Funk of Titans is, on paper, one of the stupidest ideas every conceived by mankind. God I love stupid ideas. Based loosely on Greek mythology, and I say loosely based on like the movie Noah was loosely based on the story from the Bible, Funk of Titans sees you step…
Let's face it; it's nearly the end of January and it is still freezing cold outside, and it only looks as if it will be getting colder over the coming weeks. So to prepare you for the remainder of the winter days ahead, here are some essential survival tips. 1.…
Although they were introduced many years apart, Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus have become two of the most popular premium subscription services available. Aside from the fact you need to be a subscriber to take part in online multiplayer on PS4 and Xbox, the free games that become available…
In the times before online gaming and the madness that follows it, you used to have to split your screen and you sofa in order to play with friends or family. Thinking back on my previous Christmas's and New Year I remember all kinds of local multiplayer fun that I…
The Sonic the Hedgehog series launched in 1991 and delivered a platformer that featured a then-revolutionary usage of momentum and physics to create dazzling speedy gameplay. With Sonic Boom causing chaos among critics, it’s time to remind ourselves why the series has endured for over twenty years, and what made…
2014 is nearly over which means it is time for the mandatory ‘end of year’ list, where we sum up everything that’s gone on this year. 2014 has been a pretty lacklustre year if I am honest, being that awkward transitional year between last gen and current gen when everything…
When Crystal Dynamics first revealed Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light way back in 2010, few realised that a top-down isometric co-op puzzle solver would be a recipe for gaming gold. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light saw positive reviews on release and now, four years later, we…
Dragons battling giants, a fourth playable race and a whole host of open world environments – for Dragon Age fans this sounds like heaven but do these ingredients create a winning recipe in Dragon Age: Inquistion? Placed quickly in the boots of the ‘Herald of Andraste’, the expectations of Thedas…
So, we’ve had the appetiser and now it is time for the main course. Super Smash Bros for Wii U has finally landed and it ushers in a new age of Smash for many. Is this version the definitive edition of Smash or should we hold out for Smash 5?…
The Assassin’s Creed series seems to get more and more ambitious with every entry. The series went from an interesting if flawed third person action game to a full on pirate simulator, with an intensely convoluted dual-plot narrative running throughout. Assassin’s Creed Unity is the latest entry, and it deliberately…
Probably the best game based around the Iñupiat people of Alaska that you’ll play this year…probably. Never Alone is an important and encouraging sign for video gaming as an art-form. Developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, Never Alone retells and reimagines several Iñupiat stories. Told through…
Here at VGU we had a chance to take some time away from video game writing to play some actual video games and Evolve is one a lot of people in the team have been looking forward to since we played it at 2K's. As there were so many inching…
Horror is back, but not as you might think. The Evil Within, the latest game from Shinji Mikami, screams his trademark look and feel while being in spirit with the likes of Resident Evil 4. The Evil Within surely is a tense game, complete with ghoulish and gross creatures and…
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D may have only been announced just yesterday, but already Nintendo have revealed an exciting special edition of the game that will be available upon launch. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urlpc8bvMEg&feature=youtu.be The Majora's Mask 3D Special Edition bundle will include a beautiful metal pin of the legendary mask…
Logitech are at it again but this time with a twist. Love League of Legends, DOTA or any other variation of a MOBA? Then the G302 Daedalus Prime could be just the right thing for you. As the mouse showcases metal spring tensioning system which is meant to improve click responsiveness which…
That's right fellow shooter fans, the wait is finally over. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is here...if you pre-ordered and got the Day Zero Edition. If not then you'll have to wait for the actual release date tomorrow, like the peasant that you are. But what did those pesky Day Zero…
Handheld consoles and mobile platforms have taken massive strides in recent years, but not many people could have predicted that this advancement would lead to anywhere near the end result offered by the Razer Edge. Claiming to offer the best of three worlds, as a PC, console, and tablet, the…
Platinum Games continues its dominance of the spectacle fighter genre with the release of Bayonetta 2, bringing over the top action exclusively to the Wii U, to the dismay of some fans. With many outlets praising the game as the second coming of Karate Christ, does this action game blow…
Up until the release of Persona 4, it is likely that many gamers would not have heard of the Shin Megami Tensei series. However, with easily accessible gameplay, numerous spin off titles and two anime adaptions to boot, the franchise has now been firmly placed on the map. In what…
It sure has been a long time coming, but Level-5 and 1-Up’s adorable RPG, Fantasy Life, has finally made it to Western shores. Released in Japan back in 2012, the game has made moderate waves over the course of its already lengthy life, but will Fantasy Life’s new audience enjoy…
At EGX 2014 in London, we were able to interview lead designer of Dying Light, Maciej Binkowski. I sat down with him and asked a variety of questions about the game, to see what new details I could dig out after playing the title during both last year's and this…