Sharing the Spotlight: How E3 is Changing in 2019

Battle Royale Originally published June 8, 2019 at Doublejump.co In 2019, E3 is slipping. First of all, Sony won’t be at the annual conference for the first time in E3’s history. It won’t be holding an end-of-year PlayStation Experience this year, either (for the second year in a row). Nintendo also won’t be there, though this isn’t… Continue reading Sharing the Spotlight: How E3 is Changing in 2019

The Life and Death of Rockstar’s Agent

A comprehensive guide to that game Rockstar wants you to forget Originally published December 12, 2018 at Doublejump.co Rockstar Games’ Agent has mercifully come to an end after eleven awkwardly public years of development and speculation. Never heard of it? Vaguely remember the name? Don’t care at all? Either way, you’ve come to the right place as to learn more about the… Continue reading The Life and Death of Rockstar’s Agent

Doublejump Reviews Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

Does VR finally have its killer app? Originally published 30 October, 2018 at Doublejump.co The PlayStation VR, and virtual reality gaming as a whole, struggles to find its killer apps. Again and again, VR games release to quiet acclaim but, as VR games, they’re treated as curiosities. Like Wii Sports or Fruit Ninja for their respective tech, even the… Continue reading Doublejump Reviews Astro Bot: Rescue Mission

An R&C Journal: Tools of Destruction (2007)

Despite easily being one of the best entries in the series, I remembered next to nothing about Ratchet & Clank: Tools of Destruction. I don’t know how. It’s goddamn marvellous. NOTE: I said I’d write about Ratchet: Gladiator (Ratchet: Deadlocked in the US) after R&C2016 but I got bored in the first twenty minutes and gave… Continue reading An R&C Journal: Tools of Destruction (2007)

An R&C Journal: Ratchet & Clank (2016)

I’m on something of a nostalgia bender after playing Ratchet & Clank (2016), so I’ll be journaling a handful of the series, starting with the 2016 entry. Next will be a shorter entry on Ratchet: Gladiator (or Deadlocked in the US), and then the PS3’s Future series chronologically, and then we’ll see how burnt out… Continue reading An R&C Journal: Ratchet & Clank (2016)

Feeling Numb in the Tokyo Jungle

Originally published on 12 August. I felt terrible the first time and I’m sure I wasn’t alone. Watching this adorable Pomeranian, that little golden plush of a dog, like a cushion come to life, suddenly wrap its jaws around a rabbit’s neck as the screen yells ‘CLEAN KILL’ dramatically across the screen. I just had… Continue reading Feeling Numb in the Tokyo Jungle