Can We Still Call Them “Games?”

Are videogames still “games,” or is this word and many like it outdated terminology passed down from our hobby’s earliest of days? Certainly, videogames have progressed since their earliest, primordial hours. Gone are the days when one large, rectangular “ball” bounced off of two other larger, rectangular blocks. The medium has advanced to the...

Arcania: Gothic 4 interview

To secure this interview, we needed to slay all manner of beasts with our trusty swords to prove our worth. Well, that is to say, we had to peel 10kg of potatoes for the developer with our potato peelers. They were very vicious potatoes though… CG: Why release Gothic 4 on consoles? Andre Beccu: In the past years full scale RPGs became very famous on...

Heroes of Newerth: review

Format: PC Unleashed: Out now Publisher: S2 Games Developer: S2 Games Players: 2 – 10 Site: www.heroesofnewerth.com Imagine what would happen if Warcraft 3 and a tower defence game had a child together. It comes into the world fresh as anything and full of life, before getting abused all through its childhood, being locked in a cage and constantly prodded....

Summer Gaming

Summer Gaming

May 20, 2010

As we move into the summer months the release of major games becomes a trickle, much like a water supply during a summer drought. It’s a phenomenon that has been synonymous with gaming for years, as publishers put all their efforts into pushing their titles for the Christmas market. Unfortunately this glut of games leads to some gems getting left on the...

Rocket Knight: review

Format: XBLA (version reviewed), PSN, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Konami Developer: Climax Studios Players: 1 Site: http://konami.com/games/rocket-knight/ Lost in the shuffle of mid-nineties mascot overload, the original Rocket Knight Adventures is an oft-forgotten Sega Genesis/Megadrive masterpiece. The sheer variety from one area to the next is still...