The videogames industry is uncertain at the best of times, reacting to the ebb and flow of changing gamer tastes, economic circumstances and expiring consumer trends. Traditional console cycles last around five years, yet the only new console announced at this year’s E3 was Nintendo’s Wii U, a machine that seems to be jack of all trades, master of we don’t know what. More »
With over 25 years in the platforming business and still going strong, Nintendo’s endearingly rotund little plumber returns for another koopa-stomping, coin-collecting, 3D platforming adventure in Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS.
Always fascinating to listen to, id Software technical director John Carmack took the stage at QuakeCon 2011 last week to talk about Rage and the cool stuff coming next from one of the world’s most impressive game studios. More »
Everyone’s favorite video game exec Peter Moore has today been promoted to Chief Operating Officer of Electronic Arts, leaving behind his position as President of the EA Sports label – a post which he discussed with me in some detail not that long ago. And it doesn’t exactly come as a huge surprise… More »
It’s been over three years since Grand Theft Auto IV was released, and as yet, there’s been no word from Rockstar Games on when the next instalment is due. Rockstar’s Dan Houser confirmed to The Times in 2009 that a new GTA will be made, and given that almost two years have passed since then, the game is likely well into development. Here I provide a rundown of everything we know about the game so far. The information is based on a mixture of fact and intelligent guesswork. More »
Being of Norwegian heritage, I can personally say that Skyrim does a fantastic job at recreating my everyday duties. I wear helmets, use magic, sword fight, and slay dragons. And it’s hard to believe anything can be grander than The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, but as I learned at E3 this year, a challenger approaches… More »