Looks like The Sims 4 began with Sim City-like DRM

Looks like The Sims 4 began with Sim City-like DRM

Jul 8, 2014

EA and Maxis can’t do anything right lately, according to many fans of The Sims. The recent removal of several features of the game from The Sims 4 – including that ever so important transitionary period, the toddler stage – has angered them. Understandably so when their main complaint is that they’ll sell it to them later, a practice...

WIN! Sniper Elite III on PS4 [CLOSED - winner announced]

WIN! Sniper Elite III on PS4 [CLOSED - winner announced]

Jul 2, 2014

  UPDATE: We had some great entries, and competition was as stiff as a twelve hour old Nazi corpse. In the end, the prize was awarded to… Gareth Gallagher of County Antrim. We’ll let his entry speak for itself: A survival mode in which you play Hitler’s remaining testicle, avoiding bullets by contracting and re-dropping. Our review of...

Pure Pool presumably proving palpable, (a)pproaching PS4 (also PC and Xbone)

Pure Pool presumably proving palpable, (a)pproaching PS4 (also PC and Xbone)

Jun 26, 2014

We’re a collection of Englishmen and Scots here at Critical Gamer, which means that generally speaking, none of us are accustomed to international success when it comes to sports that involve balls of some kind (unless you count Polo, which nobody with a proper job gives a pile of horse droppings about). With the grim inevitability of death, England were...

Buy a Euro Truck Simulator 2 shirt and live the dream

Buy a Euro Truck Simulator 2 shirt and live the dream

Jun 19, 2014

Euro Truck Simulator 2 groupies unite! You’ve pretended to haul freight across Europe and back, now get the t-shirt to show your true devotion to the trucking sim experience. Any wannabe steering wheel attendant should feel incomplete without this shirt on their back, with its comfortable cotton construction shielding your torso from prying eyes and mild...

Shhh… It’s a Secret. Secret Ponchos on Early Access.

Shhh… It’s a Secret. Secret Ponchos on Early Access.

Jun 17, 2014

Try to keep it on the down-low (don’t actually, that certainly won’t help the developers) but Secret Ponchos has arrived on Steam Early Access. Its a multiplayer game set in a Spaghetti Western world, where various gunslingers battle it out to see who is head poncho honcho. It’s full of twitch based controller action, as it officially only...

E3: Nintendo Digital Event Recap

E3: Nintendo Digital Event Recap

Jun 14, 2014

Nintendo have once again eschewed the traditional press conference this year, opting to speak to the consumer directly with a special E3 Digital Event. There were a lot of great games shown here and a few surprises, so here’s a summary (and the whole thing to watch at the bottom of the page) in case you missed it. Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS A new...