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 >
Planetbase – PS4 | Review

Planetbase – PS4 | Review

If you follow me on Twitter then you will know how much I love resource management, simulation and strategy games. For example, next week I have my review of Railway Empire going live (as well as a bunch of videos already on Youtube) and my most anticipated game of the year is Tropico 6. So imagine my surprise when I found out a few weeks ago that the PC and Xbox exclusive base builder, from Madruga Works, was getting a PS4 release. I was over the moon (quite literally, as you'll find out). Planetbase is more akin to games such as The…read more >
L.A. Noire – PS4 | Review

L.A. Noire – PS4 | Review

I'll be honest here, I own L.A. Noire on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC yet I've never played it until now. I didn't not play it for any particular reason, I just saw it as a game which would need me to invest a lot of time into and I never had the time to sit down and drift into Rockstars 'masterpiece'. However, I was given the PS4 remaster so I made time and played the whole game through to the end credits and I'm glad I did. I feel like I accomplished something and finally understand what all…read more >
Vesta – PS4 | Review

Vesta – PS4 | Review

I love a good puzzle, give me a sudoku or a picross puzzle and I'll hand it back to you completed within a matter of minutes as I like to think I have a logical mind and can easily overcome any problem thrown my way. Imagine my surprise when I got my hands on Vesta from Finalboss Games and had to really concentrate to work out the solutions to the puzzles at hand! I've played a few games throughout 2017 which have you control multiple characters at the same time in order to solve puzzles, such as The Girl and The Robot,…read more >
Defunct – PS4 | Review

Defunct – PS4 | Review

Do you like speed? Check. Do you like adventure? Check. Do you like spending half of a game getting used to the controls and then starting to enjoy the game more? Erm... I'll get back to you on that one! Defunct, developed by Freshly Squeezed and published by Soedesco, has been available on PC for a while and has received 'mostly positive' reviews on Steam. Here in Europe, we received the game on PS4 almost a month after the American PS4 version due to an unforeseen delay! I had been looking forward to playing Defunct ever since I saw it as what's not…read more >
VR the Diner Duo – PSVR / PS4 | Review

VR the Diner Duo – PSVR / PS4 | Review

What games did you play with your family over Christmas? Charades? Monopoly? Maybe even it's Quiz Time? I went to my parents and we played all of the above plus one more which took centre stage for a few reasons, VR the Diner Duo from Whirlybird Games. In the past, I have enjoyed playing Overcooked with my family and friends and I recently enjoyed playing Dead Hungry on my PSVR headset in single player - At the time I thought to myself "I wish I could play this in multiplayer or co-op". Lo and behold, the game already existed yet…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 >
Raw Data – PSVR / PS4 | Review

Raw Data – PSVR / PS4 | Review

I only purchased one piece of new tech in 2017 which is strange as I usually jump on all new devices as soon as they become available. However, the new tech I bought was something I had owned once before, PSVR. When I initially purchased it, on release day, I was forced into selling it as I needed the cash and the camera port wasn't working on my OG PS4. Fast forward to the end of 2017 and with my new PS4 Pro and all the deals going on, I couldn't say no to re-purchasing it. Since buying PSVR, I have…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 >