Category Archives: Opinion
Wed, Dec 04, 2013 | 14:35 GMT
It’s no longer fashionable to believe in the Wii U. Brenna takes a look at Super Mario 3D World’s disappointing sales and admits the plumber isn’t enough to keep Nintendo afloat under Sony and Microsoft’s barrages.
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 | 08:52 GMT
Titanfall and Destiny were recently predicted to give “review-proof” shooter series Call of Duty and its competitor Battlefield a real challenge in 2014, but can their dominance truly be dislodged? VG247′s Dave Cook discusses.
Thu, Nov 07, 2013 | 02:36 GMT
G3 Studios’ Deathfire: Ruins of Nethermore is an classic first person dungeoneering RPG in the vein of Wizardry or the Legend of Grimrock on Kickstarter. For what it’s worth, it looks alright and smartly targets an audience whose “heart sings” for the games of yore. However it’s also the latest in a troubling Kickstarter trend: over half of this new IP’s Kickstarter page is dedicated to backer rewards and merch. It has 30 different tiers to back the game with.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 | 09:53 GMT
What were the games of the current generation? VG247′s staff pick their highlights of the past eight years ahead of the PS4 and Xbox One launch. Today, Brenna lists games that obsessed her while embracing generational trends – both good and bad.
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 | 14:12 GMT
What were the games of the current generation? VG247′s staff pick their highlights of the past 8 years ahead of the PS4 and Xbox One launch. This time, Dave gets crushed in a tectonic shift of big ideas.
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 | 15:57 GMT
Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag remedies almost all of the complaints VG247′s Dave Cook had regarding the third game. He reckons it’s a fine showcase of what can happen when publishers take criticism on the chin.
Mon, Nov 04, 2013 | 06:35 GMT
Battlefield 4 is out now in the States and today across Europe. VG247′s Dave Cook has been playing it this week and came away with an ingrained sense of loneliness and despair. Find out why here.
Tue, Oct 29, 2013 | 18:47 GMT
Battlefield 4 reviews are spilling onto the ‘net like blood from a freshly inflicted exit wound, but while next-gen and PC multiplayer seems to be the focus, VG247′s Dave Cook’s been playing the Xbox 360 campaign.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 | 08:02 BST
Grand Theft Auto 5 has come under fire this week from critics and gamers alike for its portrayal of women and one particularly ‘taboo’ scene. VG247′s Dave Cook discusses the week that was. WARNING: SPOILERS.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 | 12:22 BST
Grand Theft Auto 5′s launch is the software event of the year; maybe of the generation. Is Rockstar’s epic already a victim of its own hype? Brenna rolls her eyes at the Internet’s inevitable tall poppy syndrome.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 | 02:03 BST
Killer is Dead releases this week. VG247′s Dave Cook has both finished and enjoyed it, yet the sour taste of those exploitative Gigolo missions linger on his tongue.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 | 16:36 BST
Xbox One was presented to the press at Microsoft’s pre-gamescom press event in Cologne. VG247′s Dave Cook goes hands on with the line-up and reports on the show.
Sat, Aug 10, 2013 | 14:16 BST
Saints Row 4: The Super Dangerous Wad Wad Edition costs $1,000,000 and features lots of holidays, flights around the world and a freaking car. It’s pointless, but hey, here’s the contents anyway because slow news day.
Fri, Aug 09, 2013 | 11:36 BST
Amazon is rumoured to be releasing an Android console soon. VG247′s Dave Cook ponders the rumours and asks if the industry really needs another box at market.
Thu, Aug 08, 2013 | 10:45 BST
id Software co-founder John Carmack has taken up a position as chief technology officer at Oculus VR and VG247′s Dave Cook think it’s news we should all be excited about.
Wed, Aug 07, 2013 | 08:49 BST
Xbox One’s big policy reversals have sparked a great deal of debate this year. VG247′s Dave Cook looks at this week’s comments from Jesse Schell and ponders if Microsoft should have stuck to its guns.
Thu, Aug 01, 2013 | 14:42 BST
The apocalypse hasn’t even happened yet and VG247′s Dave Cook is already bored of it. Is the end of the world being flogged to ribbons or is there life after the downfall of humanity yet?
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 | 11:38 BST
Nintendo’s Famicom released in Japan on July 15, 1983 and it brought gaming into many of our homes for the first time. VG247′s Dave Cook casts his mind back to the console’s UK release and legacy.
Thu, Jul 11, 2013 | 02:18 BST
Brenna was really excited about Remember Me’s snappily-dressed, no-nonsense female protagonist – until she played the creeptastic final game.
Fri, Jul 05, 2013 | 08:02 BST
Brenna is as enraptured by the story of The Last of Us as much as anyway, but she’d probably have enjoyed it just as much – if not more – if it were a movie.