QuakeCon 2011: One Man’s Journey

QuakeCon 2011: One Man’s Journey

Aug 12, 2011

The grand Hilton Anatole hotel loomed high above me, daring me to enter its shiny revolving door. I was surprised to find that hundreds of gamers were allowed to pile into the pristine resort, free of charge no less, but such is the way of QuakeCon. I had already missed John Carmack’s keynote on Thursday, and I didn’t intend to miss Friday’s...

Hard Reset: Hands-on preview

Hard Reset: Hands-on preview

Aug 11, 2011

Hard Reset is a futuristic first person shooter that has appeared out of relatively nowhere and attracted itself a little bit of attention over a short period of time. Created by Flying Wild Hog (the Polish development studio made of up creatives who worked on the likes of The Witcher 2 and Bulletstorm), Critical Gamer was able to sit down with a preview build...

Bodycount: Hands-on preview

Bodycount: Hands-on preview

Aug 10, 2011

Criticalgamer.co.uk was recently invited down to London to experience Codemasters’ up and coming shooter Bodycount. For those of you who have not been following the development of Bodycount, let us have a small reminder of events so far. The game has unofficially been tagged the spiritual successor to the PS2 and Xbox hit Black, not least due to Black’s...

Nickelodeon’s Kevin Richardson talks about his experiences as a producer

Nickelodeon’s Kevin Richardson talks about his experiences as a producer

Aug 9, 2011

Nickelodeon’s Senior Producer Kevin Richardson talks with us about his most valuable lessons from being a producer, winning Volkswagen’s Fun Theory contest, the difference between personal and professional passions and how to make sure you enjoy your industry job without being disappointed by it. A producer’s best practices Richardson’s time in...

Rage: QuakeCon Hands-On Preview

Rage: QuakeCon Hands-On Preview

Aug 9, 2011

If we told you that we recently had a chance to play an open-world post-apocalyptic first-person shooter with an emphasis on RPG elements and bloody combat, you’d likely ask “Which one?” In this case it would be id Software’s very own Rage, available to play at QuakeCon 2011 and a title that has every chance to shoot itself in the foot. We had...