VR’s successes and stumbles, via Farpoint

VR’s successes and stumbles, via Farpoint

Mar 11, 2018

I finally got myself PSVR a few months ago (and then only because I was able to enjoy a hefty discount). In the time I’ve spent with it since, I’ve by turns been mightily impressed and incredibly disappointed. My most recent VR purchase has been Farpoint, which serves as an instructive microcosm of the highs and lows of virtual reality. More...

Dear Santa, CG wants…

Dear Santa, CG wants…

Dec 13, 2017

As we all know, Father Christmas (or Santa Claus, or Pere Noel, or Sinterklaas, or whatever; like Satan, he has many names) is a being of ineffable power. Bending the very fabric of space-time to his will, he delivers a staggering volume and variety of presents to children across the entire planet in a single night. He knows what to give them – and whether or...

The future of gaming?

The future of gaming?

Nov 17, 2017

My first experience of gaming was on a Binatone system my dad bought one year, many many moons ago; and I remember being blown away by being able to control a line of pixels on the screen and batting a ball back at my opponent in a simple game of tennis. Gaming has changed dramatically since then, with graphics now sometimes near to photorealism, and online play...

(not so) Grumpy Gurevitz: Gamers, gamers, everywhere!

(not so) Grumpy Gurevitz: Gamers, gamers, everywhere!

Nov 2, 2017

Wow, what a year so far. Is this a golden year in gaming? Let’s see what we have here, in our little gaming industry. We have, a choice of not one but two PlayStation 4 consoles, and the same for the Xbox Platform. PC is still going strong, with a ton of specialist gaming-tailored solutions, from cool chassis options to game-centric GPUs such as the AMD...

Does player freedom automatically = good game?

Does player freedom automatically = good game?

Apr 12, 2017

It seems that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is already widely accepted not only as a strong contender for game of the year, but as a strong contender for one of the best games of all time. So tiny is the minority of people (who have actually played the game) that disagree, that I’m genuinely curious as to what they have in common. Two likely...