I’ve been very concerned about Sega’s upcoming Alien: Isolation. VERY concerned. And I imagine that I’ve not been alone.
We’ve been burnt with games based on the Alien franchise before. Last year’s Aliens: Colonial Marines was not a good game. Both publisher Sega, and development studio Gearbox got a good slap from the gaming community for releasing a game that was not quite as advertised. Even Rebellion’s Aliens vs. Predator before it, back in 2010, was a bit of a mess.
It was a brave move for Sega to give the franchise another go so soon. But it was an even braver move for The Creative Assembly, step up to the plate. Famous for their superb historical Total War real-time strategy games, the Brit developer was not the first studio that came to mind when I thought of a developer likely to succeed in creating an Alien game. Continue reading Alien: Isolation PC preview
To celebrate the acclaimed massively multiplayer online game’s one year anniversary Square Enix is inviting veteran Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn players back into the game for free until 1st September.
With the anniversary of the game’s launch fast approaching, this offer is one of a host of special events underway to commemorate the milestone. Continue reading Happy Birthday to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn!
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!
Pure Pool on the PlayStation 4 is the closest you can get to playing a game of pool in bar without leaving the house.
You’d think that having photo-real pool balls and a table so detailed that you can see the weave of the baize would be enough. Continue reading Pure Pool PlayStation 4 review
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!
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
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
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…