Rumor Killers: Review of 2009

Disclaimer: Rumor Killers is a speculative opinion piece and is by no means intended to disclose as fact whether a rumor is true or false – even though the Rumor Killers team are usually right (usually…)

So another year is nearly over and in the immortal words of John Lennon, what have we . . . → Read More: Rumor Killers: Review of 2009

The Anatomy of a Great Boss Fight

Boss fights rank among the most unforgettable moments in video games. Ask any gamer and they will vividly recall Liquid Snake’s seeming inability to die in Metal Gear Solid, or besting Ganon with the silver arrow in The Legend of Zelda.

It’s easy to see why these climatic battles engender such nostalgia. Boss fights . . . → Read More: The Anatomy of a Great Boss Fight

Challenging Conventions 4: Shattered Memories – A Silent Hill Story in Pictures

This week marks the release of one of the strangest games to come out of a major studio in quite a long time: Konami’s and Climax Studio’s Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. It is memorable for a variety of reasons, but ithe game’s most unique design choice sees gameplay limited to analyzing environments for the vast . . . → Read More: Challenging Conventions 4: Shattered Memories – A Silent Hill Story in Pictures

Top of the Trash Bin: The 5 Best Worst Games of 2009

As I whittled down my 2009 ’Games of the Year’ list, I came to the realization that ten slots just weren’t enough. The past twelve months have been overloaded with ’so bad that they’re good” games, in particular shooters. Take these five examples: they all have solid mechanics and cohesive gameplay, but their . . . → Read More: Top of the Trash Bin: The 5 Best Worst Games of 2009

Gaming’s Top Ten Judases

Being the bad guy who makes the protagonist’s life hell is one thing. Posing as the good guy’s friend while watching and waiting for the perfect opportunity to screw them over reaches a level of bastardly reserved for one of the greatest traitors of all time: Judas Iscariot. These ten vile, underhanded bad guys of gaming . . . → Read More: Gaming’s Top Ten Judases

The Real Crimes Caused by Gaming

Most of us play video games to escape reality. They allow us to do things we could never hope to do in real life, from speeding down the motorway at 200mph to taking charge of thousands of troops in battle. Some of the most exhilarating experiences are those in which we oppose law and justice. . . . → Read More: The Real Crimes Caused by Gaming

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