Bioshock Infinite: review

Bioshock Infinite: review

Apr 8, 2013

Format: PC (version reviewed), 360, PS3 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: 2K Games Developer: Irrational Games Players: 1 Site: http://www.bioshockinfinite.com/ To many people the original Bioshock was a prime example of a fantastic gaming experience – a masterpiece of well executed gaming, mood, plot and environment. It made a city under the sea...

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...

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...

Why They Hate Video Games

Why They Hate Video Games

Sep 17, 2009

It’s axiomatic that people often fear what they do not understand. ‘Homophobia’ means fear of homosexuals of course, rather than dislike or hate of them (though fear invariably breeds aggression). Similarly, ‘Xenophobia’ means fear of foreigners. In fact, the prefix ‘xeno’ or ‘xen’ is used to indicate...