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...

Just Me and You-ka-Laylee

Just Me and You-ka-Laylee

Jan 19, 2017

Yooka Laylee seems to be the gift that just keeps on giving. First it promised us that style of 3D adventuring that so many of us missed for so long. Second, it promised it on every platform under the sun (except Wii U because of technical difficulties (boo hiss)) and even a Nintendo Switch release. Now they’re also promising local multiplayer in the form...

WIN! A pair of tickets to PC Gamer Weekender

WIN! A pair of tickets to PC Gamer Weekender

Jan 18, 2017

UPDATE: The competition is very much over, and the winner is… Gerald Dyer from London. Congratulations Gerald! Do you like PC games? Do you like free stuff? Are you able to get to the Olympia in London on the 18th and 19th of February? Then it sounds like we have a giveaway for you, young fellow or lass. We have a pair of Early Weekender+ tickets for the...