Pokémon was a key part of my childhood. Now it's 25, I feel old

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Last weekend marked the 25th anniversary of Pokémon Red and Blue (or Red and Green in their native Japan), the first video games in a series that truly would Läs mer…

PixelJunk Raiders review – space adventure carries too much baggage

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; A space rescue adventure from Kyoto’s inimitable Q-Games, PixelJunk Raiders has the bones of a great action game. Its mix of planetary exploration, scavenging and alien-killing is unusual enough Läs mer…

Nintendo marks Pokémon's 25th anniversary with two nostalgic new games

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Tomorrow marks 25 years since the first Pokémon titles debuted on Nintendo’s Game Boy in Japan – and developer Game Freak has announced two new games to mark the Läs mer…

Nuts: a Surveillance Mystery review – squirrel snapper's delight takes a dark turn

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Combine the acclaimed rural mystery game Firewatch with an episode of the BBC’s nature cam series, Springwatch, and you have Nuts, a stylish and involving new adventure from remote Läs mer…

Medal of dishonour: why do so many people cheat in online video games?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Fall Guys had only been online for two days when it started. This bright, silly multiplayer game, in which rotund Day-Glo bean people race toward a finishing line avoiding Läs mer…

Sony announces new virtual reality headset for PlayStation 5

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Sony has announced a next-generation VR headset for its PlayStation 5 console, launching some time after 2021. The original PlayStation VR headset was released for the PlayStation 4 in Läs mer…

Video game giant Blizzard celebrates 30 years with Diablo II Resurrected

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; In a normal year, Blizzard’s annual fan convention would have involved tens of thousands of cosplayers, esports pros, players and developers meeting and mingling in Anaheim, California. But, thanks Läs mer…

How a game about making zines helped me recapture my creativity in lockdown

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When I sit down to play games, I am always more drawn to peaceful, low-pressure environments than high-pace adventure. I like those where I get to make a difference Läs mer…

The Legend of Zelda games – ranked!

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; 17. Tri Force Heroes The 3DS’s multiplayer Zelda game wasn’t so much bad (unless you tried to play it by yourself, laboriously switching between all three characters) as eminently Läs mer…

‘You can smell the sweat and hair gel’: the best nightclub scenes from culture

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Mektoub, My Love: Intermezzo There have been many notable nightclubs in film history. The Blue Angel in the Marlene Dietrich movie; the Copacabana in Goodfellas, accessible to privileged wiseguys Läs mer…

Why do video games matter? 20 books every player should read

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; At this stage in the pandemic, you may have started to question the amount of time you’re spending playing video games. Publishers have reported huge increases in the numbers Läs mer…

Little Nightmares 2 review – puzzler's quest in a fever-dream fairytale

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Like its 2017 predecessor, Little Nightmares 2 is a fever-dream made playable, with the creepy, disturbing edge of a Brothers Grimm fairytale or Jan Svankmajer animation, albeit carefully leavened Läs mer…

How the nitty gritty of video game funding shapes what you play

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Brenda Romero, the designer behind Prohibition-era strategy game Empire of Sin, remembers the meeting as if it were yesterday. Facing publisher bigwigs in a Cologne conference room, the veteran Läs mer…

Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal to star in The Last of Us TV series

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Game of Thrones actors Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal – who also stars in Disney’s Star Wars spinoff The Mandalorian – have been cast in HBO’s television adaptation of Läs mer…

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury review – a never-ending fountain of fun

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Almost every significant game Nintendo made for its interesting but ill-fated Wii U console has found its way on to the vastly more popular Nintendo Switch, either as a Läs mer…

Could the pandemic make the video games industry even more white and middle-class?

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; When the pandemic put the world on pause and we retreated to our living rooms, video games gave us a horizon to head towards when in reality we had Läs mer…

10 short video games to play with your partner (or housemate)

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; As the long, boring Covid winter drags on and sitting in front of Netflix together has long since lost its appeal, video games remain one of the few social Läs mer…