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.

The Gaming Month Ahead – December 2015


It’s almost Christmas. Though retail releases look quite barren, there’s still some real strong titles this month in the run up to the new year. The month starts with an open world bang. Just Cause 3 releases on PC, PS4 and Xbone. Become Rico once more and go nuts on another island of 400 square…

The Gaming Month Ahead – November 2015


November seems to have lost some of its lustre ever since publishers started to try and avoid the same month slot as Call of Duty occupied. The majority of this month is filled with trash Hello Kitty, Kung Fu Panda type games for last gen and Nintendo platforms. That’s not to say big things aren’t…