This year, the biggest annual gaming show in Britain has moved. No longer am I travelling down the M4 to visit EGX in Earl’s Court in London while staying in a rip-off hotel. This time, I have travelled up the M5 to the NEC in Birmingham while crashing with some family. Bit of a difference I must say, but it means that I can sit here on my netbook with a can of Strongbow and the New Zealand v Namibia match in the Rugby World Cup.
My visit this year will last until mid-afternoon Saturday. One reason for not doing the full four days is that I want to be back in Wales to watch Saturday’s massive World Cup fixture as Wales take on England. Now that I’ve bored you all to the high heavens with logistics and rugby, I’ll proceed with the my Day One report.
The Great Swindle of the title of this post isn’t some kind of Great British Bake off, not at all. I’m talking about something equally as British, that is the game known as The Swindle (official site) from Size Five Games which has a release date of July 28th set. That’s a month from today for those sleeping in the back.
I picked up Splatoon on launch weekend, and I’ve been coming back to it for a quick blast of inky action most days since then. It is a very well crafted game, not a surprise as it comes from the Nintendo EAD team that created the Wii’s major hit, Wii Sports, and one of the few Wii U titles to really make use of the GamePad, Nintendo Land.
It really is a wonderful slice of new IP from one of Nintendo’s best internal teams, but there are a few things I wouldn’t mind seeing from it. I don’t normally write lists like this, but here we go…
Welcome one and all to another edititon of Our Week in Games here at The Reticule. It’s been a week where Chris talks about three indie games he would have played at Rezzed if he been able to attend. Kevin has reviewed Tormentum: Dark Sorrow and Nick takes a look at the Atari/Jeff Minter/Tempest affair. Once you’ve perused those fine words, read on to catch up on Our Week in Games.
Welcome to The Reticule where we return with another edition of Our Week in Games. Content on the site remains slow at the start of this year, but bear with us and things should pick up in time. For now, relax on this Sunday with our weekly tales from the world of games.
The new year isn’t so new anymore and we resume our normal Our Week in Games service. Read on for your weekly helping of OWIGs…
Welcome to the second (and final) part of Our Year Ahead in Games – 2015 where we take a look at what we are looking forward to from 2015. Hit the break to find out what we are waiting for.
Christmas has been and gone and we are now in the early weeks of 2015 and we here at Reticule Towers are ready to bring you some thoughts on what we are looking forward to in the year ahead.
Had your turkey yet? Waiting for your turkey? Either way, if you aren’t busy eating on this Christmas Day, take a peak at Our Games of the Year here at Reticule Towers…
As we roll ever closer to Christmas, we have one last edition of Our Year in Games to share with you before we bring you Our Games of the Year on Christmas Day. If you’re reading that on Christmas Day, then you don’t have enough Christmas dinner to eat. With that, let us move on with Our Year in Games…
As we trundle ever closer to Christmas, it is of course time for another edition of Our Year in Games here at Reticule Towers. Read on to see what other tales from our past year we have to share.
Last week we kicked off a review of our last year in games, and today we kick on with part two. Hit the break to see what other thoughts we have from the last year in games…
Welcome to Part One of Our Year in Games here at Reticule Towers. For the next four Sundays, we will be sharing memories and thoughts on what has transpired in our past gaming year. We aren’t limiting ourselves to talking about games released this year, anything goes. Have no fear though, we will be taking a look at Our Games of the Year at Christmas, though I doubt we will come away with a definitive verdict.
It’s that time of year when the big blockbusters launch ready for Christmas. I’m talking about games like Call of Duty and Assassin’s Creed…sadly though, we will only be covering one of those games in the coming weeks. We weren’t able to secure review code for Unity or Rogue here at The Reticule, so unless one of the team can afford to dig deep, they’ll be on the back burner. In brighter news, I’ll be having first thoughts on Advanced Warfare soon, while Kevin will be taking a crack at Dragon Age: Inquisition on the Xbox One.
With those few updates out of the way, let us get on with Our Week in Games.
There are some fantastic first-party games on the Wii U, but what is less talked about is the growing, and fantastic, range of indie titles that are available through the eShop. Steal Inc 2: A Game of Clones from Curve Digital (the guys who did Iron Fisticle) is just one of those games.