Wednesday, 31 October 2012

The Wainright Profile

"...spare a thought for the journalist forced out of his job for telling the truth, and for the one still in hers for telling lies."

A man is out of a job for criticizing someone who openly gives praise to games... from a company she works for... and didn't tell anyone about... and then tried to erase any connection between her and the company she acts as a shill for, under the disguise of a "Games Journalist".

Those two words are shorthand for "Intellectual Prostitute".



Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Halo 4: Pre-Order Pandaemonium

I have never seen any product enter the free market this terribly. Halo 4 is stumbling into stores this November like a drunken ex-husband on thanksgiving, knocking things down and shouting racist slurs to Grandma.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Chrono Trigger: Review

by Alex Hill


In 1992, two of the giants of Japanese Role-Playing Games boarded a plane, to check out the latest in computer graphics overseas. Hironobu Sakaguchi is the man behind the perpetual Final Fantasy series, and Yuji Horii is the brainchild of the intensely successful Dragon Quest series. Miles above the surface, they expressed mutual enthusiasm at the idea that they could, perhaps, achieve better results as co-workers. For years they were professional enemies, though not on bad terms. Siskel and Ebert were professional enemies too. Peanut Butter was once thought of as separate from Chocolate, until Reese's came and blew everyone's minds. They were excited at the idea of combining their strengths, and wanted to make a game that had never been conceived before.

When they reached the tarmac, they didn't have any solid ideas on where to take this enthusiasm. They had no clue that this would start the chain of events leading to a masterpiece. No one did. No one could have. No prospector truly knows when he is about to strike gold.

Monday, 15 October 2012


Try to understand how stupid and evil something has to be, if EA and Zynga are the ones standing up to it.

That's like if the Ku Klux Klan and Neo-Nazis joined up with the rest of humanity to stop the Oversquid, from eating our planet's supply of dreams and oxygen. It's like seeing the Joker and Killer Croc teaming up with Batman.

It takes a bit of getting used to, is all...



Sunday, 14 October 2012

The Walking Dead: Episode 4

I know the last post I wrote was a bitter condemnation of Telltale Games' QA testing/tech support. But holy fucking shit. I am trying very hard not to call this Game of the Year or something.

Also, Ben? I have all of the feels for Ben.