Critical Talk Episode 3

Critical Talk Episode 3

Jul 29, 2011

It’s time for another episode of Critical Gamer’s very own podcast, Critical Talk, and you’re invited! Stephen’s in the hosting seat again and is positively delighted to have Luke, Matt, and Anthony along for the ride. Remember the youthful days of the past as we reminisce about our Retro Game of the Occasion, Diddy Kong Racing! Widen...

Supergiant Games: It’s all about the Bastion

Supergiant Games: It’s all about the Bastion

Jul 29, 2011

Having played through Bastion and come out the other end with a praiseful grin on our collective face, Critical Gamer accosted writer and level designer, Greg Kasavin, for a chat about Supergiant Games and their latest release. Critical Gamer: Bastion is your first game, which means there’s a lot riding on it. Was it difficult balancing elements proven to...

Bulletstorm didn’t sell well? Good.

Bulletstorm didn’t sell well? Good.

Jul 28, 2011

People Can Fly and Epic Games’ Bulletstorm did not sell well. It did not sell well and I am very pleased that it didn’t. Pleased not for myself but for gamers as a whole. Other than being a personal example of schadenfreude, there is a more important message to be found in small miracles like this. First, it is better to appease the pedants already...

Bastion team: Downloadable games can “provide a better value to players” than retail titles

Bastion team: Downloadable games can “provide a better value to players” than retail titles

Jul 28, 2011

As with many new studios, Supergiant Games have opted for digital distribution with their first game, Bastion. Explaining the decision to Critical Gamer, writer and level designer Greg Kasavin emphasises the power and independence it affords the team. “Many of us used to work on retail games. Amir, Gavin, and I met while working on the Command...

Videogames as a defence against depression

Videogames as a defence against depression

Jul 27, 2011

Everybody needs to hold onto a dream in order to function. That dream could be anything from being a rock star to becoming a mother or father; a published author, the owner of a small business, a surgeon, an actor or actress, a politician, a sports star. Sometimes, it’s the possibility – however large or small – of realising that dream that drives you....