Hadn’t heard of this before but Qora looks really nice. It’s a videogame that has a lovely pixelly Studio Ghibli vibe to it. It’s currently on offer until October 9th […]

Doritos, an advergaming case study

Working at Miniclip.com I have seen many online advergames so have a pretty good idea of what is good and what is bad, both from an advertisers perspective and from a gamers. Many brands create very simple, not very enjoyable games, that push their product or logo down the gamers throat at every opportunity, ignoring […]

iPod Touch

iPod Touch

Over the last couple of months I have been using an iPod Touch. It all started because a game developer contacted me asking if I would be interested in reviewing […]

The Virginia Tech tragedy and violent video games

The recent shooting at Virginia Tech has affected, and shocked, many people and it’s a terrible tragedy that something so awful could happen. My thoughts go out to all those involved and I hope they can get back to some semblance of normality as soon as possible. Video Games As tragic as this event was […]

3 rules of effective cutscenes

Arstechnica have put together the three rules of effective cutscenes as taught by God of War 2. The rules are… Keep it Short, Stupid I shouldn’t be Superman in a cut scene but Clark Kent in the game If your engine is good enough for the game, it’s good enough for cut scenes Obviously they […]

Videogames blamed for… everything!

Videogames are regularly blamed for many things, the most popular being making children fat and violent. So when something new, such as the Nintendo Wii, comes along everyone is happy. The Wii gets children exercising again, and it doesn’t feature as many violent games as other consoles. However that “everyone” has just gotten a little […]