Opinion: Modern Games Need More Than Tight Mechanics And Pretty Graphics To Succeed

With a number of major releases failing to light up the charts this year, Dan Jenko suggests it’s no longer enough for developers to tick the usual boxes – and that creativity and innovation are needed to make an impact. Let’s get one thing straight before we begin – core gameplay mechanics (and, to a lesser extent, visuals) are the crux of any good video game. But while this will no doubt continue to be the case as we undertake the generational... Read More

February & March’s Gaming Line-Up Is An Epic Embarrassment Of Riches

Looking over the release schedule for the next two months, it’s hard not to be blown away by the sheer wealth of eagerly-anticipated titles about to land. Packed-full of high-profile blockbusters and new entries in some of the biggest series around, it’s set to be one of the most eventful 60-day chapters in gaming history. Fancy some adrenaline-pumping action-horror? Say hello to Aliens: Colonial Marines, Metro: Last Light and Dead Space... Read More

Opinion: Four Reasons To Be Excited About Gaming In 2013

With January just a few weeks away and a whole load of compelling developments, groundbreaking ideas and great new games right around the corner, Mark Butler presents four reasons why 2013 looks set to be a truly stellar year. Look, I can be a cynical tosser at times. This time last year I was expressing my pessimistic view that 2012 looked to be a rather uninspiring forthcoming twelve months for gaming. And while there have been many terrific experiences... Read More

Mad Mack: Dear Developers – Stop Shoving Multiplayer Down Our Throats

When single-player enthusiast Dave ‘Mack’ McConkey went hands-on with the likes of Halo 4, Crysis 3 and Aliens: Colonial Marines at this year’s Eurogamer Expo, he was left thoroughly unimpressed. Here, our resident disgruntled gamer explains why the dominance of FPS deathmatching  – rather than campaign previews – sent him into a furious rage. So, the other weekend I was offered a press pass to the Eurogamer Expo again,... Read More

Gaming News: Crysis 3 Confirmed By EA

Electronic Arts have confirmed that a third installment in hit sci-fi FPS franchise Crysis is in development, with a reveal trailer coming on April 16th. The game was accidentally revealed through EA’s Origin service last week. The game will serve as a sequel to 2011’s immensely popular Crysis 2, which was released to widespread critical acclaim including 9/10 reviews from major publications such as IGN and GameSpy. EA released the... Read More