Videogames highlights - June 2012

August 31, 2012 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
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In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Sir Arthur returns on these pages after a vacation that lasted for too long, and he’s back (as usual) trying to make up for the time lost on the ruthless flowing of news in the computer world. Let’s talk about video games, to begin, and in particular about the many titles shown at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2012 held during the first days of June. Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony showed their novelties for a generation of gaming machines next to retirement, while the PC continues to represent the only platform capable of surviving and adapting to the technological changes of the industry. And of foretelling them.

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Videogames highlights - September 2010

November 6, 2010 · Filed Under In Depth, Videogaming · Comment 
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In Depth - A merciless lens pointed on the hot topics, passionate and detailed retrospectives, reflections beyond the appearances Is a simple game better than a complex one? Are barebone game mechanics really the best starting point for an exciting gaming adventure? I’m not so persuaded about this: it’s true, when controls are few and the gameplay is prompt you can enter the game’s world with ease, but while browsing through the boundless oceans of retrogaming I often bump into games that are very far from the modern friendliness standards and yet as much compelling. I just hope that the rush to easiness of use won’t take away those games so difficult to master and still capable of paying back the experience with very high levels of satisfaction.

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