You, Me, & DLC. Part four: Whose Game Is it Anyway?

You, Me, & DLC. Part four: Whose Game Is it Anyway?

May 18, 2012

As Mass Effect fans hold their collective breath waiting for BioWare’s extended Mass Effect 3 endings (many doubtless sharpening their knives as they watch the horizon), the issue of who has a right to what in videogames remains an issue for many. It’s an important topic that reaches far beyond one game or series, and one that will become more...

What on Mobius is up with Sonic 4?

What on Mobius is up with Sonic 4?

May 14, 2012

Sixteen years is a long time.1994 to 2010; that’s the kind of break we’re talking about with the original Sonic the Hedgehog series. In the realm of videogames, that’s long enough to go from Doom to Black Ops. The first three games (and echidna-powered expansion pack) were a distant memory at this point, but some held on to a simple truth: To...

Videogames are childish (and so they should be)

Videogames are childish (and so they should be)

Dec 16, 2011

A criticism often aimed at videogames is that they’re childish. This description is a ball of contempt flung at the industry as a whole by those who know little of it, and understand even less. It’s also a common criticism within certain areas of the videogames fanbase, with some games – Super Mario titles, for example – often dismissed with a...

Critical Gamer’s Game of the Year 2011

Critical Gamer’s Game of the Year 2011

Dec 10, 2011

It’s nearly Christmas. Again. The bad news is that this means you’re even poorer than usual by now, and you’ll soon have to pretend to be much more interested in what distant relatives have to say than you actually are. The good news, however, is that it’s once again time to find out what Critical Gamer’s favourite games of the...

E3 2011: A load of crystal balls

E3 2011: A load of crystal balls

Jun 6, 2011

  E3 is so close now, you can almost smell the sweat of thousands of journos crowded together in a heated building. Ew. If you thought that we’d decided to ignore the opportunity to embarrass ourselves with swiftly destroyed predictions this year, think again! A handful of us at CG are brave/stupid enough to offer you our carefully considered...