To The Ends of the Sandbox

To The Ends of the Sandbox

Jun 21, 2011

Empire Bay is a detailed and vast recreation of an East coast, 1940-50s US city. A fictional metropolis which resembles parts of a number of iconic American cities, it is the most impressive and memorable part of last year’s Mafia II. Despite being set in an urban sandbox it is a linear game devoid of side missions and optional narrative paths. You awake at...

Playing With Twitter

Playing With Twitter

Aug 20, 2010

I would use Twitter if it weren’t so brief. 140 characters? Where would that get me? Other than a few sentences into this article, I mean. Twitter has become a means for millions of people to communicate pointlessly every day. No, even more than that. Every hour. Every second even. Within all the dross and pond-life who think that other people actually...

Mafia II – PAX East Hands-On

The walls of 2K Game’s PAX East booth were adorned with a powerful scene – the mobsters of Mafia II casually digging a grave, lit cigarettes and pistols in hand. If it wasn’t clear from the title, this sequel is an Italian mob story brimming with this kind of dark bravado. It’s exactly what will set this game apart from its many open-world...