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...

Horizon Zero Dawn: TGS hands-on preview

Horizon Zero Dawn: TGS hands-on preview

Sep 21, 2016

Of the non-VR games on offer at Tokyo Game Show, Horizon Zero Dawn was the most popular. The wait for the twenty minute demo rarely dipped below two hours on the press days, and I imagine it was a nightmare once the public joined the fray. It was a very straight forward demo that revealed nothing of the story. It was set in the middle of an autumnal looking...

Sony announce PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

Sony announce PS4 Pro and PS4 Slim

Sep 8, 2016

Sony have announced the arrival of a more powerful PlayStation 4, which is called the PS4 Pro at the PlayStation Meeting in New York. Mark Cerny, Sony’s PS4 architect, said the new console boasts a GPU “more than double” the power of the original PS4, a faster CPU and HDR compatibility which will render more realistic colours. The Pro will play...