Star Trek Online: boldly going nowhere

The Star Trek Online beta finished this week, prior to the official launch in February. My brief time with it raised familiar questions

Left 4 Dead brings story to multiplayer

As the November release of zombie co-op shooter Left 4 Dead creeps closer, Valve have released a 10-minute video analysing the game’s core design principles.

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.