A new year and EA sports churns out the latest edition of this multi award winning franchise, So what’s new this year? first and probably most important is the updated physics system, this basically makes player movement particularly during hits look and feel much more realistic than those in previous titles. The other most notable [...]
Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising is, to quote Tristram Shandy, my hobbie-horse. Despite the groans every time I mention it, I persist in telling as many people as possible how good it is. All the time. And it is. Good. Honestly.
You could be forgiven though, for thinking otherwise. A battery of complaints have been levelled at [...]
When Valve’s new zombie extravaganza hit shelves in November 2008, many of us thought the co-op shooter genre had changed forever. Left 4 Dead created a glorious concatenation of gunplay and team survival tactics – with zombies. Despite attracting complaints over the amount of content, Left 4 Dead redefined the online co-operative experience, with Valve [...]
The staff at The Claw (Stuart [FUMANSTU], Christi [BEARDYBRAVE], Dan [DRDAMN] and Ian [SPELK]) decided it was about time to sit around a virtual table (Google Wave), get our claws out and tear through a recent game title we’ve all played. Throwing in questions, and responding individually, hopefully highlighting several perspectives about the game all [...]
The Need for Speed series from EA has rarely been known for innovation. The early titles were distinctive affairs with rolling point to point countryside tracks featuring supercars and police chases. At that time they set something of a standard for others to follow, but in recent times the series has dug itself into a [...]