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...

Nearly 20% of Brits want to escape reality permanently, survey suggests

Nearly 20% of Brits want to escape reality permanently, survey suggests

Mar 1, 2017

Reality’s a bit… you know… rubbish, isn’t it? Especially lately. That’s why we play videogames, right? So we can act out satisfying, harmless fantasies; being a race car driver, being an international sports superstar, being a detective, being a soldier slaughtering hundreds of strangers, etc. etc. Wouldn’t it be great if you could escape...

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...

Street Fighter V gives us chills

Street Fighter V gives us chills

Feb 10, 2017

It’s all Systemas go in Street Fighter V come February 28th with the Queen of cold, Colin… Kolin! From Russia. She is an expert at the Russian martial art of Systema (which is a real thing), which lets you shoot frigid blasts and icicles (may not occur when practicing it in real life). It also presumably involves hacking your emails and a campaign of...

Puyo Puyo Tetris launches in April for PS4 and Switch

Puyo Puyo Tetris launches in April for PS4 and Switch

Feb 9, 2017

Do you like Puyo Puyo? Do you like Tetris? If the answer to both of those questions is ‘yes’, hold on to your underpants because we are going to blow. Your. Mind. Puyo Puyo Tetris is a thing that is happening, and this thing is happening in Europe on April 28th! Available on a variety of formats in Japan since 2014, Sega’s puzzle mash-up will...

Game industry figures come out against Trump’s Muslim ban

Game industry figures come out against Trump’s Muslim ban

Jan 31, 2017

Evil Dictators, oppressive laws, a Nazis resurgence and self-crippling economies are usually left in scripts that have been scrunched up and thrown in a bin because, as stories go, they’re too unrealistic – even for videogames. Yet here we are. The idea of Nazis being bad is now a “controversial” idea. They say every cloud has a silver...