Alan Smithee

Sayonara iPhone – Part I

Sayonara iPhone – Part I

You might recall recently that I have planned on switching from my trusty Apple iPhone, which I’ve been using since 2008 and has been by my side for the birth of all three of my children, to an unknown world of Android OS on a Samsung Galaxy Note II. Today I bring you the first […]

 Ryan Wilson

Ryan Rants: AAA Sequels

Ryan Rants: AAA Sequels

Sure, they might call themselves “AAA titles”, but they aren’t fooling anyone.

 Robert Chesley

Geeks and Jocks have more in common than you may think

Geeks and Jocks have more in common than you may think

I’ve been a geek for most of my life, but I’ve been a sports fan for far longer. Many of the earliest memories I have come from watching superhero cartoons on TV as well as watching some of the most important NBA games in the history of the game. I love seeing what happens with […]

 

RANT – 3 little things I wish they’d add to games

RANT – 3 little things I wish they’d add to games

I’ve been thinking lately about the things that make a video game experience a nice one.  Yes, all the amazing graphics, cinematics, gripping story, and characters we connect to are very important.  So much so that sometimes they put so much focus on those things that they forget a few little things here and there.

 James Helsby

Tech Rant: Bye Bye Mozy.

Tech Rant: Bye Bye Mozy.

Backups. We all know what they are, and yet only a few of us really use them. I was among those who really didn’t care. This is ironic, since my entire business career revolves around the importance of backups. And while it has been important for me to identify the necessity of backups for others; […]

 Ryan Thomason

Why We Will be Watching ‘V’ *Spoilers*

Why We Will be Watching ‘V’ *Spoilers*

My TV schedule was once a long list of shows that I HAD to watch every week. Since this fall, I think I have deleted about half of the timers off of my DVR. Most were shows that I had to watch every week, but this year, I just feel different. I don’t care anymore. […]

 Alan Smithee

OLD =/= BAD

OLD =/= BAD

How many people here still watch movies from when they were kids? A lot of you? A few of you? Doesn’t really matter for this piece because I simply want to put you all into the way-back machine to blow the lid off of this current trend of hating on old media simply because it’s […]

 Ryan Wilson

Quentin Tarantino Speaks Out Against CGI

Quentin Tarantino Speaks Out Against CGI

Not one to stay quiet (especially in his movies), Quentin Tarantino strongly voiced his opinion on Hollywood’s current trend of heavy CGI films, calling them the “death knell of cinema”. Fair enough, Tarantino, as this seems most evident in the rise of cheaply made derivative talking animal films. Then, in typical Tarantino fashion, he related […]

 

Dragon Age: Origins DLC– The Golems of Amgarrak Review

Dragon Age: Origins DLC– The Golems of Amgarrak Review

So yeah, I’m a fairly big Dragon Age fan, I love the game and can’t wait for the sequel. That’s why you wouldn’t believe my surprise when I found out that a new DLC campaign: Golems of Amgarrak was released. It’s just too bad my surprise DLC turned out to be one of the most […]

 

Bungie Should Blame Themselves for Halo Reach Leak

Bungie Should Blame Themselves for Halo Reach Leak

IGN reported earlier today that Microsoft are “aggressively” investigating the claims of hackers cracking the special Halo:Reach download currently on the Xbox Live Marketplace. While it was put there to buy at the cheap price of 99999MSP, it can only be downloaded with a special code, given to game reviewers. In the mean time, Bungie […]

 

VG247 posts GTA V “rumour”, various outlets take the bait

VG247 posts GTA V “rumour”, various outlets take the bait

Gibbo has a rant about this GTA V “rumour”

 Alan Smithee

Black Designer Finds FPS Games “Fucking Boring”

Black Designer Finds FPS Games “Fucking Boring”

In a recent interview with OXM, the lead designer on the critically acclaimed title Black (that EA put out a few years back), stated that he finds most of the current generation cover system based shooters “fucking boring”.

 

The Spike VGAs, or how I wasted two hours of my life.

The Spike VGAs, or how I wasted two hours of my life.

Well, my expectations of the VGAs weren’t even high to begin with. A respectable video game award show is far from happening, the closest we have being the videogame BAFTAs over here in Blighty. However, lapdog Geoff Keighley was claiming that there were 12 exclusive reveals at the show, such as the first look at […]

 

How Xtival is like Mr.Bumble In Oliver Twist

How Xtival is like Mr.Bumble In Oliver Twist

(This article going up recently is purely coincidence) – Gibbo :) Every year in Europe, Microsoft host their annual Xtival “festival”. For one weekend, Xbox Live Gold is free to anyone. Not only that but there are game competitions for some of the biggest titles around right now as well deals on films to watch […]

 Evan Burkey

Eden of the East Compilation Film Announced: Is It Really Necessary?

Today, Kenji Kamiyama, director of such anime as Blood: The Last Vampire, Ghost In The Shell: SAC, and Eden of the East, announced that Eden of the East will have a compilation film released a month before the movie sequel. For those who don’t know, Eden of the East was a total sleeper hit from […]