Free-to-play to be outlawed by the EU?

Free-to-play to be outlawed by the EU?

Mar 4, 2014

The European Commission has claimed that it has received complaints from across Europe regarding free-to-play games, and they are planning on meeting representatives of the games industry to discuss their concerns. The EU ministers are suggesting that the term ‘free-to-play’ should apply to games that are totally free, and without any additional...

Endgame: Syria released on the app store – heavily censored

Endgame: Syria released on the app store – heavily censored

Mar 23, 2013

Apple’s determination to lobotomise the politically-charged Endgame: Syria has finally won out. In order to get the title onto the app store, developer GameTheNews has been forced to make changes that, in the words of Tomas Rawlings, transform the project “from a ‘newsgame’ into just a ‘game’”. “We’ve come to the...

Steve Jobs Dies

Steve Jobs Dies

Oct 18, 2011

Steve Jobs, the visionary chief executive and co-founder of techonology giant Apple, passed away earlier today at the age of 56, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs is credited with turning around the fortunes of Apple with the release of the iMac all-in-one computer. He then went on to revolutionise the music industry with the iPod, and shook up...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Why Dedicated Handhelds Still Matter

Grumpy Gurevitz: Why Dedicated Handhelds Still Matter

Jun 23, 2011

Many analysts are claiming the death of the dedicated handheld console way too early. Article after article points out the huge number of smartphone sales and app adoption, and from there leap to the conclusion that this in some way means that there is no future in the dedicated handheld market. I disagree with this position and see that there is room for a...

Grumpy Gurevitz: What Happens When The Network Goes Down

Grumpy Gurevitz: What Happens When The Network Goes Down

Apr 28, 2011

If there was a month where those of us at the ‘cutting edge’ of gadget land needed reminding that we are still in the early days of the digital content revolution, it was April 2011. First Amazon’s hosting service went down, disrupting a number of high profile services based on it; and as I write this, we are still without a PlayStation...