The biggest event in gaming kicks off tomorrow when E3 2014 begins its week of hyperbole, broken promises and overbearing dubstep. Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony will be holding their conferences on the first day, and I’ll be liveblogging every single one of them! Take note of these times and get the kettle on.
Continue reading “E3 2014 Schedule: LiveBlogs All The Way, Baby”
A few years ago – and I wish I could find the link, but you’re going to have to trust me – Cliff Bleszinski (formerly of Epic Games and designer of *Gears Of War*) said that The Next Big Thing would be usable Virtual Reality headsets. He was emphatic, but is also known to be so, leading to his claim being categorised with so many other wild predictions from industry professionals.
Except now it doesn’t sound so wild.
Continue reading “The Next Reality: Game Makers Design The Future”
Excuse the swearing, but the most exciting thing happening in gaming has just been bought out by a social network.
Continue reading “Well, F**k – Facebook Buys Oculus Rift”
Sony doesn’t have many big franchises but the one they do have has made a lot of money to date. Naturally that means they gotta start milking that cow dry.
Continue reading “Sony Wants To Do A Spider-Man Movie Every Year. Ugh.”
It’s time to interrupt the endless barrage of Christmas calories
that I seem intent on shoving down my throat as quickly as possible
seriously, it’s like Gluttony Man in Se7en
but I don’t have my body tied down,
my arms are wilfully ladling anything alcoholic or sweet or tasty into my mouth
like it’s going out of fashion
to round up what I think have been my personal favourite games and movies of 2013.
Continue reading “Simon’s Best Games And Movies Of The Year”
Sony made a hell of an announcement earlier today. They’re expanding their Spider-Man Cinematic Universe with a couple of spin offs, and those spin offs are all about the villains.
Continue reading “Huh: Sony Announces Sinister Six, Venom to get Their Own Movies”
Ah, *Heavenly Sword*. Yes, the PS3 launch game commonly derided for being too short, too shallow, a pale shameless reflection of *God Of War*. One of the *great moments* of the PS3 generation?
Continue reading “Great Moments Of The Generation: Grace Against Death in Heavenly Sword”
Sony Vice President Amy Pascal:
> “We are going to access Marvel’s full world of Spider-Man characters, so be on the lookout for new heroes and villains”
So that’s another thing that is happening.
Continue reading “Sony Says More Of The Spider-Man Universe Is Headed To Screens”
With the imminent release of the PlayStation 4 fast approaching and the focus of gamers shifting to the oncoming battle with the Xbox One, Sony has taken the opportunity to remind us of how we all fell in love in the first place.
Continue reading “Sony Takes Us Back Through Thirteen Glorious Years Of PlayStation”
Two shiny pieces of tech were announced today by Sony: a slimmer, lighter version of their Vita handheld, and a new Vita TV device.
Continue reading “Sony’s Playstation Vita Evolves Into Slimmer Model And TV Device”
With Microsoft firmly setting out their stall regarding their plan to be the central entertainment hub of America’s homes, it was up to Sony to give gamers what they really wanted – a focus back on the things that made us fall in love with this hobby in the first place.
But could they manage to resist the allure of always-on Internet and restricted used game policies?
The answer was, emphatically, YES.
Continue reading “E3 2013: Sony Press Conference”
Every year, the gaming industry gathers in Los Angeles for the Electronic Entertainmeant Expo for the first taster of the latest handware, software and game exclusives that will be vying for your attention over the next twelve months. It’s always a massive, industry-only event, even when the press events themselves turn out to be disappointments. There will be none of that this year, though – with the twin giants of Microsoft and Sony ready to pull back the curtain on their respective next-gen consoles, it’s going to be stacked with big names and attractive soundbyes.
Continue reading “Incoming: E3 2013 – Press Schedules, Live Blogging and Special Podcast”
It’s been a terrible week for Microsoft. The long-awaited reveal of their next-gen console turned out to be a damp squib of television focus and Hollywood courting. It really laid out their stall in no uncertain terms: they want the Xbone to be The Blockbuster Console for movies, TV, music and big-name games. There’s no denying that their sights are set firmly on the Call Of Duty and FIFA set, the kind of players who just want their Friend Lists to carry over into a game that’s the same but shinier. However, for the rest of us, that leaves a bad taste in our mouths. The Xbone, for all its Kinect functionality and instant switching, will likely not be the place to find a wide variety of titles that further push back the boundaries of this medium. With the ball now deep in Sony’s court, all eyes will be on June’s E3 to see if they can seal the deal with actual, real games on display.
Continue reading “Xbox One: Every Truth, Rumour and Fear”
It’s here. After months of speculation and fevered guesswork, Microsoft today unveiled its latest machine poised to take on Sony’s incoming Playstation 4. At a special event in Seattle, journalists from all over the world were packed into a tent to to be shown…well, it’s a cable box that also plays games.
Ladies and gentlemen, the Xbox One.
It’s a giant black box, that’s for sure. The smaller section is actually the new Kinect, and it forms an integral part of the new system. In fact, it’s mandatory, and every part of the One is accessible via custom gestures. Full details after the jump.
Continue reading “Xbox One: Microsoft’s Next Generation Revealed”