Dangerous Driving: review

Dangerous Driving: review

Apr 19, 2019

Format: PS4 (version reviewed), Xbone, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Three Fields Entertainment Developer: Three Fields Entertainment Players: 1 Site: http://www.threefieldsentertainment.com/our-games/dangerous-driving/ Game code provided by PR Remember when everybody got excited about last year’s remaster of the decade-old Burnout Paradise? It...

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Trust vs fear in player engagement and monetisation

Mar 6, 2019

The industry has been desperately trying to convince consumers that they want exclusively online experiences for years. Despite EA’s much-publicised assertion that players don’t want single-player games anymore, this isn’t a new idea that publishers have been trying to force into ‘self fulfilling prophecy’ status. It’s not...

HoPiKo: review

HoPiKo: review

Jan 29, 2019

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PS4, Xbox One Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Merge Games Developer: Laser Dog Players: 1 Site: http://www.hopiko-game.com/ Game code provided by the publisher HoPiKo sounds like it could be a breed of Pokemon, but in actual fact it is a speedrunner puzzle game from developer Laser Dog, where you control...

Vane: review

Vane: review

Jan 18, 2019

Format: PS4 Unleashed: Out Now Publisher: Friend & Foe Developer: Friend & Foe Players: 1 Site: http://www.friendandfoegames.com/ Game code provided by PR It’s fair to say that at this stage of the game industry’s life, the prospect of an indie title with high art aspirations is an enticing one. After all, these games include classics...

PSN name change feature is (finally) coming

PSN name change feature is (finally) coming

Oct 14, 2018

It’s been rumoured for a while now, but Sony have finally announced that they will allow users to change their PlayStation Network IDs from early 2019. A beta test for the feature will take place soon as part of the PlayStation Preview Program, with select users who have signed up for earlier PS4 software beta updates getting a chance to test the new...

There’s no “I” in stream

There’s no “I” in stream

Aug 26, 2018

Let’s get the important bit out of the way first. Yes the title is a desperate and terrible pun, and no, it doesn’t tell people what the piece is about. I like writing these sorts of godawful jokes, and it’s a habit that’s only gotten worse since people started paying me to write them. I was going to go with ‘stream if you wanna go...