0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on January 30, 2013
Though last week's rumour about the next Xbox's apparent minimalist naming philosophy was proved to be nothing more than a hoax designed to expose the frailties of modern gaming journalism, it appears that Microsoft's next console might simply be named 'Xbox' after all. This screenshot shows the Xbox website as it appeared at approximately 3am GMT on Wednesday, 30th January. Note "The New Xbox"... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on January 28, 2013
. Developer: Born Ready Games Publisher: Born Ready Games Platforms: PC (reviewed), Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Available: PC – now Xbox 360 – TBA 2013 PlayStation 3 – TBA 2013 RRP: £14.99 Space combat reborn. That’s the boldly ambitious promise that UK indie developer Born Ready Games has saddled its first ever project with, and though the claims of such PR-laden taglines are so... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on October 11, 2012
. Developer: Platinum Games Publisher: Konami Platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Version tested: PlayStation 3 The videogame industry has a peculiar tendency to invent seemingly nonsensical words and phrases, with developers and publishers alike in a bemusing, baffling and seemingly unending battle to unlose that unleast uncoveted of awards: worst name ever. Infinite Undiscovery? Brave... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on October 11, 2012
A few days ago, we posted up our hands-on impressions of our time with Forza Horizon from the Eurogamer Expo. To say they weren't exactly glowing with praise would be an understatement. Finding faults with the game's handling model and image quality amongst other things, we hinted that these problems may simply have been a case of Playground exhibiting early code that wasn't quite ready for public... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on October 9, 2012
. Developer: Crytek Publisher: EA Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Version tested: PC Set inside the C.E.L.L-built New York nanodomes, Crysis 3, as you'd expect, looks spectacular. Considering these are artificial forests set within a virtual game, they look startlingly real. Since the first Crysis launched back in 2007, the wizards at Crytek have consistently produced some of the m... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on October 8, 2012
. Developer: Criterion Games Publisher: EA Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, iOS, Android Version tested: PlayStation 3 Helmed by UK dev Criterion Games, NFS: MW feels more like a mix of Burnout and Need for Speed than 2010's Hot Pursuit reboot ever did, with its urban locale and even 'Wrecked' crash cams. We sat down with the with the PlayStation 3 version... more.
3 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on October 7, 2012
. Developer: Treyarch Publisher: Activision Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U Version tested: Xbox 360 Like it or loathe it, another Call of Duty game rears its head just in time for the holiday season, but haters and lapsed fans alike shouldn't be too quick to dismiss Black Ops II. Right from the initial trailer, with its lashings of futuristic sci-fi action, Treyarch has sig... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on October 1, 2012
. Developer: Codemasters Southam Publisher: Codemasters Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 Version tested: PC Codemasters are one of those rare developers whose track record is almost synonymous with their genre, creating some of the most era-defining racing games stretching back to the PS1 days of TOCA/Colin McRae. 2008’s GRID was a stellar effort, and combined with 2007's McRae reboot... more.
7 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on September 29, 2012
. EDIT: For those interested, we have new and updated impressions from a more recent build of Forza Horizon here. The reception was much more positive. Developer: Playground Games Publisher: Microsoft Platforms: Xbox 360 The Forza Motorsport series has been in a neck-and-neck race with Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo in recent years, but this year at the Eurogamer Expo 2012 in London... more.
2 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on September 28, 2012
. Developer: 343 Industries Publisher: Microsoft Platforms: Xbox 360 There's no denying that the Halo series has seen a lot of love this generation - some would say too much - but following the phenomenal success of Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2 on Microsoft's original hulk of a console, we've been treated to no less than five instalments on the 360, propelling the space-hopping FPS to w... more.