Section 8: review

Format: PSN (version reviewed), Xbox 360, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: TimeGate Studios (PSN), SouthPeak (Xbox 360/PC) Developer: TimeGate Studios Players: 1-32 Site: http://www.joinsection8.com/ Section 8 is a first-person shooter that defies gravity. More precisely, it’s an orbital-drop warfare based videogame. You’ll be floating and...

German game developing a cultural affair

The German videogame developer is a young, native sport. It benefits from this youth; a natural knee-up on uniqueness, sophisticated technological prowess and a better understanding of their relative audience than a lot of larger export states. Culture comes to mind first to most westerners when it comes to Germany, and not for all its tortured past. Rather, we...

This is not your father’s E3 – Old gang war renewed on the Streets of Las Vegas?

This is not your father’s E3 – Old gang war renewed on the Streets of Las Vegas?

Jan 11, 2010

International Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, NV The usual trappings of Vegas – gambling, drinking and loose women – as well as the proximity to the Annual Porn convention made this trade show curious at best. I know the back streets of the city well enough to know when it is more packed, and where idle chit-chat points out the nefarious sexual...

Why the 80’s were about Saturday morning cartoons, videogames and Sybil Danning.

Why the 80’s were about Saturday morning cartoons, videogames and Sybil Danning.

Jan 11, 2010

The 80’s were a contentious time in America; Cold War looming, double-digit inflation and a frightening new disease. But if you were a typical western, suburban boy you were in a metauniverse, one founded in horror, science-fiction and sexploitation. The birth of many aspects of modern horror; the survival horror videogame genre, horror sexploitation,...

International Consumer Electronics Show, Las Vegas, Nevada – First Impressions…or Slumming

I woke up at 6am, stuffed cigarettes and coffee down my throat, coughed; and played some PSPgo, FIFA 10, and was very concerned about my 8th place standing, with Atlet Mineiro and my star player Junior, half the season out. There was no way to come back. Lounging and bad television consumed much of the morning as I looked over the convention maps (which proved...