Category: 2008

  • Chuck Norris Saves Christmas

    I’m not exactly sure when it happened but Oxford Street seems to have become a bit of a celebrity. Every day it makes the papers. Sales are down, sales are 1% less than last year, sales are coming, one day only sales… where? Oxford Street. I’m sure it is happening elsewhere in the world too but…

  • Multitasking is the answer

    I have nearly got to the end of the epic Gears of War 2 co-operative campaign. This is a game I bought on its day of release but I still have Call Of Duty: World at War and Mass Effect to complete. I appreciate many people are suffering the gaming glut that is the last…

  • Flicking a V at the NXE

    There are a lot of things in life, in general, that annoy people. As a child, things that annoyed me were things like lack of sweets and not being allowed to stay up late. My childish mind told me that the only reasonable reaction to having these hate crimes perpetrated upon my person was to…

  • Winning the war at any cost

      Last night was one of those nights. Playing a  quick game of Gears of War 2 and I had a moment of genius when I stood alone against all five opponents and managed to kill them all to trigger much “whooping” and “yeah-ing” in the post round chat room. The same situation presented itself…

  • Meteos Wars

    The evil planet Meteos is laying waste to planets across the galaxy. It’s throwing different coloured blocks at them, and only you can help save them and destroy the threat. Yeah, the story behind Meteos Wars is a bit cack. But then, when you start playing you stop caring about that. The main thought in…

  • Home for Christmas

    The Home beta has finally gone live to the public. Of course it’s still in beta because God forbid Home should ever actually be ready. We’ve only been waiting since the Playstation 3’s launch for it. I’ve been fortunate enough to have had access for a while now and it was an interesting jaunt into…

  • Ready Up Game Awards ‘08 – The Nominee

    VOTING NOW CLOSED – RESULTS COMING SOON UPDATE: Slight problem with the form this morning, now fixed. Sorry! Put that controller down. Stop hammering the keys on that keyboard. Yes, I know you were busy fighting off that zombie horde in Left 4 Dead, or perhaps you were fighting with the Horde in World of…

  • Better Layton Than Never…

    All week I’ve been hunting for ‘Professor Layton and the Curious Village’. I had foolishly put it on my Christmas list rather than snapping it up weeks ago and now all copies seem to have been dragged down to the earth’s core by some furious leviathan. When other-half announced that he couldn’t find it for…

  • Wii will miss you

    This week I had to let go of my Nintendo Wii due to personal circumstances. A sad feeling but it was a last resort. So before I packed up my beautiful console, I hooked her up one more time. A last wave of goodbye to the population of innocent Miis, a tug of my heart…

  • Pitching the Videogame

    In an earlier post, I was babbling about my nerves prior to pitching a videogame I have been working on to a number of developers, but before I tell you how it went I’ll give you a bit of a background on the team I’m working with. Despite the picture, you’ll be glad to know…