Yearly Archives: 2009

The End of a Decade

This year was a curious one, and I don’t mean to refer to the VG industry alone: 2009 was, after all, the first full year of The Slowdown for us three, and boy, it sure went past real fast. For various reasons, this year has also been a very trying one for each

Aliens vs. Predator

Sneaking away briefly from our very festive Alien/Predator movie marathon (started off with Alien on Christmas Eve) to note that Rebellion’s inclusion of Lance Henriksen as a Weyland descendant in Aliens vs Predator is a most excellent move and that the above trailer is actually very, very good. Over and out.

Dark Void Zero

(Stop press! PC and mobile versions of Dark Void Zero will be made available in February!)

When I first saw the Dark Zero Void “cover art” on the left, I thought it for fan art, I really did. After all, versioning (or “demaking”… Gang Garrison, anyone?) current-gen games has been very popular as of

Arkham Has Moved

Batman: Arkham Asylum wowed us this year by being not merely a decent superhero game, as we were hoping, but an excellent game further enhanced by its license, and hence a contender for Game of the Year awards. With its critical and commercial success Rocksteady would be crazy not to start immediately on a sequel,

On the PC, Only the Maximum Settings Are Canon

The eternal cycle that plagues us PC gamers is the constant need to upgrade our hardware, to keep up with the newest and shiniest games. It’s not just the fact that we need a rig that passes a new game’s minimum requirements and barely manages to run the game at all - we desire more