Microsoft to phase out MS Points?

Microsoft to phase out MS Points?

Jan 24, 2012

Microsoft Points, the currency used to purchase a variety of digital goods from Xbox Live, Windows Phone and Zune marketplace could be phased out according to a report. Inside Mobile Apps claims that Microsoft will cease to use the points system by the end of the year, switching over to a regional currency based model similar to that of the PlayStation Store...

Guild Wars 2 open beta in March

Guild Wars 2 open beta in March

Jan 23, 2012

Guild Wars 2 will be opening its doors for an open beta test in March according to ArenaNet founder and president, Mike O’Brien. This will then pave the way for the game’s release later this year. Writing on the ArenaNet blog, Mr O’Brien said: “We recently finished our first closed beta test, and we’re now ready to hold progressively larger events. In...

Mario Kart 7: New Year catchup review

Mario Kart 7: New Year catchup review

Jan 20, 2012

Format: 3DS Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Nintendo Developer: Nintendo/Retro Studios Players: 1-8 (local & online) Site: http://mariokart7.nintendo.com/ Double Dash (which irked some fans) aside, the Mario Kart games haven’t changed an awful lot since the original was released on the SNES almost twenty years ago. The series remains massively...

Star Wars The Old Republic: first impressions

Star Wars The Old Republic: first impressions

Jan 19, 2012

Rumoured to be the most expensive videogame ever developed, Bioware’s MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic finally saw a full launch at the tail end of December – presumably aimed at those not satisfied with the weight gain already associated with the season and still seeking a method to put on a few more pounds in a short space of time. I picked the...

Trine 2: review

Trine 2: review

Jan 18, 2012

Format: PC (version reviewed), Mac, PSN, XBLA Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Lace Mamba Global/Focus Home Interactive, Atlus Developer: Frozenbyte Players: 1 – 3 Site: www.trine2.com Having a knight, a wizard and a thief simultaneously adventuring together seems like a fairly reasonable Halloween costume line-up or an unspecialised MMO raid party. It also...