Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, May 22, 2008 Computer users have been downloading games and game demos for over a decade, but the widespread adoption of high-speed Internet and storage space for home consoles has led to an explosion in legitimate digital distribution of video games, both for PC and home console. All the […]
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, May 8, 2008 Gamers across North America are donning Niko Bellic’s shoes and entering the criminal underworld (and hopefully setting aside some time to see “Iron Man”). Rockstar North’s opus, “Grand Theft Auto IV” finally launched for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. GTA IV is getting near perfect review […]
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, April 24, 2008 Square-Enix and Jupiter, makers of the massively popular series “Kingdom Hearts” and “Final Fantasy”, dropped their new RPG, “The World Ends With You”, for the Nintendo DS on Tuesday. Not only is it one of, if not the best DS RPGs, it is a unique and […]
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, April 10, 2008 Desktops have long been the vanguard of PC gaming, but laptops are starting to push up through the ranks. Until fairly recently there was a marked difference between a “gaming laptop” and a “mainstream laptop”. Not only are the differences becoming fewer and fewer, but mainstream […]
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, March 27, 2008 The original Call of Duty was a first person shooter masterpiece. Infinity Ward took a tiring genre (World War II Shooter) and turned it on its head. Call of Duty 4: Modern Combat does the same for the tiring “modern desert conflict shooter” genre. I realize […]
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, March 13, 2008 “Super Smash Bros. Brawl” is here and if you liked previous games in the series, stop reading and go buy it now.
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, February 28, 2008 Imagine “Tetris” on a racetrack and the racetrack is the fretboard from “Guitar Hero.” That’s essentially “Audiosurf.” One of the finalists in the Independent Games Festival, this game is amazing. It’s also just $10. For each song, “Audiosurf” has a racetrack where your own little spaceship […]
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, February 14, 2008 I’ve finally gotten my hands on Bioshock. The story sells Bioshock. It has echoes of Ayn Rand and Fyodr Dostoyevsky, but you’re not beaten over the head with any of this. The story is completely interactive, more so than in most games. Bioshock dumps you in […]
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, January 31, 2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl will no doubt be one of 2008’s biggest titles. Countless Wii gamers are dismayed that it’s been delayed until March. We can take some solace that Famitsu (Japan’s biggest gaming magazine) rated it a perfect 40/40 recently, in time for its Japanese […]
Owen Sound Sun Times (On) Thursday, January 17, 2008 The video game rating system is flawed.