Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Satoru Iwata dies at 55

Jul 13, 2015

You already know this. But we can not let it pass without comment. Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata sadly passed away on Saturday 11th July 2015, at the age of 55. Iwata began his career at HAL Laboratory as a programmer, where he worked on games such as Balloon Fight, and oversaw titles such as Earthbound and Kirby. Nintendo offered him a role in 2000...

Meet your games machine’s new best friend, Prif

Meet your games machine’s new best friend, Prif

Jul 8, 2015

Have you been with Critical Gamer long enough to remember Steven Gurevitz? He gave lots of quality writing in his time with us but, a little over two years ago, he left to join the clan of Gioteck. Even though he moved on from there this year, we’ll happily assert that Gioteck make some great products, and you should totally consider them for your next...

An album you’re SUPPOSED to download for free

An album you’re SUPPOSED to download for free

Jul 1, 2015

What’s your music genre of choice? Dance, heavy metal, dubstep, trip hop, blues, classical, hillbilly salsa? We made that last one up (we think), but there’s one genre that surely unites the world in praise: “Free”. And there’s an album that fits into this genre nicely, thank you very much, featuring original music from a collection of...

Destiny Gives You Bull [UPDATED]

Destiny Gives You Bull [UPDATED]

Jun 24, 2015

Activision, in an effort to corner the energy drinks and videogame promotion world record, now has a special promotion with Red Bull for Destiny; that game where you shoot aliens and robots, and we thought was alright. As a game promotion that only takes place in North America it’s not massively awful but it does time limit a “multi-stage...

New Dontnod game Vampyr announced with “concept teaser”

New Dontnod game Vampyr announced with “concept teaser”

Jun 18, 2015

Life Is Strange is (so far, at least) completely awesome. It’s quite a departure from the studio’s previous game Remember Me, and now Dontnod look set to continue refusing to get stuck in a rut with their next game, Vampyr. That’s a funny way of spelling ‘vampire’. The video up there doesn’t tell us much at all, but the press...

Shenmue 3 is definitely happening (no thanks to Sony)

Shenmue 3 is definitely happening (no thanks to Sony)

Jun 16, 2015

Finally, you can look for sailors in HD. As you are quite possibly aware, E3 is happening. There seems little point in repeating all the news that the rest of the internet has already repeated ad nauseum, but just to remind you that it wasn’t some sort of crazy dream: Shenmue III was announced. Well, sort of. What actually happened was Sony said...