the humble video game.

August 20, 2012

While film still has a long way to becoming art, the materials required to create a video game are almost as ubiquitous as the humble pen and pad. Practically anybody with (lots of) spare time and access to a computer can go about making a video game.

October 10, 2011

It’s been only a week since Angus first delved into the ceaseless flame wars erupting between respective fans of competing shooter games Call of Duty and Battlefield. As the release dates of the next instalments in both series draw ever closer, these arguments are growing in intensity and reducing in coherency at an alarming rate. […]

October 2, 2011

For the most part of this year, a war has been waged across internet message boards. As with the many others which have plagued our species, this war is over a subject both pointless and accentuating of the stupidity of mankind. Sleepless, Reddit-addicted fiends froth at the mouth while vehemently arguing with one another over […]

September 19, 2011

Human Revolution is a game that carries a heavy burden. Being a spiritual sequel to the 2001 success Deus Ex, the expectations of fans loyal to the original bear down on it from all directions. On top of that, it has to allow any newcomer to the series to dive straight into the universe and […]

September 5, 2011

The Sims, admittedly, is not the most exciting addiction on offer. Neither can you stand inside the smoking chamber at Mighty Mighty and inhale it, nor can you run the risk of it leading you down a sordid road which inevitably ends in dumpster habitation. Right? Don’t be so naive. I’ve been a Sims addict […]