It's a mad, bad, dangerous world, and video games offer an escape from reality. That's the commonly held theory, at any rate; a theory held, in particular, by people who don't play video games. But games offer so much more than that. They offer a window into our world, and help us make sense of it. They can help us relate to people, to places and to circumstances that we don't quite fully understand - and that has the potential to bring us closer together. And games help us make sense of ourselves. "She does swear quite a lot, though."And often, we ... Read More »
Can it really be three years since Microsoft revealed the Xbox One for the first time? Oh, how our eager, fumbling hands could barely turn on our Xbox 360s to watch the live stream and learn what Microsoft had in store for us. What they had in store, it seemed, was little but contempt for a loyal fan base. At least, that's how it felt. Even the die-hards amongst us found it difficult to wholeheartedly support some of the decisions made in the run up to that ill-fated day. Always-online-powered DRM? Dramatically curtailed second hand market thanks to all games (not just digital) being ... Read More »
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