Women in gaming. Some of you are already groaning, right? The issue of women in anything tends to be an uncomfortable topic. Part of the reason for that is that we collectively, consistently, screw up any attempt to talk about female representation in the media is that we're going about it in all the wrong ways. Read More.
E3 2012 was different, that's the easiest way to describe it. In all of our years covering the show, this was a year focused heavily on great games, new and original ideas, and less on gimmicky hardware and peripherals. We got a glimpse of what's in store for later this year, and also a look at some next generation technology and gameplay experiences. Read More.
While E3 2012 may have come to a close, we're still knee deep in coverage from all of the amazing games showcased this year. Truly, this will be remembered as one of the years where the focus was squarely on producing great games for both the current and future looking platforms rather than gimmicky hardware and accessories as we've seen in past years. Read More.
Every year, E3 brings a few surprises, some exciting, some not. Here's a list of surprises that we'd love to see at this year's show, but in all likelihood we're simply dreaming... Read More.
With technology coming out faster every year it's getting harder for companies to release cutting-edge hardware at what society deems a decent pace.
Day OneSpring is usually a crappy time for video games. So Playstation deserves a trophy for doing something awesome. Down at a place called Camp Ooch, and catered by The Food Dudes (seriously their wood platters were snazzy), Sony actually served up some previews that would be exciting at any time of year. Read More.
Video games and their consoles have progressed considerably since they first appeared as main-stream games in the 70s. Today, they've become so successful that they're making more than enough money to compete with sales figures of the movie industry, yet they're usually ignored in the general media unless there's a big issue or an amazing new game achieves high sales and hype. Read More.
So picture this, you walk into your local game store, like normal, and you're looking around, not really looking for anything in particular. You do really wish that that big AAA title was on shelves already, you probably really want to play that one. Well you wrap things up and find something you haven't played yet. Read More.
At the THQ Darksiders event this week we were lucky to get our hands on a demo of the game. But some of us there were lucky enough to harass and / or blackmail the staff at THQ and Vigil Games into giving us an interview. To that end we chatted with Simon Watts, Global Communications Manager at THQ, and Ryan Stefanelli, Producer on Darksiders II. Read More.
For most people, beating a game is rewarded with a ending cutscene or in the case of Metal Gear Solid 4, a 90 minute movie. I'm not complaining about either really. With the game over, the threat is dealt with. The crisis has been averted. However I don't just stop with the closing movie. Read More.
Okay Cerebus operatives, it's renegade dialogue time. Regarding Mass Effect 3, sit down and shut up until you know what you're talking about.
If you've been living under some facebook rock, at issue is Bioware's announcement that they will offer additional pay-to-play DLC content at launch that includes an additional playable character from an alien race. Read More.
This is it boys and girls, the new Playstation handheld device is hitting the market! With Sony having hopefully learned from their previous endeavor there is honestly no reason that this venture shouldn't be a huge success. We're looking at stronger hardware, a better release day lineup and a console that fully embraces online network so we should have a winner right? Read More.
So the Vita has been pseudo launched here in North America as of this writing, what with those people who preordered already holding their shiny new gadgets while the rest of us have to wait until the 22nd and beyond to get our mitts on Sony's new toy. Already, the forecasters are proclaiming doom and gloom for Sony's new handheld machine based on less than stellar sales up front in Japan. Read More.
When Nintendo announced that they were releasing a peripheral to add dual analog, I, like many others, was intrigued, yet skeptical. I didn't really follow the attachment for a while until it came out touting support for Resident Evil Revelations, Metal Gear Solid 3D Snake Eater, and Monster Hunter 4. Read More.
Okay, so I think most of us agree that 2011 can go die in a fire. While it was a tough year for many, at least the gaming aspect of last year was not only phenomenal, but quite possibly the greatest in the history of our favourite medium. Competitiveness being what it is, and the fact that everyone needs a definitive answer to the best of the best, we've seen it fit to join the parade and name our greatest games of 2011. Read More.