I’ve been developing envious eyes these past couple of weeks. Having completed God of War 3 on the back of a retro revisit to The Darkness, I was feeling well-fed on good gaming. It seemed crazy to think that Red Dead Redemption was just around the corner. Like many people, I had spend a good amount of time earlier on in this year becoming uncharacteristically excited about a cowboy era game, and at long last it was finally ready for the world to experience. more »
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Portal is free. You probably already know that by now. If for some reason this is news to you, then either load up or download Steam on your PC or Mac and get with installing the game. It’s an utterly charming piece of entertainment, and it remains as fresh and fun now as it was in 2007. It’s still quite a looker, too, and it will run like butter on most new machines be they designed for gaming or not. more »
Something that fascinates me is how we, as adult gamers, can sometimes exhibit a mindset that is more in line with that of a surly teenager who doesnâ€™t want to go to school. Whereas in those days youâ€™d try and chuck a sickie by faking a cold or perhaps going to the extreme of breaking a limb, these days taking a day off work because an anticipated game is coming out is a bit more questionable.
As the age of the average gamer punches through 30 and beyond, we find ourselves indentured by the many things life throws at us â€“ wives, children and housework all take away from us precious moments that could be spent with the latest intereactive gem… more »
Nine or ten years old. A Saturday night at home. The world of bowling alleys and passiona soft drinks are behind me, and now there are four of us sitting on the floor in my bedroom. Plonked before us, a little closer to the TV, is a Sega Master System II console with a couple of control pads slotted in.
The TV itself is aged, even by the standards of the early 90’s. In a couple of years time, green bars will begin to form across its surface, and eventually it will be deemed trash. But that won’t be until a 16-bit console arrives. This box will serve Sega’s 8-bit hardware just fine. The fact that it’s in my room at all elevates its existence to a privilege. more »
My how time flies. It’s friday already and the end of another working week. The pertinent question is, will you be spending the night sitting in front of a favourite game? Or perhaps the weekend holds for you its bounty of game time. This weekend, I’m spending some time away from home, so it’ll be all about mobile gaming for me. more »
It was several years ago, back when my University studies made a justifiable excuse out of still living with my parents. It was a time in my life where I regularly witnessed two families meeting for dinner and chatting over the plates of food on the table. It was also the time when Shrek 2 was beginning its cinema run, and I was displeased by its very existence. I’d loved the first one to bits, but it felt too tightly closed and self-contained to warrant a sequel of any kind.
The daughter of the other family thought differently.
â€śIt has Puss in Boots, and he’s a sword-wielding assassin played by Antonio Banderas! Prince Charming is a cowardly nonce who sings ‘I’m too Sexy’. What’s not to love?â€ť more »