Tues 21st May. Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One – successor to one of the most popular consoles of all time. As someone who buys consoles largely to play games, and has a media center PC (and current gen consoles) already rigged up to the living room TV – the event was a huge disappointment. E3 is just weeks away, so MS are obviously waiting to show games – but they had a captive audience here, and could have done anything to make the gaming press happy. What we saw instead was MS positioning Xbox One as an entertainment device first More >
Another video editorial, this time on EA’s comment that they’ll include micro-payments in all games in the future. I also mention a couple of recent games and ramble about DLC and (what I consider to be) improper implementation of marketplace features.
My first weekly roundup, covering the PS4 launch (vaguely, I have a more in depth video in progress), and what I’ve been playing.
Worst green-screen ever! I’m working on that though.
So Sony finally gave us the info-dump we’ve been clamouring for and the tech press is going over the details with a fine toothed comb hoping for a clearer picture of what the PS4 means for gaming.
There are hundreds of articles about what Sony showed, but I thought I’d go the other way and write about all the things they didn’t show.1) The Console
This has upset people more than anything else, but really, what does it matter? By not showing it they’re guaranteed hundreds more crazy mockups by artists and 3d modellers, and the hype that goes along with that. I’d put money on the design being More >
After backing the game on Kickstarter I thought I should play and review the game. To cut things short I was really impressed.
Seven minute of gameplay video which I talk over and score the game. I also go into the history of the series and how far the game has come in terms of consistency and distancing itself from it’s Mario-clone roots.
Apologies for my voice, I had a terrible cold when I recorded this! Please subscribe to the Youtube channel and “Like” the video, it helps a lot.