Grumpy Gurevitz: 2011, the year hardcore gaming fought back!

Grumpy Gurevitz: 2011, the year hardcore gaming fought back!

Jan 2, 2012

It’s been a year of worry for the traditional gamer. Whilst gaming might seem to be an ever growing past-time, some of the traditional elements which make up the industry have seemed fragile. Publishers have been busy shutting down traditional developers, especially those famed for 3D racers, but beyond too. We have seen shops such as Gamestop starting to...

V5 Play Studio on bringing their first DS game to market

V5 Play Studio on bringing their first DS game to market

Aug 4, 2011

May’s Mysteries: The Secret of Dragonville will be hitting shop shelves very, very soon (12th August in fact). We tracked down developer V5 Play Studio to ask some questions; but not before solving puzzles for complete strangers we met along the way, and looking for a fork hidden in a paddling pool full of spoons. CG: Why release your first game on DS?...

Grumpy Gurevitz: Why Dedicated Handhelds Still Matter

Grumpy Gurevitz: Why Dedicated Handhelds Still Matter

Jun 23, 2011

Many analysts are claiming the death of the dedicated handheld console way too early. Article after article points out the huge number of smartphone sales and app adoption, and from there leap to the conclusion that this in some way means that there is no future in the dedicated handheld market. I disagree with this position and see that there is room for a...

Duke Nukem: Critical Mass: review

Duke Nukem: Critical Mass: review

Apr 14, 2011

Format: DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Deep Silver/Apogee Software Developer: Frontline Studios Players: 1-2 Site: http://www.apogeesoftware.com/products/duketrilogy/criticalmass/ While everyone was busy pretending to be surprised at the latest Duke Nukem Forever delay, Apogee Software (who first birthed Mr Nukem) and Deep Silver snuck a brand new...

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars: review

Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars: review

Mar 28, 2011

Format: 360 (version reviewed), PS3, Wii, DS, 3DS, PSP, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: LucasArts Developer: Traveller’s Tales Players: 2 Site: http://www.lucasarts.com/games/legostarwarsiii/index.jsp The Lego games from Traveller’s Tales have always mimicked the spirit of the building blocks themselves, serving as toy boxes full of...

Pokemon Black/White: review

Pokemon Black/White: review

Mar 17, 2011

Format: DS/DSi Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Game Freak Players: 1 (2+ Wi-Fi/IR Trading/Battling) Site: http://www.pokemonblackwhite.com/en-us It’s been some time since the original Japanese release of the first generation of Pokemon games back in 1996. Game Freak, presumably realizing just what age people who have followed from...