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Ahh The Sims, a game that came back into my life when it launched a few weeks ago. It is a magical game full of character creation, home building and life living. My girlfriend loves it, me...I'm not so sure. It hasn't pulled me in as much as The Sims 3 did.
That isn't to say this is a bad game, just that I haven't yet seen what makes this new edition stand out from The Sims 3. What is strange to say though is that I enjoyed the game most when watching others play it.
While most of us have been living our normal gaming lives, Chris has been of to London to visit the Eurogamer Expo and from the sounds of it 2014 has been another brilliant event. Make sure to read his words here, here and here if you want the low down of what's been happening this weekend.Read More »
Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is an open world game that follows Talion, a ranger killed along with his family by the minions of Sauron. Talion is brought back to life by an Elven spirit and is bestowed with new powers as he seeks revenge for the death of the people he loved.Read More »
Day three at the Eurogamer Expo has been my last for the year. A visit to Progress Wrestling is due tomorrow and occasionally some things take importance over games. Shocking I know!Read More »
By the time this goes live, it will effectively be the third day of the Expo, but this is a quick recap of day two at the show. Big shooters, big racers and numerous indies await…Read More »
Day one of my experience at the Eurogamer Expo is in the bag, and it has been something of a long day. I was on a bus from my flat at 10am to the city centre to get a National Express coach at 11am over to London. On arrival in London I took a walk to my hotel and was checked in by 2.30pm and walked into Earl's Court for my first day at the show.Read More »
I’m here at the Eurogamer Expo with free WiFi and my tablet. And I’m going to attempt to live blog the new Total War reveal. We will see of this works…Read More »
A creepy new trailer emerged at the tail end of last week for the Kickstarter version of Pathologic, a trailer which I sadly missed at first, otherwise you would have seen me talk about it much sooner. The Kickstarter for Pathologic is 13 days from closing at just under $20,000 away from being funded, and the project is bringing back all sorts of memories of when I was starting out with writing about games. Hit the break for more details and that creepy new video.Read More »
The following words were written way back when in 2008 on my old, now closed, personal blog, evo-gamer.com. There were an attempt, of sorts, to answer the question - do games have to be fun to be good? I chose to write this after first learning about Pathologic, and with the recent Kickstarter campaign to bring the game back, I thought it might be an idea to resurrect this piece. Please note that this is an archival piece of work and is an example of what my writing was like when I was 20, in University and very likely, a little bit drunk at the time I wrote this. Proceed if you dare.Read More »
There is a game known as Destiny which launched recently on the consoles, but unfortunately not on the PC. It is an MMO-FPS-RPG and also a single-player FPS-RPG. There are competitive multiplayer FPS elements thrown in for good measure. Destiny then, what are our thoughts?Read More »
The most interesting aspect of the past week was a little video from nVidia where they achieve two things. They manage to show off their new Maxwell and VXGI technology and they also debunked some of the conspiracy theories surrounding the moon landings. The video (after the break) is slightly heavy on the tech-talk, but is also filled with some lovely footage of nVidia's version of the moon landing along with some wonderful footage and photos of the real event. Great stuff.Read More »
Horror games. You either love them, or you hate them. Me, personally I love them. That intense feeling you get that at any moment something... anything could happen, it really makes my arms tingle with adrenaline. Undoubtedly I will jump out my seat at any slight sign of movement, any noise, or even at my own shadow, but that's what makes horror games fun. The Evil Within looks like a horror game that I would enjoy a lot.Read More »
Back in the days of the first PlayStation, I stumbled across an unknown (to me) game called Final Fantasy VIII and I went on to spend many many hours playing this deep RPG on my little grey box. A few years later Final Fantasy IX appeared, and again I spent many an hour working my way through the four discs loaded with wonderful content. Sadly, I didn't touch any other Final Fantasy games until I took a very brief diversion with Final Fantasy XIII on the Xbox 360, but for whatever reason, I didn't play more than a couple of hours.
Now though, I am starting to look at the series with fresh eyes thanks to a whole host of news and new trailers that emerged from the Tokyo Game Show this past week.
I was going to name this round-up 'The Sim Game Catch Up', but I thought that might scare people into thinking I was bringing news of some unknown expansions to The Sims 4. Fear not, as although EA will probably announce some expansions for The Sims soon, this news round-up is focused on a different kind of simulation game. The Sims is great fun, that is for sure, but it doesn't match the joys of driving a train, farming some fields or driving a truck around Europe. Read on fine soul for The Simulation Game Catch Up.Read More »
Let’s get this out of the way at the start – Cloud Chamber isn’t really a game. You know when people watch a video clip or a trailer and pick apart all the little nuances of the imagery? Or turn the volume up real loud listening for hidden clues in the vague crackle of a badly distorted audio file? Or trying to hit the pause button just when a flash-frame image pops up? And then discuss findings and theories in various forums and social media sites? No, me neither. But they do exist, and would feel right at home playing this. I, on the other hand, was seriously out of my depth…Read More »