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Developer interview: Michael Hampden- Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Assassin’s Creed fans are in for a treat with the release of two AC games this year: Assassin’s Creed Unity on new-gen consoles and Assassin’s Creed Rogue on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Both games are out on the same day so fans with both new and last-gen consoles have some tough decisions ahead!

With Unity upping the ante with some stellar visuals, and take it from me- they are stellar, it would be easy to overlook Assassin’s Creed Rogue on 360 and PS3.

But it would be a foolish move to do so. Continue reading Developer interview: Michael Hampden- Assassin’s Creed Rogue

Alien: Isolation PC review

Be careful what you wish for. How it pains me to write that phase at the start of my Alien: Isolation Review. But that single line succinctly explains my experience with the game.

Alien: Isolation has everything I’d want in an Alien game.

Set some years after Ridley Scott’s classic 1979 Alien movie, the game cast players as Amanda Ripley- the daughter of Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley. Continue reading Alien: Isolation PC review

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PlayStation 4 review

Ordinarily I’d avoid a Middle-Earth game like the plague. I’m a bit funny when it comes to fantasy games and even funnier when it comes to movie tie-ins. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor is both.

To say my alarm bells were ringing as slipped the disc into my PS4 would be an understatement. Continue reading Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PlayStation 4 review

FIFA 15 PlayStation 4 review

It’s been a bumper year for FIFA fans. The last twelve months has seen the release of FIFA 14 on last-gen, FIFA 14 again- but this time on new-gen, and then 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil back on last-gen.

Last year’s graphical boost on PS4 and Xbox One came at a cost that upset many fans of the series. Whilst many FIFA fans have transitioned over to FIFA Ultimate Team – the game’s addictive mash-up of fantasy football and digital trading cards – the absent of Tournament Mode was a glaring omission. Continue reading FIFA 15 PlayStation 4 review

Week in review- never been a better time to be a gamer!

I’ve got to say, that I’m a little bit bothered.

You see, this is the video game low season. It’s a time when PR firms send out blurb hyping games that we won’t be seeing for a few months. It’s a quiet time where gaming websites grasp every piece of news firmly like it’s a lost scripture or something.

And yet here I am with twelve-plus articles to write. What’s the matter with me. Am I getting lazy? What the fuck’s going on? And more to the point what am I going to do when the real Christmas game avalanche arrives? Continue reading Week in review- never been a better time to be a gamer!

Week in review: exciting times ahead…

It’s been a while since I’ve had the time to sit down and write an editorial piece for this site.

Firstly, I hope you like the redesign. Scrubbing up the site and giving it a more modern look is something that’s been on the cards for a while now. Whilst the old green tinged site did the job, I wanted the site to at least look professional, even if my thoughts and rants weren’t.

It’s been a weird few months with lots of games to look at, especially since I picked up a shiny PS4. The most awesome thing to happen was my last-minute trip to E3 in LA. Continue reading Week in review: exciting times ahead…

Vic B’Stard’s week in review- Power to the player?

Week in Review
Say no to artist freedom!

So there I was just sitting there playing the Titanfall beta when it dawned on me just how under-represented I am in video games.

It’s pretty shocking really. I’ve been playing video games for thirty years and yet the industry seems to have forgotten that I exist.

I can’t recall any video game in recent years where you get to play as a slightly over-weight forty-three year-old man, continuously hassled by his two small children and worried about the size of his prostate.

I’m sure that there are plenty of us out there.

If games are to grow up and be considered art, such blatant exclusion really doesn’t move the industry forward.

Yeah, fucking, right. Continue reading Vic B’Stard’s week in review- Power to the player?

Week in review: Telstra moving nightmare, Assassin’s Creed IV, Xbox One, Lego Marvel, FIFA 14, Need for Speed and Madden NFL 25

Week in Review
Hello 2014

I’m back from an extended break part due to moving house, part due to getting wound-up by Telstra, and the rest down to having a break over Christmas. Things are getting back to normal, but first I’ve got to get something off my chest. I apologise as it’s a bit wordy and I doubt Telstra will be happy if I use their logo on what is effectively a rant.

Moving is a sod. I hate it, but I seem to do it more than most. The worst part of moving isn’t the packing, the lugging of boxes or the dragging of furniture. The worst part is sorting out the the internet. Continue reading Week in review: Telstra moving nightmare, Assassin’s Creed IV, Xbox One, Lego Marvel, FIFA 14, Need for Speed and Madden NFL 25