Archive for February, 2012

Raspberry Pi goes on sale.

The low-cost computer, Raspberry Pi, has just gone on sale for £22. Whilst it isn’t a full-featured computer, it is designed to be a low cost tool in aiding and assisting in the classroom. Running on open-source Linux and coming complete with slots to attach a monitor, keyboard and an ethernet port for high-speed internet, […]

The New X-Box. Codename: Durango?!

To give credence to Kotaku from earlier this month, Sean Tracy – who is a senior technical designer at the Crysis studio – shared this on Twitter earlier today: “Enjoying the Durango developers summit in London. So far, great swag and interesting talks.” Now, don’t panic as codenames are quite commonplace whilst in the stages of research and […]

Anatomy of a Generation Part 1 – The Consoles.

So, let’s begin with the solid evidence that this generation is, by and large, over. It is unlikely, short of annual releases like Call of Duty and Battlefield, that we will see many – if any – major new titles announced for 2013 and beyond as talent, funding and general consensus moves us towards the inevitable marching […]

Next Gen – And They’re Off!

Yup, it seems development on next-gen games is now well and truly starting to take hold. Today, both Bethesda SoftWorks and Lionhead Studios have been advertising positions for “next gen” titles openly, suggesting that the research and development stages are well and truly over – now comes the very real march of getting titles out […]

Movies of Games – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

With The Oscars 2012 running on my TV right now, I figured this would be a good time to think about the awkward arena of movies based on video game franchises. And oh boy, is this one a doozie of a topic to pick. Generally speaking, movies based on video games fall into three catagories […]

Pokemon Black and White 2 announced,

via Joystiq, the first officially numbered Pokemon games are set to hit the Nintendo DS this June. That is, the old DS, not the 3DS, so yeah, no 3D Pokemon fights just yet. More details will follow throughout the next few months, but I’m hoping this is a proper sequel. I had this to say […]

KOG Quickie – The Last Story (Wii)

It feels a bit odd saying this, but The Last Story isn’t the triumphant return of the JRPG we had all hoped it would be. The Last Story is a competent game though – but without the meaty complications and excessive trappings of the genre it so desperately struggles to at both times exist in […]

GAME over?

It’s been incredibly hard to miss in the gaming press the last few weeks at what a state The Game Group are in. This group, as I’ve said previously, owns three major retailers in the UK – GAME, Gamestation and Gameplay. The troubles began some weeks ago, when their credit agreements dried up. This meant […]

Bulletpoint Newsy Post

Yup, I’m going to limit this one to bullet point, brief news snippets. Just because there’s a fair bit to get through. Let’s see how this works. World of Warcraft has lost another 100,000 subscribers, but remains steady at a consistent 10 million. The rumoured exodus to The Old Republic clearly not doing so well […]

Game Gear games coming to 3DS Virtual Console.

March 14 is the big day for the old classic Game Gear on Virtual Console, with three titles headed to Japanese 3DS owners. Perhaps not surprisingly, Sega leads the lineup with three games: Sonic (Sonic and Tails 2), Shinobi (GG Shinobi), and Dragon Crystal. Whilst Sonic and Shinobi are arguably classics, the revival of Dragon Crystal […]

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