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Aug 04 // TheKodu

Review: Detective Grimoire - the antidote to Broken Age

Name: Detective Grimoire Available on:  PC, IOS, Android, Amazon app store Price: Steam: £4.99 / $6.99 IOS: £2.99 / $3.99 Google play: £2.39 / $3.99 Amazon app store: £2.40 / £3.99   R...
Aug 01 // TheKodu

Review: Haunt the House Terrortown

Name: Haunt the House: Terror TownFormat: PC, IOS, Android, Amazon play store, Playstation VitaPrice:Steam £3.99 / $4.99IOS:   £1.49 / $1.99Google Play: £1.32Amazon play store : £1.31 / $1.99 Rev...
Jul 26 // TheKodu

Steam Security gaff left users vulnerable to anti gambling vigilantes

So most of this is a write up of a reddit thread where these events first happened. On the 25th of July part of Steam's own security system stopped fuctioning. The part in question was the pasword reset code verification sys...
Jul 23 // TheKodu

Preview: Theo & Lizzy

  Disclaimer This preview is based on a short amount of time with the game and should not form your entire basis for a purchase or be considered a review. I'd encourage you to check other places for more information a...
Jul 21 // TheKodu

Rocksteady - after the asylum?

So I've recently got done with the main parts of Batman Arkham Knight and I'm still debating if it's worth me reviewing it. However I realised something about it and about most of the objections to the game. The idea of this...
Jul 19 // TheKodu

Preview: Raging Justice

Disclaimer This preview is based on a short amount of time with the game and should not form your entire basis for a purchase or be considered a review. I'd encourage you to check other places for more information and be an...
Jul 18 // TheKodu

[18+] A response to Thomas Apperley of DiGRA and his "Research" Nerdcore porn

This Blog is NSFW and due to the subject matter and content will be in appropriate for younger readers.   In case the title didn't make it clear this piece and many of the links are very NSFW. So a researcher who is par...
Jul 14 // TheKodu

[long] Yet another C-blog on the Rosalind Wiseman and Ashley Burch research

  So looks like I'm doing one of these. I hoped I'd you know not feel like doing it but here goes. So by this stage many people have heard about the research done by Rosalind Wiseman and Ashley Burch be it from the ...
Jul 09 // TheKodu

Is it Censorship

"Censorship can only be done by the government removing your free speech" This is a common argument I hear every time someone is accused of pushing for censorship. According to the  ICCPR ( International Covenant on Civ...
Jul 09 // EdgyDude

Counterpoint: Best E3 Ever? Most Overhyped is More Like It

[Warning:I'm about to get incredibly cynical here (and lazy with images :p). You were warned] I've been waiting a bit before writing about E3 because I wasn't sure if my initial impression after the fact was wrong or it was j...
Jul 01 // TheKodu

"Buy 'Better games' You B*****ds"

  "We just want games to be better" This is a very common cry I've been hearing recently and it's becoming more and more apparent. It turned up in the Song about how people like Anita and her followers are not like Jack ...
Jun 25 // TheKodu

For the good of Humanity we should blow up Rome's Coliseum

  What it was either E3 related guff or laughing at idiots this week. Guess which I chose?  so some rather well paid individual has been extolling about how violence is bad and Doom showing such levels of viole...
Jun 22 // TheKodu

Goodbye Freelance Games

So while everyone is mourning the loss of a certain indie darling games studio in the media recently I thought I'd take the opportunity to say farewell to an indie studio as well. Freelance Games. For those who don't kn...
Jun 19 // TheKodu

E3 Nit Picking

Ok I think it's fair to say E3 was good this year, E3 was in fact very good this year. Now there's one of a number of ways I could go with the whole post E3 conferences blog. One being to simple recap and woop. The othe...
Jun 18 // TheKodu

Who says #Gamergate has done nothing ?

So this is a reply blog. It's not my normal kind of blog. It's not the kind of blog I wanted to be writing. I wanted to write a blog nitpicking about E3 and both nit picking and slobbering over Horizon Zero Dawn. What I ...
Jun 17 // TheKodu

Polygon, you're part of the problem

Oh there's nothing as good as getting to lay into Polygon. I've seen some people defending Polygon's piece about gaming's race problem as well as claiming it's a way of starting the discussion. Which I would s...
Jun 13 // TheKodu

Critical Floor: Mad Max Fury Road

Well it's the weekend so I figured you'd want something quite light and entertaining instead of some of my more heavy pieces. Hopefully you'll indulge me one again as I splurge about Mad Max Fury Road. Havng got th...
Jun 10 // TheKodu

The Pre-E3 predictions blog

So E3 is coming up soon, it's a tradition seemingly in the gaming press to make predictions about what we're going to see at E3. Now it's one of my long standing traditions here in the C-Blogs to make really stupid pred...
Jun 08 // TheKodu

How a load of Hustlers are making bank on Valves refund policy.

So this article started life after I saw a developer complaining about refunds, this would have been fine because as I'll go on to explain. Now I would be giving the developer a plug here, except the developer chose to ...
Jun 06 // TheKodu

The problem with politics.

  "If you didn't go and watch American Sniper you hate our Veterans and shouldn't live in this country anymore." Honestly that's just the kind of sentiment I've been seeing about (Luckily I don't live in America so ...
Jun 05 // TheKodu

Is the future of VR gaming in your pocket right now ?

So VR eh, the biggest latest gimmick to come to video games hot on the heels of the near death of motion controlled games. With the Oculus Rift expected to cost $150 - $200 allegedly and having already noted my experien...
Jun 03 // TheKodu

The Junk Folder 1

So I'm taking a break from doing highly political stuff for at least one or two blogs (Don't worry I know how you all love to talk politics so I don't intend to disappoint you and leave you all out in the cold and I'm su...
May 30 // TheKodu

Fifa 16 will feature female International Teams. Or how EA will play the press

Oh great I'm the English guy so I get to be the one to try and have this discussion and basically mock EA for their insane stupidity again. I know I know "Ohh  but diversity". This is where the comedic problem come...
May 28 // TheKodu

Are you sure Mad Max Fury Road is a Feminist film ?

So obligatory spoiler warning if you haven't seen Mad Max Fury Road yet but hey I've recently seen the film and I wanted to talk about more aspects of it especially surrounding the present 'controversy' surrounding it....
May 26 // TheKodu

Media Literacy 101; Hey idiot, they're the bad guys

 Warning this Article contains spoilers for Mad Max Fury Road and Watchdogs It also contains adult themes and nudity I've been a bit quiet here on Dtoid for  week or so, this article now is kind of the reason...
May 17 // TheKodu

I'm fed up of Politics, can we talk about games........... oh.............

Ok we've had the UK general Election recently (for those of you in the US who may not be aware) We've had months of politics on TV. We've had a majority government formed. Then we had people go out onto the street and d...
May 11 // TheKodu

Preview: BFF or Die

Disclaimer The preview footage presented is of the Alpha (0.2) build of BFF or Die Footage has been captured in 30 FPS the game itself on my system ran at around 60 FPS consistently and this is in Alpha still Any frame...
May 08 // TheKodu

And so it starts again.

"Comic books lead to a rise in youth delinquency". So was the call of a book by psychologist Fredrick Wertham. A book called Seduction of the Innocent which contained a number of claims about the impact of comic books. ...
May 06 // TheKodu

Review: Broken Age Act 1& 2 mostly spoiler free

Name: Broken Age Act 1 & 2 Cost: £18.99 / $24.99 on PC Reviewed on PC Review bit: Ok Tim Schafer has said he wants Broken Age Act 1 & Act 2 to be reviewed and rated as a singular package. I'm not going to ...
May 05 // TheKodu

#Gamergate and the price of freedom

So Gamergate is still going. However I’ve noticed an interesting argument being used again and again by those staunchly opposed to it. “Is it worth it? Worth all the damage?” It seems like such a simpl...

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