And from TV programmes, too, not to mention a sort of proto-Internet run by the Post Office. The 80s were crazy times. I wrote about it all in a feature for Wireframe magazine.
London is remarkably different now, one of many sweeping changes to Failbetter’s game.
Sure, streaming games might be unfeasible if your internet is slow, but it could be great for kids who can’t afford a new console.
Have a listen to this podcast from back in 2011, in which we discuss what made Resident Evil 2 so damn good.
Well, 31 really. I mean Cyberpunk 2077 definitely isn’t going to come out this year, is it? Or is it? OR IS IT?
EA have a ten-year licence to make Star Wars games. Over five years in, they’ve only made two, both of them remakes.
Fallout 76, eh? Didn’t see that one coming.
Yoku’s Island Express! Tomb Raider! Inside! Firewatch! Batman: Enemy Within! And more! I certainly got through a lot of games this Christmas.
Have a very Happy Holidays, see you in the New Year!
One thing that helps to thin out the backlog is sticking to just the genres you enjoy.
We have gathered together in The Manor’s Drawing Room to pick our personal highlights from 2018. And it makes for an interesting list.
It’s a brutally hard XCOM-style game with mutant ducks and pigs! Just like you always wanted!
2018 was an amazing year for games, but there’s only so much time to play them all. Here are the ones I wish I’d had a chance to try.
This acclaimed visual novel from the makers of the Zero Escape series received a perfect score from Famitsu magazine back in 2008 – and now it’s finally available in English.
On the eve of the FA Cup second round, one man looks deep inside himself and wonders why on earth he is so addicted to an ageing parade of spreadsheets.
PlayStation VR has entered The Manor, and it’s flippin’ amazing.
Twisted Pixel’s Xbox Live Arcade classic gets a new lease of life on Nintendo Switch.
Call of Cthulhu is a pleasingly atmospheric take on Lovecraft’s creations – as long as you’re willing to overlook some of the rough edges.
A celebration of the Game Boy in glorious monochrome.
A masterful return to form for a series that had lost its way.
I loved seeing all the historic arcade cabinets and retro consoles at Play Expo Blackpool – but sometimes old games are best left in the past.
The NES Encyclopaedia and Japansoft: An Oral History are both set for release next year.
We’ve got two EU codes for the wonderfully OTT Steel Rats to give away, but you’ve only got a few days to enter, hurry!
My feature on one of the oldest online multiplayer games is in issue 323 of PC Gamer!
Hmmm, interesting list.
A stunning Zelda-like top-down RPG is storming its Kickstarter goals.
I previewed the latest game from the makers of The Signal of Tolva for Kotaku UK. Let’s see how that went.
It’s like Stardew Valley, but with more highly suspicious meat products of dubious provenance.
I got a new gaming PC. And now I want to DESTROY IT UTTERLY.
Who the hell launches a new game a week before Red Dead Redemption 2?
EVE Online has a reputation for being a scary place for newcomers. But what’s it actually like to play this venerable MMORPG for the first time?
The ‘Netflix of games’ is just around the corner, as broadband speeds are shooting up across the world. I wrote a feature about how streaming will change video games for GamesRadar.