Sushi Strikers and the pesce-pedant

 

‘In a world without fish…’

What a potent opening statement.  How does it make you feel?  Are you sad for the fish?  Are you concerned about the ecological effects?  Do you wonder what caused such extinction?  Or are you yelling ‘MY TASTE BUDS’ at your screen?

If the latter, I have the perfect game for you.  Sushi Strikers.  I also have more than a few hundred pedantic words to follow that you should probably skip. Continue reading

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Four weird and wonderful ways of promoting videogames in 2014

2014 was a strange year for videogames, over brimming with disappointments, glitches and server issues.  But fear not gamer, for with every heartbreak is the opportunity to find new love.  Where videogames have shown their true strengths, eccentricities and their more laughable flaws was in the world of marketing.

So to close out the old and welcome in the new, we look at how the best in the industry presented their games.  From the inventive, the insane to the downright goofy, here are four picks of how games were promoted in 2014 – be it through announcement or advertisement – which shows off the weird and wonderful world us gamer’s choose to inhabit.

P.T. and the perfect announcement

Back in August, P.T. was revealed at Gamescom and quickly re-revealed to be a ‘playable teaser’ of the upcoming Hideo Kojima and Guillermo Del Toro produced Silent Hills.  It was Konami’s attempt to breath fresh air into the dying – or if we aren’t being coy, dead – franchise.  The-unlikely duo proved to be a match for Mary Shelly’s famed scientist.  That dying series?  It’s alive!

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