Tagged with Square-Enix

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

Hitman: Absolution – Oh, When The Saints…

Hitman: Absolution – Oh, When The Saints…

Htiman: Absolution attracted a lot of negative attention for its depiction of the sexy nun Saints being violently murdered in a trailer. Did the game itself actually treat them any better? Continue reading

Great Moments in Game Journalism: A Stone-Throwing Contest in A Greenhouse

Great Moments in Game Journalism: A Stone-Throwing Contest in A Greenhouse

In the rush to blame Laurent Wainwright for destroying game “journalism” forever, there seems to be a large issue overlooked: Rob Florence could have written the entire article and not ever mention Wainwright. Or if he mentioned her, he could have said, “And here’s the kind of gaming press attitude I’m talking about, the one that can’t even see the problem”. He didn’t need to mention his suspicions and doubts based purely on a single other tweet. 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

The Very, Very Late 2010 MMO Recap (Part 2)

Part 1 is here, including a note about why April is the best time to review what happened about 16 months ago. July: Star Trek Online Executive Producer Craig Zinkievich leaves both the title and Cryptic Studios. Capcom’s Xbox Japan- and Xbox 360-only MMO Monster Hunter Frontier Online tops the sales charts in Japan. Activision … Continue reading