VR’s successes and stumbles, via Farpoint

VR’s successes and stumbles, via Farpoint

Mar 11, 2018

I finally got myself PSVR a few months ago (and then only because I was able to enjoy a hefty discount). In the time I’ve spent with it since, I’ve by turns been mightily impressed and incredibly disappointed. My most recent VR purchase has been Farpoint, which serves as an instructive microcosm of the highs and lows of virtual reality. More...

(Probably) imaginary David Cage sequels

(Probably) imaginary David Cage sequels

Jan 12, 2018

With evidence of David Cage incorporating domestic abuse into the game with predictable care and sensitivity, we’re all looking forward to Detroit: Become Human more than ever. The only criticism that anybody could have of his games, surely, is that there aren’t enough of them! Fortunately, we can present to you a world-exclusive look at some sequels in the...

Dear Santa, CG wants…

Dear Santa, CG wants…

Dec 13, 2017

As we all know, Father Christmas (or Santa Claus, or Pere Noel, or Sinterklaas, or whatever; like Satan, he has many names) is a being of ineffable power. Bending the very fabric of space-time to his will, he delivers a staggering volume and variety of presents to children across the entire planet in a single night. He knows what to give them – and whether or...

Lightseekers: Worth your money?

Lightseekers: Worth your money?

Nov 20, 2017

  Toys provided by PR The whole toys-to-life thing has always been, if nothing else, an interesting idea. Toys you hold in your hand that feed in to a videogame? Neat. The king in this regard, if you discount Amiibo, seems to be Skylanders; particularly as both Disney Infinity and (more surprisingly) Lego Dimensions have been officially discontinued....

The future of gaming?

The future of gaming?

Nov 17, 2017

My first experience of gaming was on a Binatone system my dad bought one year, many many moons ago; and I remember being blown away by being able to control a line of pixels on the screen and batting a ball back at my opponent in a simple game of tennis. Gaming has changed dramatically since then, with graphics now sometimes near to photorealism, and online play...

Slither.io toys have wiggled onto the scene

Slither.io toys have wiggled onto the scene

Nov 13, 2017

Ah, Slitherio. Or slither.io, or slither dot ee-ai-ee-ai-oh, or however you choose to pronounce it. Popular with kids and adults alike, the eat ‘em up has enthralled millions with both official games and unofficial rip-offs. Licensed toys might seem like a bit of an odd idea; but, spoiler: they’re actually rather good. I’ll start off with the 8”...