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.
0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on November 6, 2012
. Developer: Clever Beans Publisher: Sony Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Developed by Manchester-based Clever Beans, this cel-shaded brawler is simply brilliant. With its charming visual style and insanely engaging gameplay, When Vikings Attack! is pure, unadulterated fun. With the impending launch of the Wii U later this month, we're seeing somewhat of a resurgence in ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on October 14, 2012
DISCLAIMER: All impressions of first and third-party content are based on play time with pre-release code and therefore do not reflect the quality of the final game. After some extensive hands-on time with Nintendo's latest console at both the Eurogamer Expo in London, and the Play Expo in Manchester, we're starting to form some sort of opinion on the elusive little bugger. Starting with the Ga... 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 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.
1 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on October 2, 2012
. Developer: Clever Beans Publisher: Sony Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Recently, my hometown hosted a month-long, city-wide cultural festival known as the Preston Guild. On the night of the finale, after an electric performance from awesome Anglo-French percussion/firework fusion bonanza, Les Commandos Percu, I unwittingly walked into one of the most bizarre experiences of my... 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.
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.
0 CommentsPosted by Rory Cocker on September 26, 2012
The UK's biggest gaming exhibition kicks off at Earl's Court in London this weekend, and this year's show promises to be the biggest yet! With more than 80 games playable on the showfloor, including some of this year's (and next's) most anticipated titles, this is truly a massive event for the UK gaming community. Almost 35,000 people turned up over four days in 2011, and interest has remained ... more.