Posts in category Games
I want to say that Lucasarts made me love videogames, but that’s not true. I do think I learned to love them more deeply thanks to Lucasarts. Here’s my most cherished memories with their games. Maniac Mansion’s awesome cover art MANIAC MANSION The Finnish review in MikroBitti was great, recalling slasher flicks and painting it quite a b [...]
Thirty Flights Of Loving Small form gaming In journalism the long-form is making a return. That’s a great development, if somewhat paradoxical with the proliferation of time spent on smartphones and ever smaller chunks at a time on one specific thing. The rise of tablets is certainly a part of it, being more suited to reading than phones or c [...]
The Walking Dead This is a list of the games that were most important/time-consuming for me this year. As usual, not all of these were released this year, and this is in no particular order. The Walking Dead (PC). We’ve made a number of strides in games writing over the recent years (I’m itching to play Spec Ops: The Line), and Th [...]
Infinity Blade II screenshot I’ve started using an iPhone some months ago. I’m not surprised that there’s twenty-six games on my phone right now, plus a bunch I’ve deleted, but that they hold my attention better than the PlayStation Vita games I got my hands on at the same time is surprising. This is a look at what I c [...]
Kung Fu Master (C64) has probably the first videogame woman I ever saw. Couldn't find a picture of her to use here. Just to break the norm on stories about females in games, this is the only image in this story. I can’t believe I haven’t written about women as characters in games before, certainly I’ve talked about them [...]
I didn’t really believe I’d see this day.
Next-Gen has put together a chart showing just which publisher had the highest-ranking games between 2005-2007. Interesting stuff, albeit only based on GameRankings scores. At least Microsoft has already reacted with a clarification to explain its relatively low score.
Cryptic studios was working on a Marvel superhero online game. The deal fell through, but Cryptic has now announced that work on a new superhero MMORPG, Champions Online, continues. It is actually based on the best-selling pen and paper RPG of the same name. I am no fan of the HERO system nor the four-color superhero RPG genre so popular in t [...]