2017 has been a stellar year in gaming. The past twelve months have brought the resurgence of a seemingly doomed Nintendo, outstanding innovation in games like Horizon Zero Dawn, and breakout hits like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Our games editorial board sat … Continue reading Tn2’s Game Awards 2017 The cream of the crop.
Over the last weekend in November, TN2 Games and Tech Editor Seán Clerkin and I were lucky enough to attend the very first GXI (Games Expo Ireland) in the RDS, organised by the people behind Dublin Comic Con, the exposition … Continue reading A Virtual Reality: A Newbie’s Experience at Games Expo Ireland Games Editor Seán Clerkin and Deputy Games Sam Hayes attended Ireland’s first gaming expedition in November.
Japan In recent years much criticism has been levied against the Japanese games industry by prominent developers such as Jonathan Blow (Braid, The Witness) and Keiji Inafune (Mighty No. 9) for its over reliance on cinematic spectacle and their inclination … Continue reading Games Around the World: A Dynamic Industry So rarely in video game journalism are there explorations into the global landscape of the games industry itself. Sam Hayes investigates the cultural resonance of gaming around the world.
●●●○○ Nidhogg 2 is the follow up to the multiplayer, critical darling of the same series. In many ways it seems to be the full realisation of developer Messhof Games’ original vision. The simple fencing game in which players would … Continue reading Party of Two? Chaotic Action-Comedy “Niddhog 2” for PS4 There is something special here that neither eclipses, nor is eclipsed by, its predecessor, but instead sits alongside it as something unique.