Splatfests we need to see

Splatfests we need to see

Aug 6, 2017

I was basically in love with the original Splatoon (R.I.P. Wii U), and the sequel has earned every last one of its phenomenal sales. The regular Splatfests – where players can pick one of two sides, then battle it out online in a meta game to determine a winner – are now established as a series tradition. Past choices have seen players compete in ice cream...

E3 2017: Final thoughts

E3 2017: Final thoughts

Aug 3, 2017

E3 is well behind us now, but distance gives us a new perspective. While the last few years have seen some pretty huge shock announcements, I’ve got to say this year was pretty tame in comparison. All the shows were pretty good, but there wasn’t the wow factor of, say, a Shenmue 3 or Final Fantasy VII Remake announcement from previous years. The...

Destiny 2: beta impressions

Destiny 2: beta impressions

Jul 20, 2017

Many of you will be playing the beta already; while those itching to play, yet don’t have an early access code, can jump in tomorrow. If you want (another) taste of what to expect, or if you’re just interested to see somebody else’s take on it, stay a while. I’ll throw some words at you. Despite its runaway success, some people – including me –...

Does player freedom automatically = good game?

Does player freedom automatically = good game?

Apr 12, 2017

It seems that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already widely accepted not only as a strong contender for game of the year, but as a strong contender for one of the best games of all time. So tiny is the minority of people (who have actually played the game) that disagree, that I’m genuinely curious as to what they have in common. Two likely...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Can the Nintendo Switch succeed?

Grumpy Gurevitz: Can the Nintendo Switch succeed?

Jan 23, 2017

Let’s be honest; when Nintendo released the Wii, they had no idea it would go on to sell so many units (just over 100 million). Their previous two consoles had achieved 21 million and 32 million units each, which whilst ‘viable’ was hardly in line with their competitors at the time. Hence I do not believe that they thought the Wii was going to kick of the...

Seán’s Six Favourite Games of 2016

Seán’s Six Favourite Games of 2016

Jan 5, 2017

Christmas is gone, New Year’s morn has come and gone, and we’ve left that shambling horror of 2016 well and truly behind. Now we must be engulfed by the horrific, gaping maw that is 2017. Happy New Year everyone! There are always silver linings though; 2016 had some fabulous games in many genres and between the Black Friday sales and Christmas sales their...