Contrary to popular belief, I actually think the quality of videogame storytelling is going up. Sure, you do have those lazy games that slap cliché Hollywood nonsense into their plots for no reason, but you also have games that question the nature of the protagonist (Bioshock), the morality of the protagonist (The… »
The first game console was the Magnavox Odyssey in 1972. The Sega CD was the first to have a disc drive, back in 1991, and the Dreamcast was the first to have online gaming back in 1999. A bit more recently, Nintendo tried out touchscreens in 2004 and motion controls in 2006, and then game console innovation pretty… »
All the recent news about a new Hitman game has reminded me of an idea I had about nine months ago, after completing Hitman: Blood Money and Hitman: Absolution, and watching the film Collateral, all in quick succession. »
Just before the year ends, I thought I would look back and pick out my favourite gaming moments from the last 12 months. I haven't been able to play all the biggest releases this year, so I'm just going to be including games that I've played. I'm not including games that I've completed more than once however (I… »
Yesterday I wrote a blog post about my thoughts after finishing the Last of Us. In that post, I said that I thought it was a flawed masterpiece, and one day I would come back and detail the things that I didn't like or didn't think worked about it. Well I've changed my mind and I'm not going to do that. I still… »
I'm going to be honest with you; occasionally, I look ahead on Wikipedia and spoil the plot for myself. I don't do it very often, but I have done it in the past. I have a couple of reasons for doing this.
Firstly, I like to make sure that something in the game that is a mystery is actually solved at the end.… »