During out 10th Anniversary celebrations, I talked at length about my journey with the Football Manager series over the years, but at that point, I hadn’t played, let alone installed the latest release. A few weeks on, and how times have changed.
I’ve played many shooters over the years, some where the AI is great, others where it isn’t that smart, but does a great job for the game you are playing. Of course, there are others where the AI is dull, and brings the game down. The twenty year-old Half-Life though, still stands out as one of the best implementations of AI in a shooter.
All praise the mercenaries that dot the Greek lands in Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, seriously, they’re something brilliant. Brilliant might be a strong word of course, but I do enjoy their presence, much more than their Phylakes compatriots from Origins.
I asked Steph if, after four years away, she could come back with a few words to share with the world. She gave us a nice retrospective piece earlier in our celebrations, and now blows the world away with her Favourite Games of the Decade. Read on, you’re in for a treat.
As part of our 10th Birthday celebrations, I reached out to a few friends from across the business to share their thoughts on the business over the last decade. There are some great voices to be heard, including some rare hardware chat on The Reticule. Please, read on.
It’s mad, in so many ways, to think that this humble website has been alive for ten years. It was on November 5th 2008 that we emerged into the world. Truly, we started from the bottom, now we’re here.
One of the joys, and horrors, of Steam, is the way it so neatly provides you with a playing time counter for each game in your Steam Library. Joys as you realise how much entertainment you have reaped for your £40. Horrors as you realise how much time you have lost after spending that £40. I’ve just flicked through all of the titles I could find in one particular series on Steam, and found that I have played 817 hours…
As part of our continuing 10th Birthday celebrations, a friend from the past, Steph “Kupocake” Woor returns for one last trip on the merry-go-round. Thank you Steph, for everything over the years from halflife2.net to The Reticule.
As I thought about what to write for our feature on the biggest moments in the industry over the last decade, I started to write about how the rise of super-fast internet, and realised it deserved an article for itself. So here we are. The biggest, most important thing to hit the games industry over the last decade has been the rise and rise of super-fast internet access. Back in 2008, Ofcom reported that UK customers on a broadband deal…
As part of our continuing 10th Birthday celebrations, a friend from the past, Ben “The_B” Borthwick returns for one last trip on the merry-go-round. Thank you Ben, for everything over the years.
In a little over a week, The Reticule turns 10! Yes, on the 5th November 2008 The Reticule was launched with a bang. Well, considering we started out on the 5th November, that day of gunpowder, treason and plot, we probably should have started out with something more emphatic than just a small “Hi world” post. Oh, the joys of youth!
I’m making nice progress with Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and am enjoying it a whole lot more than Origins. It’s nice to have a change of scenary from endless sand dunes. There is one problem with Odyssey. Wolves.
In a change from The Reticule’s usual EGX Programming, I’m going to break my reports down into a few different posts in order to give various games more exposure than they might usually get with my old Daily Reports. Let’s get right to it with some general musing on the show…
Time flies by, it really does, and it’s scary how fast it goes sometimes. I’ve been dipping back in and out of Rainbow Six: Siege in recent weeks, and was thinking that the game must be two years old by now. But lo, I looked back at my in-depth thoughts on the game, and realised that it was released in 2015, and is a few short months away from its third anniversary. And yet, it’s as good as it ever has been.
It either escaped my attention, or I entirely forgot about it, but EA had announced at E3 that Madden NFL 19 was going to be bestowed with the honour of being released on the PC, along with the two powerhouses from Sony and Microsoft. It was only the other week, when I saw PCGamesN reporting on the release of the game, that I signed into Origin for the first time in months, and saw Madden ready to be purchased. What did I…