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EA Report – GamesCom 2014

EA Report – GamesCom 2014

Back in to the big belly of the noisy beast that is GamesCom, we got a chance to see the EA briefing that was streamed first hand. And, if we’re honest, we were expecting bigger, right? To start with, we were given some gameplay footage of Dragon Age: Inquisition (not the last offering from Bioware yet). It certa... Read More »

Xbox Report – GamesCom 2014

Xbox Report – GamesCom 2014

It’s that time of year again where the post-E3 glow has faded and another mid-summer pep up is needed to remind you to spend your Autumn cash. However before we go in to anything, I feel that, given the fallout from earlier, that a glossary is needed for your understanding. So here we go: Exclusive: A game or DLC... Read More »

EA Access: The Pros and Cons

EA Access: The Pros and Cons

Since EA announced their new EA Access plan, the web has been ablaze with everyone’s ideas and thoughts on the new project. It’s been the usual mixture of positives, with a few negatives. Opinions swirling in a cup, ready to boil over. I’ve been watching it with keen interest; where is this going? Wha... Read More »

The Illusion of Choice

The Illusion of Choice

Choice (noun): 1. An act of choosing. 2. The right or ability to choose 3. A range from which to choose. 4. Something chosen Illusion (noun): 1. A false idea or belief. 2. A thing that seems to be something it is not. The illusion of choice is something that gaming truly thrives upon. Open world genre is a specialist o... Read More »

Retro Corner – July 2014

Retro Corner – July 2014

Hello and welcome, to what I hope will turn into a new monthly column. As you can probably guess, a lot of my time recently has been spent looking back into the gaming past. I’ve been reliving older games, classics that I missed the first time round. What I’ve found is an amazing community and seen just how... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Gods Will Be Watching – Review

TheIndieJar: Gods Will Be Watching – Review

Empathy Simulator seems to be a popular theme of games at the moment, and that exact title will probably show up next to ‘Grass Simulator’ or whatever trash shows up on Steam Greenlight these days. When you have fully formed characters and a well constructed plot, games are capable of breaking your heart. At it’s worst... Read More »

How I Survived The Steam Summer Sale On A Mac

How I Survived The Steam Summer Sale On A Mac

… I didn’t So in case you didn’t know, I don’t have a PC. Well I have a PC I can use but I am an iMac user. In fact my decision to go to Apple computers was partly because I get too distracted by gaming on a PC to be productive. So how exactly did I manage to succumb to the wallet emptying frenzy of the Steam sum... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Free games from the Space Cowboy Game Jam!

TheIndieJar: Free games from the Space Cowboy Game Jam!

Games Jams are popping up all over the place, which is great for developers to explore themes in quick games and for people who want free stuff to play! This particular jam, the Space Cowboy Game Jam, is all about – yes, you guessed it – space cowboys; things like Cowboy Bebop, the online comic Coyote Doggi... Read More »

Alan Wake – Returning to Bright Falls

Alan Wake – Returning to Bright Falls

Every six months this happens to me. Pretty much like clockwork in fact. Everyone has their go-to game that they pick up and play again; in fact everyone probably has several. I myself have several but this one game in particular keeps surging itself back in to my psyche like the darkness in it is making me one of the ... Read More »

Why All The Doom 4 Anti-hype, Bethesda?

Why All The Doom 4 Anti-hype, Bethesda?

Trying to read between the lines when it comes to gaming news can be tricky at times. My current brainpower is currently attempting to decipher the news coming from Bethesda/ID over Doom 4. When I first got in to writing about games, Duke Nukem Forever was coming out. In fact I reviewed it but the news and the hype tha... Read More »

A Look Back at The Bitmap Brothers

A Look Back at The Bitmap Brothers

In 1988 a much younger, less jaded me was about to start paying attention to just who was making the video games I spent so much time playing. Today, we’re all intimately familiar with names like Infinity Ward and Bungie, but back then, developers weren’t rock stars. I didn’t pay any attention to past... Read More »

Killer Instinct: 20th Birthday

Killer Instinct: 20th Birthday

Back in the 16Bit era, thanks to the success of Street Fighter 2 the fighting genre was a big draw for gamers everywhere. We saw Mortal Kombat come along with fatalities, blood and gore. Other fighters appeared trying to take the crown including Clay Fighter (I never really saw the appeal of this one), even SEGA turned... Read More »

E3 2014: Is This What Next-Generation Means?

E3 2014: Is This What Next-Generation Means?

Now that E3 2014 is done, and every gaming site, blogger, and social media user within the known digital universe has dissected the various announcements ad nauseum, it’s time to settle down and gather our thoughts in peace and quiet. Well, it’s that time for me at least, because over the years, I’ve ... Read More »

Xbox Games With Gold Round-Up

Xbox Games With Gold Round-Up

So, this month saw Microsoft’s free-games-for-Gold-subscribers initiative, Games With Gold, extend its reach to the Xbox One, with Max: The Curse of Brotherhood and Halo: Spartan Assault being served up as its first offerings. Now, if you’re an Xbox One owner and a Gold subscriber, you’re obviously going to download th... Read More »

E3 – Missing In Action

E3 – Missing In Action

E3 has once more, come and gone. Loads of new games were teased on stage, the big three drew the battle lines in the sand as always. Each of them, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo showing off their future ideas, new visions and hopes to win us over to spend our hard earned cash! There were a few surprises and some great ne... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Super Time Force – Review

TheIndieJar: Super Time Force – Review

In Suepr Tiem For…damn it…let me start again. In Super Time Forks…oh, come on now! Ok, one more time. Im Syper Yim…AAAARRRRGGGHHH! Isn’t it frustrating, when you make mistakes over and over again? Super Time Force (yes! Finally nailed it!) takes that frustration and makes it the core tenet of a mindbending puzzle platf... Read More »

TheIndieJar: Kero Blaster Review

TheIndieJar: Kero Blaster Review

The gaming industry is finally getting to the point where we can reflect fondly on the ‘old days’, and boy are we. The majority of indie titles these days (as soon as the term ‘indie’ began to indicate something more than ‘Xbox Live Arcade Robotron clone’) try to intentionally harken... Read More »

Desert Island Game Discs

Desert Island Game Discs

The topic of nailing down just which games are amongst the best I’ve played has perpetually been a thorny one for me. Quite apart from the fact the list of games I’ve played is continually growing, there’s the tricky task of defining just what the parameters used to judge the best game would be. Well,... Read More »

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