Duelyst – Wow!

Is anyone else playing Duelyst? I dipped into it the other day and I’m fast finding it to be a worthy challenger to Hearthstone. It has a cracking blend of pixels art and high quality drawing, cleverly designed cards and a gameboard that’s a work of genius. In case you haven’t come across it yet,…

Gran Turismo Sport Delayed…

According to the Playstation Blog, Gran Turismo Sport has been delayed… “…as we approach our planned release date in November, we realize we need more time to perfect GT Sport, which we’ve already dedicated so much effort towards since announcing the title. We do not want to compromise the experience in any way. While we…

No Man’s Sky – Buyer Beware?

Seems like the internet itself is screaming for a refund on No Man’s Sky, with gamers in the UK being no exception. Here in Blightly we’re regulated by the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which applies to digital content and is defined as ‘data which are produced and supplied in digital form.’ Just like physical goods,…

Net Neutrality

I’ve been trying to get my head around the impact of the recent court ruling in the States which, in essence, allows service providers in America to decide which online content has priority over others. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that Google, Facebook, Netflix and Twitter will be at the top of…

Five Games That Get It Right

Every now and then a game will be released that has a magic formula: a combination of controls, look, sound and gameplay that all comes together and just ‘feels’ right. Here are five examples of just that. 1. Skate – Xbox 360 Cool is a very subjective thing. You can’t describe or force it but…

Super Mario Bros Review

The title that started it all, many of us older gamers will remember Super Mario Bros. as one of the first games we ever played. But is Shigeru Miyamoto’s genius as good today as it was then? (The answer is ‘Yes’ by the way.) ROUND-UP: Developer: Nintendo Publisher: Nintendo Release: August 1987 Platforms available: 3DS,…

Gamely Giving: original target smashed!

Originally posted on 1001-Up.com:
Back in December we announced our contribution to the wonderful cause that is SpecialEffect: Gamely Giving. We then revealed how we were planning to raise money for the charity, and some of our methods could cause the team a lot of embarrassment! Here’s an update as to how we’ve been…

Beauty or the Beast?

Two games I’ve been playing recently, Ni No Kuni and Tearaway, for all of their brilliance have drawn out a question that The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker brought out in the days of the PS2, Xbox and Gamecube and Fear Effect (1 & 2)in the era of Playstation. Namely: Why go for photorealism…

AAA Games

AAA Games This may be an age thing but over the years I’ve become more and more fed up with the marketing hype that surround the ‘Triple AAA Blockbuster’ games. They tend to release at the start of the summer (school holidays) and at the end of the year (Christmas stockings) for maximum sales impact…