Microsoft’s Xbox Games Pass announcement could change the face of gaming forever

Microsoft’s Xbox Games Pass announcement could change the face of gaming forever

Xbox has announced that it will release 1st party games, published by Microsoft on its Xbox Games Pass service on the same day they launch. This is quite a significant move and will no doubt have not only Sony and Nintendo’s attention but that of most third-party publishers too. Of course, we already have the likes of EA Access and PlayStation Now, but none of these has ever included brand new 1st party games as part of the package, so this move is likely something which could not only define the future of Xbox but of gaming as a whole.…read more >
Why I Love Limbo

Why I Love Limbo

Playdead are well known for creating dark, haunting and eerie 2D platformers. Before INSIDE turned out to be a BAFTA Award-winning success there was LIMBO. Limbo was released in 2010 and features a lost boy, alone in a dangerous world as he searches for his missing sister. Utilising a monochrome palate, film grain and lighting effects, LIMBO sets its dark tone from the off. Curious noises fill the early gloomy forest environment making you feel uneasy. With no dialogue or clear narrative and no real idea of where you are and what you must do next, the only option is…read more >
My Top 5 Most Anticipated Games Of 2018

My Top 5 Most Anticipated Games Of 2018

Last year's ensemble of showcase events, conferences and conventions threw some pretty incredible titles into the running for 2018. The multitude of the games due for release this year include the likes of Red Dead Redemption, Metro Exodus, Far Cry 5, Sea of Thieves and TellTale's The Walking Dead Game season finale. PlayStation in particular saw a rather strong exclusive line up with the likes of Days Gone, God Of War, Detroit: Become Human and Spiderman to name a few, all supposedly to see release this year. With such a myriad of titles upcoming in 2018 it would seem there's…read more >
Why I Love Dying Light

Why I Love Dying Light

Harran is a nasty place. The South American city is filled with shuffling zombies and violent groups of survivors competing for supplies, each with a shoot first ask questions later mentality. As nightmarish as that concept alone seems, the world of Dying Light transforms into something even more horrifying once the sun sets. The zombie genre is hugely popular thanks to the success of games such as Resident Evil and the Last of Us. Dying Light however is a different take on the zombie games as it forces you to face your fears with a first-person camera, weak and ineffective…read more >
Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Xbox One | Review

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Xbox One | Review

The Star Wars Battlefront series has always been credible for it's ability to somewhat ease the insatiable Star Wars void that sits inside fans of the iconic, sci-fi franchise. Come on fans, you have to admit that no matter how much you indulge in the series over a multitude of mediums, you always want more. This is where the Battlefront series shines. With it's spectacular portrayal of Star Wars settings and events combined with trademark sounds of blaster rifles and Wookie cries, the Battlefront series definitely takes pride in it's ability to moderate that galaxy sized void that sits inside…read more >
My Five Favourite Original Soundtracks in Video Games

My Five Favourite Original Soundtracks in Video Games

As video games start to rival (and even outperform) the biggest films, so too do their soundtracks. Now an original soundtrack is composed for almost every game, by some of the best composers and musicians in the world. In this article I’m going to explore my five favourite PS4 soundtracks; the music that stayed with me for hours after I'd finished the corresponding game.   5- Bloodborne It wouldn’t be an article from me if there wasn’t at least some mention of Bloodborne. FromSoftware’s masterpiece isn’t only alluring to the eyes, the subtle soundtrack which accompanies the hunter though Yharnam…read more >
Square XO 2017 Recap

Square XO 2017 Recap

2017 has been a HUGE year for SquareXO! We've seen new contributors, new guest post writers and even received press passes to cover some of the biggest events in the gaming world! So, let’s take a trip down memory lane and recap the best of what 2017 had to offer. January saw Joe review several games including Quest of Dungeons and The Flame in The Flood. Dan grabbed his platinum trophy #122 with the completion of Nitroplus Blasterz: Herorines Infinite Duel. And, of course, the podcast continued to be recorded and uploaded to the site. However, big changes were afoot behind the scenes...…read more >
Assassin’s Creed Origins – PS4 | Review

Assassin’s Creed Origins – PS4 | Review

For those out there with lingering apprehension about gratifying their Creed cravings with Ubisoft's latest addition to ever expanding line of Assassin's Creed (AC) games, have no fear as Assassin's Creed Origins easily puts to shame the last few bland and "samey" AC titles. I kid you not, this installment to the series has been redefined in a way that almost separates Origins from the series altogether. For the most part of my first few hours of gameplay, I didn't feel like I was playing a Creed title - I liked that. Origins doesn't reek of the traditional, rapidly deteriorating Assassin's…read more >
‘You Died’ A Ranking of all the Bloodborne DLC Bosses.

‘You Died’ A Ranking of all the Bloodborne DLC Bosses.

After ranking all of the Bloodborne main game bosses and the Chalice Dungeon bosses, it's time for my last (probably...) Bloodborne ranking - The DLC bosses! When it came to thrashing out this ranking, I had a lot of issues regarding the order. This is because the bosses in the DLC are equally difficult to slay. One things for sure though, all these big bads are pretty darn horrible in their own special way. Let's talk about why.   5- Living Failures With Bloodborne having already dabbled with boss fights against more than one enemy in the main game, it…read more >
‘You Died’ A Ranking of all the Bloodborne Chalice Bosses Part Two.

‘You Died’ A Ranking of all the Bloodborne Chalice Bosses Part Two.

Last week I talked about the Bloodborne bosses in the dreaded Chalice Dungeons I had the least problems with. This week, I’ve finally psyched myself up enough to discuss what I think are the hardest ten bosses in the Chalice Dungeons. Take a deep breath, and let’s begin…   10-  Ebrietas Daughter of the Cosmos – Great Isz Chalice (Layer Three) Ebrietas is notorious for causing players stress and strife in the Upper Cathedral Ward so her presence in the Chalice dungeon wasn’t well received. Ebrietas was an only a problem for me once her arcane attacks were introduced during…read more >