The Reticule is, as should be plainly obvious from the home page, a website about games. More specifically about games on the PC, 360, PS3, Wii and handheld and mobile platforms. For those of you with good memories, you may recall the site originally focused solely on the PC. How times have changed.
You will find we provide news coverage, but only on those tidbits which catch our eye and give us the urge to write about them. Rather, you will more often find impressions, reviews, interviews and other more in-depth articles appearing.
The Reticule: Our Scoring System
A quick rundown of our scoring system is necessary at this juncture, it isn’t complicated, but it may not be quite what everyone is used to.
Red Mist – A rare sight, Game of the Year quality
Head Shot – Given to really awesome games, best of the bunch.
On target – Above average game, certain aspects or niggles making the game not for everyone but a stand out example of the genre.
Off target – Below average, major flaws or bugs that make the game not all there, and barely worth renting at all.
Crotch shot – Terrible. To be avoided and has almost no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Should be taken out the back and shot.
How to Contact Us
If you have any thoughts or ideas on the site, or if you have some news for us, drop us a line at contact[at]thereticule.com
The team behind The Reticule is ready and raring to go, this is your chance to meet them.
Chris Evans is the man behind The Reticule, he was involved in the creation of the site originally back in the old days and has brought together this band of scoundrels to lead the site to new levels of quality. You may have spotted him appear on Resolution, half-life2.net and very rarely, Rock, Paper, Shotgun. When things go wrong, point the finger at him.
Found in Coventry, Andrew Eldridge is a student by day, a gamer by night. Part of the re-launch team, he’s responsible for providing reviews and features, primarily for PC and Xbox 360, but occasionally venturing outside his comfort zone to cover PS3 too. Andrew’s been actively gaming since his introduction to Age of Empires over a decade ago. How time flies!
An evil homicidal AI trapped in the body of a human fleshy meatsack, Ben Borthwick spends his spare runtime in-between diabolical schemes to kill the human race and world domination by freelance writing about games and has had his work featured in such places as the Official XBox Magazine and PC Gamer magazine in the UK.
A 20-year old Journalism student at Huddersfield University. He started with a Computer Games Programming course before realising that coding was too limiting. Now he plays games, writes about them and sometimes writes scripts for them. Amazingly he isn’t sick of playing or writing about games yet.
Kevin is a 24 year old resident of Edinburgh, he loves his indie and retro titles as much as the next AAA release. He spends a lot of time on his 360, but occasionally escapes to play on the PC or one of his many retro consoles. Kevin also loves pie.
Nick is new to the team, as such he doesn’t warrant a longer description.
Lewis can often be found wandering around Hull in a state of confusion. In his spare time he likes to look for enough money to survive. Lewis knows all of the words, including the rude ones. His interests include writing, puppies, indies, and shooting men in the face.
Previous contributors include Steph Woor, Michael Johnson and Dan Ellis.