Category Archives: Gaming

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 PS4/PC review

The Division 2 is another of Ubisoft’s military shooter to posthumously carry the Tom Clancy name. As with the first game the late novelist had zero input with this post-apocalyptic looter-shooter. But that doesn’t necessarily make it bad. In fact, The Division 2 takes what was good about the first game and makes it a whole lot better. Continue reading Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 PS4/PC review

5 signs it may be time for a memory upgrade

For years I’ve been listening to PC owners lamenting to me about how their PC has a “virus” or that their CPU needs replacing due to poor performance. My first question, before they go and spend hundreds of dollars on a new machine, is “have you considered upgrading your RAM?”.

Back it the day, a couple of gigabytes of memory would have done you. In fact, a couple of gigs would’ve been all you PC could actually use. With modern 64-bit operating systems like Windows 10, sky’s the limit (or more likely 64 GB) when it comes to the amount of RAM you have in your machine.  The more RAM, the more applications, and better games, you can have running without your PC grinding to a halt. Continue reading 5 signs it may be time for a memory upgrade

Trials Rising PS4 review

Ubisoft’s impossibly moreish Trials series unleashes its latest entry on an already sleep-deprived gaming audience.

If ever there was a gaming franchise that the phase “just one more go” was made for, it would be RedLynx’s trial games. Whilst the game has been about since 2000, it was Trials HD in 2008 that turned a whole legion of Xbox 360 owners into cursing, insomniac wannabe motorcross riders.

Trials Rising is more of the same, exquisite, obsessive fun. Continue reading Trials Rising PS4 review

Far Cry New Dawn review

This direct sequel to last year’s Far Cry 5 came out of the blue when announced at the 2018 Game Awards blue in December. Set some seventeen years after the events at the end of the last game, Far Cry New Dawn uses almost the same map as it’s predecessor, and we get to catch up with some familiar characters.

It’s impossible to explain the premise of the game without spoiling the end of Far Cry 5. So, forgive me. If you’ve not finished Far Cry 5 you may want to stop reading, now. Continue reading Far Cry New Dawn review

Get on the piste with When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

When Ski Lifts Go Wrong is a light-hearted take on the structural building simulator. It’s very similar to those bridge-building games, whereby your flimsy bridge can’t take the traffic and all the cars fall in the water. Continue reading Get on the piste with When Ski Lifts Go Wrong

Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review

Whilst massive publishers, with development studios all around the world, and with budgets larger than the GDP of Tonga, release limp, buggy offerings to the gaming public, once again, Ukrainian outfit 4A Games, have produced a thing of wonder.

Metro Exodus is the third game based on the post-apocalyptic fiction novel by Russian author Dmitry Glukhovsky, Metro 2033. As before the game follows the adventures of Artyom, who grew up in the make-shift underground city that was once the Moscow metro system. Continue reading Metro Exodus PC/Xbox One review

Crackdown 3 PC/Xbox One review

The long-delayed Crackdown 3 has finally arrived. But was it worth the wait?

Crackdown 3, the threequel to the original 2007 comic-book inspired game was first announced at E3 2014. Originally due for release in 2015, the date was pushed back every year until now, almost five years later. Continue reading Crackdown 3 PC/Xbox One review

Resident Evil 2 PlayStation 4 review

Capcom revisits Resident Evil 2, one of the company’s best survival horror games.

Back in the day, on the original PlayStation, Resident Evil 2 was a bit of a novelty. Not only was it charged with expanding the ground-breaking, but otherwise stand-alone first Resident Evil game, it also came on two discs, one for each character. Continue reading Resident Evil 2 PlayStation 4 review