SAW II at Eurogamer 2010

SAW II at Eurogamer 2010

Oct 18, 2010

For a game that relies on atmosphere to ramp up the fear factor, demoing SAW II in a room that’s thick with the sound of gun shots from the various shooters and failing to provide headsets seems a colossal balls up. What it means is that the only impression you can get about the game comes from the visuals. The demo kicks off with you slicing your face open...

Brink at Eurogamer Expo 2010

Brink at Eurogamer Expo 2010

Oct 15, 2010

Apologies to anyone who queued for three hours to play Brink on Friday, specifically those queuing when I bunked the fence. I would not have done it had it not been for the comedic moment when a clan mate and I, having just asked the perimeter guard if there was a queue (it was tucked round the back and we didn’t see it at first), witnessed a lad slip under...

Goldeneye Wii at Eurogamer Expo 2010

Goldeneye Wii at Eurogamer Expo 2010

Oct 12, 2010

The impact Goldeneye had on me and, I suspect, every gamer in the universe at the time, was enormous. On consoles at least, there was very little out there that had as much multiplayer pull as Goldeneye. Today’s widely held belief that the best games are the games you can play with your friends, either online or in the same room, has its origins in a few...

Rage takes hold in id’s Eurogamer Expo developer session

Rage takes hold in id’s Eurogamer Expo developer session

Oct 12, 2010

Of all the Dev Sessions going on over the weekend, the only one that got me interested was this one. Quake was the first LAN multiplayer game I ever played, staying late at the office just so I could pepper spray Dave from IT with a nail gun repeatedly (for ‘pepper spray Dave’, read ‘Dave annihilated everyone’. Gleefully). Doom was the...

Motorstorm Apocalypse at Eurogamer 2010

Motorstorm Apocalypse at Eurogamer 2010

Oct 8, 2010

Showcasing both 2D and 3D versions, both still in pre-alpha, Motorstorm Apocalypse takes arcade racing and tears it a new exhaust pipe. Stripped down to its core elements it’s a racing game, but with so much happening on screen you hardly notice there’s a race to be won. The last two Motorstorm outings were wild rides in their own right, with...