Red Ash was a confusing mess of a crowdfunding attempt, and was only saved thanks to a dubious and mysterious company deciding to buy it out. But why? What is Fuze getting from this deal?
Charging the headset is as easy as plugging it into your Xbox One - the moment you do you hear an electronic voice telling you the headset is charging and the Turtle Beach logo on each side of the headset glows red.
The company itself has been in a weird state of limbo for much of the following years after the 64's dominance faded, and recently the current iteration of the company announced a smartphone. But what's weirder is it really drives home how far the technology sector has come.
Thank you Iwata, for everything. You will be missed, not just by me but by the gaming industry as a whole. Your legacy will forever be remembered, and I hope the values you preached while at Nintendo continue to guide the company forevermore.
While this throwaway culture is definitely good for games companies and the business at large, it's turning gaming into a more commodity-driven industry that's just not quite as soulful or special as it used to be - which is a shame.
Today the Angry Birds are a little bit angrier. The characters that have become a worldwide gaming phenomenon are flapping even more furiously because 58million children are not in school and learning. Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish creator of Angry Birds, has added a huge boost to the #UpFor School campaign by launching a new tournament where players are asked to sign the petition going to global leaders. It demands that every child has the right to go to school and already has the support of seven million people worldwide.
It's in that delirious enjoyment of seeing the words of a long-forgotten franchise flash up on stage that you forget how everything could go wrong. But things can go wrong. Remembering that is what shades you from disappointment.
Lara Croft is no longer wearing hot pants and yes, she probably knows more about ancient archaeology than you. Do you still want to play it? Of course you do, because you're not a moron.
It's hard to hate Nintendo. After all, they are behind many beloved franchises, including The Legend of Zelda, Mario, and the Metroid series. But their latest venture, the Wii U and 3DS compatible amiibo, has managed to antagonize a large number of its consumers.
While the Ted Cruz Electoral Machine is in full throttle, something disrupted his schedule: he poked his nose out out of the closet as a possible online games addict.
This trend, which appears to be gaining traction quite rapidly, is a push back in time to the past, a few decades ago. A push for 'retro' products. Walking around in London nowadays, looking in shop windows, I see more and more products whose designs are clearly inspired by the designs of the past; and capturing in some way the essence of those past products. Retro radios, retro cars such as the Mini Cooper, retro kitchen equipment... and now I am able to understand why a retro version of my own ZX Spectrum computer design appears to be attracting interest like wildfire.
Fallout doesn't have to star Dick Masculine like the rest of mainstream games, but any spectrum of gender or ethnicity that the player wants. To someone who is going to play a man anyway, it's a subtlety nice feature, but to people who aren't usually portrayed in games as much, it can be a huge deal.
Glitches have become a great way of expanding the lifespan of a title. You may have completed a game's objectives, but it is possible there could still more to uncover within its code. This could be a way to clip through an area, avoid a cut scene, or even leap an invisible wall.
It is a catastrophic state of affairs when the conduct of the politicians of football has detracted from the beautiful game. World football is in desperate need of individuals such as Gill, Figo, Prince Ali, and Platini to take the reigns of the organisation and guide it to a culture of fairness, transparency and ethical practice. It is imperative for the sake of the sport and the principles the governing body transfer to impressionable youths that these changes are brought about in a timely manner. Cultural change of an organisation is a monumental task, but with the departure of Sepp Blatter I believe the process can now get underway.
Step forward EA Sports. On the release of Fifa 16 - which will be the 23rd version of the game to feature in the series, excluding any of the 'street' and World Cup editions - there will be an option for players to take control of women's teams. The most baffling aspect of the announcement was that it was done at a time when the Fifa organisation, entirely separate from the game series, is coming under fire over allegations of corruption by some of the most senior officials.
Silent Hill, as a franchise, is hard to concisely explain. It's scary, sure. But there's some truly magnificent story moments shown throughout the series, and it consistently used great creature and world design to tell them.