CRASH BANDICOOT 4: IT’S ABOUT TIME REVIEW

Since the days of the original PlayStation the platformers have slowly dwindled to the point of extinction, with only Mario still managing to sell gangbusters among the Call of Duty’s and Grand Theft Auto’s of the gaming landscape. Then Activision decided to revive beloved 90’s mascot Crash Bandicoot with the stellar N-Sane trilogy. A reminderContinue reading “CRASH BANDICOOT 4: IT’S ABOUT TIME REVIEW”

TOP 5 TV SHOWS THAT SHOULD GET MADE INTO VIDEOGAMES

The inspiration for videogames comes from far and wide these days; books, films, artwork and of course television. There have been some great adaptations of television shows from Telltale’s The Walking Dead series and Obsidian’s South Park Stick of Truth and then there have been some games that even fiery pits of hell would rejectContinue reading “TOP 5 TV SHOWS THAT SHOULD GET MADE INTO VIDEOGAMES”

WHY TOMB RAIDER 2 DESERVES A REMAKE

Tomb Raider 2 the myth, the legend, the legs. Tomb Raider 2 the boom, the bombast, the breasts. Tomb Raider 2 the guns, the female empowerment, the poor fashion choices (shorts in the Tibetan foothills, really?). It was a far more confident outing than the original, increased graphical fidelity, tighter storyline, new abilities, less rigidContinue reading “WHY TOMB RAIDER 2 DESERVES A REMAKE”

HOW XCLOUD COULD REVOLUTIONISE MOBILE GAMING

Console and high-end PC gaming will always have its place in the gaming pantheon, but there was a time towards the end of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 generation when analysts believed mobile gaming might completely eclipse console gaming. That obviously did not happen, and AAA gaming is as strong as ever, but thatContinue reading “HOW XCLOUD COULD REVOLUTIONISE MOBILE GAMING”

A HISTORY OF LGBT+ CHARACTERS IN VIDEOGAMES

EVERYBODIES GONE GAY! The landscape for LGBT characters in the media has exploded in recent years and the representation of diverse and realistic gay characters has come a long way. TV has always been ahead of the curve from Mikey and Ian in Shameless to Lavern Cox’s trans character in Orange is The New Black,Continue reading “A HISTORY OF LGBT+ CHARACTERS IN VIDEOGAMES”

A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE REVIEW

The success of the Assassins Creed franchise has ushered in a plethora of stealth action and horror games, from the brilliant Batman Arkham Games to the terrifying Alien Isolation, each have their own unique take on stealth and how it works. Now even games like Shadow of the Tomb Raider have shoehorned in stealth, oftenContinue reading “A PLAGUE TALE: INNOCENCE REVIEW”

OBSERVATION REVIEW

Games have the power to transport to worlds better than any other entertainment medium, they can make you experience things you don’t want to do – they can make you see through the eyes of a person you love and they force you see things you didn’t want to see. That’s the power of videogames,Continue reading “OBSERVATION REVIEW”

XBOX : A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS

Microsoft have had a turbulent time when it comes to their hardware, Windows Phones failed to take off, the original surface convertible was a clunky mess and only their software managed to capture any kind of mass audience. But their one success is in their incredibly popular Xbox console, but it’s not been a smoothContinue reading “XBOX : A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS”

TOP 10 TOMB RAIDER GAMES

Over the course of 24 years Tomb Raider has been a pioneer of action adventure videogames and heroine Lara Croft has cemented herself as an icon. One of the most successful franchises in gaming, Tomb Raider has had peaks and troughs with 12 mainline console games and numerous handheld and spin off titles, Lara hasContinue reading “TOP 10 TOMB RAIDER GAMES”

TOP 10 LGBT CHARACTERS IN VIDEOGAMES

In a world where LGBT characters and personalities are becoming far more common, with shows like Shameless, Orange is the New Black and Rupaul’s Drag Race providing mainstream entertainment with queer people from all types of backgrounds. But as TV and film diversifies, gaming is a often a medium left behind. It’s far more rareContinue reading “TOP 10 LGBT CHARACTERS IN VIDEOGAMES”