NBA Elite and the Dangers of the Pre-release Demo

NBA Elite and the Dangers of the Pre-release Demo

Nov 19, 2010

It’s now official: there will be no new NBA Elite, what was NBA Live, this year. In an almost unprecedented move, EA have turned a self imposed delay into a full-blown cancellation, removing an annual staple and a guaranteed earner from their release schedule . Their failure to churn out a competent reboot for their flagging basketball sim has already...

We Sing Robbie Williams: review

We Sing Robbie Williams: review

Nov 16, 2010

Format: Wii Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nordic Games Developer: Le Cortex Players: 1-4 Site:http://www.wesinggame.com/ Squeals of delight echoed throughout CG towers when We Sing Robbie Williams arrived. At last – a game that rewards us for humming along to the Mork & Mindy theme tune! We even had hopes that a deal had been struck with Disney,...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Franchise of Duty

Grumpy Gurevitz: Franchise of Duty

Nov 16, 2010

Have you carried out your duty and bought CoD: Black Ops? I ask as it seems that as gamers, and as consumers, we are now expected by everyone, from Activision Blizzard to the world’s media, to go and automatically purchase the latest game. So I ask again, have you gone, taken out a pre-order or filed into your local supermarket and bought it on impulse...

Played With Twitter

Played With Twitter

Nov 15, 2010

Earlier this year, I mused aloud in an article about the point of Twitter and some of the effects it has had on the gaming community (which can be read here). It ended with a proposition from my editor to actually try the site for myself rather than question it from a distance and I accepted that challenge. Now a few months later what, if anything, have I...

Call of Duty: Black Ops: review

Call of Duty: Black Ops: review

Nov 15, 2010

Format: PS3 (version reviewed), 360, PC, Wii, DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Activision Developer: Treyarch Players: 1-4 (offline), 2-18 (online, including splitscreen) Site: http://www.callofduty.com/hub World at War was a bit of a mess. Offline, grenade spamming; online, the unwise inclusion of tanks and a few unpopular maps – all wrapped up in an...