Xtreme Kinect

Motion Sports Adrenaline
AWESOME

All around the world Kinect units sit alone atop TV screens collecting dust.

We all want to love Microsoft’s motion controller, but we know that it is really just a piece of shite that we’ll never really need. Leaping about like a fairy is all well and good if you are a thirteen year old girl but not OK for a 40-year-old gamer.

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First Impressions: Deus Ex: Human Revolution

Deus Ex Human Revolution
I like it!

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has been a long time coming. For a sequel to what was considered to be such a seminal game back in 2000, an eleven year wait is a bit too long.

I’ll be honest and say that Deus Ex wasn’t on my games radar. I played a bit of the last one back in the day, but it didn’t do a lot for me, which is weird ‘cos I was right into the whole conspiracy thing back then.

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Portal short film

Portal
I'm making a note here, huge success!

I love seeing what folks can do with gaming franchises. Nine times out of ten a fan made film will beat anything that Hollywierd will come up with.

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Scorsese directs George Harrison

George Harrision
All things must pass

I just came across bit of Beatles movie related news on Aint it Cool News. The man who gave us Goodfellas, Casino etc., Martin Scorsese is bring us a George Harrison documentry.

Assassin’s Creed Revelations Gamescom walkthrough Video

Assassin's Creed Revelations
Ezio is of to Constantinople

Ubisoft have just released a video of the Gamescom 2011 demo walk-through with commentary.

The video shows off a bit of the carriage chase sequence and offers up a glimpse of some of Ezio’s new combat moves and weapons.

Check it out below.

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Gamescom 2011: Ubisoft roundtable- “is online changing the way we create games?”

Gamescom 2011
Gamescom 2011 Cologne, Germany

Gamescom 2011, Europe’s premier gaming event.

Yesterday Ubisoft hosted a roundtable discussion that asked the question “is online changing the way we create games. Check out the full video of the discussion below.

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Gamescom 2011 trailers (updated)- Uncharted 3, Assassin’s Creed Revelations, Ace Combat, Tintin, SSX

Gamescom 2011
Gamescom 2011 Cologne, Germany

The European Gamescom 2011 expo is currently underway in Cologne, Germany.

The expo is a great opportunity for publishers to show off their tent-pole games that are being released in time for Christmas.  I’m going to be adding trailers, videos and comments over the weekend as I come across them. I’m starting off with the incredible Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception demo and the trailer to Ezio Auditore’s final outing in Assassin’s Creed Revelations.

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Retrospective: Vic B’Stard’s State of Play talks in-game graphics

Retro B'Stard.

When writing game reviews there are things that you want to say that you just can’t.

As informal as a  review is, some restraint is required, else it become simply a rant. That’s the origin of Vic B’Stard’s State of Play. Whilst Vic B’Stard (or more often VicBStard) has been my online handle for donkey’s years, my alter-ego was first given a voice on the Game Console pages of www.techday.com (where I now write the daily gaming news).

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