One Piece: Unlimited World Red Review
It’s been a long time coming, but One Piece: Unlimited World Red has finally made its way to the West. The fourth in the Unlimited series, Unlimited World Red is full of wacky characters, unique environments and a fun combat system, which is really what we should expect from the…
Shovel Knight Review
In an attempt to capture the essence of 8-bit platformers from the NES era, the team at Yacht Club Games has dug up many of the genre’s tropes and reworked them, trying to add design elements from the modern era to spice up this aging game style. However, is the…
Worms Battlegrounds Review
Familiarity is the spice of life. Back when I reviewed Worms Clan Wars, I said it was good because it was essentially Worms Revolution. Worms Battlegrounds is just Worms Clan Wars. Not even essentially, it is full on just Worms Clan Wars renamed for the console space. I can only presume…
Playstation Vita: Sony’s Neglected System
Oh Vita, I want you to do well. You’re a fun little system, with some really interesting games and the potential for a load more, but it seems that Sony doesn’t want to do much with you. Sony’s E3 press conference was incredibly sparse for Vita announcements or news, besides…
Wildstar Review
I have a guilty confession to make. I've never made level cap in any MMO. It's long been a goal of mine to find a game that I can sink some time into, and Wildstar has proven itself worthy for me to take up the challenge. I think the reason…
Watch_Dogs Review
The wait is over and watch_dogs is finally here, bringing with it all of its technology, intrigue as well as a lot of expectation. Does watch_dogs seek to revolutionise the sandbox genre, or is it one to be left in the dog house? Watch_dogs follows the story of Aiden Pierce,…
E3 2014: Sony Confirms Project Beast, Now Called Bloodborne
Now under the title of Bloodborne, Shuhei Yoshida revealed that From Software's Project Beast is now named Bloodborne and will be launched 2015. It looks to have a more gothic look and confirms that guns will be in the game, as seen in the leaked trailer. Look out for more…
Hideki Kamiya Reveals Scalebound For Xbox One
Platinumgames, Inc's Hideki Kamiya took to the stage to reveal Scalebound, in which a white-haired protagonist wielded a sword an cracked wise as he fought dragons. This is exclusive to Xbox One and is being developed by Hideki Kamiya and Platinum games.
Crackdown 3 Announced for Xbox One
Cloudgine and Microsoft have announced Crackdown 3, exclusive to Xbox One. It appears that fully destructible environments will feature, using Cloudgine's cloud processing technology. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQphk81Koo0
5 Franchises that need to make a comeback at E3
E3 is almost upon us once again, as if the massive rush of E3 hype articles hadn’t tipped you off already. Microsoft and a lot of the third parties seem to have been vomiting info on new games at us before E3 this year, whilst Sony and Nintendo have been…
Games may not be better with Kinect, but the Xbox One is worse without it.
Just under two weeks ago, Microsoft dropped the bomb everyone saw coming a mile off, announcing a new Kinectless SKU for the Xbox One, priced at $399/£380. Huzzah and hurrah, more choice for consumers. Microsoft gave some spiel about it being about choice and not about them getting their butts…
PS4 hardware is being sold at a profit according to CEO Kaz Hirai
It's been the general consensus that Sony have been selling their latest console, the PS4, as a loss leader with accesories, games and PS plus subscriptions making them the real money. However in a recent statement on AV Watch, Kaz said this: PS4はすでにハードウェア単体で利益を計上しており、従来のプラットフォームビジネスとは異なる事業体制となっている」 Yes yes I know, har de har…
Evolve has a release date…let’s kill us some aliens
2K and Turtle Rock Studios, the developers behind Left 4 Dead, have announced the release date of their upcoming co-op shooter, Evolve, which will see a global release on the 21st October 2014. Evolve is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4. Pre-ordering Evolve will net you the Monster Expansion…
King Of The Dead: DayZ VS H1Z1
Zombie games have been coming out for years now, whether its Resident Evil, House of The Dead, or DayZ. There are plenty of dead head titles to chose from, and despite many expectations, the zombie trend doesn't seem to be slowing down. H1Z1 is Sony Online Entertainment’s contribution, and with…
Top 5 Best and Worst Mario Kart Tracks
With Mario Kart 8 being less than a month away, I thought I’d run down the top 5 best and worst Mario Kart tracks which have graced the series since the initial game on the Super Nintendo. One thing to note is that I will only be taking one version…
Top 5 Games That Should Be Buried
Any gamer that lived in the eighties and nineties will remember the urban legend that circulated the world about the supposed eradication of a game so terrible, the developers wanted to erase it's existence. The fact that it was tied in one of the most successful family movies of the era didn't…
Xbox Celebrate Star Wars Day in This Weeks Sales
In recognition of Star Wars Day which is coming up on May 4th, Microsoft have packed this weeks Deals of the Week with Star Wars titles, as well as a free avatar item from Disney, just to push the boat out. That's not quite all they've come up with, though,…
Getting Hype: Why Fighting Games are the Best Esport
In my struggles getting into League of Legends, I have seen multiple pop ups on the game screen about the LCS (League of Legends Championship Series) and the various results and recaps of matches. Being a curious soul and wanting to see if I can improve my game, I decided…
Grind or Not to Grind?
Having finally obtained a PS Vita and gained the ability to play PSP games, I have been able to try out the Disgaea series, something I have wanted to get into due to my love of other SRPGs like Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics. Having played for a few…
Top 5 Overused Sci-Fi Cliches in Gaming
Having seen the recent Civilization trailer and its shiny new sci-fi setting, with all of its white spaceship interiors, glowing lights and depiction of Earth as an overcrowded, polluted place which people are trying to escape from, I thought I’d run down the top 5 overused sci-fi clichés which game…
Backwards Compatibility: Essential Feature or Unneeded Add-on?
With the release of the current generation of consoles, many savvy gamers will be holding onto their old 360s and PS3s due to the trend of not making current consoles backwards compatible. For me and many others, the lack of backwards compatible systems in this generation is a complete misstep…