Endgame Syria interview: GameTheNews on the journey from Syria to Eurasia

Endgame Syria interview: GameTheNews on the journey from Syria to Eurasia

Mar 28, 2013

After a long battle, GameTheNews finally pushed Endgame: Syria through Apple’s approval process; but it ended up coming out the other end as the watered-down Endgame: Eurasia. GameTheNews’ Tomas Rawlings agreed to talk to us about Endgame: Syria, its troubled journey to the app store, and developing newsgames. For those not in the know, what is...

Win a magic 360 joypad charging box with Gioteck

Win a magic 360 joypad charging box with Gioteck

Mar 26, 2013

As we have said many times before here at Critical Gamer – and as we shall doubtless repeat many times in the future – everybody likes free stuff. No matter what it is, if it’s free that means it looks, smells, feels, tastes, and works better. It’s an axiom. Well, now Gioteck (for whom you may remember our very own Mr G now works) are offering...

The item crafting of Far Cry 4 (yes, 4)

The item crafting of Far Cry 4 (yes, 4)

Mar 25, 2013

I’ve been playing Far Cry 3, a heartwarming tale of a psychotic young American man with a rucksack that stinks of the bloodied animal skins within. Fun as it is to wonder why it takes two skinned tapirs to craft one medium sized wallet, and why it even occurred to Mr Brody to make a rudimentary handbag out of a pig’s head (or whatever it is he...

Endgame: Syria released on the app store – heavily censored

Endgame: Syria released on the app store – heavily censored

Mar 23, 2013

Apple’s determination to lobotomise the politically-charged Endgame: Syria has finally won out. In order to get the title onto the app store, developer GameTheNews has been forced to make changes that, in the words of Tomas Rawlings, transform the project “from a ‘newsgame’ into just a ‘game’”. “We’ve come to the...

Wii U eShop hosting half-decent sale

Wii U eShop hosting half-decent sale

Mar 22, 2013

At last, even Nintendo has been forced to admit that most people aren’t stupid enough to pay more for digital downloads than their physical, resellable counterparts. There’s currently a bit of a sale going on for downloadable Ubisoft titles in the Wii U eShop, the highlights of which are Assassin’s Creed III for £29.99 (though it’s not...