A few weeks ago a friend of mine told me to check out Kickstarter. I loved the idea but was disappointed by the selection of video game projects on there. My impression was that they were all just a bit amateurish, simply not strong enough to secure funding by more conventional means. If only more
Who killed Rare? It wasn’t me. But do check out this interesting article by Eurogamer’s ever-reliable Simon Parkin for some clues. Includes a nice interview with ex-Rare (and ex Zoonami, RIP) man Martin “Goldeneye” Hollis. Man, Rare used to be such a big deal. During the N64 golden era I used to gaze at their double-page
New site launched today right here.
Confirming what has been widely predicted for some time now, Disney has acquired a majority stake in El Shaddai and Quarrel publisher UTV Ignition. This comes less than a year after massive layoffs across much of Disney’s video games related interests, in that depressingly stupid pattern of layoffs, rehires and acquisition familiar to anyone who follows
Sorry to read of THQ’s recent bad news. If anyone fancies a change of scene, you could do worse than consider a move to Scotland…
Okay, I’ll try to be topical for once: Spelling in all caps Specialising in old tat No, I don’t want a guidebook Or a third party nun-chuck
Over on Facebook today, the hardest working man in showbiz Brian Baglow kicked off an interesting debate with the following post. I don’t think he’ll mind if I re-post it here: Cloning is fine. If it wasn’t allowed, the industry as we know it wouldn’t exist. Zynga is simply following in the great traditions of
Just tried the Asura’s Wrath demo. Um. How should I… Yes. Okay. Certainly spectacular, in the most literal sense. If only I could remove those pesky mash-button-now prompts, I’d love to pay more attention to those dramatic events playing out in the background. That’s alright, I’m enough of a Capcom fan to be interested in it
Hey everyone! There’s a Syndicate demo out! Seriously! Man, Starbreeze are one of my favourite developers, have you ever played the Riddick games? Anyway the demo will probably take a while to download but I’m still really excited about.. oh wait, it’s multiplayer only. Never mind.
Finally, a 2D Mario game I can enjoy! So, I admit that towards the tail-end (tee hee) of 2011 I was feeling some gruffness-fatigue. I was sick of the annual editions of “Man-Shooter 12 – The Deadening” and “Stabby Man 5” – I really just wanted something well-crafted, cheery and fun. And I must admit also,