The videogame publishers’ war on consumers

The videogame publishers’ war on consumers

Jan 26, 2015

A somewhat sensationalist headline, perhaps, but one not entirely without truth. The games industry of 2015 is one in which consumers work to please publishers rather than the other way around, and things are only going to get worse. As with any war, there have been victories on both sides – but the publishers won an extremely important battle years ago, and...

Life Is Strange devs hosting Reddit AMA (also, a new video to watch)

Life Is Strange devs hosting Reddit AMA (also, a new video to watch)

Jan 23, 2015

Remember that Life Is Strange developer diary we posted last week? That’s another one up there! Less gameplay footage in this one yet, somehow, still very interesting. It mostly focusses on discussing the time rewind mechanic employed by the main character Max. She will for example retain the memory of everything that happened prior to her rewinding time...

Life Is Strange gets a dev diary worth watching (two more to come)

Life Is Strange gets a dev diary worth watching (two more to come)

Jan 12, 2015

If the word ‘Dontnod’ doesn’t mean anything to you then, well, let us assure you that it deserves to. It’s the name of the French developing house that produced 2013’s Remember Me, a sci-fi action adventure that remains largely criminally (and ironically) ignored. We’re more than happy to see them return with another game,...

2014 – gaming year in review

2014 – gaming year in review

Jan 7, 2015

2014 was disappointing for gaming on a number of levels, with several games not living up to early hype, and others getting released in a broken state. Of all the console manufacturers I would say Nintendo had the best year, with the Wii U finally producing some top notch games like Mario Kart 8, Bayonetta 2 and Super Smash Bros. Sony and Microsoft may have...

Why you should buy an Xbox One. Or a PS4. Or maybe a Wii U.

Why you should buy an Xbox One. Or a PS4. Or maybe a Wii U.

Jan 2, 2015

Like many (most?) people, I was determined to never purchase an Xbox One after its disastrous reveal event. Not much has changed to the machine since then – apart from the removal of the demand for an internet connection, the removal of the demand for Kinect to be plugged in, the removal of Kinect from the box altogether, the removal of the emphasis on “TV...

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris: catch-up review

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris: catch-up review

Dec 29, 2014

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Crystal Dynamics Players: 1-4 (online/offline) Site: http://www.laracroft.com/ Game code provided by Xbox You’ll notice that while this is happy to declare itself a Lara Croft game, nowhere do the franchisetastic words ‘Tomb Raider’ appear....