Jul 15 2018

Should more game franchises be retired (and later rebooted)?

Will there ever be a day when the final instalment in a tiring franchise is announced knowing it will be the last one? Or more realistically the last one before a total reboot? The question swirled around my dishevelled mind at the weekend, as a Foxtel promo reminded me most if its best shows are […]

Jun 18 2018

On taking a long time to finish: How long have you taken?

Earlier this week I saw the credits roll on Fire Emblem: Awakening. I reviewed it in April 2013, having plugged in a solid 17 hours over a few days – more than enough time to know that I loved the game, to come to grips with what it had to offer and to recommend it […]

Jun 12 2018

Microsoft has lost an invaluable asset

The Xbox name has had one truly revolutionary “killer app” since the first big green box. Halo: Combat Evolved created a legacy of gamers, many of which still play Xbox as a product of their loyalty to the Halo name. Each platform has at least one defining franchise — Sony and Nintendo have many — […]

Jun 01 2018

How many digital subscriptions can we handle?

I already feel like my digital subscriptions are starting to get out of control – and now EA wants me to pay for another one I’ll probably rarely use. But it’s cheap enough I’ll probably buy it, forget it, and reap its one or two benefits in six months. PlayStation Plus ($70 per year), Xbox […]

May 26 2018

Do you actually play free or super cheap games?

This week, I played through Guacamelee: Super Turbo Championship Edition on Xbox One, which was free thanks to my Gold subscription (although technically it’s false to say it’s free when I pay for the subscription, but I’d keep paying for the online service even if free games weren’t included, so, you know). It’s a really […]