Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Nov 11, 2016

Editor’s note: After a lengthy hiatus while he concentrated on working for The Other Side, with stints at Gioteck and Prif, this feature herald’s Steven Gurevitz’s triumphant return to Critical Gamer (while also working for Asiiya, the new accessory company that he’s co-founded and where you can find both Steven and I writing reviews). I...

Canadian military orders 500 videogames

Canadian military orders 500 videogames

Nov 19, 2010

Who wants some videogames? We do, you do, the people down the street do. Even that bloke who works the till at the supermarket. You know, the one with the funny eye who sounds a bit like Kermit the Frog; he wants some videogames too. Well, Canada’s Department of National Defence also wants some games – 500 of them. Eh, what? As reported at GamePolitics,...

Happy Campers

Hi – de – ho, campers! Just my little joke. Welcome to issue eight of ‘Mossy Stones’, the monthly newsletter from your friends at Happy Campers. We at HC like to celebrate the wonderful practice of camping in videogames of course, and this month, we finally managed to conduct those community events we’ve been talking about for so long....

All Aboard The Censorship (part one)

Censorship in games is hardly a new issue, and it can vary wildly from country to country. However, two Swiss human rights organisations – Pro Juventute and TRIAL – recently produced a study entitled Playing By The Rules: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Video and Computer Games. The introduction claims that “The goal is not to prohibit the...

History in Video Games – A Closer Look

Whether it’s World War 2, the American Wild West or ancient Greece, history has long provided a rich source of video game narrative. Historical fact has been painstakingly preserved in some games, yet distorted beyond all recognition in others. Whereas one game may be praised for its depiction of history, others have been lambasted for opening fresh...