Do you have (a) Minutes? Red Phantom Games interview

Do you have (a) Minutes? Red Phantom Games interview

Feb 12, 2015

RPG is a great videogame acronym. It stands for Role Playing Game, Rocket Propelled Grenade, and – as of fairly recently – Red Phantom Games. This particular RPG is a one-man team consisting of Richard Ogden and his big fat bag of determination. He’s been making games for almost twenty years, but Minutes marks his solo debut. It launched to us...

Life Is Strange episode 1: review

Life Is Strange episode 1: review

Feb 11, 2015

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, PS3, 360, PC Unleashed: Out now Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Dontnod Entertainment Players: 1 Site: http://lifeisstrange.com/agegate.php Game purchased by reviewer A good review of Life Is Strange will not delve too deeply into the details of the story, and we want this to be a good review. That makes it a lot...

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell: review

Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell: review

Feb 10, 2015

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PS4, PS3, 360, PC Unleashed: Out now Publisher: Deep Silver Developer: Volition/High Voltage Players: 1 (offline), 2 (online) Site: http://www.deepsilver.com/en/home/ Game code provided by Xbox Saints Row has always been cheerful in its pilfering from other open-world games; and now with typical glee it follows in the...

Life Is Strange and Mellow

Life Is Strange and Mellow

Jan 29, 2015

For the third and final time we will post a Life Is Strange Dev Diary (First and Second Dev Diaries). This time we get the very wordy talk about the lighting, art, script, music, voice actors and how it wants the indie film vibe – which it really does seem to have. The music is one of the main draws for it and it adds to the indie film vibe with its mellow...

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...