Monday, 31 October 2011

Port memory

'Tis a treacherous path to the whore house
The release of Skyrim draws closer and RPG nerds are getting their basements ready for the lonely road into ElderScrolls madness,

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Bioware announces "Warzones"

The wait for Biowares MMO is nearly over and details are emerging fast as we run up to the release for this much anticipated game so it is only natural to hear of some more modes for which to salivate over and one of them is called "Warzones".

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Playstation 3 has tiger blood.

With each passing year Ps3 fans are even more sure that their chosen console is about to finally break industry standards revealing the true power that Sony intended, but will it ever actually happen?

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

GTA V what's it gonna take?

Ever since gamers got their sweaty, carpal tunnel hands on Grand Theft Auto 3 way back in 2001

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

There's something in my eye

It would seem that with the inception of every new game you'd think more developers would want to explore the vast spectrum of human emotions, but they don't. Every now and then some brave developer decides to make a game like Heavy Rain that makes us as gamers feel

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Xbox 360s ageing DVD format

With the release of Battlefield 3 and the surprise of an optional 1.5GB HD update in order for our Xbox 360 versions to look on par with its counterpart on Ps3, one can only wonder how big their hard drive might need to get by the end of next year.

For many Xbox 360 owners this is not such a big problem as they will have

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Licensed games: something to be excited about

Batman dominates all media
There was a time when the very words "movie licensed game" could only be uttered as a pretence to words like, underwhelming, poor, cash cow or just plain crap. Moving on to our modern day though and we have seen quite a few licenses go to good use in the right hands and very many are even expanding upon the movies
which they were based.

Friday, 21 October 2011

The Old Republic Collectors Edition: "only what you take with you"

Bioware has announce on The Old Republics official website not only what will come with Pre-ordered versions of the game but also what's inside the announced Digital Deluxe version and also a collectors edition for those who prefer something more solid. The Collectors edition obviously is the premium copy and includes several digital items for download (from the digital deluxe edition) as well as the physical journal of Jedi master Gnost-Dural, Darth Malgus statue, Official game soundtrack, A map of the The Old Republic galaxies, and a mysterious Security key for which my best bet is that it can transport you into any one of the Star Wars movies.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is sceduled for release 20/12/2011.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Game engine photography

Kent Sheely has recreated some stunning photos using a game engine, go check them out!
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Graphics vs Gameplay The ultimate showdown

With Rumours of next Generation consoles around the corner a never ending debate in gaming culture looms up out of the darkness once more, Graphics vs Gameplay.

Many people simply settle with the opinion that both graphics and gameplay are important but then along comes a game like Minecraft, which looks terrible by todays standards, to blow away those preconceptions.

The most important thing to note though is that it depends on what's driving the game, could Gears of War or Uncharted have been the action orientated masterpieces they were without stunning graphics in the mix?

Next Xbox possibly slated for 2013 release

At this stage just a rumour but Develop, an online marketing website, has reported that Microsoft and industry partners have been working closely together on the next Xbox. Reports are suggesting a 2013 release though it is likely some countries may not see the console until 2014.

Develop are also reporting that Lionhead have been hard at work on a project known only as Fable Next which is scheduled to be released on newer consoles and

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

8-bit blows a Samsung Omnia 7 into "bits"

Regrettably this will not happen, blowing things up requires careful planning and safety measures that were too lazy to take.


Harrison Ford says Uncarted 3 is "unreal"

If Harrison Ford thinks it's good so should you... and your grandpa

While obviously Ford was paid to help promote the game he does seem to be genuinely enjoying his experience, even stopping half way through sentences to play. Or maybe he has Alzheimer's.

Sony's PS Vita gets a launch date

Everyone outside of Japan is marking their calenders for February 22, 2012 after Sony confirmed on their PlayStation blog  that the PS Vita is finally on the way, the blog reads
 "We are happy to share a piece of news that you have all been waiting for: PlayStation Vita will be available throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Australasia from 22nd February, 2012"

Game: A graphics Odyssey Part 2

In Part one we looked at some of the early 3D games that changed our perception on silicone valley ending with Halo Combat Evolved in 2001. By my count that still leaves ten years, and those ten have possibly been the most mind blowing of all.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

8-bit looks back on Terraria

Chris little joins me in this video to teach me some things about Terraria, a Game for Windows that can be downloaded from your Steam client.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Game: A graphics Odyssey Part 1

Computers have changed the way we live on this planet since the very inception of early ones like ENIAC. I however am not a computer scientist and have a very limited perception of how it all works but there is one question I hear quite often that bugs me "how much better can video game graphics really get?". Any logical person would simply look

Saturday, 15 October 2011

8-bit Plays id Softwares RAGE

 RAGE is a new open world shooter for the Xbox 360 Ps3 and PC. The games world is highly detailed and is packed full of content and is definitely one to pick up when you can. Check out our video look below.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Great moments in gaming history, With spoilers.

Throughout our time as gamers there will be moments when we question whether or not everyone else is right, are we really just wasting our time? Then there are those moments that remind us why we love this medium, these moments jump of the screen with such audacity you get that gut feeling, that one you get when you just saw something so fantastic you'll never forget it. These are some of those Great moments in gaming History...

Thursday, 13 October 2011

D.I.D Video Games

Who am I?
I have, of late, found myself strangely frightened of a video game series with an amazingly large scope and copious amounts of miscellaneous quests and items to collect. I decided to include this in the blog because it is not something I have ever experienced and it is definitely not a feeling I enjoy. I am talking of course about

A song... about Nords.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Windows phone 7.5 great, but not the greatest.

Is The new iPhone 4Gs stealing thunder from Wp7.5?

Ahhh... Windows phone 7, from day one you have both intrigued me with your simple yet beautiful design yet confounded me as to why you must operate the way you do seemingly not understanding the very "Windows" in your Title yet pulling it off with such elegance you can't help but smirk when you see others using iOS or it's serious competitor Android.