On Friday 11th November,Bethesda released Elder Scrolls V and like I knew I would, I spent my entire weekend exploring Skyrim and seeing what the new world had to offer, and it’s a lot. I’ve been waiting for this game for many months now, maybe even years and I was keen to jump straight in and play it.
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Since I’m not playing World of Warcraft, I’ve tried a number of free-2-play MMO’s and various trials for the pay-to-play MMO games and I’m starting to realise that my original thought that the MMO’s are becoming tired, and dull is probably not the case. After all, they all have enough clients to keep them going, and in gaming terms the more people it has, chances are the better the game is. Anyway, I know now that it’s not them it’s me, I’m the one who’s tired and bored. Tired and bored with having to play what I consider to be a generic gaming experience with thousands of other people, when I could be having a unique and totally me-centric gaming experience with all my single player non-MMORPG games. Read more
Following on from the huge enjoyment I experienced from playing Batman: Arkham Asylum, I delved once again through the xBox 360 Platinum Hits shelf at my local video game score. With yet more sage advice from a mate, I picked up ‘Prototype’, released by Radical Entertainment in 2009, and bought it for the low price of £12.
Once again, both my mate and all the people whose purchase of the game allowed it to become platinum, were bang on the mark.
Created by EA Games, Sims 3 is arguably the biggest and best life simulation game available these days. In fact I’m struggling to even think of another one. The newest add-on pack ‘Generations’ provides more life events for your Sims this time for the often forgotten younger generations. This is my review of Sims 3 up to the Nightlife expansion pack, and why, when so many games come and go, I just can’t stop myself coming back to this one.
Before I go any further. I should state that it is nearly impossible to include absolutely everything you can do in this game. I tried to write a more complete review, but after 3 lengthy rewrites, it’s not going to happen. I’ve tried to stick to the basics, to give you a general idea, but this game is extensive and has to be played to be understood fully.
So, with no more ado, here we go.
FallOut: New Vegas is the sequel to the Bethesda Studios (the same guys and gals who brought us the Elder Scrolls series) 2008 Best Seller ‘FallOut 3’. Although, maybe ‘sequel’ is not the right term as though it is undoubtedly the same apocalyptic wastes of the US set four years after the FallOut 3 storyline, it does feature all new characters and is set in an entirely new city; Las Vegas or ‘New Vegas’ as it is now named.
The Mojave wastes of New Vegas are not as devastated as the Capital Wastes of Fall-Out 3, many of the buildings are still standing, especially when you get to the heart of New Vegas which still has it’s own version of the golden strip glittering away. However, this meant that the area is rife with gang warfare and mafia-esque gangland bosses vying for power. Read more