Gamescom 2016: Space Hulk: Deathwing Preview
Let’s be honest: A lot of the recent licensed Warhammer 40k games have been pretty naff. Thankfully, Space Hulk: Deathwing seems to be an anomaly in that recent trend. Based on the original Space Hulk tabletop game, it’s being developed by Streum On Studio whose only previous game was E.Y.E…
Gamescom 2016: DropZone Preview
The MOBA and RTS market have become quite inseparable but a lot of games recently have taken on the role of becoming a MOBA with some 'RTS elements', taking away from the original strategy of RTS titles and the nuances within them. DropZone developed by SparkyPants and published by GameForge…
Gamescom 2016: Mekazoo Preview
In the current overly saturated market of indie two dimensional platformers, they have to be really special to stand out and make themselves known. Ori and the Blind Forest is one that comes to mind, while Shovel Knight is another. Mekazoo could well be another addition to the list. Set…
Gamescom 2016: Liftoff Preview
Drone racing is one of the latest sports to gain popularity and it doesn’t seem to have any danger of falling off, given the amount of new and improved drones constantly hitting the market. LuGus Studios have tapped this new market early by creating the world’s first commercial drone racing…
We Happy Few (Early Access) Preview
We Happy Few is a game that has been on many people’s radar for quite some time after debuting at PAX East 2015 with a fantastic trailer and very early hands on demo for attendees.  You play as Arthur Hastings, a regular citizen of Wellington Wells; a dystopian English village…
Preview: Shift Happens – My Game of Develop 2016
The annual Develop: Brighton conference took place last week from July 12-14, and while it was mainly an event for journalists, developers and other people in the games industry, there were a large amount of upcoming and recently released games on the expo floor. After playing most of them, many…
Farm Heroes Super Saga Preview
Last week VGU took a trip to London to visit the HQ of KING games. KING are most famous for their mobile and Facebook game Candy Crush, so we were excited to see what they had on the table for us. The most surprising thing to happen to us at…
Overwatch Open Beta Impressions
Being a member of the console peasantry and not really invested in Overwatch before this beta, this last weekend saw the opportunity for folks on the fence to finally have a go on Blizzard’s new hero shooter. Switching from the slow, methodical gunplay of Rainbow Six Siege to the bright…
Master X Master New Characters Preview
Since playing Master X Master a while ago, I have been psyched to see more of what it can do. The game switches things up in comparison to other MOBAs with its WASD controls and Alien Swarm style top down shooter combat. Things are looking great for this title and…
Ni-Oh Preview: More Like Ni-Uh-Oh
It was only a matter of time until the wave of Souls clones emerged from over the horizon. Just as Miyazaki and his crew hopefully go onto pastures new, a vanguard of other developers are coming to step in to fill the bonfire shaped hole in many players’ hearts. Ni-Oh…
Carmageddon: Max Damage Preview
Growing up I played two specific games that were way above my age range, the type of titles you would brag about with your friends as you got an odd hour or so to sneakily play it before your parents found out. One of these titles was Carmageddon, a reckless…
EGX Rezzed 2016: Snakes, Samurai and Soup
EGX Rezzed has come and gone, with indies from all four corners of the gaming world coming to show off their games to an eager audience. Here are three of our favourites from the EGX showfloor, which include happy go luck snakes, chefs burning soup in space and brightly coloured…
EGX Rezzed 2016: Slaying Demons in Style with Seraph
There are two sure-fire ways to get me to come and have a look at your game during a conference: have an interesting premise or offer me sweets, and indie studio Dreadbit Games knocked it out of the park. “A skill-based, acrobatic shooter without aiming” took care of the premise…
EGX Rezzed 2016: A Look At Bears Can’t Drift!?
Outside of the big franchise racers like Mario Kart and Sega All Stars Racing, it’s very rare that you will see a kart racer that does not have a licensed character slapped on the front to sell units. This is even the case in the indie sphere, where games like…
Let’s Look At TimeSplitters Rewind – A Fan-Made Sequel
TimeSplitters is a cult-classic. The manic shooter gained critical acclaim throughout the PS2-era and for good reason. The mechanics were golden and the narrative was zany-yet-flawless. For those of you who didn’t know, some faithful fans have come together and started work on a long-awaited new instalment into the franchise;…
Obliteracers Preview – Intergalactic Party Racing Mayhem
Once upon a time, before online play was commonplace on consoles, local party racing games were the pinnacle of multiplayer gaming. Micro Machines, Crash Team Racing and Mashed: Drive to Survive to name just a few over previous console generations. Unfortunately Mario Kart is one of the only survivors of…
Acaratus First Look Preview
Mech combat is usually the realm of the action game, with franchises like Armoured Core and MechWarrior having you stomp around a battlefield in real time, firing off salvos from oversized missile batteries in the remains of some future tech city. Very rarely, besides the criminally forgotten Front Mission franchise,…
Master X Master Preview
League of Legends, Dota 2 and Heroes of the Storm just to name a few have been big releases in the MOBA genre. Taking these titles into the Esports area also has just helped the games grow and turn into iconic titles. But there are gamers out there that are…
Blade & Soul Post-Launch Content Preview
There are many MMOs to get your hands on, but sometimes you feel like you need something fresh and new to spark interest. Blade & Soul has done that for us as we have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of this title since its start in Korea back in 2012.…
Star Wars Battlefront Beta Impressions
The Star Wars: Battlefront beta just ended and we’ve been hammering away at it to see what DICE’s rendition of this classic series has to offer. Rather than just hearing the thoughts of one of our writers though, you lucky people get to hear the impressions from both Sam Foxall…
First 8 Minutes of Project Zero – Maiden of Black Water
Halloween is fast approaching and we all know what the means. It's time to dust off those survival horror classics and play them into the small hours of the morning. This year however, you may be looking for something new to sink your teeth into and Nintendo may just have…