E3 2017: Final thoughts

E3 2017: Final thoughts

Aug 3, 2017

E3 is well behind us now, but distance gives us a new perspective. While the last few years have seen some pretty huge shock announcements, I’ve got to say this year was pretty tame in comparison. All the shows were pretty good, but there wasn’t the wow factor of, say, a Shenmue 3 or Final Fantasy VII Remake announcement from previous years. The...

Destiny 2: beta impressions

Destiny 2: beta impressions

Jul 20, 2017

Many of you will be playing the beta already; while those itching to play, yet don’t have an early access code, can jump in tomorrow. If you want (another) taste of what to expect, or if you’re just interested to see somebody else’s take on it, stay a while. I’ll throw some words at you. Despite its runaway success, some people – including me –...

Beta watch this Destiny 2 video to get ready

Beta watch this Destiny 2 video to get ready

Jul 17, 2017

Are you excited about this new Destiny game? If so, you’re not alone. Lots of people talking about it on the interwebs. At least nine. The first game was phenomenally popular, and its sequel is on track to equal if not obliterate that success. If you’ve pre-ordered, then you’ll be able to start playing the beta tomorrow evening (on PS4) or the...

The Culling: Early Access review

The Culling: Early Access review

Jun 19, 2017

Format: Xbox One (version reviewed), PC Unleashed: Out Now (Early Access)  Publisher: Xaviant Developer: Xaviant Players: 16 (online only) Site: http://theculling.com/ Game code provided by the developer Look carefully, and you’ll find some videogames on the market which allow you to play online with other people so that you can pretend-kill...

TVPlayer: the free app for live, no-aerial TV on your Xbox One

TVPlayer: the free app for live, no-aerial TV on your Xbox One

Jun 13, 2017

Call me old fashioned – go ahead, really, I’ve been called much worse – but I prefer to watch TV programmes on, well… a TV. Same goes for movies. I know that in this brave new world of streaming, everybody is supposedly enjoying “content” for the most part on their tablets, laptops and phones; but the introduction of an app for consoles...

Well fought nights in Fortnite

Well fought nights in Fortnite

Jun 9, 2017

Free-to-play isn’t usually what springs to mind when you think of Epic Games, but here we are with Fortnite which is due for Early Access release come July 25th this year. It’s a third person shooter with classes, but the twist is that you make your own forts and fight against the undead. It’s a largely co-op affair and it looks like it might...