(Over) analysing The Bureau: XCOM Declassified’s chest-high walls (to…

» 3/08/14 9:52am 3/08/14 9:52am

I've done a close reading of the chest-high walls in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified and I'm happy to report that I think they could be a meditation on the tangible benefits of improved graphics. Furthermore, I reckon their implementation also questions if our lust to achieve increased verisimilitude between real and… » 3/08/14 9:52am 3/08/14 9:52am

Internet Piracy: We’re all making the next Assassin’s Creed

Your friend and mine, helpful games-centric internet man Stephen Totilo, kindly invited us into the heady world of games design think tanks last week. In his fascinating post he details the many questions asked of him by the good people at Ubisoft, specifically with regard to his opinions of Assassins Creed IV: Black… » 12/20/13 11:53am 12/20/13 11:53am

Ten games released this year (2013) wot I disliked the least

As it's the week before I go home for Christmas and work is a bit slow, I thought it acceptable to collate together ten (10) games I played that were released this year and rank them in order of which I liked the most/disliked the least. Two things: I appear to have only actually played ten (10) games that were… » 12/19/13 7:29am 12/19/13 7:29am

Saints Row IV is the loveliest game ever made (and it loves you more…

The fourth entry in the Saints Row series sees The Video Game shed its mortal trappings and ascend to a higher place. I don't think it is an exaggeration to say that in Saints Row IV we finally have the greatest example thus far of the video game in its purest form. While it is by no means perfect - it does regrettably … » 11/15/13 10:04am 11/15/13 10:04am

Last week’s news, this week - 7th October 2013

Video game news coverage works very much like other types of news, in that lots of things are reported on and most of it is pretty banal. I’ve taken the initiative and consolidated an entire week of news into one easily digestible roundup of the things that actually matter. I’ve also filtered out all of the advertising … » 10/18/13 12:22pm 10/18/13 12:22pm