THE ADVENT CALENDER – 4th December

Games and Simulations – The Road Ahead? Simulation games have been around since the year dot. One could even claim that simulation games were actually the very first games ever made as Pong was really attempting to simulate tennis (badly) Today simulation games are a huge part of the annual release schedule and many gaming […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 3rd December

Mute Leading Characters? A Godsend or a Lack of Depth? Well that’s not entirely true but the analogy still stands. I have a thing for games where the lead protagonist doesn’t say much or even ideally nothing. Half-life 2 et al feature a mute lead man who frankly doesn’t even grunt when he’s been shot […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 2nd December

SPACE ENGINEERS – Scotty aint no thang When I first heard of this game my immediate reaction was ‘well I am an engineer (2 degrees etc, but I don’t do engineering as I had one of my engineering calculations….go wrong…. it got messy) I digress. As an engineer I was sceptical of the use of […]

THE ADVENT CALENDER – 1st December

Half-life 2 I think it’s fair to say our choice to kick off this advent concept is a sound one. Half Life 2 and the other half-life’s have been staples of the gaming world ever since that fateful day that Half-life 1 hit the shelves (in cd format) At the time I had been playing […]