I do like a good session on Football Manager, however sometimes the pressures of high level management get to me. After a long day at work, I don’t have the energy to massage the egos of two dozen prima donna mouth breathers in their mid-twenties with more money than morals. Fortunately, there’s an interesting little glitch that can be found in one of the Football Managers that allows for instant financial gratification, and it makes for some interesting plot lines….
I can’t help but love The Simpsons Tapped Out. I really wish I didn’t because EA have buried it under a mountain of premium content; some features costing up to and over £7 – £8 for just an ornament. You know what you’re getting when there’s an option to purchase £70 worth of in game currency, but there’s so much to like about it and it’s just so addictive. You just need to be a little bit careful you don’t inadvertently spend a fortune. Happily, an alternative is soon to wade into the cartoon-world-in-an-app-game market, as Fox and TinyCo bring us what is being dubbed Family Guy Tapped Out, due for release at the end of April.
For litigious reasons I wont be using the names of any of the companies responsible for the disgraceful levels of greed we see on our ever depleting high streets, but I think you’ll have all seen similar instances yourself. I am going to talk about the prices charged by game shops up and down the country, and why they seem unable to grasp the delicate balance that their industry sits on.
In this weeks instalment of your handy guide to the world of software testing in the gaming industry, we talk to Jamie Lowes, Director of indie gaming company VAMflax. I have a personal interest in this of course, as Jamie’s game Chopper Mike happened to be the first game I reviewed for zero1gaming. You can read that here, or you could read this article first.
Following on from last week’s first faltering footsteps into the world of game testing, this week we’re going to look at some practical application. To do this, I spoke to indie developer Andy Gibson, whose company Team Pesky is currently working on their second title ‘The Kraken Sleepeth’ due out later in the year.
The games industry today is abuzz with talk of the next generation of gaming. With the WiiU already with us, the Playstation 4 having been announced a while ago and, by the time you read this, Microsoft being about to or having just announced the next Xbox unit, you can’t move around the gaming web […]
Computer games, as much as any other medium, are mysterious things. They can stir our souls, hotwire our adrenaline glands or disappoint us to our core. For every person who plays a game there is a valid and varied opinion. It’s one of the things that make the subject of a game’s relative quality a […]
Across every genre of entertainment there are specific titles or releases that become synonymous with failure, that in the eyes of fans and critics alike embody the worst that the genre has to offer. They become the universal butt of any joke in that medium, the yardstick against which every other poorly-received release is measured. […]
Over recent years there has been a shift in the focus of the gaming industry towards online multiplayer as a gaming model. Indeed, the biggest sellers of this generation of titles have been primarily online competitive titles, such as Halo 4 & Call of Duty. Over this time there has developed a very distinct separation […]