…but is Sonic headed for another ice berg?
This past few months has been pretty great to be a Sonic fan right? SEGA seems to have got their priorities in check and giving the fans what they want with the upcoming Sonic Mania – even though it has just been pushed back from Spring to Summer, at least it is coming and it looks great! However, there is another. Continue reading
Last Thursday I looked at the two biggest hardware malfunctions in gaming – but they weren’t alone; far from it! Every major console manufacturer has had issues that somehow sneaked past QA and made it into the public domain.
The issues here are far less serious than those in Part One; in fact it is completely possible that you never knew these issues existed because you probably never experienced them. I can assure you that there were/are a very real thing!
Here we are then, three more console malfunctions of varying severity.
Liverpool Football Club tonight announced that Peter Moore will leave his position at EA to become their new CEO.
Fenway Sports Group released a statement on the clubs official website and said the following;
Liverpool Football Club has named Peter Moore as its new chief executive officer.
The appointment completes a 10-month transition plan by FSG and finalises the senior management structure at the club.
This is surely the dream job for the Liverpool born businessman who is a lifelong Liverpool fan. And with the club previously stating they were looking for a more “business minded CEO to replace Ian Ayre” he appears to be an ideal fit for the club.
Peter Moore had previously been involved in the video games industry including being COO at SEGA, Head of Xbox Division at Microsoft (with his famous Halon2 and GTA IV tattoos) and, of course, his current position of Chief Competition Officer at EA.
This appointment also sees several other moves within the club’s management.
Peter will take up his new position in July 2017.
SEGA Europe has registered the domain http://shenmuehd.com. Continue reading
With all three major VR headsets now available to the general public; we have officially heralded the beginning of a new era; if the PSVR, Oculus and Rift have it their way – gaming has been irrevocably changed. We’ll not be able to go back to traditional, screen-based gaming; regardless of what Phil Spencer thinks…
…PSVR has gotten me thinking though. I used to dream of something like this when I was a kid playing my SEGA Mega Drive, and now here it is and it’s almost as good as I pictured it way back in 1991.
What else has changed since then though?
Almost too much! There is literally too much for me to list here and still make it interesting. What I’m going to do instead is to tell you what I consider the best technological advancements in gaming.
I remember being a kid everything was exciting, there were no worries or issues (although weirdly I used to lose sleep worrying that people would die) and everything was fun. Being a kid was amazing – I used to do whatever I wanted, when I wanted (well when I was allowed to).
As I’ve gotten older though my life has slowed down; as a teenager I got bogged down by GCSEs and the pressure of doing well in school. In my later teens work got in the way of fun and now that I am an adult, with a child – fun has definitely fallen down the pecking order of priorities.
Why am I giving you the history of luvva lesson? Well games have followed the same trajectory! In the early (ish) days they were all about fun and as they’ve gotten older the pressure of making money has taken over from that and they have become much more subdued (read as mature).
Here are a few things I miss about gamings formative years Continue reading
This week has turned into Sonic week! Which is fine by me, although I rarely talk about him (because of the quality of the titles) but I was a full on Sonic fan in the early 90s. My brothers and I literally played Sonic 1 & 2 for months on end after release; hell we even roped in our sisters to play the multiplayer in Sonic 2 and they also loved it!
Sonic was quality! His games were quality and everyone knows it! Once he went 3D though it all went to shit, the quality dropped off the face of a cliff and plummeted so deep not even James Cameron could find it (find out why this happened here)!
But ‘Sonic Mania’ is coming and it looks bloody fantastic; Sonic looks like he has gotten his groove back and I for one am excited to play this game when it lands in 2017. While the entire trailer is absolute fire, here are the five things that I liked the most. Continue reading