Category Archives: Gaming

Activision gives the gift of gaming this Christmas

This has been a stellar year for games, making choosing the perfect gift your either yourself or the gamers in your life rather difficult.

Gaming giants, Activision, have outdone themselves this year with some great titles offering months of gameplay for all ages. From Spyro to Call of Duty, they have you covered. Continue reading Activision gives the gift of gaming this Christmas

Call of Duty Black Ops IIII PS4 review

For the last fifteen years the Call of Duty franchise has been offering gamers some of the best multiplayer combat experiences you can get. The games have also been whipping players from the Second World War into the distant future, provided some of the most well-crafted single-player first-person-shooter games ever made. I’ve often said that many of the Call of Duty single-player campaigns are some of the best movies that I’ve never watched.

Treyarch’s latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise throws fifteen years of single-player narrative gameplay out the window. For whatever reason, with Call of Duty Black Ops IIII, we only get a multiplayer game. Continue reading Call of Duty Black Ops IIII PS4 review

Trust us, we’re Nvidia: GeForce RTX 20-series GPU preview

Nvidia’s ridiculously expensive RTX graphics have arrived full of promise, but with very little to actually show for themselves.

I’m currently reviewing a GeForce RTX 2080ti graphics processing unit. I’m not really ready to present my findings, because, well, to be honest, I’ve not really got anything for you. Continue reading Trust us, we’re Nvidia: GeForce RTX 20-series GPU preview

A little while ago I was shown the little “+” on the Intel stickers adorning laptops powered by the latest 8th Gen CPUs. The plus means that the computer uses Intel’s Optane memory.

Chipzilla promises that adding Optane memory to your 8th generation i5, i7 or i9 Intel CPU will let you enjoy a faster, smoother, and amazingly responsive computing experience. But does it really? Continue reading

Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 review

Whereas it was fair to say that 2010’s Red Dead Redemption was a bit Grand Theft Auto on horses, the recently released sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, is a much more complex beast.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Rockstar Games’ first title developed entirely with the current generation of console hardware in mind, and they’ve really pulled out all the stops. Whilst their amazing Grand Theft Auto V was ported across to the PS4 and XB1, from the last gen, this new game has allowed Rockstar to flex its muscles in a way that we’ve never seen before. Continue reading Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 review

EA Sports NHL 19 Xbox One review

Within the maelstrom of game releases over the last month or so, EA Sports launched NHL 19. I belatedly hit the ice to check it out.

EA’s NHL 19, far from being just the usual annual stats update, actually bring even more plays to play Ice Hockey on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Continue reading EA Sports NHL 19 Xbox One review

Hands-on Review: Crucial BX500 SSD

Top memory wizards, Micron, in a bid to convert the last remaining PC users over to solid-state drive technology have released their Crucial BX500 SSD.

We’ve all been that guy, listening to a work colleague rattling on about just how fast Windows loads in their swanky new SSD-equipped PC. I remember first checking out the eye-watering price of a 128GB SSD- barely enough space to hold a Windows install.

Times have moved on and stuffing your operating system on a super-fast SSD is now the norm. Well, for most of us. Continue reading Hands-on Review: Crucial BX500 SSD

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey PC/Xbox One review

Ubisoft’s tentpole franchise continues with Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, this time taking the action to Ancient Greece.

Prior to starting my Assassin’s Creed Odyssey playthrough, I’d spent a month or so battling through the last knockings of 2017’s year’s Assassin’s Creed Origins. The month before, I cleaned up the now three-year-old Assassin’s Creed Syndicate.

Hardly seems like the actions of someone that really enjoys the Assassin’s Creed series, does it? Well, the great thing about Assassin’s Creed games, and their biggest problem, is that they are huge. Continue reading Assassin’s Creed Odyssey PC/Xbox One review