The Gaming Month Ahead – October 2016


  I think it’s hard to argue that this months biggest release is that of Playstation VR. Coming out like a new console, complete with a bevy of release titles, PSVR marks the beginning of affordable VR. Unlike the Oculus and HTC Vive, PSVR comes in at around £400 (£350 on its own, but it…

The Gaming Month Ahead – September 2016


September’s release list is a little late this month. I blame Deus Ex: Mankind Revolution – outside of work I’ve been pretty much locked into its delightful words of vents. If anything, playing it makes me even more excited for Dishonoured 2 for more sneaking/murder action. But this is about September – what’s out September…

The Gaming Month Ahead – August 2016


After a few months on a drip feed on good games, August brings a veritable harvest of must-haves. It’s entirely arguable which one here deserves top-billing. If we’re going by news-stories and media attention alone, then it’s undoubtedly No Man’s Sky. Having struggled through tough development and silly lawsuits, the ambitious space exploration sim finally…

The Gaming Month Ahead – July 2016


Hopefully everyone has enough to do over this July, or enough of a backlog of games to keep them satiated. There isn’t a heck of a lot out this month. There is however the first Gundam game to make it out west in ages – and thankfully it doesn’t seem to be the kind of…

The Gaming Month Ahead – June 2016


The headlining game this month was supposed to be No Man’s Sky, but that’s been delayed to August. So instead we’re left with a lot of lesser known titles, some of which I know very little about. I suppose the replacement headliner then is Mirror’s Edge Catalyst.

The Gaming Month Ahead – May 2016


There’s a number of pretty big games out this month – top of the pile though is undoubtedly Uncharted 4 – A Thief’s end. Potentially the final part of Nathan Drake’s adventures (or maybe just Naughty Dog’s part in them). This is PS4’s first really big exclusive since Bloodborne and while nothing is really relying on its…

The Gaming Month Ahead – April 2016


This month’s big title is Dark Souls 3. I’ve never really gotten on with Dark Souls – the focus on melee combat and countering along with numerous minor niggles always made me prefer playing Demon’s Souls. But DS3 looks like it’s adding a lot of what made Demon’s a lot more varied – spells and…

The Gaming Month Ahead – March 2016


It feels like March is usually a little more glitzy. In years gone by we’d get games like Bloodborne, Mass Effect 3, Titanfall and Infamous Second Son. None of that is to say that this month’s offerings aren’t great, they just don’t seem as major as usual. Well, maybe Division kind of fits that bill.

The Gaming Month Ahead – February 2016


  Now we’re well into the new year we start to get some of the bigger titles. The month’s biggest release is most certainly Street Fighter V. While with a quick glance it might look like small changes since Street Fighter IV, there’s a lot going on here that help make the gameplay and graphics…

Games of 2015 – The Disappointing Ten


These aren’t necessarily bad games, but they are disappointments. They’ve been played to varying amounts – some I completed (probably grudgingly so) and others I played an hour or more before giving up. So, here we go – in kind of increasingly disappointing order.

Games of 2015 – The Finest Ten


Initially I wrote this article as I have always done. Unfortunately, I forgot to save the text file I wrote it in…and lost it all. I could have tried to rewrite it all, but that sounded far too dull. Instead I’ve presented my top 10 here as a more bullet-pointy list. Keep in mind that…

The Gaming Month Ahead – January 2016


  January is pretty much as bare as December. There’s a lot of games jumping platforms or being revitalised though. Chief among those are a brace from Capcom. First up is Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen, which after much fan-request has finally made its way onto PC.