Thursday, 29 May 2014

Whiskey Reviews: who watches the Watch Dogs?

Platform: PC
Release Date: 27 May 2014
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Where to get it: Steam
Price: £39.99

Lets get everyone's favourite sticking point out of the way first; Aiden Pearce is the colour beige in human form. He is a boring, bland, bromidic, brooding bollock of a man. He is not interesting, likable or engaging in any way. He consistently makes the worst choices in any given situation where control is taken away and proclaims to be protecting those he loves while simultaneously going out of his way to put them in danger, ignoring sound advice and even desperate pleas.
Of course there's the opposite view, that Aiden is a driven man seeking to right a wrong done to his family in the past, but even that wrong is his fault. It's impossible to hate the villains of the piece when the main character and all his acquaintances are thoroughly unlikeable twats.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Whiskey Reviews: The state of PC gaming and its future? What?!?

Yesterday I was asked a question by a about the future of PC gaming; what could make the PC community and market grow again? It's a simple question but the answer isn't so straightforward unfortunately. The following is an edited version of a forum post I made on the Steam Watch Dogs forums with some added pictures to make it a bit less boring.