Grumpy Gurevitz: Franchise of Duty

Grumpy Gurevitz: Franchise of Duty

Nov 16, 2010

Have you carried out your duty and bought CoD: Black Ops? I ask as it seems that as gamers, and as consumers, we are now expected by everyone, from Activision Blizzard to the world’s media, to go and automatically purchase the latest game. So I ask again, have you gone, taken out a pre-order or filed into your local supermarket and bought it on impulse...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Why I fear the one box solution

Recently there has been a spate of predictions that we will soon see the end of the console war, with us being presented with a platform which either supports multiple operating systems, or which is an open platform. The argument is, eventually all publishers and developers will support this as their primary development platform. The other method by which the...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Call to a New Console! Modern Stupidity

Buying a console is not as easy as it used to be, or as it should be. In the old days we didn’t have backwards compatibility to worry about. Nor did we really have to worry about ‘content’ and save games as the consoles either didn’t offer it or it was a simple case of buying a cheap memory card. Not so now. Consoles, as with almost all...