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Location:East Anglia, England

stories by Joe Pring

More games should be reinvigorated from a different development perspective

Halo 4 is the best entry in the series since the release of Combat Evolved. No, this doesn't mean I think all of the Halo games released between the two aren't worthy of praise, on the contrary, every one of Bungie's children (even the overly-criticized ODST) forms one of my favourite series, not just in terms of video games but digital entertainment as a whole.

Do Japanese developers really need to westernize their games?

It feels like just yesterday that I was sat in my living room watching my brother play Sonic 3 and Knuckles on the Mega Drive as a wide-eyed child. The tropical colors of Angel Island and mood-lifting music were simply mesmerizing. What made Sega's console truly amazing to me, though, was that this machine had been created in a place that was literally on the other side of the world; it was mysterious. That sense of wonder obviously diminished as I got older — not just because the enigma of foreign technology had been lifted but also because in the 18 years since that day, the rest of the world has had time to catch up.