We Play... The Final Station

We Play... Vanquish

E3 2017: Sony PlayStation E3 Media Showcase Wrap-Up

E3 2017: Ubisoft E3 2017 Conference Wrap-Up

E3 2017: Bethesda E3 Showcase Wrap-Up

We Play… Disc Jam

It wears its influences on its sleeve, but Disc Jam is pretty great on top of that.

Euan and Calum toss the disc around for a bit to see how well it holds up on its own.

Every Game Ever: Batch 1

Sometime in 2016, Danny West noticed that games are examined and reviewed fairly dishonestly. The scores break incredibly high relative to honest reviews of other entertainment mediums and there is a well-documented pattern of low industry integrity for the sake of positive press and sales. Furthermore, the “scores” given to games are all rounded off to some impossibly simple and overstated value—a value without much value at all.

Accordingly, he did the only thing reasonable: He decided to play every game ever and tell us about it. The detailed quantities branded to these games is from a complex formula that doesn’t aim for objective perfection. In fact, the corresponding “score” here isn’t a traditional score at all, but an averaging of all the valuable possibilities that a video game could potentially offer a video game player. It is intended as an admittedly subjective supplement to his thoughts on the game. It is not a gospel declaration of irrefutable value.

You can find the video supplement to this series here.

Game of the Year 2016: Euan’s Top 5

Euan takes you through his favourite games of the year, a list that took much more effort than it probably should have. That’s a good thing right?

Game of the Year 2016: Calum’s Top 5

Calum discusses his top games of 2016. This was probably the hardest year to create an ordered list, and Calum’s list is …varied… to say the least

We Play… Yakuza 0

There is a lot going on in Yakuza 0. So much so that we managed to go for just under an hour without doing any actual Yakuza stuff. That is not a knock against it.

Game of the Year 2016: Wrap Up

It’s been a great year for games, and a great year for talking about them. As has become a yearly tradition we sat down and tried to decide on the best of the best. I think we were pretty successful.

Game of the Year 2016 Deliberations: Part 2

Calum and Euan end their quest for the Game of the Year broken, beaten and changed men. Not really. They did decided the Biggest News, Best Visuals, Best Soundtrack and finally, the Game of the Year 2016.

Game of the Year 2016 Deliberations: Part 1

Euan and Calum begin their end of year task for 2016. Deciding the best things in video games for the year. In the first part of our deliberations, the brothers discuss the Best Game not in 2016 for the year, the Most Disappointing game, the Smaller Game of the Year, the Best Original Song, and the Best Moment in video games of 2016.

We Play… Let It Die

You ain’t never seen a free to play game that looks like this before.

Suda51 and Grasshopper make their first foray into the F2P space with the punk-rock roguelike Let It Die. Euan takes a fighter out the freezer and takes Calum to meet Uncle Death and venture up the Tower of Barbs.

We Play… Orwell

Euan takes Calum on a visit to the The Nation, and the information monitoring system that keeps an eye on the populace. Orwell is a unique and fascinating episodic game about surveillance and the ethical minefield of collecting and filtering data on a populace, all wrapped up in an interesting narrative.