Grumpy Gurevitz: Microsoft could outflank Sony (with Nintendo’s help)

Grumpy Gurevitz: Microsoft could outflank Sony (with Nintendo’s help)

Sep 19, 2017

Yes, you read that right. With Nintendo’s help, Microsoft could outflank Sony. Right now, Sony has a commanding lead when it comes to the home console market. Sure, when it comes to the USA, Microsoft are still there in the thick of it. They are making great strides in parts of the UK but, truth be told, Europe has abandoned the Xbox One and Japan never gave...

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...