Author Archives: Abi

[REVIEW] The Lego Movie Videogame

First things first. The Lego Movie videogame is a direct tie-in to the eponymous feature film. It follows the film’s plot almost exactly so if you haven’t seen the brilliant Lego Movie yet (why not?), you’ll want to hold off playing the game until you’ve seen it. You’ll start the game mostly playing as Emmet, […]

[POD] #16 Everything is Awesome

There’s been a lull in new game releases but that doesn’t prevent us from having plenty to talk about! Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry, Irrational Games, PlayStation Now, the Titanfall beta and plenty more are all on the agenda, plus our thoughts on The LEGO Movie and Top Gear. Episode 16 It will also be available […]

[POD] #13: Next Gen Fever

The next generation is here! Josh has an Xbox One and gives an insight into the first week of their lives together, whilst we also give our thoughts on the launch of the PlayStation 4. Plus reviews of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and LEGO Marvel Super Heroes. The podcast can currently be found here: […]

[REVIEW] Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag

If you’re getting a shiny new Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and can only get one game for it, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag wouldn’t be a bad choice. It’s a fantastic game – whatever the platform – and while it has its flaws, it’s the best Assassin’s Creed game in a long time, if […]

[FEATURE] 5 things you may not know about Grand Theft Auto

GTA is an accident Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity. Alexander Fleming’s discovery of penicillin. Many of life’s great discoveries happened by chance, and Grand Theft Auto is one of them. Back in 1995, DMA design, now known as Rockstar North, began work on an open-world top down driving game called Race’n’Chase. The idea was you […]

[NEWS] Microsoft scrap Xbox One policies: No online DRM, no restrictions on sharing games

Seemingly giving in to the relentless criticism, Microsoft have backtracked on a couple of their controversial Xbox One policies. A once-daily online check in won’t be required Previously, the Xbox One was required to be connected to the internet once every 24hrs to allow you to play games offline. This was to prevent people downloading […]

[NEWS] UBISOFT E3 2013 CONFERENCE ROUNDUP

Last year, Ubisoft stole the show with their E3 conference. With the Xbox One and PS4 dominating this year’s game show, that feat was always unlikely to happen again. Even still, they delivered a solid conference: no real surprises meant it was more predictable but a lot of potentially top notch games were shown. At […]

[NEWS] MICROSOFT E3 2013 CONFERENCE ROUNDUP

Expectations were high on Microsoft. After what has been verging on a PR catastrophe for the Xbox One, they needed to focus on the one thing that really matters: games. Thankfully, they kept to their promise and the word “television” was only mentioned once in their press conference. There was nothing particularly mind-blowing about their […]

[REVIEW] THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM LEGENDARY EDITION

What’s there to be said about Skyrim that hasn’t already been said? Bethesda’s 2011 epic role playing game has become one of the highest selling games of this generation. No game on any platform has had a higher Metacritic review score since (although The Last of Us may change that) and the game has become […]

[NEWS] THIS WEEK: MICROSOFT CLEARS UP XBOX ONE POLICIES; ALWAYS ONLINE, SECOND HAND GAMES, KINECT AND MORE

With E3 less than a week away, it’s that time of year where gaming news is usually dominated by upcoming games. But this year is not a usual year with two new consoles on the way, and as expected the Xbox One and PS4 are grabbing all the headlines. Microsoft finally clear up always-online, second […]

[NEWS] This Week: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PS Vita remote play, next-gen pricing, E3 rumours and more!

With E3 just around the corner, this week’s news is dominated with next-gen stories. Xbox One and PlayStation 4 games will either cost £1 or £90 Nobody knows the prices of Sony’s or Microsoft’s new consoles or games. However, retailers keen to take pre-orders have got round this problem by making up their own prices. […]

[NEWS] THIS WEEK: SAINT’S ROW 4, NEW STAR WARS FPS, ROAD RASH REBOOT AND MORE!

Saint’s Row 4 Teaser Trailer Publisher Deep Silver has uploaded a minute-long teaser trailer for the fourth instalment in the Saint’s Row franchise. I’m not even going to try and explain what goes on in the trailer; I’ll just let you watch it here: Star Wars: First Assault Screenshots and videos have been leaked showing […]

[OPINION] What’s all the fuss about DRM?

DRM has been a hot topic among gamers for a while now, but the debate has recently been thrust into the spotlight again with the release of SimCity and its controversial use of DRM, and rumours of the next Xbox using strict DRM. But what actually is DRM, and more importantly, why is it so […]