Jonas straps on his leathers and his weapons and takes the battle online in ZeniMax’s The Elder Scrolls Online. After blasting the beta have all of Jonas’ wants come to be?
Tag: Xbox 360
Dave goes on a rampage against gaming’s new vanilla enemies; Zombies. Is State of Decay worth your time and money? or are you better off just ripping off your flesh and joining the undead herd.
Ruaidhri tries to look past Girl Fight’s clear issues with gender to see if underneath all the cleavage and skimpy clothing is a good fighting game.
Ruaidhri straps on a parachute and gets into his tight and revealing wingsuit to dive head first into base jumping simulator game, Skydive: Proximity Flight.
*Knock Knock* ‘Who’s There?’ ‘Why it’s Satan…Again’. That’s right Diablo is back, again, but this time for consoles, again. Jonas takes a look at the Xbox 360 port of Diablo 3. Does it stand up next to the PC release or should it be in one of Hell’s nine circles?
Ruaidhri slips on his clown mask and goes all Robert DeNiro taking down banks, art galleries and corner shops in his review of Payday 2.
Ruaidhri puts on his boy racer hat and takes to the streets in #GRID2 to see if this game gets pole position or doesn’t even make it out of the pits.
With rumours flying around, aided by Amazon Germany and Italy posting listings, it seems that Mirror’s Edge 2 may be set for an E3 2013 reveal. With that in mind Ruaidhri has produced a list of what are essentials to make this sequel as great as the first game.
Martin sat through the Xbox One reveal, what was shown didn’t impress him much. Can Microsoft recover from a backlash of gamers who wanted to see games?
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment I fell in love with Crackdown. The demo had me hooked from the second it was booted up; its 30 minute free-roam was replayed more times than I would admit. Perhaps it was the first time I scaled the Agency building, seeing the cityscape in all its beauty, only to jump right off landing in a small pool of water safely below. Maybe it was collecting every explosive barrel in sight, setting off an explosion Guy Fawkes would be proud of. Or it could have been inviting a friend to the game, only to have placed trip mines around his spawning location. And then throwing a skip at him.
After the first Devil May Cry had stunned me and knocked me for six, I could not believe how well it had aged. Like a fine wine it had matured with time and had a distinct, rich flavour. It bruised me with its difficulty and lavished my eyes with its epic charm, right from start to finish.
The second instalment did not have the same effect. If anything it only served to highlight why sometimes a great original, does not mean a great sequel. My thoughts drifted to the depths; my only hope was that the third instalment had turned this whole thing around. Devil May Cry 3 was the road that lay ahead.
“Some idiot is running around the asylum, dressed like a bat…! I know! Crazy!” While the Joker’s words could be viewed as – and admittedly are, if you’re sad like me – funny, there is something unsettling about them. 2009’s Arkham Asylum is, at the very least, one of my favourite games of recent times. Everything it excels at is there in a neat package: graphics, storyline, script, gameplay, voice acting – but there is something else that makes it so masterful. It’s a head fuck.
Formula One is something that I’ve never had an interest in. The loud noise and repetitive nature always perplexed and bore me rather than rattle my core and send me into a screaming frenzy. The sight of cars that can go so fast in such a small amount of time being forced to screech to a halt to get round a corner is more of a confusion than titillating. And the process of the drivers doing 70 odd laps was mind numbingly dull. It should be said now that no sport has ever entertained me, I’ve tried with football, I tried rugby and I even tried snooker but each I felt was too long. Being the walking hypocrite and contraction I am I did for a very short time find golf fascinating, not because of the skill or excitement, but because the quiet sound of some birds tweeting, the occasional golf swing and the bright green colours would send me into some sort of serene fugue state.
It is said there are only a few certainties in life; taxes and death. Well by proxy of death there is another, getting old. At age 25 I feel like I was born in a perfect time to enjoying gaming, systems were out and gaming staples were in place by the time I was able to comprehend what a console was and how to use a controller. Technology and genre’s are unlikely to vastly jump from the categories we have now; fighters, platformers, FPS’s are all going to advance but the basic premise is still there.
Zombies are awesome. I’ve written two reviews of games on this site which feature them, and I’ve even written an article on why we need more zombies in gaming. As such you would assume that a game like Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City would be a zombie apocalypse wet dream for me, and thankfully it is.