An armchair view of E3 2012: Microsoft

An armchair view of E3 2012: Microsoft

Jun 4, 2012

Xbox 360 Conference: June 4th 5:30pm GMT   It’s that time of year again when I sit here blathering away about the nonsense that goes on at each of these E3 conferences and each year it seems more and more pointless when everything gets ‘leaked’ in the days leading up to the event. Anyway, I hope there isn’t so much Kinect this year, as...

My Elderly Aunt Skyrim

My Elderly Aunt Skyrim

May 31, 2012

Although the most recently announced Skyrim patch at time of writing introduces mounted combat, I’d like to take a step back and talk about the Kinect patch. Yes, this is the patch which only acknowledges the existence of Kinect’s microphone (and yet whenever people ask ‘why not have headsets supported?’, Microsoft execs put their...

Internet Explorer rumoured for Xbox 360

Internet Explorer rumoured for Xbox 360

May 11, 2012

Okay, let’s take a look at which gaming machines allow you to browse the internet. PC & Mac (you don’t say!), Vita, PSP, PS3, DSi, 3DS, Wii… even the DS if you can track down the browser add-on. Hang your head in shame, Mr Xbox 360! But perhaps you’ll soon have the right to hold it back up again in this particular identity parade,...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Is it GAME Over?

Grumpy Gurevitz: Is it GAME Over?

Feb 9, 2012

It has been widely reported by the gaming press, including Eurogamer, that the UK’s largest independent video game retailer is in financial difficulties. The firm had a poor 2011, and whilst many had hoped the Christmas season might bring a last minute reprieve it was not to be and sales were down close to 15% compared to the year before. To put this into...

New Xbox 360 dashboard goes live today [Update: Rolling out]

New Xbox 360 dashboard goes live today [Update: Rolling out]

Dec 6, 2011

Update 2: The dashboard update is now rolling out and should be with you soon. Major Nelson said via Twitter: “If you don’t have the #XboxUpdate yet, you will get it soon. It is in the process of rolling it out to all Xbox LIVE members.” Update: Shortly before the release, Major Nelson announced via Twitter that the update has been delayed...

Grease Dance: review

Grease Dance: review

Nov 21, 2011

Format: 360 (Kinect required, version reviewed), PS3 (PlayStation Move required) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: 505 Games Developer: Zoe Mode Players: 1-8 Site: http://www.greasethegame.com/ In the beginning was the word, and the word was Grease. That’s right, boys and girls; this is not, as you may have thought if overhearing others talk about it, a...