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…