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PAX Aus: The Games! The Games!

PAX Aus: The Games! The Games!

A look back at the games I played during PAXAus. Continue reading

In Defence of Metacritic for Video Games

In Defence of Metacritic for Video Games

Metacritic attracts a lot of criticism from various sources. How valid are those criticisms and why does Metacritic end up having so much apparent market power? Continue reading

Duke Nukem Forever: Taking Tits To Task

Or in this case, one tit in particular: President and CEO of Gearbox Software Randy Pitchford. Eurogamer conducted an interview with Pitchford a few weeks ago covering Gearbox’s generally poorly received 2011 title Duke Nukem Forever. In the interview he made a few comments worth evaluating: On why Duke Nukem Forever was a polarising title: … Continue reading

Reading the MMO Tea Leaves for 2012

In previous years I’ve spent a lot of time reviewing and writing up a year’s worth of Massively.com / other MMO sites news articles. Although this is very useful from an information point of view (particularly the “oh, I’d forgotten about that” articles) it takes a very long time. So, this year I’m still doing … Continue reading

Ruminations on Duke Nukem

I’ve been thinking a bit about the character of Duke Nukem recently following the critical cratering of Duke Nukem Forever’s launch. In some ways I did the safe thing – wait until DNF came out, saw how bad the review scores were, now write something – but I felt the same way before DNF came … Continue reading