The games journalism cult of personality

The games journalism cult of personality

May 21, 2016

Hello boys and girls. I’d like to tell you a story. It’s a story of joy and sadness; of oppression and freedom; of regression and progress; of human beings. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin. Once upon a time, the internet was new. It was slow, and expensive, and nobody really understood exactly what it was. The prospect of online...

Gang Beasts Online: hands-on

Gang Beasts Online: hands-on

May 16, 2016

While multiplayer brawler Gang Beasts has enjoyed success in the living room since its Early Access release in 2014, fans have been clamouring for a way to throw their more physically distant friends into meat grinders and off oil rigs via an online mode. Boneloaf have finally begun to implement such functionality in Gang Beasts Online Beta, and we’ve had...

Eisenhorn: Xenos – hands-on

Eisenhorn: Xenos – hands-on

Apr 18, 2016

Eisenhorn: Xenos is another of the multitude of Warhammer Fantasy and 40K games that has rather suddenly appeared (which is brilliant) as Games Workshop seems to be struggling a little in the physical world (which isn’t so brilliant). This time the license is based on a book (Eisenhorn Xenos, funnily enough) rather than being its own new-fangled story and...

Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom – hands-on

Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom – hands-on

Apr 6, 2016

Game code provided by PR. Big Ant Studios are better known for their sports games with a notable catalogue that consists of cricket, rugby, an assortment of racing, and even a lacrosse game; so you’d be forgiven for being shocked to learn that they were releasing a 3D action-adventure featuring a horde of angry mobster clowns. That’s just what...

It’s okay to complain about VR’s price

It’s okay to complain about VR’s price

Feb 28, 2016

The definition of the word “expensive”, according to oxforddictionaries.com, is “Costing a lot of money”. The HTC Vive has been announced to cost $799, and the Oculus Rift will cost you $599 (excluding tax and shipping). $799 is a lot of money, and so is $599 (excluding tax and shipping). In addition, these prices do not include any additional cost...

Kôna: Day One: Hands-On

Kôna: Day One: Hands-On

Feb 15, 2016

Kôna: Day One is an interesting game; it’s an Early Access (Games in Development) title on GOG (which is curated, unlike Steam!), it’s narrative heavy, it’s a bit of a survival game, and I like what I’ve played so far. I’m not anti-survival game per se, but I do find that they don’t generally hold my attention – especially when in Early...