Author Archives: Patrick Garratt
Tue, Jan 01, 2013 | 21:48 GMT
Sony bought Gaikai for $380 million in July, as everyone tried to ignore their E3 hangovers and look forward to gamescom. Head down for the seventh part of our 2012 news retrospective.
Tue, Jan 01, 2013 | 21:30 GMT
E3 2012 would prove to be solid and depressing, with Crystal Dynamics dropping itself into the year’s greatest PR disaster with some grandiose misinformationing related to Tomb Raider.
Mon, Dec 31, 2012 | 11:58 GMT
May was all about Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, E3, Diablo III, Max Payne 3, 38 Studios going bust and Danny Bilson leaving THQ. Get the fifth part of our 2012 news retrospective right here.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 | 09:30 GMT
April 2012 was a slow month marked by the first mentions of E3 press conferences, Sony’s continuing struggle, the ramping up of Diablo III and the virtually unnoticed release of the first episode of Telltales’ The Walking Dead.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 | 09:00 GMT
March saw GAME reach the end of everyone’s tether, Mass Effect 3 launch and Geohot get busted for pot. Get the third part of our month-by-month 2012 games news retrospective below.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 | 09:01 GMT
February 2012 saw the launch of Vita in the US and Europe, the true extent of GAME’s disastrous situation in the UK and Double Fine’s game-changing Kickstarter. Head below for the second part of our look at 2012′s news.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 | 09:02 GMT
This year started off with Star Wars: The Old Republic’s lurching to life, some feverish next-gen rumouring and Sony prepping Vita’s western launch. Get the first of our monthly retrospectives for 2012 below.
Fri, Dec 21, 2012 | 16:17 GMT
And that was 2012. We’re stopping rolling news updates from now until January 2, 2013.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 12:30 GMT
Microsoft’s dropped the prices of a bunch of LEGO games on XBLM today, finally creating the perfect LEGO Harry Potter cheapness storm you’ve been masturbating about for months. Get the deals below. Thanks, OXM.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 12:01 GMT
Supreme Commander developer Gas Powered Games has launched a countdown timer for its next project.
Wed, Dec 19, 2012 | 11:54 GMT
Thu, Dec 06, 2012 | 08:59 GMT
Head in for all of today’s Nintendo Direct news, including dates for Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Pikmin 3.
Tue, Nov 27, 2012 | 14:53 GMT
Britain’s indie A-listers are asking Kickstarter for millions to fund their latest games, and victory is by no means assured. Patrick Garratt asks whether or not there’s been a failure to judge the mood.
Thu, Nov 22, 2012 | 16:18 GMT
Fri, Nov 16, 2012 | 12:52 GMT
“Asynchronous multiplayer” is a stupid way to describe people playing a game together in varying ways. Fortunately, WiiU launch title ZombiU makes the whole concept simple with its innovative RTS-FPS combination.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 | 15:12 GMT
Call of Duty Black Ops 2 went live worldwide overnight, with parties and events in London marking the launch of this year’s instalment of Activision’s shooter. Sam Clay reports.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 | 13:14 GMT
It’s time. BLOPS2 has now released globally and the review embargo is up. Better? Worse? Up? Down? Round-about? You’ll get every score here.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012 | 14:40 GMT
If ZombiU is the first real example of what dual-screen gaming will bring to the core, the next generation’s future could be lush. Or soaked in gore. Either way, says Patrick Garratt, Ubi Montpelier’s undead debut breaks new ground.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 | 09:12 GMT
Forza Horizon’s single-player micro-transactions point to a monetization trend that could affect triple-A gaming at its core. You may have to accept the inevitable, says Patrick Garratt.
Mon, Nov 05, 2012 | 10:13 GMT
Kukouri’s Tiny Troopers has now passed the 2 million sales mark, VG247 has learnt.