Happy New Year!
Yes, my ‘game of the year’ thing involves an actual calendar year. I’m looking at you Golden Joysticks. May to May my arse.
This has been a quite mixed year, from the heady heights of Heavy Rain down to the dismal depths of dire, over-hyped ‘indie’ nonsense. Continue reading Year’s End 2010
The feature I’ve seen most requested and talked about is the inclusion of cross-game chat. I’m not interested, but obviously, my habits are not representative, but then, neither are the people who have headsets and keyboards attached to their consoles in general. So it seems that cross-game chat to most people would be using the text facilities available with the control pad. In other words, messaging so slow, you might as well just send it to each other using the email-like messaging service already available on the PS3 anyway. Continue reading Much needed Playstation 3 Firmware Update
Heavy Rain is one of the best games I have ever had the pleasure of playing. Did you notice that I called it a game? Interactive Movie? Collection of Quick-time Events? Giant Cut-scene? Nope, game. Divisive it certainly is, brilliant it certainly is. For everyone, probably not, but what game is? It is however, inarguably excellent.
Continue reading Heavy Rain
It’s amazing what you can do with games now, and still advancements are being made, but it’s the little things that when all done right give the player a lot of joy. Things we kind of just expect and we bemoan their absence, here is a list of simple to implement stuff to do with games.
Continue reading The Developer Checklist
Well, this is certainly a Bioware RPG, and if you really, really like the Bioware games you’re going to absolutely love this game, you’ll probably declare it Game Of The Year 2010, even though it clearly won’t be.
Come on, it isn’t that good.
Continue reading Mass Effect 2
This game is quite highly rated, it is also somewhat suspiciously rated. The ratings given vary widely, there is good reason for this.
It is irredeemably awful.
Continue reading S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl