Archive for September, 2011

I Dreamed of No DRM…

… and it was good. No, seriously, full credit to Eurogamer for their article, but for so many people inside the industry there is a disturbing lack of common sense that really, truly makes me despair for the future of some companies. “Piracy levels, depending on country, range between 40 per cent and 80 per […]

Are games easier, or more convenient?

It’s an interesting time when after a day at hospital you end up talking to a nerdy sort on the way back home (the joys of 3DS matchmaking!) and talking about everything from how to build a PC (remember to put the RAM in!) and the next gen (Sort of agreeing that SD Cards will […]

Have Square-Enix RPGs lost it?

At a Tokyo press conference today reported by Sponichi (translated by Andriasang, Eurogamer.net original source) , Square Enix boss Yoichi Wada said of FF14: “The Final Fantasy brand has been greatly damaged.” However, I suspect that is simplifying the issue. Final Fantasy 14 isn’t the worst MMO on the market (that dubious honour still and will always go to […]

Resident Evil Code: Veronica HD isn’t HD.

ARGH! Deja Vu! I can’t begin to tell you the frustration that I have as a lover of the Resident Evil franchise right now. Resident Evil 5 was bad enough; a game that lost that wry, delicate sense of camp humour that just lifted the scares and kept it being too heavy and dark. It […]

Coming soon? Apple call iPhone event.

It was always going to be with some trepidation that Apple call an event for the iPhone, especially without Steve Jobs there to whip up the faithful with almost lethal doses of helioproctosis. That said, with a simple “Let’s Talk iPhone” invitation, and cancelling holidays for the first two weeks of October, something is definitely up in […]

Not Gaming – The Dr. Murray Trial

A quick non-gaming blog post. I think there’s a lot of anger from a lot of Michael Jackson fans over his death – all warranted, I’ll agree. That said, I would not dispute the events that Dr. Conrad Murray laid out as the lead-up and probably cause to the death of Michael Jackson. HOWEVER, let […]

SD Cards – the future of Physical Media?

There has been some mutterings going about, and I don’t mean the whole FTL thing either. No, these mutterings are about the future of physical media – many of course argue that the future is digital media, and that eventually we will abandon CDs and Cartridges and just download games, especially if they can sort […]

Five of the Best Horror Games Ever Made.

Between Uwe Boll and The Crow, I got to thinking about what were the best horror games ever made? Now, I’m going to be strict here. First rule is it has to be classed as a Survival Horror – so Resident Evil 4, whilst amazing, is out. And secondly, PAL release, or I’d be harping […]

The Light Speed Debate – A Gamers Perspective.

Whilst it is fascinating, and a little science-fiction, let us be clear; it should be said that the news that physicists have seen subatomic particles called neutrinos exceed the Universe’s speed limit is science in its infancy, and it isn’t overnight going to change how anything happens or works. It has to be authenticated, studied and repeated before […]

So, I just finished Gears of War 3…

… no joke. And I suppose, if I’m going to be brutally honest here, it IS technically speaking the best game in the series. That’s probably not a surprise. Nor is it that in some way, I enjoyed it. Will I go back? Hmm. That’s an interesting question. I can’t answer that one yet. Watch […]

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