Top 5 Games To Impress Women

10 12 2009

Revving your engines at traffic lights, burping the alphabet and downing pints of lager. Three things secretly all members of the fairer sex are impressed by. The same is true of feats of gaming prowess… when done right! The problem of course is finding which games to play, as the average non-gaming lady doesn’t care about achievements, unlocks or high scores, as they’re just meaningless neologisms when not observed within a very specific context… don’t you know. Presented herein then are my picks to impress… Read the rest of this entry »


Mario Bros: The Ultimate Survival Horror Series

26 08 2009

Mario Ghost Survivalby xeroxeroxero

Someone once asked me to tell them what kind of game Metal Gear Solid was. Being a self-confessed Kojima zealot I replied ‘Well, it’s a post modernist epic in the guise of a stealth action adventure, exploring the limitations of the genre in which it’s presented and the stereotypes presented therein… Obviously’. ‘So…’ she asked, with a sigh, ‘it’s a shooter’. ‘No no no’ I cried, ‘it’s far more than that, besides, it’s more action adventure than shooter’. ‘Do you shoot people?’ She asked. ‘Well, yes but…’ ‘Then it’s a shooter’ she concluded. This got me thinking; how do we define our games and is it possible that we mis-represent our most loved titles? With that in mind, I’m going to put forward that the Mario Bros. games are some of the greatest survival horror titles ever produced. Read the rest of this entry »