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#tiredgamer: sword & sworcery

gleetings RQTlings

i hope all you game fans have been digging my #tiredgamer column at GamePeople

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those who’ve not explored it yet, do check it out for rambling, overly philosophical and frankly ill-informed reflections on various video games such as:

> Medal of Honor 2010
> Mario Sports Mix
> Nail’d

(… coming soon: Fight Night Champion, Deathsmiles, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit)


as for today

how about an RQT-only preview of what just might end up being one of the most interesting iOS games yet? what was that? silence? well, allow me to take that as a ‘yes please’.

some birds are angry – so what? that’s yesteryear’s news. kill the zombies? let ’em live I say, maybe they’ll know how to run the economy or the NHS? nah, if you’re looking for something a little less run of the Pebble Mill, then i have something that might just be right down your bowling alley

Sword & Sworcery is a retro-HD styled, fantasy adventure from veteran indy developers SUPERBROTHERS and has a sort of Monkey-Island-meets-Gaunlet-then-meets-Zelda-but-for-hipsters feel. there is a deliberate emphasis on cinematic audio and visuals – which, given the pixelated aesthetic, is an interesting concept.

it might end up being lame, but, on the other finger, might it be this year’s Limbo? i guess we’ll all have to bate our breath and see what we catch.

it should be in the App Store soon, priced at £TBA.19

in the meantime, let’s study this promo video for clues.

#tiredgamer: introducing …

some of you

will already know about the weekly review column that i now write for up-and-coming UK gaming website Game People, but for those of you who do not, you might like to know that i now write a weekly review column for up-and-coming UK gaming website Game People.

given that you usually don’t properly launch something of this nature before there’s a decent amount of content available, we’re currently in the process of putting together a competition to act as an official launch. however, you guys, as always, deserve a sneaky peek of how things are shaping up.

so far i’ve cast my tired eyes over:

>Enslaved for Xbox 360 [strange]
>Goldeneye 007 for Wii [patronising]
>Limbo for Xbox 360 [superb]
>John Daly’s Prostroke Golf for PS3 [hilarious]
>DJ Hero 2 for Xbox 360 [‘fresh’]
>Sid Meier’s Pirates for Wii [pointless]
>Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga for Xbox 360 [trenchcoatish]
>Shaun White’s Skateboarding for Xbox 360 [super-lame]

so, if games are you bag then you can visit
to read my reviews and generally see what’s popping.

coming soon …

>Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare
>Megamind: Ultimate Showdown
>The Sims 3

#showetune: ‘you know you can’ by speedometer

hehro. and happy Woden’s day.

the sun is out, the sky is blue and the penthouse is not too cold. all of things have made me happy so far today.

also, two good things happened last night. one was a dream about Maggie Gyllenhaal. the other was Limbo (XBox LIVE Arcade download) which (although eveyone’s been going mad for it for a while) i played for the first time, and totally loved. it’s a strange and eerie little platform game with a visual style reminiscent of a neo-noir graphic novel, and a very filmic feel.



you play a small, silhouetted boy with bright eyes and you wander and skip through the near darkness in misty forests, stark industrial wastelands and other bleak places. as you explore the levels and solve puzzles to progress, it’s hard to see what is foreground and what is background and often tough to spot things that will end up violently impaling, or crushing, or poisoning, or otherwise killing you. it’s frightening and cute, gory and childlike at the same time. it sounds weird and it is, but it’s also great – check out some footage here.

if you have a 360 i’d thoroughly recommend you download it from LIVE Arcade. i’ll post a proper review at some point.

meanwhile, across town … here’s a #showertune for you.

today i’d like you to enjoy, with me, You Know You Can by Speedometer


#playtheplayer: International Cricket 2010

the likelihood is:

★ most of you will not be interested by cricket

★ many of you will not own a next generation console

★ some of you will not have hands

those of you of whom none of the above is true might be interested in my review of the most international of all 2010’s cricket games, International Cricket 2010 (Xbox 360) for