Nintendo Switch sales joy

Nintendo Switch sales joy

Mar 8, 2017

Nintendo’s latest console, the Switch, has had promising start to its life, with its first weekend on sale – as reported at gamesindustry.biz – garnering more units sold than any other Nintendo console in history, including the hugely successful Wii (in the EU and US at least). Nintendo also revealed that the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of...

A Million Steps for Cancer Research UK

A Million Steps for Cancer Research UK

Feb 20, 2017

Y’know how Critical Gamer has one or two reviews a month in print via The West Coast Review? Oh come on, of course you know that! And y’know how our very own Luke has a story in a Pratchett-dedicated anthology, 100% of profits from which go to Alzheimer’s Research UK? Oh come on, of course you know that! Well (yes, we’re going...

Nintendo Switch: The good and the bad [UPDATED]

Nintendo Switch: The good and the bad [UPDATED]

Jan 13, 2017

UPDATE: It seems that the “free” NES and SNES games offered as part of Nintendo’s new online subscription service are each only available to play for a month, after which time you need to buy if you want to keep playing. If true, this is an undeniably stupid move by Nintendo.  Original article below.  Nintendo have finally...

New Shenmue 3 screenshots show the game is still alive

New Shenmue 3 screenshots show the game is still alive

Dec 15, 2016

The release of The Last Guardian was nothing short of a Christmas miracle (the quality of the finally finished product, somewhat less so). The next title due to be dragged kicking and screaming from the land of vapourware is the almost mythical Shenmue 3, with Kickstarter backers receiving a new batch of screenshots of work in progress this morning. One of them...

Watch Dogs 2: review

Watch Dogs 2: review

Dec 9, 2016

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbox One, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Players: 1 + online multiplayer Site: http://watchdogs.ubisoft.com/watchdogs/en-gb/home/ Game supplied by publisher Watch Dogs 2 is the sequel to the 2014 original, and is set in a fictional version of San Francisco. You take the role of Marcus...