Mass Effect 3’s Extended Cut an unexpected success

I’ve written enthusiastically about both Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2. Despite flaws, they were both games that fired my imagination and lingered in memory long after the end credits rolled. Advertisements

The Witcher experience

This is not a review. The Witcher isn’t a game you can judge by ordinary standards.

Call of Duty 4 wins BAFTA story award

So, Call of Duty 4 has won the BAFTA for ‘Story and character’, eh? That’s certainly ruffled a few feathers, not least The Guardian. Despite the kneejerk surprise, it is however a wholly deserving win.

Annoying things in games: Part 2

In an attempt to inject some variety into this website and slightly dilute the over-excited Left 4 Dead coverage, here’s another round-up of game design grumbles.

Preview: Deus Ex 3

UK mag PC Zone managed to get their grubby mitts on Deus Ex 3 this issue. I thought I’d share my thoughts as I read through the article…

The Witcher: now with more gesticulation

As mentioned a month-or-so ago, there’s an update to last year’s The Witcher on the way. But we’re not talking your normal minor bug fix.

Intro movies vs gameplay

Game presentation has rather suddenly reached an awkward point, leading to an uncomfortable dichotomy between pre-rendered ‘intro’ movies and actual gameplay.

Mass Effect reviewed

Being a rather tiny operation compared to the gaming website behemoths such as Gamespot and IGN, there’s no way I can secure exclusive advanced reviews of the latest games.

Breaking the immersion barrier

The excellent guys over at Rock, Paper, Shotgun linked to a rather interesting article in their Sunday Papers round-up today.