I realised something the other week, as I loaded up the Star Wars Battlefront beta. Until that moment, I hadn’t played a game with a gun in it, for over a year.
The autumn/winter gaming juggernaut is kicking into gear, as the big releases come thick and fast. If you’re not sure what to play next, I’ve got a nifty little guide to the titles to look forward to for the next few months.
The BBC’s Grand Theft Auto drama ‘The Gamechangers’ focused on Rockstar’s battle with moral crusader, Jack Thompson, played by Bill Paxton. Danielle Radcliffe stepped up as Sam Houser, who was presented as a Steve Jobs style visionary with a steely determination to have things on his own terms.
I watched a TED talk some years ago, which extolled the virtues of gaming as more than a waste of time. It seems, the science world listened, as scientists now actively use gamers to solve problems they’ve spent years trying to crack.
The Ouye (name may sound familiar) is the Frankenstein console from China that combines PS4 and Xbox One stylings. Chella designs her own hybrid console, taking the best bits from today’s machines.
The news headlines today are all about Chris Pranger, who was fired from Nintendo for speaking a little too frankly on a recent podcast. Chris worked in localisation within Nintendo’s notoriously secretive Treehouse division. Maybe the casual nature of the industry means Chris didn’t take his NDA as seriously as he should have.
With Sony absent, Xbox One looks set to rule the show at Gamescom 2015. Chella picks the top games to watch out for across the show floor. Things kick off with the Xbox conference on 4 August.
The gaming community was dealt a bitter blow this week, when Nintendo announced the death of its president and CEO, Satoru Iwata. Chella looks back at the career of the man who just wanted games to be fun for everyone.
2014 was the year that Ubisoft told us female characters are too hard to animate and E3 was overwhelmed with stubbly white guy syndrome. Fortunately, 2015 saw a shift in attitudes, as E3 2015 let female protagonists take centre stage.
As the dust settles on E3 2015, Chella looks to select her best bits, worst bits and huh!? bits.