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Yomi: An Intimidating Introduction?

There’s been precious little in the way of competitive video games that have interested me recently. Whilst I’ve spent time in competitive games of Halo Reach, Street Fighter 2 HD Remix, StarCraft II and even Gears of War 3 lately, none are quite perfect to my taste or are lacking in some way to my … Continue reading

The XBox Live Fail Update

The Xbox Live Fall Fail Update Late last autumn there was the usual “Fall Update” to Xbox 360s connected to  Xbox Live, this year with the moniker (as is the trend these days) of the “Metro” update. I hoped to write about this when it was more topical, but I wanted to wait until I’d … Continue reading

Alawishus Pixel – Review

Title: Alawishus Pixel Format: XBox Live Indie Games Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 1 hour Modes of play: Single Player According to the XBox Marketplace description this videogame will “test your mind and dexterity”. Whilst that is true, it’s not a very hard test! It’s quite ok while it lasts, … Continue reading

Stacking – Review

Title: Stacking Format: XBLA Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 18 hours Modes of play: Single Player Stacking is another single-player challenge title based purely around puzzle-solving – unlike titles like Braid, Portal or The Ball, there’s absolutely no dexterity skill tests at all. Puzzles are solved simply by moving your … Continue reading

The Ball – Review

Title: The Ball Format: PC Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 16 hours Modes of play: Single Player, Steam Online Leaderboards The most obvious comparison to The Ball that will probably be familiar to most readers is Portal – it’s a single player first-person puzzle challenge title. The basic mechanics are … Continue reading

I hope you like this screen, because you're going to be staring at it A LOT if you intend to play this game in Ranked Match

Welcome to the World of Street Fighter Three

David Sirlin’s been causing controversy again where there should be none, with his excellent articles related to the SF3 Online Edition release on XBox Live & Playstation Network: The Anti-Progress Attitude What Is “A Love-Letter to the Community” For my part, I’m just sad to see the same mistakes being made over and over again … Continue reading

2k Sports… please heed our call!

Just a very quick update to throw all my support behind this video. I’ve never had the time to detail all my views on the state of videogaming football, but to explain it in a nutshell, yes I am subscribed to TheSimStandard, Ryan Moody etc on youtube, and I actually only bought an XBox 360 … Continue reading

Ms Splosion Man Beta Report

I’m not actually sure if I’m technically allowed to write this without breaking my NDA, but I’ve emailed Twisted Pixel to ask and I’ve had no reply, so I’m going to hope this is ok. :-) They can sue me later! :O I was lucky enough to get onto the Ms Splosion Man beta recently. … Continue reading

Lost Planet – Review

Title: Lost Planet: Extreme Condition Format: XBox 360 Reviewer: Remy77077 Approximate Time Spent playing at time of writing: 15 hours Modes of play: Single Player, Online 2-16 Competitive Well, this is quite an epic. The most memorable thing about Lost Planet is the storyline, cutscenes and voice ‘acting’ that is so good, with just a … Continue reading

Starcraft II & Battlenet 2.0 demonstrate exactly how to do a near-perfect matchmaking and ranking system - every game should copy this!

Halo Reach finally discovers a ranking system

  I’ve had an article drafted for a while now about how when it comes to competitive gaming that you not only want a good matchmaking system, but also a good ranking system. At the very high end of any popular competitive game there will often be tournaments, clan matches, MLG, and all of that kind … Continue reading

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