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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!

Pure Pool PlayStation 4 review

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

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