There’s a reason I don’t buy most high-profile games until about a year after they come out. And it’s for deals like this. So, that’s a multi-GOTY award-winning game for the price of a medium size pizza at Domino’s. This does mean that I’ll have to hurry up and finish the first game so I can play it, but at least I’ll finally get that review I promised...
Better Bring Your NBA-Game
I’ve been playing a lot of NBA 2K11 recently (that’s basketball, for those not in the know). Annual sports instalments generally tend to skimp on reimagination in favour of just polishing the previous year’s product, but this year 2K11 astonished critics and fans of the sport alike with its sheer breadth of content and unmatched presentation. The fact that many are calling 2K11...
I Got Termites In Me Legs!
Considering it’s part of my avatar, I’ve resolved from now on to wear my fez whenever I make one of these posts. Not entirely sure what that’ll achieve, but it is a vastly superior substitute to the hypothetical ‘thinking cap’. Having managed to find a good balance between uni work and gaming (read: all uni work is now done somewhere without a working Xbox within...
The Chump Challenge: Poker Face
Martin and I found ourselves at a party with Kinect the other day, and the idea to force him to play the worst song we could find was immediately thrown out there. After much convincing and a bit of alcohol he was broken and gave in to the pleas. So now ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mr Martin McHugh: Dancing Diva! Now stripped of his dignity, Martin has paid for his sins and is now...
Who's in control?
At the risk of telling a “Back in my day…” story, I’m going to bring up a discussion that seems to have faded with the current generation of consoles. As the sole Gamecube owner among my circle of PS2-owning friends, we often discussed* the merits of one console against another. One of the foremost points in each sharing of opinions was the good and bad points of each system’s controller....
"Burnout on snow..."
…is how SSX: Deadly Descents’ creative director Todd Batty has described the game I commented on a mere week ago in a recent interview. At the risk of hammering home my love and concern for this franchise, anyone worried about how the game is going to turn out should give that interview a read. All I’ll say is that I literally clapped my hands with excitement upon reading it. In other news,...
A Challenger Appears!
While I’m well aware that advertising a similar blog here is not the best business plan, there is a method to the madness. Martin’s a friend of mine, and Use X With Y is his gaming blog. Without praising him too much, Use X With Y first inspired me to think about starting my own blog. Marty now finds himself unemployed and hanging around student bars, attempting to blend in. To...
After almost four years of faithful, uninterrupted service, my launch PS3 has contracted the dreaded Yellow Light of Death. All upcoming PS3-related articles may suffer a slight delay… RIP, 2007-2011
Descent Into Madness
First order of business: if you want to see what all the fuss is about Minecraft, Nic has posted a quick gameplay video on our official YouTube channel. Check it out. Second order of business: I’d like to share with you all my thoughts on an upcoming game that has me intrigued for all the wrong reasons… As a young ‘un, my exposure to mature mainstream games like Grand Theft Auto and Metal...
After leading the online gaming charge on PlayStation 2 with the SOCOM franchise, Zipper Interactive set their sights on something much bigger for their PS3 debut. Originally released in January 2010, MAG (or Massive Action Game) boasted an impressive selling point: an online-only first-person shooter with up to 256-player battles. A year later, MAG is now available on the PlayStation Store for...
Name’s Jack. I have a fez. I bet you all wish you had a fez. Fezzes are cool. Seriously though, you’re probably wondering who the hell has hijacked this guy’s blog and starting posting irrelevant Doctor Who references regarding novelty headgear from Turkey. Well, calm yourself dear, because from now on, I and my good friend Nic will be sharing posting duties. For years, we have bantered back and...
2010 Awards Part 2
Now we’re down to the serious contenders. The best of the best. I can’t think of any other ways to put that, so let’s just get on with the ceremony! Best Multiplayer Game Note: This category is just about the multiplayer component of any game - it does not have to be a multiplayer only game, but is not judged by the single player component. Halo: Reach The Halo series has...
2010 Awards Part 1
Seeing as everybody else has done it, I figured I may as well jump on the bandwagon and do my own 2010 awards. So without further ado, let’s get started! Best Flash Game Transformice This game was all over the internet earlier this year, so if you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, then give it a try here! Transformice has around 20 players in a game, and everyone has to...
Rock Band 3 Review
It’s no secret that the music game genre is dying. It’s safe to say that Activision’s latest attempt to outstay its welcome with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock did not go down well. So let’s see how Harmonix fared with their newest effort, Rock Band 3… The music genre itself leaves little room for innovation - the only real advances we’ve seen since Rock...
Recovered and Ready to Go!
Now that I’ve recovered from the christmas break, and finished reinstalling windows on my laptop, I shall be resuming service. Seeing as we’re currently in the big gaming drought of the year, I’m going to look back at some of my more memorable titles from 2010 in the next few posts. Basically until something bigger and better comes up. Stay tuned.