Finally for this glut of blog posts, I was among the writers who contributed to PlayDevil's Game of the Year 2010. Click below to see which five I selected, with a little blurb to explain each of my picks.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
The hive mind at Den of Geek broke down into its collective parts and each submitted their top 5 films of the year. I was one of these humble nodes and you can click the link below to find out what I selected.
Anyone clued in to the roster of upcoming video game releases might have been more than a little excited by the prospect of Epic Mickey. After all, the idea of combining the mind behind cult favourite Deus Ex with Disney's disc-eared avatar seems intriguing. Words like "dark" and "world-altering" were thrown around during the development, creating a small pocket of intense hype.
This is one for fans of roleplaying and/or Warhammer. I know you're out there. Don't deny it! I can see that D&D 3.5 rulebook stuffed under your shirt and those paint-stained fingers thrust into pockets. You don't fool me, ultra-nerd!
In what is becoming a worryingly monthly trend, I have just now found the time to update my blog. I would promise to be more punctual with these posts, but I suspect I'd be too busy to keep my word. I'm afraid you'll have to put up with binge blogging for now.
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Despite the curious title, this isn't some kind of bizarre sex game, but the latest computerised offering from Ron Gilbert - of Monkey Island and general LucasArts fame. In the much-aped vein of Diablo, DeathSpank is all about murdering monsters with increasingly awesome sharp/explosiony implements.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Twisted Pixel have just announced Ms. 'Splosion Man, a sequel to their debut XBLA title, 'Splosion Man. Sandwiched between the two combustibles is Comic Jumper, a sidescrolling shooter that revels in the kind of fourth-wall bursting sillyness that has become Twisted Pixel's trademark.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Over at the mighty Kotaku, an editorial of mine has been posted on the subject of sex in video games. More specifically, the way in which video games that attempt emotional narratives often treat intercourse as the completion, or pinnacle, of a relationship.