Category: 2010

  • Tron: Evolution

    I loved Tron. As a movie, it set itself apart from the mainstream fodder of the time by being so, so different. The characterisation of the programs and the world of the Game Grid brought itself to life in front of my eyes and has remained so in my mind. Even now I use the…

  • Packing for Gaming

    Going away for Christmas? Or perhaps, like me, you’re going home? When you do travel, especially on a plane, I’m sure you have a good think about what gaming equipment to bring with you to keep you preoccupied. Me? I tend to overthink it. If you’re anything like me when you’re travelling home for Christmas…

  • The Ready Up Podcast – Episode 6

    Episode 6: Dan Bendon, Kirsten Kearney & Simon Brown get their chat on for the final Podcast of the year, much talk of Warcraft, Tomb Raider, Warcraft, 2011 games and some Warcraft. Oh, and Dan get a bit excited for Marvel Vs Capcom 3. Subscribe using iTunes or our Podcast RSS Feed Audio Feature: Giles…

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2: Vietnam

    It is the first of November, 1955. War has erupted in the east and will stay there for the best part of 20 years. Luscious, colourful jungles will become little more than blackened, lifeless embers. They will be scorched by vicious flamethrowers, crushed by indomitable treads and soaked by bloodshed. Welcome to Battlefield: Bad Company…

  • Birthday Party

    It was my birthday last week. Last year, I’d gone out with my pals and the year before that I’d been to a gig and so I decided that, partly due to a bout of ill health but mostly due to my newly acquired old age, I’d have a quiet one this year. My family…

  • Ready Up Game Awards 2010

    So that was 2010, eh? What a year for gaming! I know, I know, we always say that but this year really was quite extraordinary. New technology like the Move controller, Kinect and 3D gaming have brought a host of new possibilities for the medium of games, although so far it’s mostly involved jumping about…

  • God of War: Ghost of Sparta

    God of War: Ghost of Sparta has got a lot to live up to. It’s a very big game for a very small console. As the first PSP God Of War game, the earlier Chains of Olympus set a very high standard, managing to squeeze a very real God of War experience on to the…

  • Tis’ The Season To Be Nostalgic

    As the Christmas season gets into full swing, I know a lot of us are getting just a teeny tiny bit excited about what the gaming fairy is going to give to us. Be it a new game or console, Christmas is not only the season which brings the family together but it also gives us…

  • RIFT Beta Code Giveaway!

    With its release date still to be confirmed, Rift: Planes of Telara is becoming one of the most anticipated MMORPGs of 2011. Rift takes you to a world filled with adventure, fantasy and beauty which is also on the brink of destruction. Once known for its great prosperity and wealth for all inhabitants, Telara is…

  • The Crowbar Is The Wrong Colour

    Half Life 2 is awful. I can’t understand why it’s so revered. If you look past its many and well-documented virtues, it offers nothing. I choose to do so. There’s no weapon customisation. Also, you can’t instantly melee — instead, you have to select the melee weapon first, then use it. Same with grenades. Additionally,…