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If you talk to many a cantankerous old gamer you’ll hear about how easy today’s games are how much more challenging games were back in the day. The story usually goes something like this: “Back in my day we had a limited number of lives and you’d be lucky to get any continues. Saved games!? Forget about it sonny!” At this point you get rapped atop the head with a cane. It may be true that gamers today have unlimited lives and quicksaves but lets go back and look at […]
Well James has done his E3 2010 predictions, hopes and dreams already. And here’s mine. The other guys might post theirs too, so keep an eye out.
E3’s coming right up around the corner, and with it, the biggest games of this holiday season and beyond, as publishers and developers encroach upon Los Angeles to show the world’s media what they’ll have to offer over the next year. I will not be in attendance, but I will be watching the conferences and the news feeds, and looking forward to seeing if my predictions and hopes come true.
by Brian Vicari (republished with permission from here) Indie games have grown massively in popularity in the past few years. Advances in distribution have played a large role in this trend – services like XBox Live, Steam, and the Playstation Network have given Indie developers the kind of audience they need to showcase their work broadly. But I propose something else is responsible, as well – something that isn’t such a positive development. Indie games are growing in popularity because the video game industry is rapidly adopting and institutionalizing design […]
I recently went to a game store and picked up an old copy of Blast Corps for the N64. N64 games look like crap on HDTVs but that’s an article for another day. As I sat down to replay the game for the first time in about 10 years I reflected upon the premise of the game. A missile carrying truck with the cruise control stuck in the on position is barreling toward large cities and the slightest bump will cause nuclear devastation so you must pilot an array of […]
For those of you who can’t afford the latest titles or are just looking to burn some time while waiting for the next game releases, here’s a list of games available for free that you may not know of.
By Bryan Hall Since the beginning, man has desired hair upon their face. No one really knows why, its lost to the sands of time, like the dodo bird and respectability in politicians (zing! Topical). Our video games reflect this, as some of the most famous gaming icons sport various chin straps and nostril decoration. From the simple mustache to elaborate designs both impractical and awesome, it is a trend I hope will never fade. But who among them could claim to have the best, the greatest, the most awe-inspiriting […]
If you’ve been playing games at all in the past 2 years chances are you’ve run across the man, the myth, the legend, Nolan North. The established voice actor of numerous TV shows & games (Justice League & Dark Void) really stepped into the limelight with 2007’s Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Since then it seems that word has spread about Mr. North’s voice acting chops and his use has increased like a horde of Zombies after a boomer has just been to town.
By Arionfrost Lately, I have been thinking alot about the state of Role Playing Games, and the people who play them. I feel that we as gamers (I am speaking collectively, you yourself may feel you do not fall into this catagory) are likely the whiny, high-maintanence girlfriend who does everything to make her boyfriend’s life a living hell, yet he sticks with her because he knows where the good sex is. This is the analogy I use to describe the relationship between gamers and the game developer.
By Nipsen So, a while back I read a piece of writing about “The Last Guardian”, because I am a bit interested in that game. And at some point Ueda is asked: but don’t you want to make an fps-game at some point? Like everyone else is? I thought it was strange at the time, but I didn’t think anything of it. Later, I read something about Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker. And naturally, the story-telling was in focus. And I expected to read something about the setting for the game. […]
So you may of noticed a sudden dip in any postings. Well it is christmas and a fair few of us have been busy, rounding off end-year projects and such. However we do have a mega-Modnation Beta impressions lined up, a Cave Story Review, a possible FFXIII review, after xmas I’m going to do a bit of a follow up to my video games at xmas article, and I may have some small postings on MAG, RUSE and BF:BC2 as well as what the other guys are roasting up with their chestnuts. […]
With vidoegames becoming a social norm is it taking over Christmas, and is this a good or bad thing? Back when I was a wee little lad the traditional thing to do after the giant Christmas feast was to roll into the lounge and get out a board game. Usually this would be one you’ve just got as a gift, or the various staple games like Monopoly. You’d learn the rules, and the whole family would join in, teaming up if the game only had so many pieces. Siblings, parents, […]
We are getting near the end of the year and we’ve had quite the year of release not quite 2007 but there are some blockbusters released this year. PS3: Killzone 2, Flower, Infamous, Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in time, Uncharted 2 360: Shadow Complex, Forza 3, Halo:ODST, Splosion Man Wii: New Super Mario Bros Wii, Wii Sports Resort, Mad World, Punch-Out PC: Dragon Age Origins, Plants vs Zombies, Torchlight, Sims 3 PSP: Dissidia: Final Fantasy, SoulCaliber, Gran Turismo PSP, LittleBigPlanet PSP DS: Scribblenauts, Rhythm Heaven, Pokemon Platinum, Legend of […]