Viewport width =

Games

August 16, 2010

It’s almost ironic that you’re reading this now, because Alan Wake is a game about writing. No, it’s not Shakespeare, but something more akin to Stephen King’s Secret Window, Secret Garden. Alan Wake is an author of a series of thriller novels. He’s actually pretty famous too. But at present he’s having a bit of […]

July 12, 2010

Red Dead: Redemption is the latest from Rockstar Games, the studio responsible for the Grand Theft Audio series. And wow, does it show. This isn’t a bad thing—having played well over 30 hours of GTA IV I appreciated a familiar (read: identical) control scheme. Red Dead builds on that which made GTA so successful and […]

May 31, 2010

Heavy Rain was released in late February this year to massive critical acclaim and sales of well over a milllion copies—boosted in part by the simultaneous release of the pricedropped PS3 Slim. It touts itself as the first modern “interactive movie”, something that many games have been striving for (to some extent) since the format […]

May 17, 2010

Sid Meier’s Civilization series has always been the high-water mark of turn-based strategy gaming. The 19-year-old franchise now boasts seven full games and numerous expansion packs, which have added everything from online play to alien landscapes to the game’s set of features. Despite a legacy of games spanning almost two decades, Civilization has maintained a […]

May 10, 2010

Out of all the games released last year, Uncharted 2 was undoubtedly the biggest. Forget Modern Warfare 2 and its billion dollar sales, Uncharted 2 is an action adventure you won’t forget. If over 20 industry awards (many of which were for Game of the Year) wasn’t enough to persuade you, I don’t know what […]

May 3, 2010

Robot Unicorn Attack is one of the manliest games to have ever existed, with Putin giving it two bears up (and we all know how hardcore unicorns are). The idea of this free online arcade game is that you play as a robot unicorn who must run over hills and cliffs, as well as dashing […]

April 26, 2010

Just Cause 2, from Sweden’s Avalance Studios, is the sequel to an ‘open-world’ action-adventure game from 2006. Featuring 1012 square kilometres of terrain to explore and over 300 missions to complete, Just Cause promised months of enjoyment. That is, if you could stomach 1012 square kilometres of almost-identical jungle, repeating 6 or 7 side missions […]

March 22, 2010

In the early 1990s, video games were about to embark on a magical and frightening journey. This would take place on a new storage medium—the CD-ROM—and would be hyped to deliver film-quality acting, production quality, and storytelling. It would spectacularly fail on every count. But the era of FMV (Full Motion Video) gaming and its […]

March 15, 2010

Since the advent of computer gaming, developers have tried to emulate the experience of going to a film. Never was this more obvious than the early 90s, when the next big thing was thought to be the use of live actors in interactive video sequences. It wasn’t.  A few years and several million dollars later, […]