Grumpy Gurevitz: What is it like to live with a PS Vita?

Grumpy Gurevitz: What is it like to live with a PS Vita?

Mar 25, 2012

The web has been full of Vita reviews. The vast majority arrived before the device’s release so lacked real world testing with full launch titles, PSP backwards compatibility testing and experience of network services. I’ve been living with my PS Vita since launch and it’s become my constant travelling companion, so I have more than adjusted to...

Mario Kart 7: New Year catchup review

Mario Kart 7: New Year catchup review

Jan 20, 2012

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo/Retro Studios Players: 1-8 (local & online) Site: http://mariokart7.nintendo.com/ Double Dash (which irked some fans) aside, the Mario Kart games haven’t changed an awful lot since the original was released on the SNES almost twenty years ago. The series remains massively...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Does anyone know if the 3DS is ready to use yet?

Grumpy Gurevitz: Does anyone know if the 3DS is ready to use yet?

Aug 1, 2011

It says something when the best reason to switch on a games console is to see if that firmware update you have been waiting for has actually been released yet. Normally this level of excitement might be associated with a never quite on schedule Blackberry release, or possibly the once a year Xbox Live update. However, my first few months of owning a 3DS was...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Why Dedicated Handhelds Still Matter

Grumpy Gurevitz: Why Dedicated Handhelds Still Matter

Jun 23, 2011

Many analysts are claiming the death of the dedicated handheld console way too early. Article after article points out the huge number of smartphone sales and app adoption, and from there leap to the conclusion that this in some way means that there is no future in the dedicated handheld market. I disagree with this position and see that there is room for a...

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars: review

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars: review

Apr 20, 2011

Format: Nintendo 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Players: 1 – 2 Site: http://www.nintendo3ds.ubi.com/games/en-GB/home/ Ubisoft have supported the 3DS with a swathe of titles but unfortunately a lot of these games have disappointed, with most being poor ports of older games. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars on...