All posts by Vic B'Stard

Agents of Mayhem PC review

Saints Row spin-off, Agents of Mayhem goes all out and turns the action up to eleven.

When Volition’s first Saints Row came out as an Xbox 360 exclusive, it filled a gap in the crime genre pre-Grand Theft Auto IV. Unlike Rockstar’s GTA game, with Saints Row, I found that the Volition had confused satire with slapstick. Continue reading Agents of Mayhem PC review

Astro A20 Wireless Headset incoming

Over the weekend, at PAX Prime in Seattle, Astro Gaming revealed their new Astro A20 Wireless Headset.  PAX-goers got a sneak peak of the new headset, the companion to Astro’s A10 Gaming Headset. Continue reading Astro A20 Wireless Headset incoming

Madden NFL 18 review

It’s that time again, as EA Sports starts its annual barrage of sports sims, all polished and updated for the new season. Kicking things of nicely is the latest iteration of their American Football franchise, Madden NFL 18.

And this year it’s all change. Continue reading Madden NFL 18 review

F1 2017 PC review

For the Formula One World Championship, the 2017 season really has changed everything. Rule changes allowing more down-force has allowed drivers to push their cars harder, making races faster. This has changed circuit characteristics to the point that some turns can now be taken at such speed that they are not really turns at all.

In Codemasters’ F1 2017, we have the most exciting Formula One game to date. Continue reading F1 2017 PC review

Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 Pro review

Naughty Dog’s Uncharted: The Lost Legacy started out as a single-player DLC pack for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End. During development, however, the DLC morphed into its own standalone game.

The decision to continue the Uncharted series focusing on the franchises supporting characters is an interesting idea, and one that could pay dividends. Continue reading Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PS4 Pro review

Hands on review: Ballistix Elite DDR4-3200 32GB

I really can’t stress just how important having decent RAM is for for an optimal PC experience. Be it playing the latest games or opening up multiple programs as part of a business workflow. The amount, speed and quality of your machine’s memory will determine just how well you PC does what you want it to do. Continue reading Hands on review: Ballistix Elite DDR4-3200 32GB

Asus Zenbook 3 review

Classy. If I have to describe Asus’ Zenbook 3 with one word, that would be it. Razor thin and beautifully styled, with its own faux-leather carrying pouch, it’s going to be the best-looking device on the boardroom table.

If I could have one other word to describe the Zenbook 3 it would be expensive. It’s going to cost you two grand for this very posh laptop. Up against the equivalent Microsoft Surface Pro, it’s a fair bit cheaper, but up against a “normal” laptop, you are paying for those stylish lines. Continue reading Asus Zenbook 3 review

Project CARS 2: exclusive preview

I’ve spent the last week playing a PC preview build of the upcoming Project CARS 2 racing sim.

2015’s Project CARS is a proper racing simulator. It was built by racing enthusiasts for racing enthusiasts. The result was a technically superb racing game with an unforgiving learning curve that alienated much of its potential audience.

With Project CARS 2, the developer, Slightly Mad Studios, seeks to refine the experience, improving accessibility and increasing the level of immersion with extra weather and environmental effects. Continue reading Project CARS 2: exclusive preview