Lightseekers: Worth your money?

Lightseekers: Worth your money?

Nov 20, 2017

  Toys provided by PR The whole toys-to-life thing has always been, if nothing else, an interesting idea. Toys you hold in your hand that feed in to a videogame? Neat. The king in this regard, if you discount Amiibo, seems to be Skylanders; particularly as both Disney Infinity and (more surprisingly) Lego Dimensions have been officially discontinued....

The future of gaming?

The future of gaming?

Nov 17, 2017

My first experience of gaming was on a Binatone system my dad bought one year, many many moons ago; and I remember being blown away by being able to control a line of pixels on the screen and batting a ball back at my opponent in a simple game of tennis. Gaming has changed dramatically since then, with graphics now sometimes near to photorealism, and online play...

Slither.io toys have wiggled onto the scene

Slither.io toys have wiggled onto the scene

Nov 13, 2017

Ah, Slitherio. Or slither.io, or slither dot ee-ai-ee-ai-oh, or however you choose to pronounce it. Popular with kids and adults alike, the eat ‘em up has enthralled millions with both official games and unofficial rip-offs. Licensed toys might seem like a bit of an odd idea; but, spoiler: they’re actually rather good. I’ll start off with the 8”...

We need a cure for Destinyitis

We need a cure for Destinyitis

Nov 9, 2017

Confession time; I’m not a big fan of Destiny (the game, not the abstract concept of predetermined events). I mean, it’s okay, but the fact that so many people are borderline obsessed with it baffles me. If you love it – and, statistically, you probably do – I’m cool with that. You’ve found a game that gives you pleasure, and that you’re getting...

(not so) Grumpy Gurevitz: Gamers, gamers, everywhere!

(not so) Grumpy Gurevitz: Gamers, gamers, everywhere!

Nov 2, 2017

Wow, what a year so far. Is this a golden year in gaming? Let’s see what we have here, in our little gaming industry. We have, a choice of not one but two PlayStation 4 consoles, and the same for the Xbox Platform. PC is still going strong, with a ton of specialist gaming-tailored solutions, from cool chassis options to game-centric GPUs such as the AMD...

Code Vein: hands-on preview

Code Vein: hands-on preview

Sep 27, 2017

It has been dubbed “Anime Dark Souls”. A lazy categorisation, but it’s easy to see how the comparison might arise. Code Vein is an unforgiving action role-playing game, where you will die over and over again, fight infinitely respawning enemies, and be expected to learn the intricacies of combat if you expect to succeed. You’ll also swear a lot and...