With the recent release of Grand Theft Auto V, the roles have shuffled around a bit. Parents and news anchors seem largely disinterested in the latest instalment. Instead it's the fans, now grown up, calling it transgressive as a satirical text, in light of critics' dressing down of the game's attempts at a message.
I recently had the chance to talk all things LEGO Marvel Superheroes with Arthur Parsons from TT Games, and there is some new gameplay footage in there too!
It is going to be yet another big year in the gaming market, as once again Sony and Microsoft battle it out to see which product comes top of everyone's Christmas list. November will see the release of two new consoles from the gaming powerhouses; Sony's PS4 and Microsoft's Xbox One.
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Joe Khoury from Eidos-Montréal to talk about their forthcoming game THIEF.
Enemy Within adds an incredible array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats. This expansion pack also introduces new maps, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a fresh new gameplay experience.
At a recent visit to Abstergo Entertainment to look at Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag I had the opportunity to talk all things AC4 with Jean-Sebastien Decant and Darby McDevitt from Ubisoft.
Warner Bros will be releasing Batman: Arkham Orgins later this month and I recently had the chance to sit down with Ben Mattes from Warner Bros Montréal to talk all things Batman. And there's some new gameplay footage in there too!
Now my daughter is 10 and we have a fresh rendering of the GameCube classic in the form of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD. It's a single player game so I had expected to play on my own. However, as soon as my kids discovered what I was doing they wanted to play as well.
Ubisoft will soon be releasing Rocksmith 2014, I had the opportunity to sit down with Paul Cross who is the Creative Director to talk Rocksmith, guitars and Miley Cyrus.
Although the rise of virtual poker websites has been very apparent, it's now possible to have a go on the pokies online. Given the concerns about this type of gambling, the surprise is that the information about your chances is almost brutally blunt.
With Codemasters F1 2013 game set to be released soon, I had the chance to sit down with Sky Sports F1 Commentator David "Crofty" Croft to talk all things F1.
Only four per cent of people in the UK actually donate, and NHS Blood and Transplant reported that over the summer stocks dipped significantly. That leaves a lot of the population depending on a relatively small number of donors. So how can we encourage more people to start giving a pint of the red stuff? My suggestion is gamification.
For the first time in the series' illustrious history, the hype, combined with writers and gamers alike falling over each other to lavish praise on the game, has completely eclipsed the naysayers and detractors. The moral outcry that was meant to greet the game has simply failed to materialise. But why?
Both GTA and the Arctic Monkeys have cleverly grown with their fans, knowing that standing still is the biggest mistake you can make. Helen Lewis, deputy editor of the New Statesman quite rightly reminded us on the Today Programme that the average age of a gamer is now 30.
Welcome to our digital future - everything binary and ethereal. Our lives in the cloud. Relationships conducted via avatar, conversations via Facebook and debates via Twitter. No need for the physical, the digital is the real world now. Or so some would have us believe.
Are you a fan of FIFA? Well it's that time of year again so here is my review of FIFA 14 from EA Sports.