Bioshock: Rapture – book review

Bioshock: Rapture – book review

Jul 13, 2011

With an intelligent story that’s brilliantly told, Bioshock is one of the few exceptions that proves the rule when it comes to videogame scripts. It was inspired by Ayn Rand’s love letter to capitalism, the epic novel Atlas Shrugged. Things have now come full circle, with the official Bioshock prequel on the horizon in the form of a novel. With a...

What gaming has forgotten

What gaming has forgotten

Aug 18, 2010

Each entertainment medium has one advantage over the others, that the very best examples exploit. Some music, through a process nobody fully understands, can instantly provoke feelings such as sadness or elation through sound alone; literature, connecting directly with your mind as it does, is capable of making the most preposterously unrealistic situations not...

Summer Gaming

Summer Gaming

May 20, 2010

As we move into the summer months the release of major games becomes a trickle, much like a water supply during a summer drought. It’s a phenomenon that has been synonymous with gaming for years, as publishers put all their efforts into pushing their titles for the Christmas market. Unfortunately this glut of games leads to some gems getting left on the...

Easy Does It

Are you any good at games? Well, that’s a rather stupid question really, on the same level as ‘do people like you?’ or ‘are you an intelligent person?’. No matter what the reality, most people will be telling themselves – and anybody who asks them – that the answer is a crater creatingly large ‘yes’. No matter how...

BioShock 2: review

Format: PC (version reviewed), PS3, 360 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: 2K Games Developer: 2K (single player), Digital Extremes (multiplayer) Players: 1 (offline), 10 (online) Site:www.bioshock2game.com Parenthood is a bit of a funny business. You have the joyous moment when the little tyke is first placed in your arms, the hoops you jump, duck and weave...