Braid – Xbox 360

Braid is the single most important game released this year. Ever since technology caught up with our hobby and evolved it from simple beeps and blips and tests of hand-eye coordination into a medium capable of spinning a decent yarn and taking the player away to awe-inspiring worlds of wonder, the argument of ‘Games as…

Pirates vs Ninja Dodgeball – Xbox 360

There’s a great line in Robert Altman’s 1992 Hollywood satire, The Player, where a desperate screenwriter pitches potential projects as mash-ups of established properties, “It’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s meets Psycho”, each more ludicrous than the last. The point being that audiences crave the familiar, rejecting anything new and innovative. The game industry isn’t immune to…

E3 2008 – The Top 5 Things I Learned from the Sony Press Conference

Wrapping up my three part series recounting my reactions to the E3 2008 Press Conference offered up by the Big Three (Microsoft, Nintendo, Sony), I present the final installment. For those who have followed along, on Tuesday I posted my thoughts and opinions on Microsoft’s shin dig. Thursday saw my Nintendo reaction. Leaving, of course,…