The Reticule is, as should be plainly obvious from the home page, a website about games. You may recall the site originally focused solely on the PC, but these days we cover the consoles and occasionally a board game or two. How times have changed since we started in 2008.

We provide news coverage, but only on those tidbits which catch our eye and give us the urge to write about them. Rather, you will more often find impressions, reviews, interviews and other more in-depth articles appearing.

The Reticule: Our Scoring System

A quick rundown of our scoring system is necessary at this juncture, it isn’t complicated, but it may not be quite what everyone is used to. We will confirm in our Verdicts whether we were writing about a copy provided by PR or purchased by ourselves.

Red Mist – A rare sight, Game of the Year quality
Head Shot – Given to really awesome games, best of the bunch.
On target – Above average game, certain aspects or niggles making the game not for everyone but a stand out example of the genre.
Off target – Below average, major flaws or bugs that make the game not all there, and barely worth renting at all.
Crotch shot – Terrible. To be avoided and has almost no redeeming qualities whatsoever. Should be taken out the back and shot.

How to Contact Us

If you have any thoughts or ideas on the site, or if you have some news for us, drop us a line at contact[at]thereticule.com

The Team

The team behind The Reticule is ready and raring to go, this is your chance to meet them.

Ross Joseph Gardner – Editor

Ross normally writes words that go in balloons – ruining perfectly good art – but he just couldn’t help but stick his nose into games, too. I mean, he plays a lot of them (when he really should be putting words in balloons…) . Ross can also be found reading or watching films, with either a pot of tea or a glass of wine by his side, but never, ever without.

Chris Evans – Owner

Chris Evans is the puppet master behind The Reticule, he was involved in the creation of the site originally back in the old days and has brought together this band of scoundrels to lead the site to new levels of quality. You may have spotted him appear on Resolution, half-life2.net and very rarely, Rock, Paper, Shotgun. When things go wrong, point the finger at him.

Kevin McLennan – Writer

Kevin is old, 30 years old to be exact. With old age comes an appreciation for the finer things in life. By finer he means faster, better, more efficient, he means a PC. Where once there used to be Sega Mega Drives, Playstations and N64s, now there is only the PC. But that’s quite alright, cause he always hated that he could never order a Pizza Hut on his SNES.

Nick Wheeler – Writer

Nick was once new to the team and didn’t warrant a longer description. Now he’s been here a while, we’ve added this extra sentence.

Jon Armer – Writer

Was brought in from the cold by Chris once his mewling outside of Reticule Towers became too much to bear. He’s now given the occasional review and feature to write, mainly to stop him ruining the furniture. He streams regularly, and is always talking rubbish on twitter.

Previous contributors include, amongst others, Stephanie Woor, Stephen Fulton, Ben Borthwick and Michael Johnson. The original Reticule Crew consisted of Chris Evans, Phil Cameron, Steve Peacock, Greg Wild, Matthias Tammet and DuBBle.

Cats of The Reticule

Joint Chaircats – Liz and Bob


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