Go back. Go waaaaay back. What’s the very first thing you remember about gaming?
By John Walker on November 11th, 2013.
This November is a very big month in gaming. It’s traditionally the biggest month in the gaming calendar, but this one knocks the others into a hat so cocked it’s balancing on its brim. It sees the release of both the Xbox One, and the PS4. That’s enormous – previous console releases have been staggered, the PS2 appearing a year and a half before the Xbox, the Xbox 360 beating the PS3 to the shelves by a full year. That was all seven long years ago, and this time the battle is head to head, just a week separating the two black boxes’ arrival into the world. With them comes a slew of launch titles, some exclusive, some cross-platform, and what both Microsoft and Sony must be hoping will be their biggest Christmas ever. So where does that leave you, the fine looking PC gamer?
By John Walker on October 7th, 2013.
While the publishers are no longer quite as mad as they used to be, saving almost every game ever for October or November, they still remain the biggest months in the gaming calendar. And this Autumn proffers an impressive collection of titles. So which is the one you’re most looking forward to? Where do your hopes lie for filling those long, Wintery evenings? And, come on, tell the truth – are you awaiting some Call Of Duty?
By Craig Pearson on August 24th, 2013.
Hello everyone. Over here in the land of smashed hard-drives, terrifying tabloids, and warm socks, the upcoming Monday will be a holiday. Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas, Defender of the Faith, Queen, and mother of four, has seen fit to give us an extra day off. Thanks, Queeny. I think she must have a games industry connection, because she’s given us this treat just as Saints Row IV and Splinter Cell: Blacklist are unlocking on Steam. Oh and Sir, You Are Being Hunted (Disclaimer: It’s great, and Jim owns this site and makes that game). Anyway, for the people that have time off, what games will you be playing now you have three days instead of two this weekend?
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By Jim Rossignol on May 27th, 2013.
It’s going to be a little quiet here with today being a day of rest for both Britons and foreigners around the world. As such there’s going to be a lot of gaming going on. But what aren’t you playing? What have you left in the pile that you really must get around to? What did you buy in the sale that you haven’t had time for? What did you get that always seems to be slipping down the list? Which games are you leaving behind?
What’s not on your screen this weekend?
By Jim Rossignol on May 6th, 2013.
We’ve got a few things going up today, but as it’s National Nap-In-Armchair Day in the UK, things will be pretty quiet. You can do us a favour though, and answer two questions for us:
1) What’s your favourite game of the year so far?
2) Are you playing a multiplayer game regularly, and if so is what is it? The same as your GOTYSF?
By John Walker on April 23rd, 2013.
MMOs are that peculiar genre, that everyone loves to hate, and also loves to play. And with a new clutch entering their betas at the moment (most notably Neverwinter and Wildstar), they’re not going anywhere. So which are you currently throwing your subs or incremental payments at?
By Craig Pearson on March 29th, 2013.
Being a freelancer, time has lost all meaning and constancy. So much so that I’m writing this post in 2035. Hello from the graphene dome of of San Wales. It’s another balmy 96 degrees centigrade on the new North Pole. The Bieber Gaga war is now over, and we can all sit back and enjoy Cyber Easter with a big old slurp of Solyent. Oh look, it’s Good Friday. Time to forget all your troubles and enjoy the holidays. Will you be gaming? Is it perfect timing for you to hop into BioShock Infinite, or is there something else that you’re going to spend time with? I finished BioShock Infinite all those years ago/last night, so I’ll be hopping between Trials Evolution Gold and a review game. But enough about my fabulous life. What about yours?
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By John Walker on February 14th, 2013.
Happy Valentine’s Day, readers. We luurrrrrrve you. Kissy kissy slurp.
On this loviest of days, we want to know which gaming characters you truly love. Not fancy. Bleaurgh – we’re not CVG. Love. Whether it’s eros, philos, storgy or agape, whom do you find yourself caring about in the gaming world? Which characters do you worry about like you might your brother or sister? Is there a hero you’d make sacrifices for? Is there a game kid you find yourself wanting to parent? Or is there a fictional someone you’d swoop up into your arms, stare deeply and lovingly into his or her eyes, and carry into the sunset? Let us know your game loves below.
By Jim Rossignol on February 6th, 2013.
It’s been a while since we’ve asked you to step onto the soapbox, but it’s finally that time again: you’re constantly reading about what we’re playing – but what about you? What has filled your past few weeks, and why? Are you still playing through that backlog of hastily-purchased Steam games? Have you found some gem that we’ve missed? What has surprised you? What has disappointed you? Tell us now, please do.
I particularly want to hear from those of you playing free-to-play stuff. What has held your attention? Speak!