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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, […]

October 12, 2009

Anno 1404 is an interesting little wee game, and so far I’ve had a lot of fun playing it. It’s novel, it’s interesting, it’s incredibly well made, but it’s also very boring. I’m usually a pretty big fan of the real-time strategy genre. Games like Civilization 4 have been the backbone of my gaming life. […]

October 12, 2009

In the sullenly sparkly 80s, before there were computerised RPGs, there was Dungeons and Dragons. This was how people played computer games before computers were mainstream. A complex set of rules defined a game where combat was resolved using the role of dice. A problem lay in the intricacy of the game, and could be […]

September 28, 2009

Platforms: PS3, XBOX 360, PC Street fighter—a truly iconic game that has cemented its place in gaming culture as well as pop culture. Personally, having never owned a copy or even played it extensively, the characters and the game’s unique face-paced gameplay still somehow is embedded in my subconscious. It will always have a special […]

September 21, 2009

Licensed games have received a bit of a bad rap over the years. These tie-ins with commercial properties often fail to impress and most end up lying in the bottom of bargain bins. But relative newcomer Rocksteady has really surprised me with their take on the Batman franchise, stunned me in fact with how good […]