There were many interesting discussions at this year’s GDC, but one of the most fascinating was a series about indie developers. While indies got criticized a bit, Chella thinks the panelists got a lot of the indie scene wrong. Indie developers are like the punk rockers of the 70s and early 80s, forging their own path and identifying with gamers outside the mainstream.
The GiN Game of the Year Awards nominees are in and the voting begins for the winners. Chella takes a look at the shortlist and picks her favourites.
This week, Eurogamer announced that it would no longer give its game reviews scores and it would no longer be listed on Metacritic. Many cheered, but Chella asks, “Do videogame scores matter?”
One look at the gameplay reviews and the key word to describe The Order: 1886 is ‘disappointment.’ Chella takes a look at the key concerns over a game that looks great, but may not deliver.
This week Chella rallies against an education official who doesn’t think that art and science go together. But come on, one only need to look at the videogame industry to see a place where that perfect marriage exists.
The year 2015 promises a bumper crop of next gen games from AAA studios and indie developers alike, offering something for everyone. Chella takes a look at her most anticipated games of 2015. Check these pics and trailers out to see if any of these games should make your list of anticipated favorites.
2014 has to be one of the strangest years I’ve seen, over my career in the games industry. It was the first year of the next generation consoles, so it should have been all about the positive. Alas, a vocal minority ensured it wasn’t to be. Despite some crashing lows, there were some high points to celebrate. Read on and I’ll give you a rip-roaring overview of the gaming year that was 2014. The Lows: Watch Dogs Watch Dogs had been on my most anticipated list for what seemed like years. But the longer it took to come out, the … Continue reading Gaming highs and lows of 2014
This week celebrates 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation game console, and Chella’s put together a list of her most played PSOne games. Is yours on there?
Last week was all about Monument Valley, for me. I first found it on a fellow gamer’s Pinterest board and promptly added it to my ‘must play’ list. Then it was nominated in the Time best looking games of the year list and I thought ‘there’s that game again’. But before I could buy it, Monument Valley hit the headlines again, because it was bombarded with one-star reviews from gamers who took exception to paying for the expansion. I coughed up some cash and played Monument Valley over the weekend to see if it was worth it. First, let me … Continue reading Monument Valley and Why the Best Things Aren’t Free
With the holiday season approaching, game companies are putting out some pretty cool products that fall into the wacky yet cool category. In fact, taken as a whole, the past couple weeks have been filled with good gaming news. So grab a mug of hot chocolate and curl up with some fine headlines rounded up for your pleasure by Chella.