Category Archives: Opinion
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 16:16 BST
Xbox 720 is getting unveiled tonight and the internet is in full hype-gasm mode as you read this. VG247′s Dave Cook recalls his fond memories of Microsoft’s rig, and why it turned him into a filthy traitor.
Sat, May 11, 2013 | 21:12 BST
Stace Harman’s on-off love affair with Nintendo is well and truly back on. He takes a trip down memory lane and looks at a handful of upcoming 3DS titles that offer some good old-fashioned fun.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 17:32 BST
The lack of decently implemented 3G functions in a console all about connectivity is just another reason why Brenna’s Vita is getting pretty dusty.
Wed, Apr 03, 2013 | 18:47 BST
Buying a triple-A game is now a slow drip-feed of your cash into publisher coffers. Brenna worries there may be greater concerns than anti-consumer fleecing.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 | 21:51 GMT
Angry Birds Star Wars shows no signs of slowing down; the latest episode, Cloud City, takes the action even higher into the sky than usual, and also adds everyone’s favourite bounty hunter, Boba Fett. It hasn’t been dated but is expected soon. Check out some gameplay footage through the break.
Wed, Oct 24, 2012 | 07:55 BST
Zynga quietly laid off 5% of its staff during Apple’s conference yesterday, reminding us yet again that social gaming on the mega-publisher scale has the long term prospects of a terminally ill mayfly.
Tue, Oct 09, 2012 | 13:34 BST
Dishonored has achieved a remarkable critical consensus, but nobody seems able to agree on how long it is. Is nine missions too few to justify a triple-A price tag? Not at all, says Brenna Hillier.
Tue, Sep 18, 2012 | 08:09 BST
Speaking after the evaporation of OnLive last month, Robert Levitan, CEO of Pando Networks, warns that cloud gaming has another 3-5 years to wait before truly hitting its stride.
Wed, Sep 05, 2012 | 11:31 BST
After years of work, your video game is finally on the streets – but now anybody with a keyboard is allowed to tear it to pieces. Why aren’t you allowed to respond? Brenna Hillier calls for dialogue between critics and creators.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 | 09:01 BST
The history of game-to-movie adaptations is littered with corpses. Why are so many promising projects abandoned, and why do so many survivors just plain suck? Brenna Hillier investigates.
Fri, Aug 03, 2012 | 06:53 BST
Skyrim: Dawnguard has arrived on PC and is on the way to PlayStation 3, Besthesda confirmed at Quakecon today. Is the vampiric expansion actually worth it? Dave Cook provides the answer.
Mon, Jul 23, 2012 | 11:17 BST
Wed, Jul 11, 2012 | 14:04 BST
BioWare Mythic general manager, Eugene Evans, has predicted that successful migration of existing online communities will be one of the key fronts on which the next-gen console battle will be won or lost.
Tue, Jul 10, 2012 | 18:22 BST
The director of worldwide technology at Square Enix believes that Sony and Microsoft’s decision to let the current generation of consoles approach its eighth year has been a costly mistake.
Tue, Jun 19, 2012 | 07:34 BST
Yesterday’s super-secret Microsoft announce looked at first to be a bit of a wash out, but Brenna Hillier thinks the Surface may have important connotations for gamers.
Tue, Jun 05, 2012 | 08:57 BST
What do you show the core when you can’t show them your next-gen bets? If you’re EA, you roll up your sleeves, pull a rabbit out of a hat, and make the best of a bad situation, says Brenna Hillier.
Sat, May 12, 2012 | 14:16 BST
Wed, May 09, 2012 | 11:28 BST
Nathan Grayson pulls no punches in his attack on the core gaming press, issuing a rallying cry to promote and support one of the most important sectors of our rapidly transitioning industry.
Mon, May 07, 2012 | 13:58 BST
Thomas Morgan likes punching helicopters, but feels under-developed super soldier James Heller just isn’t compelling enough to carry the comic book mythology of Prototype 2.
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 17:21 BST
A lot of people are extremely excited about Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. Brenna Hillier? Not so much.