Opinion: Five Classic Games That Would Be Terrifying With One Simple Change

We all know that Silent Hill and Amnesia: The Dark Descent are frightening games, but just how easy would it be to make a full-on horror out of a largely fear-free gaming classic? Mark Butler takes a tongue-in-cheek look at five famous titles that could readily be converted into mind-bending nightmares. In much the same way that plenty of apparently sane people are just one sharp push from brain-crushing insanity, it could be argued that many otherwise... Read More

Opinion: Four Reasons Why There Are No Good Movies Based On Games

With Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed the latest in a long line of high-profile titles to get the Hollywood treatment, Mark Butler explains why big-screen versions of popular games always turn out to be complete and utter trash. On paper, the forthcoming big-screen outings of Mass Effect and Assassin’s Creed look to have everything going for them. Not only has the Mass Effect movie been scripted by the Spielberg-approved writer of Jurassic... Read More

Mad Mack: Eighteen Moments That Defined My Gaming Life

From struggling with  Super Mario Bros. to marvelling at Morrowind, disgruntled gamer Dave ‘Mack’ McConkey takes a uniqely entertaining look at the ups and downs that have most defined his  gaming life to date – and asks what they tell us about the evolution of the medium over the years. While I was writing my last article about Battlefield 3 douchebags, it occurred to me that I was pissing and moaning about some fairly minor... Read More