Archive for August, 2011

Gal Gun set to hit the PS3

When Microsoft decided not to allow Gal Gun a release, I thought; how bad can a game be to have Microsoft deny it a release in Japan, the home territory of anime gaming? As it turns out, Gal Gun isn’t serious at all. It’s perverted, creepy and completely disturbing, requiring you fire pheromones at Japanese schoolgirls to […]

New Project Zero? Yes Please!

And thank you. Famitsu (the legendary Japanese games magazine) confirmed that a Project Zero title was definitely in the works for the 3DS, and would make heavy use of the Augmented Reality feature. Whilst that sounds like a bit of a gimmick, Project Zero has been about taking photos to exorcise unruly ghosts, so some […]

Gaming Economics

Supply and demand you say? What do you think this is, 1810? The truth is, the economics of gaming is much more complex than simple supply and demand. A game that costs $2500 to make makes $20 million, whereas a $45 million game barely breaks even – both sell well, both are quality products. It’s […]

The Old Republic – Not Yet Convinced

When me and my friends left World of Warcraft six months ago, we all agreed that we’d reunite when The Old Republic came out. It isn’t that I’m a Star Wars fan. Far from it. But it was Bioware promising an expansive, new MMO. One with depth and story. Something that would be different, and […]

Playing Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Some of us mere mortals still have to wait for our games. And so, here it is. Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Despite some hiccups already and some awfully bad press, I’m getting stuck into it. Should be a fun weekend. I’ve also got Xenoblade and Nier on standby when my brain needs something else. It’s […]

Batman: Arkham City is not GfWL.

In a glorious kick in the balls to Games for Windows Live, this morning we were rejoicing to the news that the new Batman: Arkham City will NOT be using the bloated mess. It is possible it will still use Steamworks, but that is not confirmed yet. However, Games for Windows Live has been disaster […]

Playing the GAME – Thoughts

It is perhaps perplexing that today’s amazing PR fail was provoked not by a publisher, or by Steam or other retail outlets. It wasn’t provoked by Trading Standards, and it wasn’t instigated by any deep, meaningful investigative journalism. All it took was one disgruntled Steam user, questioning why he can’t pre-order certain games on Steam. […]

Game Group Fails at PR.

The Game Group (they of GAME, Gamestation and Gameplay) have responded to the allegations that they are employing anti-competitive practices by many users of digital services like Steam and D2D. But they may wish they hadn’t. “We have had no such conversations with any publisher and have been in contact with various publishers who can […]

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple Boss

via Eurogamer I must admit, I am not an Apple fan. I’ve often wondered exactly why they get away with charging so much for technology that is, in reality, rather inferior to the rest of the market – regardless of how pretty it is. That said, Steve Jobs is a genius. He’s really pushed his […]

Have Atari lost D&D Rights?

After five years of no D&D Games, Atari licencing out Daggerdale – and then closing the studio responsible – was clearly a bit of a shock. A shock too, it seems, that rumour is rife that Wizards of the Coast, the owners of the IP, have recently rescinded on the agreement with Atari to use the […]

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