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Does game branding matter?

Posted on 9th Mar 2010 at 11:30 by Richard Swinburne with 44 comments

Richard Swinburne
Just a quick one today: I'm wondering who out there buys products because they have a branding association with their favourite game?

We've seen a few World of Warcraft bits from Belkin, Steel Series and more recently Creative. These products may offer some tangible benefit to WoW users but do they and ones like it sway your purchasing decision over other products? Likewise, if you don't care about their game branding would you buy them anyway if the product does what you want?

Let us know your thoughts!

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Is this the decade PC gaming bounces back?

Posted on 26th Jan 2010 at 10:25 by Antony Leather with 41 comments

Antony Leather
I noticed a rather interesting trend in the uptake of the latest generation of consoles over the last few weeks. I don’t usually take much notice of them to be honest. I haven’t bought a new console since PC upgrades started being affordable to me, and it’s been that way since the N64 started showing its age.

However, the majority of ‘what was great in 2009' and general 'over the shoulder glance' articles about the previous decade's tech meant I couldn’t really avoid reading about the PS3 or Xbox 360. What I read lead me to an interesting idea.

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Asus Motherboard Mayhem Flash Game

Posted on 17th Dec 2009 at 10:11 by Richard Swinburne with 39 comments

Asus Motherboard Mayhem Flash Game - I saw it on an (Asus) friends facebook page last night and made the mistake of playing without thinking how late it was.

You have been warned: it's incredibly addictive. If you liked Tower Defence, this is the Asus take on it.

Obviously they are all things to do with Asus "Xtreme Design" motherboards - so you Asus gets a little marketing your way in the process, but still, much fun.

Let us know your scores etc!

Asus Motherboard Mayhem Flash Game

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What Happened To The Flight Sim?

Posted on 14th Oct 2009 at 09:59 by Antony Leather with 24 comments

Antony Leather
Cast your mind back to the 1990s. Chances are if you were in to PC games at the time you remember playing a flight sim, or at least some kind of game that involved a set of wings and a propellor or afterburner and some machine guns or missiles.

Fleet Defender, Aces over Europe, Red Baron, Battle of Britain, Hind, 1942: Pacific Air War, Air Warrior 3, Apache Longbow, Operation Overlord. I could go on for quite a while before I have to mention Microsoft Flight Simulator which was just a drop in the pond. But this isn't a list of flight sims released in the last 20 years, it's that of those to hit the shelves in a fraction of that time in the 1990's when the PC gaming isle in your average Game store was a little longer. It was also crammed full of flight sim titles.

So what happened? In case you haven't noticed, flight sims have been listed in the endangered species list of PC game genres for several years now. With the demise of ACES Studio, the guys behind Microsoft Flight Simulator, the longest running game franchise on the PC, there are but a handful of companies actually left in the genre now - and even fewer produce combat flight sims!

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Epic gaming moments

Posted on 11th Aug 2009 at 07:58 by Antony Leather with 35 comments

Antony Leather
A few months ago after searching for a new game to get my teeth into, I revisited an old friend and was soon hooked on Battlefield 2 again.

It's years since it was first released, but the servers are still teeming and my G36E felt just like it used to. What's more, it's one of the few games I've played that seems to have no problem generating epic moments, which is one of the main reasons why I love it.

One such moment happened a few nights ago. On the map Operation Cleansweap, myself and two other soldiers were defending the shoreline and picking off individual enemies with our sniper rifles when from across a bay appeared an armoured personnel carrier (APC) - Uh Oh!

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