IN DEFENCE OF FABLE

OK gamers as Meryl Streep said to Goldie Hawn in the film ‘Death Becomes Her’ as she shoots her in the stomach with a shotgun “you’ve bought this on yourself”. Yes readers it is you that has driven me to this, and possibly the extreme boredom bought on by a 2 week isolation, but insteadContinue reading “IN DEFENCE OF FABLE”

THE XBOX GAME STUDIOS TO WATCH IN THE NEXT GENERATION

It’s 2013 and the Xbox division isn’t in the best place, the end of the 360 generation had funnelled all their energies into creating gimmicky Kinect games and the direction of their newly released console was muddled under the stewardship of Don Mattrick. Despite this Xbox still managed a fairly appealing set of games forContinue reading “THE XBOX GAME STUDIOS TO WATCH IN THE NEXT GENERATION”

TOP 10 GAMES THAT COULD (OR SHOULD) HAVE BEEN GAME OF THE YEAR

We love ourselves a Game of the Year, a prize with such gravitas that it renders all other games obsolete. And we could argue for days whether a game deserves the accolade… *cough Dragon Age Inquisition cough* – but the games that win these top prizes are critical darlings, made by developers that are atContinue reading “TOP 10 GAMES THAT COULD (OR SHOULD) HAVE BEEN GAME OF THE YEAR”

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – RETRO GAME REVIEW

It’s crazy to think Buffy ended 17 years ago and started 23 years ago! The show still holds up today despite some questionable special effects and fashion choices. The reason it holds up even now is the witty and intelligent writing, believable characters and multi-layered protagonist whose super powers and destiny gave her an interestingContinue reading “BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER – RETRO GAME REVIEW”

A GENERATION OF EXCELLENCE – PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN MEMORIAM

It’s a tad early… there’s a Cyberpunk hole in my life that can only be filled by CD Project Red. I long for some Cyberpunky goodness, a role-playing game where I can finally have the ‘double E’ breasts and the 10 inch appendage I have always desired, nay deserved! But I’m here today to celebrateContinue reading “A GENERATION OF EXCELLENCE – PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE IN MEMORIAM”

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 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”