Author Archives: Ian Dutton

PS+ = Win

In an effort to combat Matt’s evermore ranty blogs (though they are excellent to read), I’ve decided to use my slot to talk about something unashamedly joyous – PS+. For those that don’t know PS+ is a subscription service for those who own a PS3, PSVita or both. This little subscription (£40 per year, the […]

What The Frack?

Fracking. Just saying the word brings a smile to my face. Thinking about what it actually means immediately wipes the smile away. Fracking (or ‘Hydraulic Fracturing’ as it’s known to people who don’t like funny sounding words) is a process of drilling down into the earth before a high-pressure water mixture is directed at the […]

Going For Platinum

Last weekend I got my 17th platinum trophy on PSN. Now granted for a trophy addict 17 is decidedly ‘meh’, but for your average gamer 17 is quite a few. I also never go for the easy ones, I won’t just play a game for the plat, I have to really like a game to […]

The App Store turns 5

Don’t they grow up fast. Yes, the App Store is now a whopping 5 years old. That means it can now legally drink alcohol at home, whilst playing some apps, obviously. That being said, as history shows us, 5-year olds and apps really don’t mix. But enough of the silly jokes about bad parenting, let’s […]

MGS Does Not Need Remaking

Last week Hideo Kojima said that he’d like to see a developer use the new FOX engine to remake the original Metal Gear Solid for next-gen consoles. To this I say ‘NO!’. Now let me set the ground rules here. Metal Gear Solid is a masterpiece. It’s one of the most important landmarks in gaming […]

Xbox One and how to be dull

Last week Microsoft did something that was pretty expected, but equally as infuriating. Ever since the announcement of the Xbox One potential purchasers have been screaming left and right about the console’s restrictions on things like used games and the requirement that the user has to log in to Xbox Live at least once every […]

OS X Mavericks and iOS 7

Yesterday was the perfect day for nerds who like press conferences. We had Apple, Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft and Sony all doing their little “Look at me!!” bits in the space of a few short hours. At the time of writing however I’ve only seen Apple’s one (I saw a bit of the Microsoft one, I’ll […]