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What Colour is My Hero?

This is the second and final part of my article on the question posed by the GDC panel “What Colour is Your Hero?”. In the first part I spoke, as the panel did, about the representation of ethnic characters by developers in games. This time I’m going to take the question more literally and talk about player created characters, including my own personal choices. Anyone who read either my Mass Effect 2 Review or my follow up probably noticed that my Shepard isn’t the usual ‘default male Shepard’ or one of the many interchangeable female Shepards one sees in a…

New Star Soccer 4

Before I begin writing my prose here (I’d shy away from the word review, because I don’t intend to reach any conclusion other than, hopefully, to pique your curiosity), head over to the New Star Soccer homepage and download the trial. Actually, if the word ‘soccer’ in the title immediately fills you with horror (and not because it’s what our American cousins would call a kick-about) then ignore that. Let’s simplify: if you like football, go download the very generous trial. Give it a fair go, and then if you like it, do cough up the cash and support the…