In 2007 Valve released The Orange Box; a Bundle of previous favourites (Half-Life 2 and Team Fortress 2) along with those they snuck in Portal, a short puzzle game which collectively the world lost their shit over, mostly thanks to its wit and unique psychics based gameplay. Well this year valve produced their long awaited sequel, which promised much more than before. A much larger story and the addition of co-op mode brought a lot of attention and raised a mass of hype.
An issue or two ago of the paper I wrote this piece about Glee to coincide with the British broadcasting, and keep in mind that it was written around the time of the third episode being shown:
So it’s that time of year again, with January comes the return of the relentlessly positive Glee, and its wonderful message of ‘it doesn’t matter that you’re a social outcast, because you’re attractive and talented’ wait a minute…
In the sequel to 2008’s Deadspace we return to Isaac Clarke three years after the events on board of the Ishamura and quite realistically after what took place there he’s gone a bit mental. Things begin in a hospital on Saturn’s moon, Titan, and rather than helping, shady doctors have been abusing patients to gain information about the markers (long story, look it up) because doing the right thing is square, daddio!
I write for my uni’s newspaper, and for the new year I tried to do something different than the standard end of year awards piece, this is what I came up with:
“With everyone and their mother very strongly confirming that Mass Effect 2, Red Dead Redemption and Super Mario Galaxy 2 were the cream of the crop gaming wise this past year it would be kind of silly for me to argue with them, plus they are probably professionals that get paid and have name badges or something.