Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Feb 5, 2014

While Nintendo have had a lot of success with the 3DS, they are struggling to sell the Wii U, even with the release of a top notch Super Mario game. So where did it all go so wrong, and what can they do to help turn things around? After the success of the Wii, Nintendo have banked a lot of cash, but then just sat on it like a grumpy old miser. If I were in...

Critical Gamer’s best of gen (so far)

Critical Gamer’s best of gen (so far)

Dec 2, 2013

Which console generation we’re on about should be obvious; peek at the picture above for the machines we’re including. Although the poor ol’ Vita qualifies, none of its games made the list. Persona 4 Golden almost did but, ultimately, it’s at least 80% identical to the PS2 original. Believe us though – if you own this young...

Game ‘n’ Match wants to help you decide what to play next

Game ‘n’ Match wants to help you decide what to play next

Mar 20, 2013

  There’s a new kid in town. He’s got some pretty crazy ideas, and he’s still a bit green around the gills; but dagnabit, it seems like maybe he’s on to something. The kid in question goes by the name of gamenmatch.com, and he’s gonna do his best to tell you about the games you never knew you wanted to play. We’re not...

HMV employee live-tweets mass sacking (using the company account)

HMV employee live-tweets mass sacking (using the company account)

Jan 31, 2013

Whenever a big-name chain store goes into administration and/or ceases to exist, it’s easy for selfish human nature to take over; for us to think more about the fact that we won’t be able to go shopping there any more. How sad, we say, that people will lose their jobs. This fact is easily forgotten, or at least pushed into the background whenever the...

Epic Mickey 2: review

Epic Mickey 2: review

Dec 17, 2012

Format: PS3, Wii U (versions reviewed), 360, Wii Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Disney Interactive Developer: Junction Point/Blitz Games Players: 1-2 (offline only) Site: http://www.disney.co.uk/mickey/epic-mickey.jsp#/epic-mickey-2/epic-mickey There’s no shortage of Disney-licensed games on the shelves, and the vast majority of them you wouldn’t...

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories – Hidden Gems review

Silent Hill: Shattered Memories – Hidden Gems review

Nov 28, 2012

Format: Wii (version reviewed), PSP, PS2 Unleashed: Out now Publisher: Konami Developer: Climax Studios Players: 1 Site: http://www.konami.com/games/shsm/ If you know Shattered Memories only by reputation, you may well have heard it described as a remake of the first game, and instantly dismissed it as such. Don’t. It dumps 95% of the original’s...