E3: EA Play

E3: EA Play

Jun 12, 2016

  Andrew Wilson hosted the event, EA Play, to make all of EA’s announcements and show off some upcoming games directly to the viewing audience at home via both the event itself and “influencers” and “content creators.” Peter Moore also hosted a similar event in London. Wilson spoke about how vital games have become to so many of us and that...

Critical Talk Episode 13: Scum and Villainy

Critical Talk Episode 13: Scum and Villainy

Dec 30, 2013

Surprise, Critical Talk still exists, unlike dinosaurs as far as we know! Fearless leader Luke Kemp returns with a wit sharper than the majority of your kitchen cutlery, as does ex-writer Stephen Kelly and his brother ex-writer Bryan. Lastly there is Seán Prideaux himself, a man who has never appeared on Critical Talk and dislikes Shadow of the Colossus. These...

E3 Preview: Mass Effect 3

E3 Preview: Mass Effect 3

Jun 27, 2011

Mass Effect has always been a series highly rated for its storytelling techniques (besides, of course, the gameplay itself). Mass Effect 3 will definitely uphold this tradition. The E3 lines for this title were huge. And I mean huge. Even members of the press had to stand in line to get a ticket, and then come back half an hour later. But it was worth it. In...

The Authentic RPG and its Tragic Demise

The Authentic RPG and its Tragic Demise

Jan 24, 2011

 What makes an RPG an RPG? Is it the stats? Leveling up with experience points? Health items and loot? The expansive genre spans from real-time action RPGs to turn-based strategy RPGs, and many a debate has been held on what should be included in the list. But by oft-ignored definition, an RPG is (quite obviously and literally) a role-playing game. However,...

Mass Effect 3 trailer

Mass Effect 3 trailer

Dec 14, 2010

Here we have a trailer for the third, and apparently final, Mass Effect game. Hmm, this guy’s got a funny accent. It’s certainly not an American accent – is he a bad guy? He’s sniping from… is that some sort of clock behind him? It’s Big Ben (that’s the name of the bell by the way, not the clock; you learn something new...