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Destiny beta scores big!

It was hardly going to be a big surprise, but Activision have announced that the beta of their upcoming Destiny is the biggest beta of this console generation by a “wide margin”.

This announcement is perhaps a bit of a dig at EA’s similar beta for Titanfall, as developed by Respawn Entertainment- an outfit founded by developers that left Activision’s own Infinity Ward studio. Continue reading Destiny beta scores big!

Enemy Front Xbox 360 review

Let me just put my cards on the table, upfront, here. Enemy Front is a pretty unpolished affair. The visuals on the Xbox 360 are a bit lacking in places- ranging from good to grotty. The movement controls take some getting used to- with a floaty skating on ice feel to them. The game’s frame-rate also likes to stutter every now and again. Continue reading Enemy Front Xbox 360 review

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- developer interview

I was half asleep as I was ushered into my last presentation of E3 2014. It had been one hell of a show and I was heading back home via an eleven-hour flight later that day.

The presentation was for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and as the game demo started I suddenly snapped to attention. Continue reading The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt- developer interview

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…

GRID Autosport PC review

I like racing games, but far too many of the recent efforts have left me feeling a bit empty. Attention to detail and realism is one thing, but the sad fact of the matter is that most of us would make pretty poor racing drivers.

Yes Forza and Gran Turismo, I’m talking about you.

If you are like me, your bad driving is only surpassed by your abysmal knowledge of car tuning and upgrading.

Then there’s the flip side of the coin, your Ridge Racers, your Burnouts and your Need for Speeds. All great games, but sometimes a little too fantastical.

Enter Codemasters and their Grid racing games. Continue reading GRID Autosport PC review

DIY: how to replace your Xbox 360 controller thumbsticks

Time to face facts. Your Xbox 360 is almost obsolete. When the last of Microsoft’s mighty consoles rolls of the production line it will have become nothing but a toy for young kids. It’s crayon-encrusted shell protecting technology only good for entertaining children keen to play Dora the Explorer’s latest interactive adventure.

But what about you and I, die-hard Xbox fans that have spent the best part of a decade amassing an Xbox 360 game collection that rivals the stock in the local EB Games? Continue reading DIY: how to replace your Xbox 360 controller thumbsticks

EA Sports UFC Review

Having picked up the Ultimate Fighting Championship licence following the collapse of THQ, EA Sports have not wasted any time in bringing us their mixed martial arts game, EA Sports UFC.

The game features a vast amount of fighters across all weight classes, including the Woman’s bantamweight. For Kiwi’s the game includes South Auckland’s own Mark Hunt, K-1 World Grand Prix 2001 champion, former kickboxer and now a notable heavyweight UFC fighter.

Using their new next-gen Ignite sports game engine EA have utilised the team responsible for the recent Fight Night games to bring us a bit of mixed martial arts action on Xbox One and PS4. Continue reading EA Sports UFC Review

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt box content announced

If there was one stand out game of E3 for me, it would probably be The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. It was my last appointment of the show and at a point where I should have been ready to drop.

Instead, for forty-five minutes the game’s Polish developer held me captivated with a live demo that set the bar for new-gen graphical fidelity and story-telling. Continue reading The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt box content announced