12th Oct 2012 - Each year when the new gaming season officially kicks off in late September thanks to the Electronic Entertainment Expo we have already received a bit of a head-start, having fixed our one good eye blearily upon the demo at oh-my-God-thirty in the afternoon, having learned the crucial lesson that a Long Island Ice Tea doesn't actually c.. Read More.
3rd Sep 2012 - The Star Wars franchise can best be described as a multimedia empire, considering that from its humble beginnings on the silver screen on May 25th, 1977, when the space opera was introduced to the world as the first of what would end up being a total of six films, launching a marketing juggernaut that spanned action figures, underwear a.. Read More.
3rd Sep 2012 - --== Damage Inc., Pacific Squadron World War II ==-- First impressions of this game were formed at the Mad Catz Booth at the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 2012) and while those first impressions were positive over-all, they also serve as an object lesson in why the first impressions you form of a game under the pressure and.. Read More.
20th Aug 2012 - Back in the late 1990's a small turf war erupted that eventually lead to the establishment of a traditional pecking order that would go on to dominate the car racing and car driving video game genres thereafter, with the decided winners of the series of long-running battles not so much a surprise to the gamers who are heavily invested i.. Read More.
20th Aug 2012 - As Square Enix prepares to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Final Fantasy games series with an assortment of events all over the world the small weekend casual gaming group that I have belonged to for nearly fifteen-years had its regular Saturday gathering, and after we discussed what games we might play together in co-operative mo.. Read More.
16th Aug 2012 - Like most games journos we had a pretty good idea in advance of E3 as to which games were high on the list of must-see, must-cover, and the newest entry in the Black Ops series was naturally high on the list not just because it is a killer AAA title, but because it represents one of the game series that is setting the standard for reali.. Read More.
13th Aug 2012 - When the nondescript box arrived on my desk in the bullpen I knew three things from looking at it: It was a large box (large enough so that it was already getting eyed by other staffers and interns as potentially holding gaming goodness), it wasn't from one of the countries that routinely causes your boxes to given secondary screening (.. Read More.
10th Aug 2012 - You did not have to be a child of the 60's and 70's -- and the 80's and, come to think on it, the 90's too -- to be a fan of James Bond, as the impact of 007 transcends eras... Chances are good that if you were around in the 60's your first experience with the Bondster was through the books, but towards the late 60's and pretty much th.. Read More.
30th Jul 2012 - Like it usually does at its official events, the wrestling empire that is the WWE arrived at E3 2012 with a splash of excitement, as its designated spokesman and wrestler Sheamus (Stephen Farrelly -- Stíofán Ó Fearghaile) exploded onto the scene and helped make the WWE '13 exhibit space a testosterone-charged ring of its own. In add.. Read More.
30th Jul 2012 - Let's get something straight from the start -- Borderlands 2 is the direct sequel to the original game that established the series, Borderlands, and as such, based upon what we have seen so far, it shares common roots and a spiritual connection to the first game that gives it the genuine feel of being a continuation of it rather than an.. Read More.
26th Jul 2012 - The first taste that the world had for Halo 4 came in the form of a demo trailer on the big screen at the Microsoft Xbox Pre-E3 Press Briefing -- a video and demo that not only highlights the game play in Halo 4 but also offered a revealing glimpse into just what happened to the Master Chief between Halo 3 and Halo 4, and how he ends up.. Read More.
20th Jul 2012 - Fantasy is a normal part of life, and daydreams of wealth and power are normal as well -- in fact most people have them in one form or another, and there is nothing wrong with that. If you ask the average psychiatrist that sort of thing is only a problem when it crosses the line from healthy fantasy to what they call "delusions of gran.. Read More.
19th Jul 2012 - The Reel Fishing game series (also known as "Fish Eyes" in Japan), was originally created as more than simply an arcade take on the sport of fishing, but also as a fishing simulator in almost every sense of the word. If you ask a serious fisherman they will candidly admit to you that fishing is really only about a quarter catching fish.. Read More.
19th Jul 2012 - First thoughts are always telling, and our first thoughts after getting the full presentation for this game was "how come there are not more space-combat/mining games?" which was quickly followed by the thought "why do we have to wait to get this one?" Set in the year 2081, the game world is that of a post-apocalyptic inner Solar Syste.. Read More.
12th Jul 2012 - While it is no secret that the next installment in the Assassin's Creed series is set to take place half-a-world away from the well-established stomping grounds of Florence, Rome and Istanbul, unfolding in the American colonies just prior to the American Revolution (an area/era that does not often appear in video games) there are some c.. Read More.
11th Jul 2012 - In the rather large community of open world tactical shooters Bohemia Interactive's ArmA 3 stands out for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that it belongs to that rare school that places the realistic military action in a not-so-distant future, and it embraces the concept of ultra-modern weaponry in the form of an arsenal .. Read More.
28th Jun 2012 - When it was first announced to games journalists in February of 2011 what is now called "Salem: The Crafting MMO" was known as simply "Salem" a free-to-play MMO that nowhere in any of the descriptions for its focus did the game feature the ancient practices of witchcraft. What did feature prominently was the fact that it was one of th.. Read More.
26th Jun 2012 - In the interest of full transparency we should point out that your Gaming Update reporter uses a wheelchair as a substitute for legs due to a severe spinal cord injury and so they are not the average target audience and gamer for this particular game and exercise program. Now having said that, and again in the interest of full transpar.. Read More.
26th Jun 2012 - The presentation of the upcoming XBLA title Wreckateer from developer Iron Galaxy that is being published exclusively for Xbox 360 and Xbox LIVE Arcade by Microsoft Game Studios as one of the elements of Microsoft's Pre-E3 Xbox 360 Press Briefing was delivered via the big screen at the press briefing by a vivacious and excited young fem.. Read More.
22nd Jun 2012 - While the financial state of the games industry is not usually the sort of information that we write about here at GU, the recent announcement by international market research firm Newzoo (www.newzoo.com) that estimates of Turkish consumer spending on video games will be between $400 and $500 million in 2012 is the sort of information t.. Read More.