David Braben: “Casual gamers are smart”

What does the phrase ‘casual gamer’ mean to you? Are you indifferent to it? Do you consider yourself to be one? Or perhaps the mere mention of this creature fills you with rage as it conjures up an image of a talentless, dumb nobody who has no place in ‘your’ hobby? If the latter applies to you, you’re at odds with industry legend...

David Braben talks to Critical Gamer

Yes indeed, the might David Braben talks to your favourite gaming blog (no, us, you cheeky git). While we were waiting for the answers, his PR lady told us he was ‘travelling’; which we took to mean he was exploring deep space, trading and killing as he pleased. CG: When you created your first starfield, did that ignite your imagination for the...

GameCity Squared takes over Nottingham

The fourth iteration of the GameCity gaming festival is due to be held between October 27th and 31st. The city of Nottingham will play host, as gaming fans, academics and developers flock to the city to take part in this unique interactive experience. Gamecity doesn’t follow the usual modus operandi of a games festival, in that it isn’t just a...

LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias: review

LostWinds: Winter of the Melodias: review

Oct 13, 2009

Format: Wii (WiiWare) Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Frontier Developer: Frontier Developments Ltd. Players: 1 Site: http://lostwinds.frontier.co.uk/ The first LostWinds game was charming, original, and guaranteed to put a smile on your face. It met with well deserved widespread critical acclaim. Can Frontier follow that up without getting lazy...

LostWinds : Winter of the Melodias available from Friday

LostWinds : Winter of the Melodias available from Friday

Oct 8, 2009

For the 100th WiiWare title to be launched on the service, Nintendo have picked Frontier Development’s sequel to last years best selling LostWinds. Despite sounding like some kind of JRPG, LostWinds is from the development studio led by David Braben, he of Elite fame. In the game you’ll control the elements of nature as you guide protagonist Toku...