Archive for August, 2009

Confessions of an Achievomaniac (Part One)

Saturday, August 29th, 2009 Posted in Comments & Thoughts | 2 Comments »

My name is Strident and I’m a badgeaholic. An achieveomaniac. A trophy junkie. Whatever you want to call me, I am obsessed with reward systems in games. I wasn’t always the ... Read more..

Dr Cathy Gale and Cmdr Jane Shepard

Sunday, August 16th, 2009 Posted in Comments & Thoughts | 1 Comment »

Video games are regularly criticised for their depiction of women. All too often female characters are simply over-endowed, empty-headed eye-candy; there to be gawped at or act as the swooning ... Read more..

TGS Replay 8-Bit Special

Friday, August 14th, 2009 Posted in Podcasts | No Comments »

To celebrate the launch of The Gamer Scene Xantiriad, Silverfin and myself recorded a special TGS Replay episode looking back at the 8-bit era of gaming. We were lucky ... Read more..

Overlord II

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009 Posted in *Reviews | No Comments »

The original Overlord game could never be described as a big success. Even its official Xbox.com description refers to it as a “cult hit”. Making a follow up to such ... Read more..