Grumpy Gurevitz: What Happens When The Network Goes Down

Grumpy Gurevitz: What Happens When The Network Goes Down

Apr 28, 2011

If there was a month where those of us at the ‘cutting edge’ of gadget land needed reminding that we are still in the early days of the digital content revolution, it was April 2011. First Amazon’s hosting service went down, disrupting a number of high profile services based on it; and as I write this, we are still without a PlayStation...

Who brought down the PlayStation Network?

Who brought down the PlayStation Network?

Apr 27, 2011

It’s a serious question; but I offer no serious answers. This is just for laughs, so if you have no sense of humour about the situation, begone! I have here a carefully (ahem) compiled list of potential suspects. Decide for yourselves who has the most to gain. WARNING: May contain Smurfs. Every day, thousands – perhaps millions -of young men have the...

Fantastic Pets: review

Fantastic Pets: review

Apr 25, 2011

Format: 360 (Kinect required) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: THQ Developer: Blitz Games Studios Players: 1-2 Site: http://thq.com/uk/game/show/6724/Fantastic%20Pets%E2%84%A2 When a game waves around a name like ‘Fantastic Pets’ and is advertised as “the first augmented reality game on Kinect for Xbox 360”, it’s easy to dismiss it as an...

A Game of Thrones: What’s the fuss about then?

A Game of Thrones: What’s the fuss about then?

Apr 21, 2011

Even if you haven’t heard of George R.R. Martin or his (still unfinished) epic series of fantasy novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’, you may well have seen the title of the first book – ‘A Game of Thrones’, of course – thrown around the internet over the last week or so. This is thanks to the HBO TV adaptation, which is airing...

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars: review

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars: review

Apr 20, 2011

Format: Nintendo 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Players: 1 – 2 Site: http://www.nintendo3ds.ubi.com/games/en-GB/home/ Ubisoft have supported the 3DS with a swathe of titles but unfortunately a lot of these games have disappointed, with most being poor ports of older games. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars on...