E3 2017: Final thoughts

E3 2017: Final thoughts

Aug 3, 2017

E3 is well behind us now, but distance gives us a new perspective. While the last few years have seen some pretty huge shock announcements, I’ve got to say this year was pretty tame in comparison. All the shows were pretty good, but there wasn’t the wow factor of, say, a Shenmue 3 or Final Fantasy VII Remake announcement from previous years. The...

The Last Guardian: catchup review

The Last Guardian: catchup review

Jan 26, 2017

Format: PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Sony Developer: Japan Studio Players: 1 Site: https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/games/the-last-guardian-ps4/ Game purchased by reviewer With such a long and tortured development, the question was never “Can The Last Guardian live up to expectations?”; but rather, “How much does The Last Guardian fail to...

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Imagining a better vidyagames industry for 2017

Jan 2, 2017

As we all hold hands and rejoice at the death of 2016, avoiding with all our might recognition of the fact that 2017 will be the year that hands an enormous arsenal of nuclear weapons to a far-right mentally unstable man-baby, let’s take some time to imagine a better world. A world where consumers make the games industry work for them, rather than the other...

Sony denies PSN has been hacked again

Sony denies PSN has been hacked again

Nov 16, 2016

In 2011, Sony’s PlayStation Network was hacked, and a staggering 77,000,000 accounts were compromised with personal details (including addresses, passwords, and security questions) accessed. This apparently included children’s accounts created by a parent or guardian. It was the largest security failing by far that any console network has ever...

Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Grumpy Gurevitz: I’m back, and remastered

Nov 11, 2016

Editor’s note: After a lengthy hiatus while he concentrated on working for The Other Side, with stints at Gioteck and Prif, this feature herald’s Steven Gurevitz’s triumphant return to Critical Gamer (while also working for Asiiya, the new accessory company that he’s co-founded and where you can find both Steven and I writing reviews). I...