Spotify coming to PlayStation, including free version

Spotify coming to PlayStation, including free version

Jan 28, 2015

Sony have just announced a new music streaming service called PlayStation Music, that will be launched this spring in 41 markets around the world. The new service is in partnership with Spotify, and will bring the award-winning digital music service to the PlayStation 3 and 4, and Sony’s Xperia smartphone and tablet platforms; although it looks like the...

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,...

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...

The DLC Song (to be sung to the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’)

The DLC Song (to be sung to the tune of ‘Jingle Bells’)

Dec 24, 2014

We present this to you ‘pon Christmas Eve, the day we now celebrate which has its roots in Samhain, an old Celtic festival where people would sacrifice apples, carrots and goats in fear of the dead returning to walk amongst the living… no, wait, sorry; that’s All Hallows’ Eve. Christmas Eve is the day we remember that Santa gave his life...