Adam Philbin

Someone buy Midway Newcastle

British games developer Midway Newcastle (hello Steven Pick) is in a bit of a pickle. Whilst Midway are being bought up by Warner Bros, the little Newcastle studio hasn’t been included in the deal, leaving it with just two weeks to find a buyer, or else… In an...

Resident Evil 5

Already people are making a shocking realisation, that Resident Evil 5 is quite similar to Resident Evil 4. Surely they should have cottoned on by now, it’s obviously not trying to reinvent the wheel. Yes, it’s true: Resident Evil 5 still sees you shooting zombies (well, “infected”) in...

And the BAFTA goes to

When the British Academy Video Game Award nominees were announced last month, Jake thought the Gameplay category sounded rather childish. The awards were held tonight, hosted by Irish Lurch-lookalike Dara O’Briain, and so the winners are in. Because the British Academy realise the public are generally idiots, there...

Why this month?

It feels a little strange seeing big game releases at this time of year. Well, perhaps it’s not that strange – February is still a fairly dull, cold and wet month for many, an ideal time to sit inside and forget your troubles with a game. Maybe I’m...

It’s a Sim lifestyle choice

Sometimes  press releases can be quite amusing. In this case, EA sent a press release for The Sims 3, talking about the game’s limitless options to create any type of Sim you like and enjoy the lifestyle of your choice. Quickly followed by a retraction… The first press...

RPG lust

After devouring my way through Fallout 3, twice (best post apocalyptic RPG ever, by the way), I’ve found myself desperate for some RPG satisfaction. It turns out, particularly if you like your RPGs to be of a more statty and thoughtful nature, there isn’t a great deal of...

The new, slightly different, DSi

Nintendo can’t sit still for two minutes. After introducing the redesigned DS Lite a couple of years ago, they’re at it again. This time it’s called the DSi and it’s an ever-so-slightly modified version of the DS Lite. What’s new? The DSi features a slightly bigger 3.25″ screen...

Spore – a quick summary

8 years in the making, 5 hours to play through from single celled organism to galactic empire… Half that time was spent in the editor too. A case of a brilliant concept, with lavish development, then bugger all actual game? It’s not that Spore’s bad (the editor and...

Thinly veiled PR stunt of the month

Press releases can be a great source of both amusement and depression. This month, vaguely game related FpsBrain takes the cake and rams it up the anal cavity of our soul. Why exactly? Because FpsBrain – the drink that claims to increase your mental powers for gaming performance...

GTA making headlines

As expected, Grand Theft Auto IV is breaking records and making headlines on its launch. In the UK alone, it sold 609,000 copies on launch day, making it the fastest selling game in the UK (a 20% sales increase over GTA: San Andreas). It’s expected to sell around...

In the mood for some hooker-beating

So, Grand Theft Auto IV is just a day away (unless you managed to get a copy early). Suddenly I’m starting to feel a little bit excited – the big games sites have published their reviews (10/10s all round), and some juicy gameplay videos have started appearing online....