The future of gaming?

The future of gaming?

Nov 17, 2017

My first experience of gaming was on a Binatone system my dad bought one year, many many moons ago; and I remember being blown away by being able to control a line of pixels on the screen and batting a ball back at my opponent in a simple game of tennis. Gaming has changed dramatically since then, with graphics now sometimes near to photorealism, and online play...

Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Fixing Nintendo after the fall

Feb 5, 2014

While Nintendo have had a lot of success with the 3DS, they are struggling to sell the Wii U, even with the release of a top notch Super Mario game. So where did it all go so wrong, and what can they do to help turn things around? After the success of the Wii, Nintendo have banked a lot of cash, but then just sat on it like a grumpy old miser. If I were in...

FirstPlay: beta impressions

Take a look at the ABC figures, and you’ll see that sales for UK videogame magazines are dropping. A few (notably the cheaper ones) are actually increasing sales; but most are losing them, and it’s been the same story for the last 5 – 10 years. This is mostly due to the big bad interweb. How can monthly paper magazines, costing £3 – £6,...

Man Tanks and Power Armour

The concept of armour has been around for centuries now. It started off with boneplates and wooden shields. Different parts of the world started modernising, giving us entire suits made of metal or tightly woven leather that offered unrivalled protection against swords and melee attacks. Armour now consists of bulletproof plates behind tightly bound Kevlar...