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Gaming Reads Weekly – April 7th

Published April 7, 2013 by |
BioShock Infinite — Booker DeWitt

Keeping on top of your endless Twitter stream or a RSS list can be a little daunting. So, to help Gamebrit brings together a selection of some of the gaming stories that caught our eye from the last seven days and are worthy of your attention — here’s your round-up for the week ending Sunday, April 7th.

Sit back, relax and grab a drink and give the gaming articles you may have missed this week a read:

BioShock Infinite: Where did it come from? God Only Knows

Spoiler alert! Kieron Gillen of Rock Paper Shotgun looks at game-of-the-moment BioShock Infinite, exploring the themes put forward and the setting in which they take place. If you’ve explored Columbia, this is worth a read.

Assorted Thoughts On Bioshock Infinite – Kieron Gillen, Rock Paper Shotgun

Ouya: Not Ready For Primetime

It started as a run-away success on crowd-funding website Kickstater, and now the Android-powered £99 home console Ouya is preparing to make its retail debut this June. Yet the console is already in the hands of Kickstarter backers, and early reviews suggest that the little machine is not ready for primetime.

Reviewing the console, David Pierce of The Verge comments that those early backers of the gaming machine are “unwittingly signed up to beta-test a game console” adding that although the console presents a good idea, it is currently “a million miles away from something worth spending your money on”. Such a scathing assessment did not please Ouya.

Ouya review: can an indie console take on Sony and Microsoft?David Pierce, The Verge

EA Must Do Moore

Encouragingly, it seems that EA aren’t to keen on being branded the ‘worst company in America’. COO Peter Moore agreed that the publisher has made “plenty of mistakes”, highlighting pricing policies, shutting down game servers early and the recent disastrous  SimCity launch.

Peter Moore weighs in on EA being voted the ‘worst company in America” for the second year in a rowJeffrey Matulef, Eurogamer


That’s your recommended reads for this week, be sure to come back next week for more.

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