Street Fighter V Beta and Fantasy Strike Alpha thoughts

A few weeks ago was a fantastic fighting gaming weekend for me with a new alpha build of Fantasy Strike hitting, AND getting access to the Street Fighter V beta on PC and, luckily, I had the spare time to play for hours too. First of all, SFV. Although I was able to play SFV briefly before … Continue reading

Xbox One and done?

Naturally we’ve been following the Xbox One news closely on Agoners. Everything announced so far is barely even related to agonistic gamers’ concerns, which is a bad thing in and of itself really. As we’ve commented on before, Microsoft has been moving on a steady track away from everything agoners care about when it comes … Continue reading

Puzzle Stricken!

A while back I gave my first timer total newbie impressions of trying to pick up Yomi Online. It was definitely a struggle but I did manage to successfully self-teach myself the game, just by reading the rules and playing the tutorial and bots lots of times. This meant I was able to pick it … Continue reading

Hero Academy: Early impressions from the Academy

Asynchronous competitive multiplayer games are something I’m very interested in as they are potentially a very good fit for both my gaming tastes and lifestyle. That’s why I picked out a couple at the start of last year as titles I was keeping an eye on. Skulls of the Shogun has recently been released, but … Continue reading

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

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

Uncle’s Report: My Top 10 Thoughts on the Starcraft II Beta

Yes! The other week I was lucky enough to get on the StarCraft II beta test. As you’ll know if you’ve been reading a while, I’m rather excited about StarCraft II. Here’s my top 10 bits of commentary on the beta, concentrating on things you might not hear elsewhere, in no particular order of importance: … Continue reading

Orange.. Wednesday?

The Orange Box: Day 1. Well at the insistent urging of my colleague, friend & co-blogger lordnaff I eventually found a copy cheap enough to get. So to tie in with my ideas on time-based reviews and things that could be added to XBox Live, here’s how I got on with Orange Box after my … Continue reading

What a Donkey-Kongai

As you might have guessed by my taste in games and the fact his site is linked on the sidebar on this site, I find David Sirlin a very interesting fellow. I’ve actually locked horns with him in the past as long back as the heyday of usenet and alt.games.sf2 – although I was hardly … Continue reading