Splatfests we need to see

Splatfests we need to see

Aug 6, 2017

I was basically in love with the original Splatoon (R.I.P. Wii U), and the sequel has earned every last one of its phenomenal sales. The regular Splatfests – where players can pick one of two sides, then battle it out online in a meta game to determine a winner – are now established as a series tradition. Past choices have seen players compete in ice cream...

Guys, guys, they’re releasing a game with a physical manual

Guys, guys, they’re releasing a game with a physical manual

Jul 3, 2017

Videogame packaging has evolved significantly over the years. It used to be all about the cardboard; the elders amongst you will remember that each new PC game used to come in a box the size of a moderately large caravan. Physical games (when you can find ’em) now come in pretty small packages. Small packages, sadly, with no physical game manual. Until...

Nights of Azure azuredly awarded a sequel

Nights of Azure azuredly awarded a sequel

Jun 29, 2017

Do you remember Nights of Azure? Probably not; it was a fairly low-key release, and we found it to be lacking in some important areas in our review. Nonetheless, it did some things right, and had some interesting ideas. We’re actually pleased to hear it’s getting a sequel, which we hope will tidy up the mistakes of the first game. Nights of Azure 2: Bride...

NBA Playgrounds: review

NBA Playgrounds: review

May 24, 2017

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PS4, Xbox One, PC Unleashed: Out Now Publisher:Mad Dog Games Developer: Saber Interactive Players: 1-2 Site: http://saber3d.com/portfolio_page/nba-playgrounds/ Game code provided by PR NBA Playgrounds is an odd little fella. It enjoys the blessing of the NBA – or the lawyers in charge of its franchising, at least –...

Mr Shifty: review

Mr Shifty: review

May 2, 2017

Format: Switch (version reviewed), PC, PS4, Xbox One, Mac Unleashed: Out Now (Switch & PC), TBC (others) Publisher: tinyBuild Games Developer: Team Shifty Players: 1 Site: http://www.tinybuild.com/mrshifty Game code provided by the publisher Gotta love that name and, yes, it is the name of your character. For better or for worse, this isn’t a...