Author: Vikki Blake

What-We're-Playing-Wednesday (26/5)

Each week we update you on what games have been getting quality time on the consoles, PCs and handhelds of our lovely GGS.com staff. Here’s what we’ve been playing this week: Sarah G: Tomb Raider: Underworld; Silent Hill: Origins; Okami Sarah J.: Resident Evil 5 (PS3); Dragon Age: Origins (PS3) Steve: Left 4 Dead (360); Left 4 Dead 2 (360); The Saboteur (PS3) Tom: Left 4 Dead 2 (360); Red Dead Redemption (360); Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Soulstorm (PC) Vikki: Resident Evil 5 (PS3); Left 4 Dead 2 (360); Dementium II (DS) So that’s what’s been keeping us busy this week. How about...

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What-We're-Playing-Wednesday (19/5)

Each week we update you on what games have been getting quality time on the consoles, PCs and handhelds of our lovely GGS.com staff. Here’s what we’ve been playing this week: Sarah J.: Sarah J.’s on holiday … so she’s probably not playing much at all! Steve: Left 4 Dead 2 (360); Alan Wake (360); Hitman Blood Money (PC) Tom: Lost Planet 2 (Xbox 360) Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360); Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii) Vikki: Resident Evil 5 (PS3); 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3); Left 4 Dead 2 (360); Dementium II (DS) So that’s what’s been keeping us busy this week. How about...

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Community Q: Women as Gaming Consumers

Welcome to our weekly Community Q! Once a week we flip the tables and listen to what you guys have to say . . . rather than sitting back and make you listen to us! Community Q: the video below discusses the role – or lack thereof – of women both as consumers and devs. Within it, it explores games for girls, marketing, exploitation, the ‘boys club’ mentality and hypersexuality. What did you think of the video’s message – did it work for you? If so, why? And if not, why not? Got an idea for a future Community Q question? Drop us a line and tell us about it!...

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Meet the Staff: Sarah Grace

Name: Sarah Grace A/S/L: 24/F/DC Status: Single and looking to mingle. WINK! Q: What’s the first game you ever played? The first video game I ever played was Super Ghouls and Ghost for the SNES. I didn’t get to play too much of it, ’cause my older brother and his high school friends owned it, but I would sit there and watch. My crowning moment was when they actually let me play the last boss battle, the giant dude who fired off snot lasers, because they were so frustrated from dying, and I actually BEAT IT! I’m still kind of strutting over that fact. I was destined to rock at games. Q. What’s your gaming set-up at home? I own a PS3, an Xbox 360, a PS2 that I literally have owned for 10yrs, and my shoddy PC that hates anything with fancy graphics. Q. And what’s your life-changing game? You know, the one that made you realise that gaming was completely awesome? I’m going to be a cliche and say it was Final Fantasy 7. I’d say Metal Gear Solid, but that game just made me realize that not everything military related is going to be a boring FPS. FF7 was one of those games that I got when I was 11yrs old, and I had no idea that games could actually tell a story. And this was...

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What-We're-Playing-Wednes-er-Friday (7/5)

Yes, I’m late. Blame the Bank Holiday on Monday – I’m all over the place this week! Each week we update you on what games have been getting quality time on the consoles, PCs and handhelds of our lovely GGS.com staff. Here’s what we’ve been playing this week: Sarah G: I’m playing Heavenly Sword (PS3); Final Fantasy 8 (PS1) Sarah J.: Dragon Age: Origins (PS3); Modern Warfare 2 (PS3); Heavy Rain (PS3); Resident Evil 5 (PS3) Steve: Resident Evil 5 (PS3); The Saboteur (PS3); Penumbra: Black Plague (PC); Guitar Hero 3 (PS3) Tom: Aliens vs Predators (360); Super Smash Bros Melee (GC); Legend of Zelda Windwaker (GC) Vikki: Plants vs. Zombies (iPhone); Resident Evil 5 (PS3); 3D Dot Game Heroes (PS3); Silent Hill Shattered Memories (PSP) So that’s what’s been keeping us busy this week. How about...

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Title: Name of the game Platform: 360 / PS3 / PC (reviewed on 360) Developer: Developer name Publisher: Publisher name Release date: EU: 30 April 2013 | US: April 30 2013 TL;DR: A brief summary, 10 words or less please Family Friendly?: Click here to skip the detail and see if this game is right for your family! So here it is – a brief run down of what’s expected when you review games for GGS Gamer. Firstly, there’s a few things you should know. When divvying up review codes, priority always goes to the staff who help keep the...

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