OPINION: Why the next-gen Apple TV means game over for Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Jan 5, 2012 at 19:43 EST

Some people say the writing's on the wall for traditional game consoles. Colin O'Donnell argues it's true - and it'll all be down to Apple. More »

Let’s kill a child! Does “that” scene have a place in Modern Warfare 3?

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Nov 23, 2011 at 18:07 EST

The word “game” denotes fun and frivolity, which is why gaming’s harshest critics get so incensed when a game features the levels of violence that you get in a Call of Duty or Grand theft Auto. Are they right? More »

REVIEW: As close to perfect a cinematic game experience as we’re ever likely to see?

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Nov 1, 2011 at 17:08 EST

Uncharted 2: Among thieves, along with Super Mario Galaxy, was easily one of the best games I've played this generation, if not ever. Both understood their goals and pulled them off almost perfectly. So with the third Uncharted game, Naughty Dog seriously had its work cut out... More »

It’s like watching a film, but in 30 seconds – and with rabbits

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Oct 8, 2011 at 11:35 EST

The art of parody is hard. It’s not just enough to pick the most famous scenes and retard them up with fart jokes. But the good people at Angry Alien have spent the last ten years spoofing the best of cinema - and not the just a scene, they’ve managed to capture the essence of a full movie and cut it down to 30 seconds, re-enacted by bunnies. What’s not to like? More »

REVIEW: Sony and Team Ico put an end to cynical remake cash-ins

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Sep 28, 2011 at 04:05 EST

Ico and Shadow of the Colossus are the latest to join the ever growing HD re-release circuit. I have, so far at least, been generally cynical of the re-do trend; although it's allowing people to experience previous gen titles they may have missed, the general choice of what gets the re-release and what's included seems to be a tad random. More »

Rise of the Planet of the Apes: a cautionary tale, but not for the reason the makers say

POSTED IN:  by Colin O'Donnell, Jul 4, 2011 at 19:26 EST

As X-Men: First Class takes the franchise back to the drawing board, Peter Parker prepares to get bitten AGAIN and Hollywood ponders what the hell it’s going to do with Batman once Christopher Nolan is done with it, another reboot has caught my eye: Rise of the Planet of the Apes. More »

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