To The Ends of the Sandbox

To The Ends of the Sandbox

Jun 21, 2011

Empire Bay is a detailed and vast recreation of an East coast, 1940-50s US city. A fictional metropolis which resembles parts of a number of iconic American cities, it is the most impressive and memorable part of last year’s Mafia II. Despite being set in an urban sandbox it is a linear game devoid of side missions and optional narrative paths. You awake at...

West, Zampella, EA and Activision all on their way to court

West, Zampella, EA and Activision all on their way to court

Jun 20, 2011

As reported at MCV (and in greater detail at The Hollywood Reporter), the Modern Warfare debacle – which began with a mass exodus of staff from Infinity Ward, and resulted in the creation of Respawn Entertainment – is far from over. Jason West and Vincent Zampella have won the right to take their dispute with Activision to court; but it doesn’t quite...

Have Sony turned a PR disaster into a PR triumph? (part one)

Have Sony turned a PR disaster into a PR triumph? (part one)

Jun 17, 2011

The disaster, of course, is the major PSN security breach. The triumph… is going to be difficult to evaluate until the end of the current fiscal year. What began as damage limitation could end up as a dramatic reversal of fortunes, due to a combination of smart decisions and pure luck. First: the damage. When the PlayStation Network was taken down...

A New Beginning: review

A New Beginning: review

Jun 16, 2011

Format: PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Lace Mamba Global Developer: Daedalic Entertainment Players: 1 Site: http://www.daedalic.de/ANB/index.php/home-en.html The Butterfly Effect should always be on the mind of a time traveller. First, it was a mildly entertaining movie, but second – and perhaps most importantly – you need to be aware that the slightest...

Gioteck’s HF-1 controller to be joined by the HF-2 (this time it’s personal)

Gioteck’s HF-1 controller to be joined by the HF-2 (this time it’s personal)

Jun 16, 2011

Gioteck have gone from strength to strength over the past twelve months, seeing their market share double and walking away from the prestigious MCV 2011 Industry Excellence Awards clutching a trophy to strike their enemies down with. After a strong showing at E3, they have a range of new products on the horizon – including the HF-2 controller for...