You know when your uncle tries to dance or your dad tries to rap? That’s me when I try to understand snowboarding. All the gnarly lingo and flippy floppy acrobatics look fun though, even if I’d be a danger to fashion, myself and anyone around me. Thank heaven, then, for the return of SSX.
SSX, or seriously sexy extreming or something, I dunno, it doesn’t matter, is a remake of the...
Well, well. Call Of Battle and Duty field, here we are again; two identical games, resting on their laurels, keeping the more blinkered among us devoted with years of £40 games we tirelessly pay for. Which came first? If you care about that kind of detail, leave.
For us normal games fans, Battlefield 3, like its more famous counterpart, the Call Of Duty series, is just a first-person shooter set in...
Here’s what I love about video games sequels: innovation. Gaming is perhaps in a unique position amongst modern entertainment in that it can improve on previous incarnations to everyone’s delight.
The Call Of Duty series has done this a lot, evolving the realistic modern shooter series beyond praise. Until recently.
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is an annoying thing to keep on typing out or reading, so let’s call it MW3...
Here’s a selection of Xbox 360 Kinect games I’ve been playing, for some reason. Yes, I know, a grown man flailing around in front of a motion sensor might seem daft, it is. It’s also a lot of fun.The Gunstringer
A superbly presented on-rails shooter about a dead puppet? Oh yes. Set in a theatre, and introduced with a very sweet little pre-amble by the game’s developers, you take on the...
Do you remember 2001? What a year; it felt like the future had arrived, despite the lack of hover cars.
Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter began their ownership of cinema goers’ hearts, Russell Crowe dominated the Oscars, we saw the launch of Wikipedia and the death of George Harrison. Fittingly, then, it was also the year Halo was released.
Halo Combat Evolved was, I’m told, a revelation in console gaming....
Moreish. That’s what Batman: Arkham City is; it’s moreish. Just as Maoam can’t be left alone or like those tea cakes you probably shouldn’t have bought, some video games are so much fun that walking away is tough.
Batman: Arkham City is just such a game; it’s an evolved balance of adventure, combat, story, character and it’s beautiful to look at. I imagine it’s a lot like dating a female Army...
Cars. They’ve never really interested me. Much to the disappointment of my dad, my science teachers and the legacy of my gender, the geek side of me won through leaving cars and their engines in the same bucket as football, the army, page three girls and heavy drinking.
Car games, then, are nowhere to be found on my gaming shelves, not ones like Forza 4, anyway. Titles like Burnout Paradise of...
I love a good cliché. Don’t you? The way a whole subject or personality is summed up one easy-to-notice bite and damages everything it was trying so hard to cultivate in its own style.
Things like grumpy commuters, Hollywood hot-shots like Charlie Sheen or moaning about not having the heart to dump someone even though you’re not that into them anymore. So cute.
Then there’s Gears Of War 3. This ‘blockbuster release’...
What really pisses me off about Halo Reach is that it’s really good. You might think that’s an odd thing to say, and you’d be right. I was aiming for an interesting opener.
As a follow-up to Halo 3, video gaming’s master of online, first-person shooting, Reach was guaranteed to be involving and plot heavy, with a slew of juicy new, and finely tuned, online features. What do you know, it...
The other week, one of the biggest releases in the recent history of entertainment made over $100 million in sales in around seven days. Impressive, eh?
Of course it is. But just how impressive depends on your disposition towards video games. Halo Reach, the last Halo game in what will probably be a while, was released to critical and consumer acclaim.
The creator of the game, Bungie, has been inundated with awards...
A product of Scotland and a second-generation child of modern media, Richard's natural ability to form accurate and correct opinion has seen him work for a number of actual printed publications. He's tinkered with gadgets, condensed huge swathes of Cult TV and Sci-Fi into his head and has even stood on stage to tell jokes what he wrote himself. Now living in North London, he dedicates his life to guiding you through our planets maze of media hell.