Broken Sword: The Director’s Cut Review

27 01 2010

by xeroxeroxero

Comic books, sequential art, graphic novels, whatever you want to call them, the video games industry seems absolutely hell bent on capitalising on this century old art form of superheroes and spandex. We’ve had various attempts at putting comic books onto consoles and with the exception of Batman: Arkham Asylum (which frankly owes more to the films than the graphic novel of the same name) it just hasn’t been all that successful. We’ve had the fairly weak ‘motion comics’ for the likes of Dead Space and Uncharted 2, ‘digital comics’ arriving on the PSP that add absolutely nothing to the experience of reading and even Capcom trying, to little avail, to translate the (appropriately) paper thin Street Fighter universe to paperback form. No one, it seems, can get it right. Until now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Podcast Episode 77 – Blue Oyster

25 01 2010

by Daren Baldock

The low down on the new web site.

Gears of War 2, Darksiders, MAG and InFamous.

News discussion – Left4Dead 2 update details, Facebook gaming portal, Final Fantasy XIII special edition, British Broadcasters investigating gaming, developer platform choices, death threats in Australia, additional Borderlands DLC, Heavy Rain demo, Apple tablet thoughts, Playstation motion controller delayed and Dr Phil.

The retail round-up – DLC, sexy quiz and Tweeting action.

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PC Gaming Is Dead, Long Live PC Gaming! Part 2

21 01 2010

by xeroxeroxero

A couple of weeks ago I argued that traditional PC gaming was dead. Through a combination of rampant piracy, a dwindling market and a technologically divided player base, the age of the office chair gamer with a wealth of big budget, Triple A titles at their disposal is well and truly gone. This week, I’d like to make the point that PC Gaming is far from dead either financially or artistically and that perhaps the keyboard and mouse is the real future of video games. Read the rest of this entry »





Podcast Episode 76 – Bleaching Uranus

18 01 2010

by Daren Baldock

The completion of Assassin’s Creed 2 with FAQs, Gears and beers, Afrika, Ratchet and Clank, Bayonetta, Star Trek Online and inFamous.

News discussion – Splinter Cell, R.U.S.E. and Gran Turismo 5 delayed, Ubisoft weathering the storm against piracy, DSi XL details, White Knight Chronicles, Star Wars online next year and 3d Dot Game Heroes.

The retail round-up – DLC, sexy quiz and Tweeting action

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Uncharted 2: The Best Surprise Of 2009

14 01 2010

by xeroxeroxero

As anyone who has been following me on Twitter can attest, I’ve been very much a fan of Uncharted 2. After playing the original, watching teaser trailers, pouring over leaked images and otherwise hyping myself up for the second, the one thing I was sure of was a fantastic single player experience. What I wasn’t sure of going in however, was its multiplayer. How wrong I was. Read the rest of this entry »





Podcast Episode 75 – Me so horny

11 01 2010

by Daren Baldock

Gears of War 2, Dark Void, Bayonetta, MAG and Mass Effect.

News discussion – CES release dates, the next Call of Duty, Wii in prison, Left 4 Dead 2 free for Xbox Live Silver members, Alan Wake episodes, PSN coming to more Sony hardware, Project Natal and Xbox Game Room details.

The retail round-up – DLC, sexy quiz and Tweeting action

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PC Gaming Is Dead, Long Live PC Gaming! Part 1

6 01 2010

by xeroxeroxero

It’s a long held belief that the hardest of the hardcore gamer, rocks a PC. Near infinite expandability, game modding to the point that entirely new games can be fashioned out of others (e.g. Portal) and an always on community linked directly to the greatest online gaming experience available; the untethered internet. But PC gaming has seen a serious decline in press coverage recently from the major blogs and gaming sites out there and for one very good reason; the ‘PC gamer’ is very much a dying breed. Read the rest of this entry »