Archive for November, 2011

So, The Witcher 2 was pirated 4.5 million times…

… and each time, a kitten died. No, not really. But in all seriousness, this is the most depressing bit of news from the industry all year. Not least knowing the game sold about a million copies – that’s a GOOD amount of sales, mind. But still. Sad panda is sad. The reason for this […]

Retrospective; Resident Evil Gaiden

Playing Resident Evil Gaiden again is an odd experience. It’s a mixture of many things; when you look at what the power we hold in our hands now, it’s quite strange to feel in 2001, the 8-bit Game Boy Color was still the dominant force in the handheld market. And doubly strange to think that […]

The Old Republic – It’s still a “Meh”.

I want to make this very clear. I do not hate The Old Republic. As infuriating as it has been this weekend, I will admit it is not without its charms. But thankfully, I am without the hazy rose-tinted spectacles of the average Star Wars fan. I am looking at the game not as an […]

This Weekend… The Old Republic stress test.

So yes, like so many of you, I got access to the TOR Beta Stress Test. I need time to digest it all, but my first and most gut feeling is of slight disappointment. It’s not that The Old Republic is inherently bad; just that my instincts were flaring up warning signs that it wasn’t […]

Age Ratings; Less Legislation, More Responsibility.

It’s a deeply curious thing to me that some politicians still try to play the controversy card. So it has surfaced again, with an Early Motion from Keith Vaz proclaiming that Moderm Warfare 3 is unsuitable for sale, “in which players engage in gratuitous acts of violence against members of the public”. He also trots […]

Dizzy is making a comeback!

Dizzy, the adorable little egg who was rather popular in the 80s and early 90s as I was growing up, is being brought back by Codemasters. I for one remember Dizzy with complete fondness – from my old Amstrad to the Sega Mega Drive where he starred in the frankly superb Fantastic Adventures of Dizzy, […]

The “When Did I Buy That?” Complex.

Just a quickie tonight. I was going through my little cupboard where I keep my games and most of them I’ve played and either completed or thought, “I’d rather watch Twilight than suffer another minute of that garbage!”. But sometimes, it seems, I come across a game that is unopened. And this was true today, […]

The Next Gen – Some thoughts and predictions.

So, the buzz has started that at E3, to try and take the wind out of the sails of Nintendo and it’s Wii-U unveiling, Sony and Microsoft will be showing at least a flavour of their next-generational offerings, likely due in 2014 at the latest (and most realistic). I suppose this isn’t a surprise, and […]

Happy 10th Birthday Gamecube!

Has it been a decade since I got my little black box?! My, how the time flies. I remember the unbridled hate for the Gamecube – that people hated the silly controller (it was a little daft!), how they hated that Luigi took center stage for the opening party (And now we all look back […]

KOG Quickie – Assassin’s Creed: Revelations

So, as is always the case, all good things must come to an end. Revelations is perhaps a change too far. Perhaps it’s unnecessarily complicated. But it is an end, and it feels like an end, to start again. Revelations is not perfect. Not by any stretch of the imagination. It’s simply a case, much like the […]

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